Full Day Workshop with Dr. Allen Frances, MD


Friday, April 17, 2015


This event was held at the The Albany Club

Registration Details

Access to a video recording of this event is now available for purchase.  Free access is available to those who attended
This is a CPA Continuing Education Program Accredited Workshop as well as a GPPA CCI Accredited Workshop
(6.25 hours of Group CE credits and 1 hour of CCI credits)

Note: You will receive a copy of the submitted form to the email you provide below.





Additional Comments


Once Registered please pay online or Mail Cheque to:

Carol Ford

312 Oakwood Court
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 3C

Once payment is received, access will be provided by e-mail 

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$187.50 (CAPDA Members)
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$212.50 (Non-Members)
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$137.50 (Psychologists in supervised practice)
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$112.50 (Student and Interns)
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CAPDA is excited to be hosting one of the most well-known psychiatrists in North America. Dr. Frances is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and former Chair at Duke University. He was chair of the DSM IV Task Force and was instrumental in the preparation of DSM III. He is at the forefront of the debate regarding the merits of DSM-5. He was described by the New York Times as “the most powerful psychiatrist in America” and is the author of the internationally best-selling book “Saving Normal,” winner of three book awards. His other recent book “Essentials Of Psychiatric Diagnosis - Responding to the Challenge of DSM-5” provides the clearest guide to the use and misuse of psychiatric diagnosis. Dr. Frances blogs regularly on Huffington Post, Psychiatric Times, Psychology Today, and Education Update and also tweets @AllenFrancesMD.

This workshop will provide valuable and practical information about the use of the DSM-5 in your practice.

It will provide an exploration of all of the common DSM Disorders, with valuable information to increase diagnostic accuracy and appropriate treatment selection. There will be a particular focus on DSM-5 – how to use it effectively and to avoid the pitfalls.

Learning Objectives

Workshop Topics Will Include:
  • What is a mental disorder and how to define it
  • Diagnostic inflation: its extent, causes, consequences, and cures
  • What went wrong with DSM-5 and how to fix it
  • A guided tour through the DSM-5 disorders

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the finer points of diagnosis
  • Choose effective treatments after diagnosis
  • How to effectively use DSM-5 and avoid the pitfalls


With the exception of Registration and Introduction, there may be some variance in topics and times from that listed below

 Morning Session  

 Registration, Breakfast

 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m
 Welcome and Introduction  8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
 What is a mental disorder and how to define it 
 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Diagnostic inflation: Its extent, causes, consequences and cures

  10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 
 10:30 a.m. –10:45 a.m.
Diagnostic inflation cont’d:
What went wrong with DSM-5 and how to fix it
 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 Lunch (included)
 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
 Afternoon Session  
 What went wrong with DSM-5 and how to fix it cont’d:
A guided tour through the DSM-5 Disorders
 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 A guided tour through the DSM-5 Disorders cont’d 
 3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
 Summary and Evaluation 
 4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.






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