The DSM-5 Controversy (a continuing education seminar)
A Critical Look
Is it time to reclaim our Profession?
(6 CE Credits for MFT and LCSW)
The course covers the key changes in DSM-5, the controversy it has generated within the field, the major critiques of it (including conflict of interest, lack of science, lowered diagnostic thresholds), data on the rise in psychotropic drug use, outcome studies, and a look at the placebo effect and its implications. The course includes a discussion of the impact of the DSM and Direct to Consumer Advertising of psychotropic drugs on the American public (1 in 5 Americans is on a psychotropic drug). The course concludes with a discussion of the impact on our profession and alternatives.
Linda Lagemann, Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, and Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF where she was awarded the Annual Teaching Excellence Award three times. She has over 20 years experience inprivate practice, teaching and supervising. Dr. Lagemann
is also the founder of the popular post-performance discussionprograms "Theater on the Couch" at American ConservatoryTheater and "Opera on the Couch" at San Francisco Opera.
Learn the changes in DSM-5
Understand the growing controversy generated by the DSM
Know the major critiques of DSM-5
Understand how subjectivity within the DSM has led to fad diagnoses (e.g., 20% of high school boys are diagnoses with ADHD)
Learn the data on the rise in psychotropic drug use (especially in children)
Learn about drug outcome studies (including cross-cultural data)
Learn about changes in the placebo effect and their implications
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:
Dr. Lagemann, provider #PCE 4289, is approved to offer continuing education for MFT and LCSW licensure requirements in California. Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
DATES & LOCATIONS:
Fresno, CA - Friday, November 22, 2013
University of Phoenix, 45 East River Park Dr., W suite 101
Bakersfield, CA - Thursday, November 21, 2013
University of Phoenix, 4900 California Ave., suite A300
San Diego, CA - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
University of Phoenix - The Stonecrest, 9665 Granite Ridge Dr., suite 301
Ontario, CA - Friday, November 15, 2013
University of Phoenix - The Waterside Center, 3110 East Guasti Rd., suite 100
Pasadena, CA - Thursday, November 14, 2013
University of Phoenix, 299 North Euclid Ave., suite 100
Santa Barbara, CA - TBA, 2013
San Francisco, CA - Saturday, November 23, 2013
SPUR Urban Center (415-781-8726)
654 Mission St., San Francisco, 94105