September 29, 2022

8:30AM - 3:00PM EST


VIRTUAL--One-day DSM-5: Diagnosis and Treatment Training

This is an exclusive training for Preferred Behavioral Health. Please contact the hosting agency for registration details.

About the event

This training will give a general overview of the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders and some of the commonly co-morbid mental health disorders including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit disorder, and Schizophreniform disorders. We will talk about how to use the DSM to diagnose substance use disorders and some of the aforementioned common mental health disorders, including some in-depth exploration about some of the challenges in distinguishing a substance induced mental health problem from a primary mental health disorder (e.g. how to distinguish a substance induced depression from a major depressive disorder will be part of this training). Finally we will do a brief overview of the medications used to treat the mental health disorders, and how treatment with these medications might influence the primary substance use disorder.

About the trainer

Claire E. Wilcox, MD is an associate professor at the Mind Research Network, in Albuquerque New Mexico, and an adjunct faculty at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Wilcox received her medical degree at the University of Minnesota, did a residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and a second residency in psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco as well as a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico. She is board certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. She has treated hundreds of patients with addictive disorders using evidence-based pharmacologic and behavioral interventions. In addition, she has served as a co-investigator or principal investigator for numerous NIH-funded grants examining the effectiveness of pharmacologic treatments for addiction, including two NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) grants. Her research also has focused on trying to improve our understanding of the neural mechanisms of change during treatment for addictive disorders, and is experienced in using functional magnetic resonance imaging to explore these questions. Finally, she is a member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and is skilled in using motivational interviewing in a variety of settings and patient populations and providing trainings. She is also an associate editor for the New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch, which disseminates summaries of important research to practicing clinicians throughout the world. Dr. Wilcox is nationally-recognized for her broad clinical, research, and educational contributions, and is passionate about improving care through all of these modalities for the treatment of addictive disorders.

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