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.