Free NAADAC Webinar

January 8, 2015

Using alcohol use as an example, this free webinar explores the diagnostic criteria among the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR), the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), and the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD-10). Attend this webinar to better understand the similarities and differences of these essential diagnostic manuals.

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the similarities and differences between the DSM-IV and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for alcohol use
  2. Identify the five DSM-5 criteria found primarily among those with a severe diagnosis of alcohol dependence
  3. Describe the similarities and differences between the DSM-5 and ICD-10 diagnostic criteria for alcohol dependence
  4. Explain when and why one might use the ICD-10 diagnosis of unspecified substance disorder

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion to verify the continuing education hours you spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. NAADAC members receive a CE certificate for 1.5 CEs for free. Non-members of NAADAC can receive 1.5 CEs for $20 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.


Dr. Norman G. Hoffmann is a clinical psychologist who has evaluated behavioral health programs and provided consultations for over 35 years. He has worked with private organizations and governmental agencies in a variety of countries. Dr. Hoffmann served on an accreditation panel for the British Home Office and currently does accreditation reviews for the European Addiction Treatment Association. He has developed a variety of assessments instruments used throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Sweden, Norway, and the United Kingdom. He has also designed student surveys to assess needs and evaluate prevention impacts. Dr. Hoffmann is the author of more than 150 publications and has held faculty appointments at the University of Texas Medical Branch, University of Minnesota and Brown University. Currently he is President of Evince Clinical Assessments and adjunct professor of psychology at Western Carolina University.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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