Legal And Ethical Challenges Using The DSM-5 - Online CEU Course for Social Workers

Continuing education is perhaps one of the most important aspects of keeping up with the newest technologies as a healthcare professional. Legal and Ethical Challenges Using the DSM-5: Best Practices is taught by Pamela Harmell, Ph.D. It is a workshop that examines the DSM-5’s major changes and how psychotherapists struggle with the role of the SDM-5 system and ethical diagnosing.

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Some of the major changes include the non-axial system, ICD-9 and ICD-10 requirements, substitutions for Axis I through V, as well as the primary chapter arrangement. The course will highlight ethical principles such as proper billing, managing dangerous patients, challenges surrounding multi-culture, self-care and therapist suicide. The course will also discuss the potential harm that comes with using diagnostic inflation for reimbursement, fraudulent insurance practices, and parity diagnoses as well as ethical controversies that are well documents relative to the DSM-5 development.

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The course aims to name and explain all three major sections of the DSM-5, list two ethical dilemmas related to changes to childhood disorders, describe two primary ethical controversies of regarding the elimination of the bereavement exclusion, and provide three examples of the DSM-5 diagnosing insurance fraud situations. The course qualifies for the discount for risk management for several insurance companies. This meets the law and ethics requirement for California psychologists and is required each renewal cycle for LMFTS, LEPs, LCSWs, and LPCCs in California.

As former President of the California Board of Psychology and once the Chair of the CPA State Ethics Committee, Pamela Harmell, Ph.D. has a lot to offer her students. With extensive experience writing in professional publications on legal and ethical issues and teaching experience in ethics and law at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, she has information that you need as a growing professional.

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Stay in touch with the times and with your peers by taking Legal and Ethical Challenges Using the DSM-5: Best Practices. The online options allow you to learn at your own pace getting all the information necessary to treat your patients better. Get on-board today and get started with excellent options at Professional Psych Seminars. Our private non-profit educational organization has a wide range of online courses and live seminars to provide you with the most up to date education possible. Call toll-free at 877-777-0668 today to learn more.