DSM-5 and ICF Online Tools: Cultural and Environmental Applications
Tuesday, June 28 11:55 AM-12:15 PM
The new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM -5) and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) have online tools that can be used, in a variety of settings s to assess the cultural and environmental perspectives of individual clients and/or students. These perspectives are important components of the planning process that are frequently overlooked entirely or, at best addressed in a stereotypical manner based on the standard U.S. Government classification system. This presentation will discuss some of the DSM -5 and ICF tools that facilitate the acquisition and use of this information in the planning process. Following an overview of the DSM-5 and ICF tools, a brief description of four of the assessment tools and their potential uses will be provided. Educators, students, and practitioners may find these tools to have many functional applications.