ESSENTIAL CHANGES TO THE DSM-5:
LEGAL AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Presenter: Pamela Harmell, Ph.D.
This workshop may be counted toward the ethical requirement
mandated every two years for license renewal.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
As of 2/22/16 this program is fully subscribed. No walk-ins will be accepted at the door.
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CE Credits 4.0
Held at the NEW LACPA Office
6345 Balboa Blvd. Building 2, Suite 126
Encino, CA 91316
LACPA MEMBER: $100 LACPA STUDENT MEMBER: $50
NON-MEMBER: $140 STUDENT NON-MEMBER: $65
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has been the standard reference for clinical practice and diagnostic accuracy in the mental health profession. It is meant to be functional and flexible guide for organizing information. The organizational structure corresponds to the ICD-9, ICD-10 and is required by HIPAA. The critical relationship between the DSM-5 and ICD-10 is simple: The DSM is the ICD-10 and it lists nearly all the generally used ICD-10 codes. Use of the simple crosswalk systems will be demonstrated. Chapter organization represents the developmental lifespan approach with disorders more often found early in life (neurodevelopmental disorders) represented at the beginning and disorders more applicable to older adulthood at the end (neurocognitive disorders). This workshop will address the primary changes, eliminations, and additions to the DSM-5 and emphasize the ethical issues related to its development.
Pamela Harmell, Ph.D. is a nationally known lecturer specializing in legal and ethical issues in clinical practice. She is a Professor at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology and has written extensively in professional publications on ethical practice. Dr. Harmell is a Past President of the California Board of Psychology and former Chair of the California Psychological Association Ethics Committee. She is currently Co-Chair of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Ethics Committee. She served on the Board of Directors of the California Psychological Association and is Past President of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association. She has completed one year of law school.
The Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LACPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This course may be taken to satisfy California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
continuing education requirements.
It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that LACPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is complete will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.