Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731511398151
Title: Training in Structured Diagnostic Assessment Using DSM-IV Criteria
Authors: Ponniah, K. 
Weissman, M.M.
Bledsoe, S.E.
Verdeli, H.
Gameroff, M.J.
Mufson, L.
Fitterling, H.
Wickramaratne, P.
Keywords: clinical psychology
clinical training
psychiatry
social work
structured diagnostic assessment
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Source: Ponniah, K., Weissman, M.M., Bledsoe, S.E., Verdeli, H., Gameroff, M.J., Mufson, L., Fitterling, H., Wickramaratne, P. (2011-07). Training in Structured Diagnostic Assessment Using DSM-IV Criteria. Research on Social Work Practice 21 (4) : 452-457. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731511398151
Abstract: Objectives: Determining a patient's psychiatric diagnosis is an important first step for the selection of empirically supported treatments and a critical component of evidence-based practice. Structured diagnostic assessment covers the range of psychiatric diagnoses and is usually more complete and accurate than unstructured assessment. Method: We conducted a national survey of training in empirically supported psychotherapy in which information on teaching of structured diagnostic assessment using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV) criteria was collected from a probability sample of accredited social work, psychiatry residency, and clinical psychology programs in the United States. Results: A minority of programs required both a didactic and clinical supervision in structured diagnostic assessment. Conclusions: Gaps in the training of clinicians have implications for the appropriate care of patients. © The Author(s) 2011.
Source Title: Research on Social Work Practice
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/49912
ISSN: 10497315
DOI: 10.1177/1049731511398151
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