When

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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Where

MHA of Nassau County 
16 Main Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
 

 
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Contact

Yvonne Lyon 
The Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Inc. 
516-489-2322 ext.1257 
ylyon@mhanc.org 
 

Cultural Concepts of Distress: DSM-5

This training event will award 2.5 contact hours for LMSW and LCSW with the NYSED State Board for Social Work and 2.5 contact hours for LMHC and LMFT with the NYSED State Board for Mental Health Practitioners and 2.5 CASAC renewal credits.

Different cultures and communities exhibit or explain symptoms in various ways. Knowing the distinctions allows the behavioral healthcare provider to be aware of relevant contextual information stemming from a patient’s culture, race, ethnicity, religion or geographical origin. This workshop will review the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and its cultural sensitivity. Rather than a simple list of culture-bound syndromes, DSM-5 updates criteria to reflect cross-cultural variations in presentations, gives more detailed and structured information about cultural concepts of distress, and includes a clinical interview tool to facilitate comprehensive, person-centered assessments.

Presented by Matthew P. Bitten, LMHC, New York State Office of Mental Health, Bureau of Cultural Competence


Date & time: January 30, 2018: 9:30A-12PM;  Sign-in starts at 9AM- Please make sure to allow extra time for travel and parking to arrive on time

Registration fees: This training will be available free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Please make sure to select the type(s) of Certificate of Completion (LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT and CASAC renewal) at that time.

Location & Parking: Mental Health Association of Nassau County, 16 Main St, 2nd Floor Training Room, Hempstead, NY 11550.

Metered parking is available: on Main Street, across from the MHA, and on Cooper Street behind the building in the Parking Garage.  Go to http://mhanc.org for driving directions.

Sponsored by:
The Mental Health Association of Nassau County and Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency & Developmental Disabilities Services’ Behavioral Health Awareness Campaign.

Please note that late arrival, late return from breaks, and/or early departure, will disqualify you from receiving a certificate of completion.

*Nassau County OMHCDDDS & MHA of Nassau County SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0083.
*Nassau County OMHCDDDS & MHA of Nassau County is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0042.
*Nassau County OMHCDDDS & MHA of Nassau County is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0027.