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DSM-5-TR: What Counselors Should Know About the New Edition

  • 06/03/2022
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online (Gotowebinar)


DSM-5-TR: What Counselors Should Know About the New Edition

Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT

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Description: The DSM-5-TR was released in March 2022, nine years after the release of DSM-5. Although the medical model is not the only model that mental health professionals work with, it is an important one. Standards within the counseling profession (e.g., CACREP, best practice guidelines, codes of ethics) and from outside of the profession (e.g., licensure boards, third party payers) encourage or require counselors to have an updated understanding of the DSM. Counselors are busy professionals. With a myriad of competing responsibilities, it’s understandably challenging to put aside a little time to learn about changes in the DSM diagnostic system. This succinct, two-hour webinar was designed as a tool counselors can use to get updated on important changes in the new edition.

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-902616

This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748

Learning Objectives

1.     Identify symptoms of Prolonged Grief Disorder, a new condition in DSM-5-TR.

2.     Describe the APA’s efforts to increase attention to culture, racism, discrimination, gender identity, and childhood symptoms in DSM-5-TR.

3.     Describe changes to Section III of DSM-5-TR (i.e., conditions for further study and assessment tools).

About the Presenter

Dr. Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with certifications in addictions, alcohol and drug counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical mental health counseling, trauma treatment, forensic mental health evaluation, and forensic behavioral analysis.


He serves as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, a national not-for-profit board officially endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association that provides training, certification, and professional advocacy for licensed mental health professionals specializing in forensic mental health evaluation. He is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida's College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. He serves as Southern Regional Director and Ethics Committee Liaison for the American Mental Health Counselors Association and Past-President and Chair of Government Relations Committee for the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He is the Consulting Editor for AMHCA’s The Advocate Magazine. He also works at Integrity Counseling, a group private practice, providing therapy, forensic and clinical evaluation, and clinical supervision to mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist interns as a Qualified Supervisor. He has 20 years of experience in the counseling profession, specializing in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues, cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depressive disorders, and substance use treatment.


He was awarded Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016, Counselor Educator of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016, Researcher of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2019, and he was awarded AMHCA’s Public and Community Service Award in 2020. An experienced writer, presenter, and trainer, he has been published in several academic journals and professional magazines in the counseling profession.

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