Dec 10 Webinar: Cultural Issues in the DSM-5

NYAPRS Note: Clinicians’ ability to gather and utilize cultural information from consumers is essential to accurate and appropriate treatment planning. The ACMHA webinar listed below, on December 10th at 1:00 PM EST, is geared toward helping them do just that. The registration link is included.


Cultural Issues in the DSM-5: The Outline for Cultural Formulation and the Cultural Formulation Interview

Webinar: December 10, 1:00 PM EST

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-5 included an Outline for Cultural Formulation (OCF), revised from the one included in DSM-IV, and a new Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI) of 16 questions to help clinicians obtain information for the OCF. The OCF includes (1) cultural identity, (2) cultural concepts of distress, (3) cultural stressors and supports, (4) cultural features of the clinician-patient relationship, and (5) overall assessment for diagnosis and treatment planning.

Francis Lu, MD, Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, UC Davis, will review the rationale for these two clinical tools to incorporate cultural issues in diagnosis and treatment, a roadmap to where cultural issues appear in DSM-5, and an overview of the OCF and CFI.

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