Presenter: Christopher A. Kearney, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The recent changes to the DSM system include some movement toward a more dimensional way of viewing mental disorders. How do you make sure your abnormal course is up-to-date? How do you help your students understand the dimensional nature of mental disorders? This dimensional approach to mental disorders is well represented Abnormal Psychology and Life, 2e, by Chris Kearney (University of Nevada-Las Vegas). Fully equipped with the changes evident in DSM-5, the new edition continues to emphasize the conceptualization of mental disorders along a continuum and helps you embrace and employ the dimensional approach in your course. This webinar will outline key changes in the DSM-5, including diagnostic criteria, cultural formulations, and alternative ways of viewing certain problems such as personality disorders. New changes to APL 2e that further advance its main themes, such as diversity and stigma, will be discussed as well.