This practical workbook facilitates readers� understanding of the DSM-5 and other texts related to the diagnoses of mental disorders, enhancing their ability to assess their clients� strengths and to diagnose any emotional difficulties the clients may be experiencing. As a workbook, it offers a wealth of real life examples and exercises, providing users with the opportunity to practice their assessment skills in a classroom environment prior to entering the field as a mental health professional. Readers learn the various diagnostic categories of the DSM-5-along with dual diagnoses, symptom formulation, and the overlap between diagnostic categories-as well as how to apply these categories to clients they will be seeing in practice. Read more
About the Author Elizabeth Pomeroy earned a B.A. at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, an M.S.W. at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin. With more than 20 years of experience, Pomeroy�s current teaching and research interests include clinical social work courses with a focus on mental health, health and children, and families; HIV/AIDS interventions; crime victims; interventions for offenders in the criminal justice system; and clinical social work group interventions for children, adults, and families.