On-Demand CE Training

ODL 206: DSM-5 Overview with Ethical Perspectives: A Workshop for Social Workers, Nurses, Case Managers, Counselors & Other Professionals

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Revised on 06/16/2024

Target Audience:

This course is targeted for social workers, case managers, nurses, and counselors.


If you are not a professional with a private practice or in mental health (or perhaps you are in private practice or mental health and just want a “refresher”) – you may often find yourself in need of a DSM-5 “tune-up” – where we go back to the basics and review some of the major content areas and psychiatric disorders. This may be even more applicable if you are in the healthcare arena – where you are often faced with patients that may have mental health disorders that can exacerbate coping with their physical problems as well.  This workshop is meant for you!  We will be focusing on some of the major content areas of the DSM-5 – going over disorders, criteria and breaking this down.  In addition, we will be reviewing some ethical frameworks (social work, case management, nursing and counseling) as we begin our day of learning and as we go through some of the various disorders – we will have some interactive discussions around case scenarios and ethics.  This training will enhance your knowledge of the disorders, criteria, and chapters of the DSM-5 while providing ethical discussions at the same time.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  • Identify three different ethical standards around the DSM-5 relating to diagnosis
  • Restate at least five psychiatric disorders within the DSM-5 and three of their criteria
  • Identify at least four anxiety disorders
  • Identify three neurocognitive disorders 
  • Examine case examples and ethical discussion on the DSM-5 disorders and diagnosis 


Diane Bigler, LCSW, LSCSW, owner of Diane Bigler Therapy Services, Inc. 

Diane Bigler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas. She has over 20 years of experience in the social services field. Diane has held positions as a therapist (in-home and outpatient), private practice owner, trainer/facilitator, clinical supervisor, and Professor of Social Work. She also has experience in corporate wellness training and coaching. Diane is most passionate about providing quality educational training to professionals. She enjoys spoiling her four Dachshunds and anything 80’s related.


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 3 Ethics and 2 Clinical CE Credits
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 5 Contact Hours
Case Managers
CCMC – 5 Contact Hours
California Board of Registered Nursing – 5 Contact Hours
5 Contact Hours including 3 Ethics Hours*
NBCC ACEP – 5 Contact Hours
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 5 Contact Hours

Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credit for an asynchronous course. Some state boards may place restrictions regarding the modality of training required for ethics credits to be awarded. If this training indicates ethics credits are available, please verify that your state allows them to be earned through an on-demand course format.