When:                                    November 15, 2018

Where:                                  Lottie Beal Gibson Center of Excellence

                                                130 Industrial Drive, Greenville, SC 29607

Training:                                Understanding the DSM-5

Presenter:                            Dr. Lorell Gordon, CACII, LPCS, LMFT

Time:                                      Registration 8:30
9:00AM to 4:30PM

                                                Lunch on your own from 12:00-1:00

Credit:                                   6 Hours

Audience:                              Art Therapists, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, School Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Medical Professionals

Fee:                                        Registration is $75.00
Employees of BHSA Region 1 Agencies (A/OBHS, BHSPC, CCCADA, The Forrester Center, UCCADA, Phoenix Center, Cornerstone, Newberry, Saluda, Laurens, plus Spartanburg and Anderson/Oconee Mental Health) may attend monthly Region 1 trainings at no charge; however, registration is needed in advance.

Description: This overview of the DSM-5 will focus on the evolution of the DSM with an emphasis on the current edition of the DSM.  Particular attention will be given to changes in the DSM-5 thus, arming the mental health practitioner with critical knowledge to ensure proper diagnosing.


  1. Explain the evolution of the DSM system.

  2. Identify major changes from the DSM-IV TR to the DSM-5.

  3. Recognize the concept of dimensional and differential diagnosis.

  4. Explain the use of specifiers and Z codes in the DSM-5 system.

Dr. Lorell Gordon, CACII, LPCS, LMFT, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice, working primarily with adults, providing psychotherapy and psychological evaluations.  She has worked with various agencies to include working with a group practice, solo practice, and in military settings. She has also been involved with the Forrester Center (formerly SADAC) for several years (1991 – 2005) working with various programs such as, Alcohol and Drug Safety Program, Offender-Based Intervention, recovery groups, Employee Assistance Program, screening for detention orders and designated examiner for probate court.  Dr. Gordon has been a CACII since 1997 and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor since 2008.  She is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Dr. Gordon serves as adjunct faculty for Gardner Webb University and Capella University. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in Counselor Education and has completed graduate degrees in the counseling field from Winthrop University and Converse College. Dr. Gordon’s research interest is the civilian mental health clinician’s readiness to work with military members and their families.

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