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FMU's Department of Psychology to offer continuing education, Aug.16
Francis Marion University's Department of Psychology will host nearly 200 clinicians on Friday, Aug. 16 in McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who may be interested still have time to register and earn 6 continuing education credits.
            The workshop, “From DSV-IV-TR to DSM-5: What Specifically is changing?” will be presented by Sy Saeed, M.D., M.S., FACPsych, professor and chair of Brody School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatric Medicine at East Carolina University. Saeed is board certified in psychiatry. He also holds an M.S. degree in counseling and psychotherapy and a diploma in clinical hypnotherapy. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Psychiatric Administration and Management (JPAM). He serves on the editorial board for Academic Psychiatry. He is a fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He also serves on the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP), a think-tank for psychiatry dedicated to shaping psychiatric thinking, public programs, and clinical practice in mental health. Saeed has published in the areas of evidence-based practices, anxiety and mood disorders, psychiatric administration and psychiatric treatment integration. 
            Publication of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in May 2013 marked one of the most anticipated events in the mental health ?eld. Published by the American Psychiatric Association, the DSM provides descriptions, symptoms, other clinical information, and diagnostic criteria for mental disorders. DSM has been periodically reviewed and revised since it was first published in 1952. The previous version of DSM was completed in 1994, nearly two decades ago. Since that time, there has been a wealth of new research and knowledge about mental disorders. 
This daylong workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the changes in DSM-5. Starting with an overview of the history of those aspects of diagnostic classification that led directly to the development of the DSM, the workshop will describe the multiphase effort that provided an enhanced research base in support of the DSM-5. 
The fee of $75.00 includes workshop materials, light refreshments, and lunch. To register, call Suzan Orrico at 843-661-1283. Professionals who register together as a group of 3 or more receive a discounted rate of $50.00 per person. Current graduate students receive even further discounts. 
Last Published: August 15, 2013 11:06 AM
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