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Making an accurate diagnosis is never as simple as we were taught in grad school… matching a “textbook case” to a simple DSM symptom checklist.

Instead, clients come in with an assortment of symptoms across diagnostic categories, complicated health concerns, and various life stressors…

Not only do you need to make an accurate diagnosis, you also need to know exactly what to include in your documentation... providing enough detail to capture concerns while still keeping up with the case notes for all of your other clients.

Learn proven, step-by-step formulas that will streamline doing case notes, help you avoid common diagnostic errors, and improve your client outcomes… without having to take your laptop home on nights and weekends.

In this career-advancing course, you’re going to quickly apply the knowledge to…

  • Make sure you get full payment from insurance companies
  • Overcome critical red flags to documentation to save you valuable time
  • Decrease paperwork time, while still documenting the excellent work you do with your clients
  • Protect yourself against audits and lost revenue

Plus, when you register now, you’re getting free BONUS trainings that go in-depth into complex diagnoses and DSM-5-TR updates, including how to:

  • Increase your confidence in diagnosing complex cases
  • Avoid cultural faux-pas
  • Enhance client safety by knowing new considerations about suicide for each disorder

Get past your negative feelings about documentation for good, in one simple course that will streamline your practice while giving you crucial updates!

Mastering DSM-5-TR™ Differential Diagnosis, Mental Health Documentation & Medical Necessity

$759.96 Value
Just $199.99
Earn up to 21.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Here’s what your colleagues are saying…

"Dr. Bloom was an incredible presenter. I am SO THANKFUL I bought this course and I learned so much from her strategy for doing differential diagnosis." — Elizabeth W.

"Great course! So applicable, many practical skills I can begin implementing right away!" — Susan P.

"I feel much more confident in my documentation now after attending this course. I wish they were teaching this in degree programs. Beth shows it can be done." — Anonymous Attendee

Here's What You'll Learn...

In this exclusive training renowned experts use proven models, complex case examples, word-for-word scripts, and documentation samples to help you streamline your practice!
Mastering Differential Diagnosis with the DSM-5-TR™
Margaret L. Bloom, PhD | Click here for information about Margaret Bloom

Dive into the key changes and revisions to DSM-5-TR™, then learn a 4-step diagnostic method that will help you get the right diagnosis, the first time. Then, learn from case examples how to approach more complex diagnostic challenges. Lastly, gain the skills to differentiate between the most common disorders.

Module 1 — Using the DSM-5-TR™ and ICD-10: Beyond the Basics and FREE Resources
  • Key updates on diagnostic changes including new disorders, criteria, language considerations and subtypes, specifiers and more!
  • Where to find the newest updates to diagnoses (so you’re not misdiagnosing based on the outdated version on your shelf)
  • The FREE assessment tools available online that you can use with your clients today
  • What factors to consider when specifying the severity for the DSM-5-TR™ diagnosis
Module 2 — The Four-Step Diagnostic Method: The Formula for Complex Cases
  • How this simple, four-step process leads you to more accurate diagnoses with complex cases
  • The most common errors therapists make at each step in the process (and what steps to take to avoid them)
  • How to use the “rule of 5” to make better clinical decisions for differential diagnosis
Module 3 — DSM-5-TR™ Differential Diagnosis of Common Presenting Symptoms & Dysfunctional Behaviors
  • Gain crucial skills to help you differentiate between depressive and anxiety disorders
  • Get updates on grief related disorders and know how to treat these clients
  • Effectively differentiate overlapping disorders and identify comorbid conditions
  • Understand different presentations of psychosis, patterns of cognitive symptoms, and cognitive deficits
  • Know the key differences between mental disorders on the Schizophrenia Spectrum versus Bipolar Disorders
  • Apply new skills to help diagnosis substance-related impulse regulation problems, impulse control symptoms, and trauma-related stressor disorders
PLUS, real-world case examples:

Case 1: Client with multiple problems
Case 2: A sad, overwhelmed client
Case 3: Fearful and worried client
Case 4: Out-of-control and angry adolescent
Master Mental Health Documentation & Medical Necessity
Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW | Click here for information about Beth Rontal

Build upon what you learned in the first section as you gain skills to improve documentation, pass audits, get your highest reimbursement from insurance companies and more.

