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"It is obvious that the presenters are well-schooled on the DSM-5"


"Informative, professional, organized...everything was great"


"The information presented was helpful to my daily work! Very informative!"


"Clear explanation of new conceptual framework of the DSM-5!"


"I enjoyed the clear overview of the DSM-5 and learned a great deal about the changes"


"The presenters were well-informed on complex material...good job!"

(comments from a few of our DSM-5 training attendees on August 1-2, 2013, Provo, Utah)

​"They are the best I have ever 
seen at presenting this info"
(September 4, 2013 attendee, West Ridge Academy DSM-5 training) 

​Online Training


Using the DSM-5: Try It, You'll Like It

8 CE hours at ContinuingEdCourses.Net


​In-Person Training



  • DSM-IV-TR does not contain the current synchronization of ICD-10 codes and became obsolete on September 30, 2015.
  • Many myths and rumors exist about DSM-5 – come and learn the truth.
  • DSM-5 represents a significant reconceptualization and streamlining of mental health disorders.
  • Majority of DSM-IV-TR content is over 28 years old.


  • Psychologists
  • Professional Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction and Chemical Dependency Counselors
  • Speech-Languge Pathologists
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Behavioral Health Counselors
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Mental Health Technicians
  • Probation and Correctional Officers
  • Counselor Educators
  • Graduate Students


  • Real-time clinical examples/vignettes
  • Sample medication referral letters
  • Compelling video clips
  • Dynamic visual lecture
  • Engaging humor
  • Immediate Q/A


  • Describe the new structure of the DSM-5 diagnostic process and non-axial classification system
  • Include new DSM-5 standards of dimensional and cross-cutting assessment into your practice
  • Use of Other Specified and Unspecified Disorders
  • Use of new codes and descripters for child and adult psychological abuse, high expressed emotion, suspected and confirmed physical ​violence, pers​onal hisotry of self-injury, ​uncomplicated bereavement, sex counseling, ​​social exclusion/discrimination/persecution, and military deployment status
  • Describe the emerging role of neuroscience in understanding mental illness
  • Explain how to follow new ICD-10 coding and recording procedures
  • Incorporate specifiers more precisely into the diagnostic process
  • Evaluate the current scientific literature on the DSM-5 changes
  • Cultural issues and gender differences
  • Online enhancements: Assessment and monitoring tools
  • Debunking common myths and rumors about DSM-5
  • Specific recording procedures to provide guidance in selecting the most appropriate code
  • ICD-10-CM Z codes
  • Review all 20 new diagnostic classifications and their chapters
  • Analyze the new DSM-5 diagnoses, such as:
    • Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated With Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
    • Global Developmental Delay
    • Specific Learning Disorder
    • Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome
    • Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder
    • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
    • Persistent Depressive Disorder
    • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
    • Hoarding Disorder
    • Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder
    • Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (child vs. adult)
    • Somatic Symptom Disorder
    • Illness Anxiety Disorder
    • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
    • Binge-Eating Disorder
    • Hypersomnolence Disorder
    • Parasomnias
    • Gender Dysphoria (child vs. adult)
    • Conduct Disorder with limited prosocial emotions
    • Substance Use Disorders (no more dependence and abuse)
    • Neurocognitive Disorders (including traumatic brain injury)
    • Nonsuicidal Self-Injury​
    • Suicidal Behavior Disorder
    • Internet Gaming Disorder
    • Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder


Jason King_white.jpgDr. King served as a DSM-5 Revision Task Force committee member for AMHCA and ACA and has given over 190 national and international trainings on the DSM-5 since its publication in May 2013. He completed a podcast and webinar on the DSM-5 with the ACA and wrote 18 monthly articles on the DSM-5 in ACA's Counseling Today. Dr. King composed a journal article on the DSM-5 published in NBCC's The Professional Counselor and authored a 100 page online continuing education course on the DSM-5 (www.ContinuingEdCourses.Net​). He is also the DSM-5 specialist for the PIMSY EHR practice management mental/behavioral health advisory board​. Dr. King is the DSM-5 content editor for the new textbooks DSM-5® and Family Systems and  Diagnosing Children and Adolescents: Guide for Mental Health Practitioners​.​

Email Dr. King at jking@mellivoragroup.com to discuss your DSM-5 training needs.