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DSM-5 for Counselors

On Friday, January 10, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Richmont Graduate University will offer DSM-5 as a continuing education opportunity for counselors. The seminar will consist of:

  • An overview of empirical research and organizing principles that contributed to the development of the DSM-5.
  • A general discussion of major changes in the organizational structure of the DSM-5.
  • A focus on some of the new disorders as well as changes to some existing disorders.
  • A commentary on the relationships, including contrasts and comparisons, between the DSM-5, ICD-10, and ICD-11.
  • Information on the National Counselor Examination (NCE).
  • A review and discussion of multiple choice questions designed to assess knowledge and application of the DSM-5.

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the relationships among DSM-5, ICD-10, and ICD-11 (Draft).
  • Outline major differences between organization of DSM-IV and DSM-5.
  • List disorders that have been added to, removed from, or changed in DSM-5.
  • Summarize changes in conceptual and operational definitions in DSM-5.
  • Answer questions related to general organization and specific application.

Presenter: Dr. William F. Doverspike has published articles and presented workshops on various DSM and ICD classification systems. He is the author of the Multiaxial Diagnostic Inventory, a criterion-referenced diagnostic screening instrument that evolved out of his work with differential diagnostic assessment. He holds board certification Diplomates in Clinical Psychology (ABPP) and Neuropsychology (ABPN). He is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Emory University and at Richmont Graduate University.

Workshop Information: The DSM-5 workshop will be held On Friday, January 10, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The event will occur in the Great Hall at Mt. Paran Church of God which is across the street from Richmont’s Atlanta campus. Please use the follow address with GPS devices: 2055 Mt. Paran Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327.


  • Richmont Graduate University Founding Alumni Association Members, Clinical Supervisors, Faculty, and Staff receive FREE admission.
  • Basic Alumni Association Members: $20.00
  • Non-members/Friends of Alumni: $50.00

Please contact Autumn Stephenson at for questions regarding the event or your membership status. Registration is online by clicking here. To request a refund, please contact Autumn Stephenson at Refunds will only be issued if requested prior to the event.

Continuing Education: Three NBCC-approved clock hours awarded. Three approved clock hours for psychologists awarded.

Richmont Graduate University is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-Approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Disclaimer: DSM and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this seminar. ICD-10 and ICD-11 are copyrighted by the World Health Organization, which neither affiliated with nor endorses this seminar. The National Counselor is copyrighted by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), which is neither affiliated with nor endorses this seminar.