Using DSM-5 for Quality Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, & Treatment Plans

  • Friday, August 15, 2014
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL


  • Includes up to 5 attendees.
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Meeting Agenda:

12:30-1 p.m. - Registration and Sign-in

1-4 p.m. - Speaker

Registration Fees:

Professional Members: $35

Non-Members: $65

Student Members: $25

Student Non-Members: $35

Agency/Organizations: $150 (up to 5 attendees)

3 CEU's

Speaker: James J. Messina, PhD, CCMHC, NCC, DCMHS, Licensed Psychologist

Using DSM-5 for Quality Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, & Treatment Plans

Learning Objectives/Description:

At the end of this three hour workshop the participants will be better able to demonstrate their understanding and application of the following:

  1. Status of the new DSM-5
  2. Categories and changes in DSM-5
  3. Using DSM-5 for Improved Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  4. Impact of DSM-5 for Clinical Mental Health Counselors:
    • Openings for Integrated Behavioral Medicine Specialty
    • Openings for Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Specialty
    • Opening for Trauma Specialty
  5. Trauma Focused Therapeutic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning using the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE Factors) Screening, the DSM-5 for Principle and Provisional Diagnoses along with Identifying Other Condition That May be a Focus of Clinical Attention
  6. Integrated Behavioral Medicine Diagnosis and Treatment Planning using the ICD Codes for Common Medical Conditions resulting in Mental Health Disorders
  7. Diagnosing and Treating Co-Occurring Substance Abuse Disorders and Mental Health Disorders

Presenter Bio:

For more information about Dr. Messina and his work regarding the DSM-5 and other topics visit his website,


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