Date: October 20, 2020
Time: 8:45 am - 11:45 am
Location:  Zoom Link
Email: [email protected]

Date: 10/20/2020


Time: 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM                              


Enrollment Limited To: 16                               Contact Hrs:  3                                      CEUs:  3


Differential diagnosis is at the heart of every initial clinical encounter and is the beginning of every treatment plan. This course will explore the differential diagnostic issues that must be considered in each and every client being evaluated by providing a six-step diagnostic framework and the decision trees that help guide clinical judgment. The DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis decision trees for behavioral problems in children and adolescents, aggressive behavior, distractibility and trauma and stress- related disorders will be reviewed and discussed.


Method:  Lecture; discussion.


Learning Objectives:  

  1. Participants will improve their skills in formulating a comprehensive differential diagnosis by assessing the problem from a number of different perspectives.

  2. Participants will learn the DSM-5 criteria.


Instructor: Kathryn Hickman, Ph.D.


Location: Zoom


Cost:  $150


Westchester Jewish Community Services is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW0067.


Please note:  To receive CE credits, one must attend the entirety of the class. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the class.  Therefore, late arrival or an early departure of greater than 10 minutes constitutes not attending a class in its entirety. To document attendance, participants must sign in and out of the class and complete an evaluation at the end of each class.


Refund Policy:  Refundable up to 2 weeks prior to start date.


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