Santa Clara University

School of Education and Counseling Psychology

CEU Mental Health Practitioners

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CPD Mental Health: Introducing: DSM-5

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Course # - CPSY x540-2
Loyola Hall Room 160
Credit Hours: 6

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Course Objectives:


  • Summarize the new DSM-5 organizational structure
  • Describe the major changes in assessment and diagnosis for adults, children, and adolescents, and understands controversies surrounding them
  • Understand and explore the new category for neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Understand and explore the new category for trauma disorders
  • Be familiar with the proposed new approach to personality disorders
  • Be familiar with the proposed new category for self-injury and suicidal behavior


Course Description:


The DSM-5 is due to arrive in November, 2013, and all of us working in the mental health field will feel its impact. Some of the goals of this new edition are to bring our model of mental disorder more in line with the ICD-10, and to expand our understanding of diagnoses to include new evidence from the neurosciences, genetic studies, and epidemiology. In this workshop, take a tour of the new DSM and learn about the anticipated implications of its dramatic changes.




Cary Watson, Ph.D., is a Bay Area native and a CPSY program alum, getting her MA in Counseling Psych, MFT track, in 1998. Before coming to SCU, she received an A.B. in psychology from Duke University and spent a year in the clinical psychology graduate program at Vanderbilt. After SCU, she received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Stanford University, and completed her clinical hours at EMQ and in Kaiser Permanente's Psychiatry department. She is currently a licensed clinical psychologist with a small private practice, and has enjoyed teaching adjunct courses in the SCU master's program, as well as in the SCU undergraduate psychology department, for many years. Watson teaches the 318/319 Clinical Assessment series in the CPSY program.

Cost: $140


Loyola Hall

Center for Professional Development
Christina Enquist, Ed.D.
Tel 408-551-1981