DSM-5 Proficiency Training – 2024



DSM-5 Proficiency Training

Tuesday, July 30th, 2024

9:00am to 12:00pm ET


Presenter: Brian M. Freidenberg, Ph.D., MA, MSW

NASW-NYS Members: $45

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $75

Non-Members: $90

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
This training will help clinicians become more proficient with using the DSM-5 in their clinical practice. The content will include an in-depth review of the history of the DSM and a comphresenive exploration of multiple diagnoses, diagnostic criteria, and differential diagnosis. Finally, the benefits and the limitations of the current DSM model will be discussed.


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Identify five benefits of the utilization of the DSM-5 within clinical practice.
• Identify five limitations of the utlization of the DSM-5 within clinical practice. 
• Effectively use the DSM-5 within their clinical practice and accurately perform differential diagnosis 

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS 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 social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Brian M. Freidenberg, Ph.D., MA, MSW. Dr. Freidenberg is a New York State licensed psychologist who holds four degrees, one of which is an MSW.  He operates his own private practice, lectures at UAlbany’s School of Social Welfare, and serves as the Addictive Behaviors Specialist at UAlbany’s Counseling and Psychological Services.  Dr. Freidenberg has nearly 20 years of experience as a therapist and specializes in assessment (including ADHD and Autism Spectrum), addictions, anxiety, childhood and adolescence, trauma, grief, group therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  He has served as Primary Investigator on three funded grants, including one that was funded by the U.S. Department of Education and one that was funded by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).  Dr. Freidenberg supervises 5 licensed therapists and has authored 17 peer-reviewed journal articles and 7 book contributions.


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July 30th, 2024 from  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $45.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $75.00
Non-Member $90.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00
Information for Certificates
Presenter(s) Brian M. Freidenberg, Ph.D., MA, MSW
Instruction Method Live Webinar
Total Contact Hours/CEUs Awarded 3.0