Mental health training offered

Jul 03, 2013
Martha Teater, a Waynesville therapist, is shown with Dr. David Kupfer, the editor of the DSM-5  at the APA conference in San Francisco when the DSM-5 was released. The new manual will guide therapists in their assessment and treatment plans.

A new mental health diagnostic manual (DSM-5) was released in May. All mental health providers will be using this manual to guide their diagnosis and treatment of people.

Local marriage and family therapist Martha Teater was a collaborating investigator during the field trials phase of the manual's development. She was in attendance when the manual was released in San Francisco during the annual conference of the American Psychiatric Association at the end of May.

"The DSM-5 is dramatically different from earlier editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Clinicians have a lot of changes to learn about before they start using the manual", Teater explained. "This training will equip providers with what they need to know to use the manual effectively."

Teater will present a workshop on the new manual on July 18, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Waynesville. The training will be from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Registration is $99 before July 9, and $125 after July 10.

The training is sponsored by Barrett and Yount. For more information or to register, contact Cecil Yount at 828-454-5253 or