Course Overview

This course reviews the key changes in the DSM-5.  It is geared toward licensed professionals trained in clinical diagnosis.  Participants will complete 6 modules that address the changes in each section of the DSM-5 needed to effectively implement the DSM-5.

To check for potential updates in the DSM 5TR, launch the course and then scroll down to see if any changes are indicated. If there are updates, they will be added as a .pdf file under the 'materials' section, providing easy access to any new information.

Also, when opening a course you have previously completed, if a pop-up suggests that there might be changes or updates since your last session, select "Yes" to view these possible updates. This way, you can stay informed about any new additions or modifications.

This course is offered to Michigan residents that are registered users of the Improving MI Practices website only. If you are a non-resident of Michigan, you can go to the Dynamic Works Institute website ( to pay for this course. 

Michigan Residents: To request enrollment, please complete the Registration Form.  You will then receive an email with a username and password that allows you to take the modules on the Dynamic Works website.

Registration form

  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)

Topics Covered

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5)

This course is comprised of six individual modules that include the topics outlined below and a post-module quiz and course evaluation.

  • DSM-5 Module 1: Introduction and Overview
  • DSM-5 Module 2: Neurodevelopmental, Schizophrenia Spectrum/Other Psychotic Disorders and Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • DSM-5 Module 3: Depressive and Anxiety Disorders
  • DSM-5 Module 4: Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, Dissociative Disorders and Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • DSM-5 Module 5: Feeding and Eating Disorders, Sleep-Wake Disorders, Sexual Dysfunctions and Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders
  • DSM-5 Module 6: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders, Neurocognitive, Personality, Paraphilic and Other Mental Disorders
  • Final Exam

Additional Considerations

This course is offered to you at no cost through a special partnership with the University of Michigan School of Social Work and Dynamic Works.

Course Objectives

  • Learn core knowledge pertinent to working with the revised DSM-5
  • Acquire and practice critical skills for effectively diagnosing clients with the revised DSM-5

What People Are Saying

I found this to be incredibly relevant and valuable to my work. Excellent!

- Nick K.