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Using the DSM-5 & Mental Status Exam

January 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm MST

| $40.00

  1. Educate mental health providers on diagnosing using the DSM-5.
  2. Provide CEU’s for LIMHP providers required for licensure in Nebraska- MMH Diagnoses.
  3. Apply the DSM-5 to “real world” cases.
  4. Develop assessment skills of mental health care providers using the mental status exam.
  • Mental health professionals who need CEU’s for assessment/diagnosing.
  • LIMHP’s, LMHP’s, PLMHP’s, & graduate students who work directly with clients.
  • ANY mental health provider who wants to be up-to-date on the latest diagnostic changes.
  • ANY mental health provider who wants to review and apply the DSM-5 to cases.
  • MASTER therapists who want informational, useful and reasonably priced CEU’s.

School personnel/psychologists/counselors who want to be informed about mental health disorders.

Trainer: Krista K. Fritson, Psy.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Krista K. Fritson earned her doctoral degree at Forrest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, MO in 1997. In route to her Psy.D., Dr. Fritson earned her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Fort Hays State University and her B.S. in General Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK).  While acquiring her formal education, Dr. Fritson worked in various roles in the mental health field and in a variety of settings since 1986. She has experience working with a variety of ages and mental/behavioral health diagnoses in many settings, including inpatient hospitals, Treatment Group Homes, Residential Treatment, Day Treatment, and Outpatient services.

Dr. Fritson joined UNK as an Assistant Professor after serving as a part-time lecturer for two years.  Currently, as a tenured, Full Professor, she teaches the clinical track courses, including Psychopathology, Intro to Clinical Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and General Psychology while conducting research and engaging in service activities at UNK and the Kearney community.  Her scholarly activity includes: a chapter on Autism, projects regarding self-efficacy and journaling, student engagement, and positive psychology programs’ effectiveness for promoting wellness in communities and geriatric assisted living facilities. Her current program of research promotes improving wellness for individuals in high stress, high burnout jobs using efficient, inexpensive, and convenient technology interventions.

Dr. Fritson continues to work as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.  She serves as the Clinical Director for the Central Nebraska LOSS Team, completes Veteran evaluations, Supervising Practitioner for therapists in the community, provides consultation to mental health organizations, consults with high school and university sports teams, and maintains a small private practice.  She also volunteers for the HelpCare Clinic, Buffalo County Community Health Suicide Coalition Committee, Healthy Minds 24/7 BCCP, the KPS Human Services & Education Small Learning Community Committee, the Behavior Health Education Centers of Nebraska (BHECN) Education & Training Sub-Committee, Kearney Therapeutic Horseback Riding Advisory Board, and provides pro bono educational programs for the City of Kearney, local medical agencies, and other community groups.

There will be a make-up training date, if weather does not allow us to meet on the January 30th. Please hold February 27th on your calendar to ensure you can attend!


January 30, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Harms Advanced Technology Center-WNCC
2620 College Park Road
Scottsbluff, NE 69361 United States
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