This training will focus on a basic and introductory level of understanding about DSM diagnosis by Parent Partners and Community Liaisons. Some of the topics will include the following:
The DSM definition of “mental disorder”.
Differences between diagnosable mental disorders and psychosocial problems that are not
Differences and relationship between the DSM and the ICD-10.
The medical nature of DSM diagnoses as a basis for medical insurance coverage.
The essential elements of Medi-Cal medical necessity.
Introduction to the 19 categories of DSM-5 diagnoses.
About the Trainer
Stan Taubman, PhD, is the Program Director of Berkeley Training Associates and teaches on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, graduate program in Social Work. He is the former Director of the Alameda County Medi-Cal Behavioral Health Plan, as well a Director of Management Services for the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services Department. His clinical experience includes private practice, mental health inpatient, outpatient and day treatment programs, child welfare and medical social work. Dr. Taubman is the author of Ending the Struggle Against Yourself (Tarcher/Putnam Publishing), as well as numerous journal articles addressing both clinical and administrative issues.