No more axes, 20 new categories of disorders, all new coding, a total revamping of the personality disorder, looking at pathology across the life-span, required interviews and cultural assessments a new Autism Spectrum, reconfiguration of trauma, psychosis and addiction disorders will make the change over to the new DSM a challenge.
ICD-10 was just put into effect on October 1 and there is a 500 percent increase in the diagnostic codes from the previous version. Learn how to increase your productivity and improve your selection of the most appropriate codes.
Patrick DeChello, Ph.D., LCSW, MSW, RPH is an internationally recognized clinical social worker, clinical psychologist, Hypnotherapist and chemical dependency treatment specialist with well over 30 years of experience. He is the author of 30 books and numerous articles in the mental health and chemical dependency fields. He is the founder and senior partner of D & S Associates, al training and consulting company serving the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields. He has been on the faculty of many universities such as Yale University Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Epidemiology, New Hampshire College, the Springfield College Schools of Social Work and Human Services, Fordham University, the University of Connecticut and many others. He has consulted to many international governments including Parliament in the U.K., the Canadian Government and many others, as well as, Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, schools systems, insurance companies and other government agencies throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
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