To register for Live and Virtual Trainings

This training is offered for sale on DVD 

Cost: $100.00 – 6 CEU hours towards LPC/LMFT/LSW

  • Do you feel overwhelmed by all the changes introduced in the DSM 5?
  • Have you already attended a DSM workshop and are still unclear about application to your current clients?
  • Wondering what assessment tools are available for each diagnosis?

The training was led by Jason McCoy, LCSW-S.


Jason has led many workshops over the last twenty years on a variety of topics and is known for his engaging presentations and collaborative approach. He has been in mental health practice since 2009 and his background also includes five years in education and curriculum design and ten years as an associate pastor. As a result, he understands the needs of a variety of learners and looks for practical applications and ways to equip participants with resources and tools.

Benefits of the training include:

  • Hands on experience using new DSM 5 diagnostic criteria and applying it to “real-world” case scenarios
  • Insight into how to effectively use what you already know to hone in on a working diagnosis
  • Obtain 6 CEU hours toward LPC/LMFT/LSW license renewal

Gain comprehensive information covering the topics of:

  • Changes From the DSM IV TR to DSM 5
    • Assessment Changes
    • Single Axis, Dimensional Diagnosis
    • Changes in Specific Diagnoses and Related Criteria
  • Getting a Working Diagnosis (or a good therapeutic hunch)
    • Identifying Primary Client Concerns/Goals
    • Symptoms Manifesting in Session
    • What Is the “Feeling” in the Room You Get From the Client
    • Honing in on a Diagnostic Category
    • Using Assessment Tools and Diagnostic Criteria
  • Mental Health Issues Occurring Primarily in Childhood
  • Mental Health Issues Occurring Primarily in Adulthood