This program will expand on the previous DSM-5 Primer and offer the clinician the opportunity to explore essential elements with Diagnostic criteria and codes.
Case studies will be utilized for the clinician to apply DSM-5 criteria to the more commonly diagnosed mental disorders seen in clinical practices today.
Differential Diagnosis will be explored along with Functional Consequences and Suicide Risk.
Co-morbidity and Indications for Diagnostic Certainty will be reviewed in this program. Each Participant will have clinical case studies to use throughout the program and Specifiers will also be covered.
Participants will be able to meet the following objectives:
Essential Elements of using Diagnostic criteria and Codes
Risk and Prognostic Factors
Clinical Case Studies
Develop a Differential Diagnosis for cases discussed
Comorbidity Associations to each case discussed
Principal and provisional Diagnosis
Nigel B Darvell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 35 years of Clinical Experience. He specializes in the treatment of Addictions and Dual Diagnosis and serves on the Faculty at Fontbonne University and Mckendree University teaching in the Social Work and Psychology Departments.
He is currently in private practice at Mid-America psychiatric Consultants and has been in private practice for over 30 years as well as worked in a variety of health care settings in the St. Louis community. He has been featured on several news and radio segments and is currently consultant to Freemantle Media Company advising on new projects with psychological interest. He has been featured on Nightline with Ted Koppel and a regular guest on local Radio and television. He is currently researching and completing a book manuscript on Anger Related Disorders scheduled for publication in 2022. He has written developed and spoke at numerous workshops and presentations and is a much sought after speaker and workshop presenter.