Diagnosing Children Under the Age of Six in Minnesota

Mar 9 .. Mar 11 (all day)

Assess, Conceptualize, and Diagnose Mental Health Disorders in Young Children using the DC:0-5™

Presented by Elizabeth Carlson, PhD, LP and Pat Pulice, MA, LP

Three-day training:
March 9- March 11, 2020 9:00 AM- 4:30 PM
The Cost is FREE. Please note, lunch is on your own

Washburn Center for Children- Training Institute 1100 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN  55405

Please register for this class via TrainLink, details at the end of the flyer.

Who should attend: Early Childhood Mental Health Professionals and Clinical Trainees who have experience with diagnostic procedures using DSM-5 or ICD-10 with a strong background in child development.

Required seminar materials: All participants must purchase a copy of Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health & Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood, DC:0-5 (2016) ZERO TO THREE Press. ISBN:9781938558573 – this can be purchased from Zero to Three or Amazon. Also, download all handouts from the web prior to attending the training.

Learning goals/ objectives: Participants will:

  1.       Understand the basics of early childhood development.
  2.       Understand the importance of using a multigenerational approach when assessing young children.
  3.       Understand the advantages and disadvantages of making diagnoses of infants and young children.
  4.       Become familiar with the five axis- diagnostic system for infants and toddlers.
  5.       Become familiar with the similarities and the differences between the current diagnostic system (DSM-5) and the new diagnostic framework (DC:0-5™)
  6.       Learn the relationship disorder axis and be able to apply it to clinical practice.
  7.       Understand the MN Medicaid Rules in Minnesota authorizing the use of the DC:0-5™ for diagnosing young children.
  8.       Be able to understand the stressors of young children from a developmental perspective.

How do I register for the training? If you have a TrainLink Unique Key you may register for the class as follows:

  •       Go to DHS TrainLink: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/TrainLink
  •       Click the Adult and Children’s Mental Health link.
  •       Sign On with your Unique Key in the upper RIGHT corner and click OK!
  •       Click Class Schedules/Registration
  •       Scroll down to Children’s MH Classes, highlight and click GO!
  •       Select Assess, Conceptualize, and Diagnose Mental Health Disorders in Young Children using the DC:0-5 class of your choice and follow the directions on the screen.

No TrainLink Unique Key? You will need to fill out a Unique Key Request found at: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/TrainLink. Your Unique Key will be emailed to you.

People attending this class, needing disability related accommodations may call Catherine Wright, PsyD.,LP, LPCC at 651-431-2336 or Catherine.wright@state.mn.us to make arrangements ASAP.