Module 1 — Documentation: The Topic Clinicians Love to Hate
  • The simple checklist you need to include to justify medical necessity for insurance
  • “The Golden Thread” that reflects your work with integrity, respects client confidentiality, passes audits, and gets reimbursed by insurance companies
  • Expert answers to the most common documentation questions — how much to write, when to write it, and what kind of notes you need to protect your professional integrity
Module 2 — Treatment Plans: Justifying Services for Insurance
  • The 12 elements you need to include in all your treatment plans
  • How to avoid writing cookie-cutter treatment plans (and what insurance companies really want you to include)
  • “The movie question” to ask your clients during treatment planning to see how their family and friends view the problem
Module 3 — Session Notes: Connecting Your Weekly Work to the Grand Plan
  • The comprehensive checklist of pieces you need to include in your progress notes, so you’ll feel confident in what you include and save time by eliminating the rest
  • Examples of how to write interventions for different modalities (with specific wording for supportive therapy, CBT, IFS, and mindfulness)
  • The #1 element to remove from your notes in order to maintain client confidentiality and save yourself time writing
Module 4 — Diagnostic Summaries: Much More than Just Diagnosis
  • The 27 elements to include in your diagnostic assessments (including those that therapists sometimes forget to ask about)
  • How to write your diagnostic summary to make treatment planning even easier
  • What other resources to ask clients about that may make treatment with them more effective
Module 5 — Red Flags for Insurance Companies: Avoid These 20 Red Flags that Trigger Audits from Insurance Companies
  • The 20 “red flags” that trigger audits and repayment to insurance companies (and what to replace those with to protect yourself)
  • The specific diagnoses that insurance companies watch for, and how to justify them effectively in your paperwork
  • Why “copy and paste” might cost your clinic money, and how small changes can make a big difference
Mastering DSM-5-TR™ Differential Diagnosis, Mental Health Documentation & Medical Necessity

$759.96 Value
Just $199.99 Today— Unbelievable Savings!
Earn up to 21.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
$319.98 Value!
Comprehensive DSM-5-TR™ Updates: New Diagnoses, Coding Changes & Cultural Considerations
George Haarman, PsyD, LMFT | Click here for information about George Haarman

Get everything you need to know on:

  • New disorders including prolonged grief, suicidal behavior disorder & more!
  • Specific suicidal considerations for EVERY disorder
  • Updated language for gender dysphoria, dysthymia, delirium & more
  • How to apply over 50 coding changes and new V-code specifiers

Plus, explore cultural considerations, broad DSM controversies, philosophy, unethical practices & more!

Advanced Differential Diagnosis Challenges
Margaret Bloom, PhD | Click here for information about Margaret Bloom

Learn a step-by-step roadmap that guides you to the most accurate diagnosis, improving your client outcomes as a result. You’ll learn…

  • How to differentiate between impulsive behaviors in ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and addiction
  • The subtle signs that your client may be engaging in self-harm
  • Which medications are associated with a higher risk of suicide
  • The specific diagnoses with the highest risk of both suicidal thinking and behaviors
  • Much, much more…
Frequently Asked Questions

This transformational online course is a must-have for...
  • Advanced clinicians looking to take the next step in diagnosis and documentation
  • New clinicians striving to improve quickly and build confidence in their skills
  • Clinicians in private practice hoping to reduce the risk of audits or lost income
  • Busy mental health professionals aiming to make documentation more efficient and streamlined

Keeping up with changes in documentation, diagnosis and updates to clinical practice are not only important — they’re mandatory! Ensuring that your notes are in congruence with insurance company expectations and that your diagnoses are supported by clinical rationale is an ethical requirement for all clinicians. Not only do you get the most up-to-date information, but you’re also getting information on how to streamline your paperwork process — saving your valuable time. No more doing notes on the weekend, and no more rushing between clients trying to keep track of what happened between sessions.


Immediately! As soon as you register you’ll have on-demand and unlimited access to all course materials.

Meet the Experts:
Dr. Peggy Bloom

Dr. Peggy Bloom, licensed psychologist and nationally certified counselor, is a Professor Emerita of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at Marquette University, where she taught psychopathology, diagnosis, and assessment. She also served as the board chair of the Center for Education and Credentialing of the NBCC.

Dr. Bloom has provided training on advanced diagnosis for mental health professionals across the United States since the DSM-III-R, bringing a unique interdisciplinary perspective to each seminar.

Click here for information about Margaret Bloom
Beth Rontal

Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW, is a clinical documentation consultant and private supervisor, also serving as a clinical supervisor at a mental health clinic for 16 years.

In that role, she was instrumental in developing and implementing the clinic’s first electronic documentation system, significantly reducing documentation time and errors and reducing the paperwork returned by clinicians from 65% to 8%. This allowed for the addition of 3 to 5 clinical hours per week and generated thousands of dollars in savings for the company.

Ms. Rontal continues to be a sought-after national lecturer, teaching seminars and helping others receive similar results with their documentation over the course of many years.

Click here for information about Beth Rontal
Dr. George B. Haarman

George B. Haarman, PsyD, LMFT, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 40 years of experience working in a variety of settings and populations. Dr. Haarman has provided clinical supervision to clinical and counseling practicum students as well as consultation about clinical supervision to psychologists for over 25 years. Dr. Haaarman is a national speaker on clinical supervision, depression, school refusal, ADHD, emotional disorders in children and adults, and the DSM-5®. He is the author of three books: Clinical Supervision: Legal, Ethical, and Risk Management Issues, School Refusal: Children Who Can't or Won't Go to School, and Mastering DSM-5™.

Click here for information about George Haarman
Mastering DSM-5™ Differential Diagnosis, Mental Health Documentation & Medical Necessity

$759.96 Value
Just $199.99 Today— Unbelievable Savings!
Earn up to 21.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
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