- Become familiar with the DSM-5 as a diagnostic tool
- Obtain an understanding of some common mental health disorders
Mental Health Diagnoses
Mental Health Disorders are classified by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which can be access via the American Psychiatric Association. Your university or clinical supervisor will have a copy of the manual.
Some clients will have a dual diagnoses and you may benefit from building an awareness of specific requirements in this scenario.
(Note: Students will need to join as a ClinEdAus member to access and log the guided reflection activities.)