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Diagnosing Using the DSM-5: Continuing Education Training for Professionals

Join Mind Therapy Clinic for a Professional Training Diagnosing Using the DSM-5

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Wednesday, April 4, 10 AM – Noon
Mind Therapy Clinic:   240 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera CA 94925
Upstairs Classroom

FREE. $25 for 2 CEs.

Presenter: SIlva Hassert, PhD                       

For Clinicians

Please join Mind Therapy Clinic’s staff at our April 4 training with Dr. Hassert.

The Training

This training will focus on updates made to the DSM-5. We will cover how the DSM-5 is organized by familiarizing ourselves with the overall layout and assessment measures.  We will use an applied model of learning in which case vignettes will be presented to better understand common DSM-5 criteria and rule out diagnoses. Practical diagnostic tools to use within a standard clinical setting will be reviewed, as will the importance of accurate diagnoses and the implications that making diagnoses have on our clinical practice and clients’ lives

Participants will:

  • Identify significant changes made to the DSM-5 from the DSM-IV
  • Apply DSM-5 diagnostic criteria through the use of clinical vignettes to accurately assess common psychiatric conditions

About the Presenter

Silva Hassert is a licensed psychologist working in Marin County, California. She works within a multi-disciplinary healthcare setting with a focus on providing emergency mental health services. She is trained in crisis evaluation and intervention as well as suicide prevention for patients across the lifespan. Moreover, her clinical interests include psychological testing, diagnosis and assessment, and training/supervision of post-doctoral residents. Dr. Hassert also enjoys lecturing on current topics relevant to practicing clinicians in the community. She has published articles on women’s wellbeing and postpartum mental health. She volunteers as a supervisor and lecturer at the Community Institute for Psychotherapy in San Rafael.  

RSVP here by Monday, April 2. Tea and light snacks will be offered.

This event is free to clinicians. For 2 CE’s, there’s a $25 charge. Please bring a check or cash ONLY. Make checks out to Spiritual Competency Resource Center and be sure to note April 2 on the memo line.

For questions, please contact Jacqueline Perlmutter, Director of Professional Relations, 415-846-8409.

CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.

For questions about CE, visit or contact David Lukoff, PhD at

LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.