Mental Health Professional DSM-5 Training at MNU Feb. 9

OLATHE, KAN. –MidAmerica Nazarene University will host a workshop for mental health clinicians Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in MNU’s Bell Cultural Events Center. The workshop, titled “Preparing for the DSM-5: What the Practicing Clinician Needs to Know,” will help mental health professionals prepare for changes in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

MNU faculty members Dr. Todd Frye, Dr. Todd Bowman, Dr. Earl Bland, and Dr. Scott Koeneman will review the revisions from the DSM-IV TR to the DSM-5 (which include new diagnoses and revised categories) in order to help professionals understand how the changes will impact their daily practice.

Dr. Todd Frye, chair of the Counselor Education Program and founder of MNU’s innovative Sexual Addictions Treatment Provider Certification Program (SATP), said MNU’s training workshop is the first of its kind in Kansas and Missouri. Dr. Frye also said the event will provide essential training for mental health professionals, including mental health providers, psychiatric nurses, and behavioral science students.

“Revisions in this version [of the DSM] will have ripple effects on treatment planning, drug distribution, and overall mental health care,” said Frye. “These changes impact the way mental health professionals, and therefore their clients, view abnormality, dysfunction, and normality when it comes to mental health.”

The workshop is $100 for practitioners and $50 for students. Register online to secure your place. Dr. Earl Bland, Dr. Todd Bowman and Dr. Scott Koeneman also teach in the counselor education program offered by MNU’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Counseling.

Learn more about MNU’s Master of Arts in Counseling, Sexual Addictions Treatment Provider Certification Program, and Certificate in Play Therapy.

ABOUT MNU MidAmerica Nazarene University’s Master of Arts in Counseling program is accelerated and allows professionals in the field of mental health to complete a master’s degree in as little as two years. Four areas of specialization include marriage, couple and family counseling, mental health counseling, school counseling and pastoral counseling. The program is offered at the university’s campus in Olathe, Kan., and at its learning center in Liberty, Mo.

The marriage, couple, & family, clinical mental health, and school counseling tracks are accredited by CACREP (the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs). MNU holds the proud distinction of being the only private institution in Kansas and the only faith-based institution within 800 miles to achieve this level of accreditation in counseling.

MNU also offers a postgraduate certificate in play therapy and a unique postgraduate certificate for sexual addictions treatment providers. Both programs are offered on site and online. In addition the Certificate in Sexual Addictions Treatment Provider program is the only faith- and university-based training of its kind. For more information about education at MNU, visit -30-

MNU facts: •MNU enrolls nearly 2,000 students •MNU has offered innovative, accelerated adult degree completion and graduate programs since 1987. •The yearly economic impact of the University is more than $50 million, not including expenditures by students and campus visitors.

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