Who is getting rich and who is getting hurt?

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 in private practice, teaching and supervising. Dr. Lagemann
also the founder of the popular post-performance discussion programs "Theater on the Couch" at American Conservatory 
Theater and "Opera on the Couch" at San Francisco Opera. She is becoming a sought-after speaker for radio and national seminars to address issues of the DSM and pharmaceutical industry's detrimental impact on the public.

  • Learn the key 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 diagnosed 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


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.


San Diego, CA - Monday, March 17, 2014
University of Phoenix - The Stonecrest, 9645 Granite Ridge Dr., Room 114

Palm Desert, CA - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
University of Phoenix - Pointe Monterey, 34100 Gateway Dr., Room 202

Costa Mesa, CA - Wednesday, March 19, 2014
University of Phoenix - South Coast Executive Centre, 3150 Bristol St, Room 111

Pasadena, CA - Thursday, March 20, 2014
University of Phoenix, 299 North Euclid Dr., Room 105

Ontario, CA - Friday, March 21, 2014
University of Phoenix - The Waterside Center, 3110 East Guasti Rd., Room 109

Lancaster, CA - Monday, March 24, 2014
University of Phoenix, 1220 West Avenue J, Room 102

Bakersfield, CA - Tuesday, March 25, 2014
University of Phoenix, 4900 California Ave., Room 303

Fresno, CA - Wednesday, March 26, 2014
University of Phoenix, 45 East River Park Place West, Room 501

Taipei, Taiwan - April, 2014
Kaohsiung, Taiwan - April, 2014

9:00 am Registration; 9:30 Program begins; 12:30-1:30 Lunch (on your own);
4:30 Program ends


There is no refund in case of non-attendance.
Website Builder