Understanding Diagnoses for Professionals Working with System Involved Youth

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM   Mar 29, 2019

Rachel Michaelsen

Training Description

In work with system involved youth with mental health diagnoses, service provider must understand the origins and meaning of clients’ diagnoses. In this class participants will learn about the history of mental health diagnosing, the definition of a mental health diagnoses and cultural considerations as they impact mental health diagnoses. DSM-5 diagnoses that are most commonly used with children, adolescents and young adults will be reviewed in depth. Case vignettes will be used to illustrate diagnoses and there will be time to discuss cases.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the history mental health diagnoses

2. Explain how the DSM-5 defines a mental health disorder

3. Integrate the impact of cultural on mental health diagnoses

4. Explain how a diagnosis is determined

5. Recall the method for identifying criteria for diagnoses used with children and youth

6. Apply their knowledge of diagnoses to their cases


9:00-9:15 Introductions

9:15-9:30 History of Diagnoses

9:30-10:00 Definition of a Mental Health Disorder

10:00-10:30 Cultural Considerations when Diagnosing

10:30-10:45 BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

10:45-11:00 Structural of the DSM

11:00-11:30 The Crosswalk DSM-IV to ICD-10/DSM-5

11:30-11:40 Chapters of DSM-5

11:40-12:30 Diagnoses: Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Schizophrenia Spectrum and Psychotic Disorders

12:30-1:30 LUNCH (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

1:30-3:00 Bipolar and Related Disorders; Depressive Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders; Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders; Dissociative Disorders

3:00-3:15 BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

3:15-3:45 Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders; Feeding and Eating Disorders; Elimination; Gender Dysphoria; Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders; Substance Related and Addictive Disorders; Personality Disorders 

3:45-4:20 Integration Vignettes or Case Presentation/diagnosing

4:20-4:30 Wrap Up and Course Evaluations

4:30   Adjournement

This course meets the qualifications for (6) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

Fred Finch Youth Center - Training Center | 3800 Coolidge Ave. Oakland, CA 94602