YWCA Diversity Dialogue: DSM-5: The Big Impact of Small Changes

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 23, 2014 at 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM

Location: YWCA Northeast Indiana, 1610 Spy Run Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Phone: Please RSVP to Sue Hiatt at 260-424-4908 x254

Email: shiatt@ywcaerew.org

Link: http://www.ywca.org/NEIN

Event Description

April 16, 2014 Updated Apr 16, 2014 at 10:40 AM EDT

On Wednesday, April 23rd, YWCA Northeast Indiana will be hosting a discussion on the recent changes to what is often called the psychologist’s handbook, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). This manual is relied upon by the medical, clinical, pharmaceutical, and legal communities as a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders. This means that even the smallest change in phrasing could have a big impact on the nearly 60 million people of every race, religion, gender, and socioeconomic status who experience a mental health condition every year.

This Dialogue will be led by Margaret (Gret) Machlan, MSW, of Huntington University’s LifeSpring Counseling Center. Ms. Machlan is an adjunct professor at Huntington University, a licensed clinical social worker, and a licensed clinical addictions counselor with 34 years of experience in the mental health field. She is a past president of the Fellowship of Christian Counselors in Fort Wayne and, in 2013, she hosted a seminar on the fifth edition of the DSM for Huntington University’s graduate counseling program.
Come explore this conversation with us in this installment of the

Diversity Dialogue series on Wednesday, April 23rd, from noon to 1:30 pm at YWCA Northeast Indiana’s 1610 Spy Run Avenue office. This and all Diversity Dialogues are free and open to the public. Free parking is available. To join us, please RSVP on our YWCA Northeast Indiana Facebook page, or contact Administrative Coordinator Sue Hiatt at SHiatt@ywcaerew.org or (260) 424-4908 ext.254. For more information on these Dialogues, stay tuned to our website (www.ywca.org/NEIN) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/YWCANortheastIndiana).

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