This presentation will highlight DSM-5-TR changes to diagnostic criteria relevant for youth. It will consider the impact of these changes on clinical practice. It will also explore advantages and disadvantages of our existing diagnostic system and discuss the future of dimensional diagnostic approaches – including proposed evaluation methods and cultural considerations.
This training is for professionals in education, mental health, health care, and students.
- Understand changes to DSM-5-TR relevant for youth.
- Identify advantages and disadvantages of the DSM-5-TR diagnostic system.
- Locate and use various evaluation methods.
About the Presenter
Dr. Adrienne VanZomeren, Ph.D., LP, is a clinical psychologist and owner of AVZ Psychology LLC – a private practice focused on diagnostically complex assessment, and evidence-based psychotherapy for teens and young adults with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, chronic pain, and other conditions. She also currently serves part-time as a member of the diagnostics team at Groves Learning Organization. Additionally, she creates and delivers didactic workshops for pre-doctoral psychology interns. Formerly, she taught undergraduate courses at the University of St. Thomas, Century College, and the University of Minnesota and contributed to developmental psychopathology research. She has also served as the content creator and facilitator for a local nonprofit. A former college athlete and biologist, Dr. VanZomeren has also taught yoga and served in various roles outside of clinical psychology throughout her life. Dr. VanZomeren earned her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development and completed her clinical internship at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital. She is deeply committed to collaborative, integrative, and personalized clinical care as well as evidence-based assessment, treatment, and instruction. She views her work as an opportunity to translate information into digestible formats that can have broader impacts on collective mental health. As a first-generation college student born in Detroit, MI, Dr. VanZomeren is a proponent of diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and mental health care.