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Introduction to the DSM-5 & Models of Substance Use

This first course will introduce participants to the DSM-5 and also present models of substance use (moral, disease, bio-psycho-social-spiritual).  Also, many people are not aware of how the DSM-5 addresses culture.  This course will review the Cultural Formation Interview contained in the DSM-5.

Goal:  Introduce participants to the DSM-5 and examine substance use as a disorder


  1. Define the purpose of the DSM-5
  2. List criteria for a substance use disorder
  3. Describe 3 models of substance use:  moral, disease, bio-psycho-social-spiritual
  4. Describe 3 reasons culture is important to a diagnosis
  5. List 4 questions from the cultural formation interview

Module 1 – DSM-5
Module 2 – DSM & Culture

This (2-hour) webinar was provided under New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) Education and Training. Provider Certification Number (115) Training under a New York State OASAS Provider Certification is acceptable for meeting all or part of the CASAC/CPP/CPS education and training requirements

The development of these training materials is supported by grant TI082504 (PI: M. Chaple) from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), United States Department of Health and Human Services. The contents are solely the responsibility of the Northeast and Caribbean Addiction Technology Transfer Center, and do not necessarily represent the official views of SAMHSA

July 14, 2020
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