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March 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm



John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.



  • Describe the DSM-5-TR “Basics” chapter and discuss important information contained in this section.
  • Demonstrate various but little-known conventions in making a DSM-5-TR diagnosis as outlined in the section titled “Use of the Manual”.
  • Discuss the need for caution in using DSM-5 for forensic purposes.
  • List and describe assessment measures, the impact of culture, and alternative models for personality disorders.
  • Critique and describe conditions for further study.



8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.    – Login

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  • The invisible sections – what are they and why we should read them
  • “Basics” of DSM – development of a new DSM – how it works
  • Organizational structure, key concepts, culture, discrimination
  • How to use the manual – subtypes/specifiers, other/unspecified – what it all means
  • Can we still use clinical judgment
  • Coding and Recording Procedures

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Break

10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

  • DSM-5-TR and legal matters – cautions and warnings
  • Assessment measures, the good, bad, and ugly
  • Culture and race – impact on diagnoses
  • What happened to Axis II disorders – emerging trends in personality disorders
  • Conditions for further study – which ones will make it to the big leagues?

12:45 p.m. Adjournment



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March 10
8:00 am - 12:45 pm


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Pineville, LA 71360 United States


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  1. Louise Lovisa on February 16, 2023 at 9:13 am

    I would like to register for DSM 5-Tr. Invisible Sections.

    • Lisa Driscoll on February 16, 2023 at 9:17 am

      No problem just go to the home page and click on the title and register there. if you have problems let me know.


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