Saturday May 3, 2014 at 8:00am-5:00pm 
Sunday May 4, 2014 at 8:00am-12:00pm 

Add to Calendar


Embassy Suites Hotel
200 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC 29210

Driving Directions


MERGE Counseling & Coaching, LLC


Description: With the Release of the DSM-5, helping professionals need information about changes in the new manual. Dr. Kenneth Carter will provide a comprehensive overview of the DSM-5, including its development process, changes to the organizational structure, major revisions to existing diagnoses, and the existence of new disorders. Understanding the DSM-5 and its relationship to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is essential for all mental health practitioners as we assess, diagnose, and treat our clients. The workshop is designed to help you pinpoint the new features of the DSM-5, including new cultural features, and to understand the connection between the DSM and ICD.

Facilitator: Dr. Ken Carter is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and professor at Oxford College, Emory University.  Dr. Carter has been a psychotherapist and researcher for over 17 years and his work has garnered awards from the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and he has been featured on NBC’s Today’s Show. Dr. Carter is actively engaged in translating research in psychology to everyday language.” Dr. Carter has a way of presenting so that everyone can understand.  He will help you make a smooth transition to the DSM-5 “without pulling out your hair.” 

 Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify conditions that have been added to the DSM and conditions that are no longer listed.
  • Participants will be able to distinguish the new features of the DSM-5, including the organizational structure.
  • Participants will be able to apply the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria accurately for the number of disorders.
  • Participants will be able to describe the relationship between the DSM-5 and ICD-10.
  • Participants will be able to summarize how the DSM-5 integrates cultural sensitivity.
  • Participants will be able to identify the ethical implications when using the DSM-5 and ICD coding.

Target Audience

 Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Educators, Students, Substance Abuse, Rehabilitation, School, Guidance and Mental Health Counselors

 CEU Approval:                    

National Board for Certified Counselor (NBCC)                          Approval Code: SP--2315  

South Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselor's (LPCs), Marriage and Family Therapists and Psychoeducational Specialists & The Board of Social Workers Examiners-                              Approval Code: # 4517

Sponsored By:

MERGE Counseling & Coaching, LLC - Merge378.com & Whittker Institute for Success and Enrichment, LLC - Whittakerinstitute.com