NEW ROCHELLE, NY, January 28, 2014 — The College of New Rochelle will
hold a symposium exploring the current research, best practices and
innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders on
Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
attention will be given to the latest revision to the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). This is an opportunity
for mental health professionals and students of counseling, psychology
and social work to expand their knowledge and repertoire of skills in
their work with clients.
The symposium will begin in Maura
Ballroom at 8:30 a.m. CEUs are available, with breakfast and lunch
included. A keynote presentation with College of New Rochelle
professors will kick-off the day, and a panel with special guests will
anchor the afternoon. Morning and afternoon workshop sessions will
feature both College of New Rochelle and guest experts.
keynote presentation, "In Conversation with the DSM-5," will provide a
practical approach to understanding the new DSM-5 from a clinician’s
perspective. The College of New Rochelle’s Dr. Susan Conte, Ph.D.,
LCSW-R, and Diane Spizzirro, MS, LMHC, will discuss the diagnoses of
various disorders using case studies to illustrate major transformations
between the DSM-IV-TR and the DSM-5.
"Trends in Mental Health
Counseling: Educational, Clinical, and Political Implications," the
panel discussion scheduled for later that afternoon, will feature David
Hamilton Ph.D., LMSW, ACSW Executive Secretary, Office of the
Professions, New York State Education Department, and Joseph Franco,
Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, President, New York Mental Health Counselors
Registration fees are $50 for professionals, $35 for
students with Non-CNR ID, and $25 for students with Valid CNR ID.
Registration is limited and preregistration is necessary. Maura Ballroom
is located on The College of New Rochelle campus, 29 Castle Place, New
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