Some of the most substantive revisions to the DSM-5 impact the child and adolescent population and the play therapists that work with them. This workshop will include an overview of some of the most significant diagnostic changes and new diagnoses that have been added to the DSM 5.
Describe the differences between a dimension versus categorical approach to diagnosis and understanding this differences enhances the treatment of children in play therapy.
Identify the most significant diagnostic changes in the DSM-5 as it applies to children in play therapy.
Identify the changes to Autism Spectrum Disorder and how that may impact children and families in play therapy.
List the changes to PTSD made in the DSM-5 and how that benefits children in play therapy.
Describe at least two new diagnoses added to the DSM-5 that may be applied to children in play therapy.
Identify at least 3 challenges present in the DSM-5 and understand how those might negatively impact children in play therapy.