• Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Psychology
Hours: 10 Contact Hours
Item#: BGQMH

DSM-5 Updates Bundle

Reg. Prices
Just $69.95
Item # BGQMH
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

This product includes the following courses:
Click on the title to see more and read the course

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Neurocognitive Disorders, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # B4162  

As the United States sees a dramatic increase in the geriatric population, more people will experience diseases of aging, including neurocognitive disorders. Dementia refers to a variety of diseases and conditions that affect cognition and behavior. Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive and fatal brain disease, is the most prevalent form of dementia. This course will help clinicians distinguish among the different types of dementias and neurocognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, mixed dementia, frontotemporal dementia, HIV-associated dementia, Huntington’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Parkinson’s disease, and normal pressure hydrocephalus. 

The course describes neuroanatomy of the brain and brain changes in normal aging and then moves to an in-depth discussion of Alzheimer’s disease. Research on the causes of Alzheimer’s disease focuses on a variety of factors, including genetics and the processes of neurotransmitters. The course describes the major risk factors in the development of Alzheimer’s disease: age, family history, vascular disease, years of education, and ethnicity. Diagnostic evaluation is discussed, as are the latest approaches to treatment and management, including pharmacological treatments, domains of care management, and caring for the caregiver. This basic-level course is designed for behavioral health professionals—including social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and advanced practice and psychiatric nurses—who work with elderly people and their families in acute and long-term care, institutional, home-based, or community settings.

Participants will receive 2 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successful completion of this course.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # B4155  

PTSD has received a great deal of clinical and research attention in the last 30 years. While most individuals who experience traumatic stressors do not develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the high incidence of trauma exposure in the United States requires that health professionals routinely assess individuals for exposure to a single traumatic event, ongoing traumatic experiences,  and symptoms of PTSD . Various events may be considered traumatic stressors, including combat experiences, sexual assault, serious injury, accidents, natural disasters, ongoing abuse, the unexpected death of a loved one, and exposure to violent crime.

Designed for professionals in a broad range of roles and settings, this basic-level course details the history of the PTSD diagnosis and provides current information on the disorder including DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, etiology, incidence, assessment approaches, and effective therapeutic treatment methods. Because not everyone who experiences traumatic stressors is affected by PTSD, the course also describes the role of risk and resiliency factors, such as comorbid mental illness and the type and severity of the exposure, on an individual’s development of PTSD.  The course includes an extensive resources list and case vignettes that highlight assessment reports, tips for documentation, and treatment plan examples to assist practitioners treating PTSD.

Participants will receive 2 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successfully completing this course.

Asperger's Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders: DSM-5 Changes and Treatment, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4178  

This course is designed to help professionals recognize and work with the symptoms of Asperger's syndrome.  The DSM-5 subsumed Asperger’s syndrome into the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder; however, there are special qualities to Asperger’s syndrome that helping professionals may be called upon to identify when assisting in the acquistion of social and other skills sets.  This course is packed with information that professionals will find extremely important in the identification, assessment, and treatment of Asperger’s syndrome; many of the intervention techniques described are also useful in work with children and adults who have autism spectrum disorder. 

The course describes the unique history of the Asperger’s syndrome diagnosis and various theories about causality.  Using case scenarios, the course offers various symptom presentations across the lifespan, which highlight the importance of thorough assessment and individualized treatment interventions. Screening tools and assessment tools are described. The course details numerous treatment interventions for varying areas of difficulty that individuals experience, such as executive function, social interaction, intense and narrow interests, sensory processing, communication (nonverbal skills and pragmatic skills), mental health, theory of mind, and learning style. Interventions that are discussed include cognitive approaches, peer-mediated intervention programs, group interventions, family therapy, and sibling groups. The course describes in detail how such interventions are used to help individuals develop adaptive skills, including life skills such as personal hygiene and time management. The development of relationship and social skills is also discussed, such as social perception and social problem solving, emotional reciprocity, and knowledge of social norms. The course describes family systems issues related to the diagnosis, such as grief and emotional difficulties. Special considerations for females with Asperger’s syndrome are provided. 

This basic-level course is intended for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and nurses. However, the course will benefit other professionals who may have a client with Asperger’s syndrome, including physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians or other medical doctors, paraprofessionals, administrators, and teachers. An extensive resources section is provided at the end of the course to further participants' work with clients who have Asperger's syndrome.

Social Workers will receive 3 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successfully completing this course.

Counselors receive 3 NBCC clock hours.

Binge Eating Disorder: Clinical Implications and Considerations, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4265  

Release Date: July 10, 2017

Many people experience episodes during which they consume extremely large amounts of food over a short period of time while simultaneously feeling an inability to control their eating or stop. These experiences are referred to as binge eating episodes or binge episodes. Although binge episodes can be a symptom of multiple psychological disorders, frequent episodes of binge eating that are not a result of these other disorders are a separate diagnosis - binge eating disorder (BED) - in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5); American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013). BED is linked to multiple health problems for the individual, including poor physical health and impaired psychological and social functioning.

Because many professionals working in clinical settings are unfamiliar with the specific diagnostic criteria or clinical considerations for BED, it is commonly misdiagnosed as another eating disorder, such as bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, or eating disorder not otherwise specified. However, the treatment approaches for BED can differ from those used for other eating disorders and such a misdiagnosis could affect the course of treatment and treatment success for a client.

This basic-level course is designed for healthcare professionals in various clinical practice settings including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors who may come into contact with individuals exhibiting BED. This course provides information to help clinicians better identify and treat individuals with the disorder. This course provides the most current information about BED, including material on the differential diagnosis of BED from related disorders, potential causes of BED, associated features of BED, negative health implications of BED, and pharmacological and psychological options for treating BED in various settings.