This workshop contains entirely new content that has been updated to October 2022. In mid-2022, the American Psychiatric Association released the DSM-5-TR. This Text Revision amends the 2013 version of the DSM-5. The most significant changes include updated content from a 10-year literature review conducted by subject-matter experts. This alone is worth the price of the text. Their review resulted in “significant revisions” to 75% of disorder texts. Changes have focused on sex-, gender- and culture-related diagnostic issues; diagnostic association with suicidal thoughts and behaviour; as well as prevalence rates, risk, prognostic factors, and comorbidities. This workshop reviews important content changes, including: 5 new disorders and conditions, 2 reinstated diagnoses, 6 renamed disorders, 70 modified criterion sets, changes to diagnostic wording, updated terminology, changes to 6 specifier definitions, changes to DSM-5’s ICD-10-CM codes, and updated coding notes. All participants will receive an up-to-date alphabetical list of DSM-5-TR diagnoses and their diagnostic codes. Bonus material includes an analysis of early grumblings about DSM-5-TR and consideration of the future of ICD-10 vs. DSM. The material will also include helpful ICD diagnoses and codes that fill in diagnostic gaps not covered by DSM-5-TR such as Gaming Disorders.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the major changes and updates to the DSM-5 text

  • Learn the diagnostic criteria and descriptions for the 5 new disorders / conditions and 2 reinstated diagnoses

  • Know the 6 renamed disorders, changes to specifier definitions, and updated terminology

  • Review the modified criterion sets and changes to diagnostic wording, as well as updated codes

  • Receive an up-to-date Alphabetical List of Diagnostic Codes, including corrections since the publication of DSM-5-TR


Dr. Michael Lee Zwiers

Dr. Zwiers is a registered psychologist in Alberta and Manitoba. He is trained in Clinical, Counselling, and school psychology and is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Calgary.  Additionally, Dr. Zwiers is the owner and lead psychologist of Lighthouse psychology services.  

Cancellation and Refunds

Upon purchase, the product will be available for 90 days. Cancellation and refunds may be applied for by email or phone call to the PAA. Cancellations received within 24 hours of registration for the Continuing Professional Development activity will receive a full refund of the registration fee, given no CE certificate has been issued. Cancellations received within 48 hours of registration for the Continuing Professional Development activity will receive a full refund of the registration fee, less a $35.00 + GST processing fee. PAA reserves the right to cancel any activity, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided. No refunds will be issued if a CE Certificate has been generated. 

Continuing Education

The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. This workshop is offered for two (2.0) hours of CE Credit. Full attendance at the workshop is required to receive Continuing Education Credits. Partial credit will not be awarded, and late arrivals or early departure will preclude awarding of Continuing Education Credits. PAA maintains responsibility for the program.

Credits: 2.0

What’s New in the DSM-5-TR? A Critical Review for Mental Health Professionals