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Fri, Feb 18


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Understanding Diagnoses to Most Effectively Support System Involved Youth

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW

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Understanding Diagnoses to Most Effectively Support System Involved Youth
Understanding Diagnoses to Most Effectively Support System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Feb 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Rachel Michaelsen

Training Description

When supporting system involved youth who have mental health diagnoses, it is important to understand the origins and meaning of these diagnoses in order to most effectively support these youth and families. In this training, participants will learn about the history of mental health diagnosing, the definition of a mental health diagnoses and cultural considerations as they impact mental health diagnoses. DSM-5 diagnoses that are most commonly used with children, adolescents and young adults will be reviewed in depth. Case vignettes will be used to illustrate diagnoses and there will be time to discuss system involved youth who participants currently support.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the history mental health diagnoses;

2. Explain how the DSM-5 defines a mental health disorder

3. Integrate the impact of culture on mental health diagnoses

4. Explain how a diagnosis is determined

5. Recall the method for identifying criteria for diagnoses used with children and youth.

6. Apply their knowledge of diagnoses to the system involved you they support


9:00 – 9:15am  Introductions

9:15 – 9:30am  History of Diagnoses

9:30 – 10:00am  Definition of a Mental Health Disorder

10:00 – 10:30am  Cultural Considerations when Diagnosing

10:30 – 11:45am  BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this   time)

10:45 – 11:00am  Structural of the DSM

11:00 – 11:10am  The Crosswalk DSM-IV to ICD-10/DSM-5

11:10 -11:20am  Chapters of DSM-5

11:20am -12:15pm  Diagnoses

· Neurodevelopmental Disorders

· Schizophrenia Spectrum and Psychotic   Disorders

12:15 – 12:45pm LUNCH (CEUs will not be issued for this   time)

12:45 – 2:15pm

· Bipolar and Related Disorders

· Depressive Disorders

· Anxiety Disorders

· Obsessive-Compulsive and Related   Disorders

· Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders

· Dissociative Disorders

2:15 – 2:30pm  BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this   time)

2:30  – 3:45pm

· Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders

· Feeding and Eating Disorders

· Elimination

· Gender Dysphoria

· Disruptive, Impulse-Control and   Conduct Disorders

· Substance Related and Addictive   Disorders

· Personality Disorders

3:45  – 4:00pm  Integration Vignettes or Case   Presentation/diagnosing

4:00pm  Course Eval

Meet Our Trainer

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has worked in HMOs, public agencies, and private practice as both a mental-health provider and a supervisor for over thirty years. She has taught courses in DSM-5, clinical supervision, law and ethics, childhood psychopathology, time management, boundaries, vicarious traumatization and energy psychology at universities, conferences, and mental-health agencies. She has a private psychotherapy practice and is also the Chair of the Humanitarian Committee for the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.

This course meets the qualifications for (6) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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