Date & Time: March 23–30, 2023 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Virtual

An introduction to the new disorder in the DSM-5-TR will be explored in depth along with the two disorders that have been renamed.

CEs: 6

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023 and Thursday, March 30, 2023. (Must attend all dates for CEs).

Course Overview

This workshop will focus on the new updates to the DSM as reflected in the DSM-5-TR and provide participants with an opportunity to apply what they have learned. An overview of the purpose of the DSM will be provided, along with highlighting the difference between the DSM-5 and the new DSM-5-TR edition. Participants will learn about the new symptom codes, new specifier changes, and how to use them. Using case vignettes, participants will engage in assessing and diagnosing for various disorders. Case vignettes reflect the presenting issues indicative of the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic and feature clients with lived experiences that naturally embody intersectionality, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate the differences between the DSM-5 and DSM-5-TR.
  • Analyze and apply the new disorder in the DSM-5-TR (Prolonged Grief Disorder) and its criteria.
  • Analyze and apply the new symptom codes to assess suicidal behavior and non-suicidal self-injury.
  • Differentiate and apply the new specifier changes for several disorders.
  • Determine the changes in the DSM-5-TR and the ICD-10-CM codes and how they work together.
  • Completion of a written DSM-5-TR diagnosis accompanied by a new ICD-10-CM Code.


Trinay V. Thomas

Trinay V. Thomas is a faculty member and the Associate Director of Field Education and Teaching Instructor at the Rutgers School of Social Work. Ms. Thomas has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for nineteen years and was a psychiatric social worker for six of those years. Ms. Thomas has been teaching the MSW level course Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis for the past four years. Ms. Thomas also has her clinical supervision certificate and provides supervision and mentorship to licensed social workers earning clinical hours. Ms. Thomas’ training is in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and eye movement desensitized reprocessing therapy(EMDR). Ms. Thomas provides psychotherapy at her telehealth private practice called The Good Healing Firm, LLC which serves clients experiencing anxiety, depression, or trauma. Ms. Thomas earned her B.S. degree in Criminal Justice at Newark College of Arts and Sciences and her MSW degree at the Rutgers School of Social Work.

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider of continuing education credits for the following:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • LCAT
  • CASAC Renewal, upon approval
  • APA Psychology
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

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