Dsm-Iv And Social Work Professionals: A Continuing Education Evaluation
Assessment and dsm-iv; Dsm-iv; Dsm-iv and social work; Dsm-iv knowledge; Medical social work; Mental health social work; Social work continuing education; Understanding dsm-iv
This six-hour group training was designed to gather information in regard to the role of social workers using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Health Disorders (DSM-IV). The intention of the group training was to explore social workers’ knowledge and comfort in using the DSM-IV as well as assessing the continuing education experience provided. In total, 132 surveys were circulated during two training groups. All participants were asked to give general information and perceptions of use of the DSM, and were pre and posttested for current levels of understanding and comfort regarding diagnostic usage. Significant relationships were noted between several study variables as well as between pretest and posttest scores. Overall, pre and posttest results yielded a significant positive correlation between comfort levels in utilization of the DSM-IV and formulating a diagnostic impression as a means of identifying certain mental health conditions. Furthermore, the results of this study support that attending this group training increased the comfort and knowledge level of social workers in regard to DSM-IV and 98% of the participants felt that training in this area should be mandatory for all social work professionals. Suggestions for future research and education are presented. © 2003, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
Social Work in Mental Health
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Dziegielewski, Sophia F.; Johnson, Alan J.; and Webb, Erin, "Dsm-Iv And Social Work Professionals: A Continuing Education Evaluation" (2003). Scopus Export 2000s. 1855.