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LIVE: DSM-5-TR: Key Revisions and Implications for Forensic Psychological Practice

August 23, 2024  |  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific

Presented By Tracy Thomas, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic)
Tracy Thomas, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic)

August 23, 2024
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific

4 Hours | 4 CEs

Live Training via Zoom

Tracy Thomas, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic) presents a live virtual professional training program on DSM-5-TR: Key Revisions and Implications for Forensic Psychological Practice in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).

This training will review key changes from the DSM-5 to the DSM-5-TR relevant to forensic psychological practice. This session will also include education and practice on distinct models of case conceptualization, issues surrounding the DSM and diagnosis, and methods of effectively communicating diagnostic information.

This training addresses the increased attention to culture, racism, and discrimination in the DSM-5-TR. The impact of culture, racism, and discrimination on (1) symptom presentation, (2) attribution and understanding of the cause of psychological disorders, and (3) variations in disorder prevalence across person groups and classes. Attendees will be provided with both didactic training and practice via case examples.

This training will focus in many regards on applying DSM-5-TR to forensic psychological work but will also be relevant to general mental health practitioners and applied clinical and clinical forensic settings. Each section will tie back to forensic psychological practice; will not focus on therapeutic practice.*

This training is intended for early-career mental health professionals. It will also be appropriate for mid- and later-career mental health professionals who are interested in an overview of key changes from DSM-5 to DSM-5-TR.

Training Outline:

  1. Introduction: Objectives, overarching principles, relevant ethical issues for training Brief history of DSM
  2. Review of DSM-5: Major theoretical shift from previous DSMs
  3. DSM-5-TR: Major changes to the theoretical approach and diagnoses/diagnostic criteria
  4. Discussion and case examples: Diagnosis and case conceptualization
  5. Case law and FREs relevant to the implementation of DSM-5-TR
  6. DSM-5-TR: Culture, racism, and discrimination- Rationale for addition to DSM, application to practiceli>
  7. Discussion questions and case examples: Culture, racism, and discrimination
  8. Main points and conclusions

Intended Audience

This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

Experience Level

This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Presented By

Tracy Thomas, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic)

Dr. Thomas has been Board Certified in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Forensic Psychology since 2015. She maintains a full-time forensic psychology practice, providing forensic evaluation and consultation in a variety of criminal and civil matters. Dr. Thomas received her Ph.D. in clin...

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe how to develop a plan for incorporating DSM-5-TR updates into their forensic psychological practice

Describe the knowledge and skills necessary to explain DSM-5-TR updates in plain language accessible to courts, attorneys, and other consumers of forensic psychological work products

Describe how to incorporate issues of culture, racism, and discrimination into forensic psychological assessment, diagnosis, and psycho-legal opinions


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Program Partner

American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP)

We are proud to partner with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) for this training. AAFP is a non-profit organization of board-certified forensic psychologists whose mission is to contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research, and practice. The Academy does this by providing high-quality continuing education workshops, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information among its members, and conferring awards upon outstanding students and practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.

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