This series of recorded lectures reviews the significant changes from the DSM-IV (TR) to the DSM-V with emphasis on changes in the overall structure of the way disorders are categorized, the new and modified criteria for various disorders, and the alternate method for diagnosis of personality disorders. Not only are the differences between the DSM-IV and DSM–V discussed but some of the rationale for these changes. The workshop also is designed to stimulate thinking and discussion about the clinical ramification of some of the major changes in relation to modified or entirely new diagnoses.

This course is geared for professionals at the basic, intermediate, advanced and clinical levels

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify the major changes in the organization of the DSM-V as opposed to previous editions of the DSM.
  • Recognize the changes to the criteria for diagnoses (e.g. Substance Use Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Intellectual Disability Disorder, etc.) and explore the affect these changes may have on clinical practice.
  • Evaluate the new diagnoses included in the DSM-V with discussion about the rationale, evidence, and potential consequences of these new diagnoses.
  • Identify the new method of diagnosing some Personality disorders.
  • Identify some of the criticism of the DSM-V and become better able to critically appraise the benefits and deficits of the new diagnostic system.

Module 1:

  • The Issue with Epistemology
  • Adding Dimensionality
  • Childhood Measure of Depression
  • Sweeping Changes
  • Domain Reviews
  • Conflation
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

Module 2:

  • Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elimination Disorders
  • Sleep-Wake Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorder
  • Substance Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Paraphilic Disorders
  • Other Conditions that May be a Focus of Clinical Attention

Module 3:

  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Hoarding Disorder
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders
  • Post traumatic Stress Disorder (adults, adolescents, children)
  • Post traumatic Stress Disorder in Children 6 Years and Younger

Module 4:

  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Cannabis Withdrawal
  • Criteria for Substance Use Disorder

Module 5:

  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Gambling Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • General Criteria (method 2)
  • Personality Functioning
  • Pathological Personality Traits (domains and facets)
  • Personality Trait Domain Scoring
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Theodore M. Godlaski, M.Div., CADC is a retired Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Social Work at the University of Kentucky. He spent 23 years doing treatment, program administration, and clinical supervision before coming to the University of Kentucky School of Medicine, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research in 1993. In August of 2002 he moved from the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research to the College of Social Work in order to devote more time to teaching. He retired from the College of Social Work in 2019. He is former Chairperson of the National Ethics Committee for the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors and worked on the revision of their code of ethics. He also served as a member of the Kentucky Certification Board of Chemical Dependency Counselors and a member of its Complaint Committee. He was also a senior area editor for the journal Substance Use and Misuse (formerly International Journal on the Addictions). He has been involved in treatment outcome and treatment effectiveness research as well as research to develop a treatment approach specifically for rural substance abusers.

This course consists of a recorded lecture and interactive quizzes.

The University of Kentucky College of Social Work, ACE Approval #1377, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The UK College of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period 9/29/2019 - 9/29/2022. Social workers completing this course receive two continuing education credits.

This course is also approved for 5.0 continuing education hours by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology, the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, and the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board.

Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. To review state specific/jurisdictional continuing education requirements, go here

To receive credit for this course, you must view/complete the entire course, pass the related post-test, and submit a completed course evaluation. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. Your certificate will become available for an automatic download once all of the components are complete and have been submitted.

Online courses cannot be cancelled and refunds are not available.

Course Originally Released on: 8/23/2014

If you have any questions regarding this course, need assistance registering for it, or experience any technical difficulties with completing it, please contact Miranda Huffman at or at (859) 257-2895.



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Estimated Learning Time:

4h  10m


Recorded asynchronous distance

Due Date05/19/2020
Module 1 Section One
Lesson 1 A Review of the Changes in the DSM 5 part one
Lesson 2 A Review of the Changes in the DSM 5 part two
Lesson 3 A Review of the Changes in the DSM 5 part three
Lesson 4 A Review of the Changes in the DSM 5 part four
Module 2 Course Quiz
Lesson 1 Quiz. A Review of the Changes in the DSM 5
Module 3 Course feedback
Lesson 1 Feedback