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Recorded on January 8, 2015

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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

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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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