MEDIA ADVISORY: Free Breakfast Learning Series Will Feature Discussion on Changes in the Diagnosis of Mental Disorders

Educational event on April 22 will review highlights of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V)


Centerstone and the Ivy Tech Community College School of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences are presenting a free, educational event titled, “DSM-V: Highlights on what diagnostic changes may be coming and why.” Part of the Breakfast Learning Series, which is designed for clinicians and community members who support those recovering from mental illness and addiction, the event will feature Ivy Tech Community College associate professor and department chair, Michael James.

James will review the rationale behind updates to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). He also will discuss significant changes within the manual’s diagnostic categories and the possible implications these changes may have on training healthcare providers and treating those with mental disorders. Continuing education credits (1.5 CEUs) are available for a $5.00 charge.

Michael R. James, MA, LMHC, Department Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Associate Professor, Psychology at Ivy Tech Community College
Friday, April 22, 2011 from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington Campus

Lamkin Hall
Bloomington, IN
For more information, please contact Nicholas Spagnolo at 812-337-2350 or nicholas.spagnolo@centerstone.org.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, offers a wide range of mental health and addiction services to more than 24,000 people of all ages each year. Formed through the merger of Center for Behavioral Health, Quinco Behavioral Health Systems and Dunn Center, Centerstone has been serving Indiana residents for more than five decades. The organization has more than 60 facilities across 17 Indiana counties and operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties. It is accredited CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802 or visit www.centerstone.org.