Workshop Leader: Dr. David Cecil, Ph.D.

Dr. David Cecil is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Asbury University, where he directs the MSW program and teaches applied research, social welfare policy, psychopathology, and advanced practice. An educator and a practitioner, Dr. Cecil has worked with both the chronic mentally ill population and in private practice counseling individuals and families. He is a past board president of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work.

He received his Ph.D. in social work from the University of South Carolina and his MSW at the University of Kentucky. His research interests include evaluation, teaching practice models in social work curriculum, and faith integration in social work.

Program Description:

DSM 5 has many revisions and updates from the DSM IV-TR. These changes are critical to understanding areas of psychopathology, personality disturbance, and abnormal behavior. This workshop will cover each of these areas extensively. The training will also focus on the DSM-5’s elaborate technical assessment protocols. This includes Levels 1 and 2 Cross Cutting Measures as well as the WHODAS.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review DSM disorders and criteria
  2. Identify key changes between DSM-IV-TR and DSM-V
  3. Gain knowledge and skills related to assessment