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Using DSM-5 and ICF Tools to Understand Client Cultural and Environmental Perspectives

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When evaluating a new client, client information is heavily focused on the presenting problem. This problem is typically an area of importance to the individual and a central element in the planning process. The individual’s personal definition of the problem and its place within the context of his or her daily life may affect the development of a workable plan of services, too. This course is intended to address the importance of incorporating the client’s perspective of the culture and society and its impact on daily living. Instruments that help clarify these factors are presented and form a structured interview guide to aid in the selection of appropriate questions. These instruments are taken from the assessment tools incorporated into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF; World Health Organization). Earn 4 CRCC pre-approved CE clock hours toward CRC or CVE renewal.
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