The Intelligent Clinician’s Guide to DSM-5

November 13, 2013

BCPA logo


The Intelligent Clinician’s Guide to DSM-5

This workshop will review the nature of diagnosis in psychiatry and the history of the DSM process, describing the strong and weak points of this approach to classification of mental illness. It will then examine each of the major groupings of the manual, identify the major problems, and indicate where DSM-5 has made changes and where it has not.

Date & Time: February 28th, 2014 (9:30AM – 4:30PM).
Location: Park Inn & Suites OAK Room 898 West Broadway Vancouver, BC.
Register by January 10th, 2014 to take advantage of our EARLY BIRD RATES!
To register for the Early Bird rate visit:

Learning Objectives:

1. To understand the scientific and ideological bases of the DSM system.
2. To examine limitations of the DSM, but to indicate how future research might illuminate diagnostic problems.
3. To examine each of the major diagnoses in psychiatry and to review how DSM-5 deals with them.

Workshop Presented by: Dr. Joel Paris

paris_0Dr. Paris has been a member of the McGill psychiatry department since 1972. Since 1994, he has been a full Professor, and served as Department Chair from 1997 to 2007. Dr. Paris is currently a Research Associate at the SMBD-Jewish General Hospital, and heads personality clinics at two hospitals. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Dr. Paris has 185 peer-reviewed articles, and is the author of 17 books and 44 book chapters. Dr. Paris is an educator who has won awards for his teaching.


Previous post:

Next post: