Wednesday Webinar – “Demystifying DSM 5 Diagnosis: What parents and educators should know”

“Demystifying DSM 5 Diagnosis: What parents and educators should know”
Presented by Dr. Colleen Martinez
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
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In this webinar, Dr. Martinez will talk with us about the history of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), and will give us an overview of changes in the most recent version, the DSM 5. She will discuss how clinicians use the DSM 5 to determine diagnosis, how diagnoses are used in treatment, as well as some limitations of DSM 5 diagnosis. If you would like to understand how a professional comes up with a diagnosis, how diagnoses are used, and what a diagnosis means, this is a webinar for you.

Dr. Colleen Martinez is a licensed clinical social worker and a registered play therapy supervisor with more than 20 years experience providing clinical services to children and their families. She has worked in hospital, correctional, outpatient mental health, private practice, and school settings, and specializes in play therapy and treating children. In her private practice, she provides supervision and consultation to individuals and agencies, particularly regarding interventions with children. She provides school based play therapy to preschoolers in Irvington, NJ and is also a part time lecturer at Rutgers University in their MSW program.