DSM-5 and Family Systems: Understanding Bipolar, OCD, and Related Disorders

This program focuses on bipolar disorder and on OCD and related disorders.. The program examines the relational problems associated with the onset, progression, and expression of psychiatric symptoms of these disorders and explores how therapists can integrate a DSM-5 diagnoses in working from a family systems perspective. The authors discuss the disorders and appropriate diagnoses, relational and cultural features, relevant and empirically validated assessments, specific tools, therapies, and counseling strategies, and ethical and legal considerations. The material includes a case study that illustrates assessment, diagnosis and systemic interventions. The content of this continuing education program is adapted from DSM-5® and Family Systems. Used by permission of Springer Publishing Company, LLC.

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses

This CE program is designated as intermediate.


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, you should be able to:

  • Identify the DSM-5 criteria for bipolar, OCD, and disorders related to these conditions.
  • Discuss cultural features associated with these disorders.
  • Explain ethical and legal considerations in treating these disorders.
  • Apply systemic interventions to treatment.
  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Introduction and Copyright
  • Relational Functioning: Understanding Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Systemic Functioning of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Jessica A. Russo, PhD, LPCC-S, NCC, is a core faculty member of Walden University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She is a licensed professional counselor in Ohio, a school-based mental health therapist, and co-owner of a private practice, Summit Therapy Group, Inc., in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Russo has over 15 years of clinical experience with individuals, couples, and families. Her areas of practice include working with couples and families, disadvantaged youth, and families impacted by substance abuse. She has presented at local, regional, and national professional conferences, such as the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) and the American Counseling Association (ACA), as well as numerous professional development workshops to mental health clinicians, school counselors, teachers, and college faculty. Among her written contributions are chapters to books including The Group Therapist’s Notebook and Casebook for the DSM-5.

J. Kelly Coker, PhD, has worked as a drug prevention/intervention counselor for children and adolescents in a K–12 setting as well as for at-risk and adjudicated youth in outpatient and group home settings. Dr. Coker has also worked in private practice with children, adolescents, adults, and couples and families with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, eating issues, and self-harming behavior. She has worked as an assistant and associate professor in Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)-accredited counseling programs as well as a core faculty member and administrator in online CACREP-accredited counseling programs. Dr. Coker serves as a CACREP board member and site team reviewer. She has presented at numerous national conferences, including the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and has been published in several professional journals and edited books. She is the assistant dean for the School of Counseling at Walden Universit

Jason H. King, PhD, CMHC, is a core faculty member and student development coordinator, School of Counseling Programs, Walden University. Dr. King owned and clinically directed an outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment clinic that collected data for the American Psychiatric Association’s Routine Clinical Practice field trials that informed the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) revision process. Because of this role he is listed on page 914 of the DSM-5 as a Collaborating Investigator. He served as a DSM-5 Revision Task Force committee member for the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and ACA and has given over 190 national and international trainings on the DSM-5 since its publication in May 2013. Dr. King completed a podcast and webinar on the DSM-5 with the ACA and wrote 19 monthly articles on the DSM-5 in ACA’s Counseling Today. He composed a journal article on the DSM-5 published in the National Board for Certified Counselors’ (NBCCs’) The Professional    Counselor    (www.tpcjournal.nbcc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Pages-202-215-King.pdf) and authored a 100-page online continuing education course on the DSM-5 (www.ContinuingEdCourses.Net). He is also the DSM-5 specialist for the PIMSY Electronic Health Record (EHR) practice management mental/behavioral health advisory board. Dr. King is the DSM-5 content editor for the textbook Diagnosing Children and Adolescents: Guide for Mental Health Practitioners.

APA approved, Yo! At Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

At Health is an approved provider of the California Board of Behavior Sciences (PCE 3319). These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

At Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 15512.

California Licensed Vocational Nurses and California Psychiatric Technicians can take online courses by California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) approved providers, such as At Health, to fulfill their CE requirements.

NBCC approved, Yo! At Health, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6719. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  At Health, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Programs are available for continuing education credit for social workers through the co-sponsorship of At Health, Inc., and Amedco, LLC.  Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. The following recognize the ASWB program: AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WY.  Participants must pass a posttest with a score of 80% or higher and complete an attendance/evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion/attendance.

Athealth.com is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.

NAADAC_logoAthealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460.

The above CE sponsorships are honored by many additional state boards of social work, marriage and family therapy, and licensed professional counseling. Some restrictions may apply. Check with your state board or certifying organization to find out if online courses or home study are accepted as part of your continuing education requirement for license renewal or re-certification, or call At Health at 888-284-3258 for information regarding CE approvals.

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