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***POSTPONED*** DSM-5 in Plain English: What's new, What's changed, and What’s Retired

Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP

January 01, 2021

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Event Location:
MHS Education Center
6600 France Ave S
Suite #230
Edina, MN 55435

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6.0 CEs Approved by the Following:
MN Board of Social Work Log Number: CEP-452
MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LPC/LPCC) Log Number: 2020.CE.051
MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LADC) Log Number: 2020.CE.ADC.027
MN Board of Psychology Log Number: 202002.891


Cost: $129
Order online or by phone: (920) 494-3401 or (800) 895-0071

Registration will close after the first 45 seats fill.

Course Description:

The fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) contains crucial changes in both organizational structure and diagnostic criteria. Mastery of the DSM-5 is essential for all mental health practitioners as we assess, diagnose, and treat our clients. In addition, many insurance companies require correct use of DSM diagnostic criteria for reimbursement of services. This one-day workshop is designed to help you to pinpoint the features of DSM-5, with emphasis on adult conditions. Dr. Kenneth Carter, will teach you to take this information and apply the changes between DSM-IV and DSM-5 correctly and comprehend what's new, what's changed, and what conditions are no longer listed to better serve your practice and your clients.

About the Presenter:


Dr. Ken Carter is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology at Oxford College of Emory University, where he teaches introductory courses in psychology as well as advanced courses in clinical psychopharmacology, research methods, and personality.

Before joining the Oxford College faculty in 1999, Carter served as a senior assistant research scientist in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s prestigious Epidemic Intelligence Service, with a research focus on smoking as a risk marker for suicidal behaviors in adolescents.

Carter has published extensively in both academic and lay publications, actively engaging in the translation of research in psychology into everyday language.  His articles have been published in magazines such as mental floss and Readers Digest, and he has appeared on news programs such as Connect With Kids and NBC’s Today show

He is the co-author of Learn Psychology (Jones and Bartlett), a textbook now in its second edition, and he is currently at work on a textbook on abnormal psychology for Cambridge University Press.  He is the designer and instructor of a course on the psychology of thrill-seeking now offered by Emory University and Coursera as a MOOC (massive online open course).

The psychology of thrill-seeking is the current focus of Carter’s research.  He has delivered a TedX talk on sensation-seeking and is currently under contract for a book on the subject from Cambridge University Press.  Canadian museum Science North will open an exhibit on sensation-seeking in spring 2018 that was informed by Carter’s work.

A graduate of Oxford College and Emory University, Carter received an MA and PhD in psychology from the University of Michigan.  After completion of his doctoral work he also earned an MS in psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and gained board certification as a clinical psychologist.


8AM- Registration opens
8:30- Program begins
15 min. mid-morning break
12PM- Lunch hour (on your own)
1PM- Program resumes
15 min. mid-afternoon break
4PM- Program ends

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify conditions that have been added to the DSM and conditions that are no longer listed
2. Distinguish the new features of the DSM-5, including the organizational structure
3. Apply DSM-5 diagnostic criteria accurately for a number of disorders
4. Discuss the new criteria for Schizophrenia and Substance Use and Addictive Disorders
5. Examine the new approach to personality disorders
6. Gain a better understanding of the rationale behind the development process
7. Evaluate case studies through an open case discussion and differentiate between cases that might be diagnosed differently under DSM-IV and DSM-5
8. Outline valuable DSM-5 resources to increase your knowledge
9. Examine the October 2018 DSM-5 Supplement