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Mental Health Professional DSM-5 Training at MNU Feb. 9

Mental Health Professional DSM-5 Training at MNU Feb. 9

Jan. 15, 2013

MidAmerica Nazarene University will host a workshop for mental health clinicians Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in MNU’s Bell Cultural Events Center. The workshop, titled “Preparing for the DSM-5: What the Practicing Clinician Needs to Know,” will help mental health professionals prepare for changes in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

MNU faculty members Dr. Todd Frye, Dr. Todd Bowman, Dr. Earl Bland, and Dr. Scott Koeneman will review the revisions from the DSM-IV TR to the DSM-5 (which include new diagnoses and revised categories) in order to help professionals understand how the changes will impact their daily practice.  

Dr. Todd Frye, chair of the Counselor Education Program and founder of MNU’s innovative Sexual Addictions Treatment Provider Certification Program (SATP), said MNU’s training workshop is the first of its kind in Kansas and Missouri. Dr. Frye also said the event will provide essential training for mental health professionals, including mental health providers, psychiatric nurses, and behavioral science students.

“Revisions in this version [of the DSM] will have ripple effects on treatment planning, drug distribution, and overall mental health care,” said Frye. “These changes impact the way mental health professionals, and therefore their clients, view abnormality, dysfunction, and normality when it comes to mental health.”

The workshop is $100 for practitioners and $50 for students. Register online to secure your place.

Dr. Earl Bland, Dr. Todd Bowman and Dr. Scott Koeneman also teach in the counselor education program offered by MNU’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Counseling.

Learn more about MNU’s Master of Arts in CounselingSexual Addictions Treatment Provider Certification Program, and Certificate in Play Therapy

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