The Defining Line

Diagnostic Criteria of DSM-5 Mental Health Disorders | taught by Dr. Alyson Carr

Course description

The Defining Line is a series of short educational videos developed in the spirit of simplifying diagnoses in the DSM-5 that have overlapping diagnostic criteria. For example, are you familiar with the differences between Schizophreniform Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Schizoid Personality Disorder? Do you know what to ask to determine if a client is Bulimic or Anorexic? What is the difference between Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder? The objective of The Defining Line is to equip you with the knowledge necessary to quickly and confidently answer these types of questions.

Dr. Alyson Carr
Dr. Alyson Carr
Counselor Educator

I have a PhD in Counselor Education with a concentration in Instructional Technology from the University of South Florida and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I am a Qualified Supervisor and I specialize in helping counselors prepare for the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE). My research focuses on evidence based study tools and techniques used to decrease test anxiety and increase scores on the NCMHCE. My individual tutoring services and NCMHCE Preparation Webinars are provided exclusively online.



thedefininglineseries@gmail.com

Course Curriculum

ACUTE STRESS VS PTSD
03:29
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OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER VS OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE PERSONALITY DISORDER
04:01
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SPECIFIC PHOBIA VS GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER
02:41
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DISRUPTIVE MOOD DYSREGULATION DISORDER VS INTERMITTENT EXPLOSIVE DISORDER
05:05
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ANOREXIA NERVOSA VS BULIMIA NERVOSA
02:59
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BORDERLINE VS HISTRIONIC
04:13
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FACTITIOUS DISORDER VS MALINGERING
02:26
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SOMATIC SYMPTOM DISORDER VS ILLNESS ANXIETY DISORDER
03:54
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SEPARATION ANXIETY DISORDER VS DEPENDENT PERSONALITY DISORDER
04:10
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V CODES
07:33
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Reviews (27)

by ShaeAnn Reese

by Erica Lubetkin

Great Review

by rebecca mcmullen
Reviews all the Mood D/O, personality D/O and Schizs were very helpful. Only areas missing that i found came up in practice exams were things like dementia vs Alzheimer's and substance related d.o
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by ShaeAnn Reese

by Erica Lubetkin

Great Review

by rebecca mcmullen
Reviews all the Mood D/O, personality D/O and Schizs were very helpful. Only areas missing that i found came up in practice exams were things like dementia vs Alzheimer's and substance related d.o

by LaTonya Gaston

Very Useful ! Things clicked.

by Amari Jackson
I was having such a hard time grasping the information. This helped significantly. I feel like I finally started to grasp some information.

by christina long

Insightful

by Traci Thompson-Bryant
The materials in this section were very helpful to me.

Very Imformtaive

by Alicia Garrison
This was so helpful for me with the diagnosis that have similar criteria. Thank you for the videos and making them affordable!

Excellent study material

by kaleigh dupuis
Defining line really is helpful in identifying the differences in those overlapping symptoms. I feel more confident in diagnosing and taking test soon!

Awesome comprehensive review

by jamie mccole
I enjoyed the videos and had a great refresher!

by Karen Charles

The Defining Line

by Carole Martin
This is an absolutely flawless explanation and compilation of study material. Dr. Carr has the gift of being able to present this challenging subject matter in a way that really points to what is needed for this exam. She has the teaching gene.

Chapters on disorders that are similar to others

by Lisha Jacobsen
Some of them I really needed to hear like Somatic Symptom Disorder and Illness Anxiety Disorder and Intermittent Explosive Disorder and Disruptive Regulation Dysfunction Disorder. Thank you so much

FLAWLESS!!

by Priscilla McAllister
Everything I needed and more!! I cannot thank you enough!!

HELPFUL!!

by Marcus Folkes
Great Course Helped me Differentiate Dx with similar criteria. I only wish Dissociation was apart because i struggle with that.

by michele haynam
Thank you for this! I feel if I had taken this course 2 years ago I would haven been better at my job!!

by ross robertson

Thank you

by annette vetter
Thank you so much. That was invaluable. I do wish disassociation chapter was in there, but each chapter was extremely helpful.

Such a help

by Angela Therrien
Love this series. I found it so helpful. I learned a lot.

Fabulous!

by Krista Lacroix
Excellent, clear presentation of the basics of disorders and problems. This series helped me to zero in on the important, defining criteria of several diagnoses. The information in the video series helped me to learn the differences between similar diagnoses (IE: Bipolar I and Bipolar II), so I can ask better questions in session as well as (hopefully) ace my upcoming counselor license exam. For visual learners, this video series has excellent visual aides to help drive home the information. Audio learners are equally blessed by Dr. Carr's clear, concise explanations. Dr. Carr clearly cares about the field as well as her customers and peers. I had a little problem with one of the videos and reached out to Dr. Carr. She responded immediately and then went above and beyond to help me. (That's almost unheard of in today's business culture!) I highly recommend this video series as a valuable resource for new counselors as well as anyone studying for their counseling license exam!

Great information

by Natasha Tarrio
I really enjoyed the information given here by Dr. Carr! I really need this to pass my exam! Thank you Dr. Carr! Be blessed!

An Awesome Tool

by Rosalyn Dudley
"The Defining Line" course is an awesome tool to help distinguish between different diagnoses. I initially struggled with learning how to distinguish diagnoses that have similar characteristics; however, Dr. Carr has found a way to simplify learning the differences. I now feel that I am better prepared to take the NCMHCE. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone that is interested getting clarity in the DSM-5.

by sabrina bell

Very helpful

by Melena Saddler
I am in the process of preparing for my exam on June 12th of 2017 and needed a refresher as I've been out of school about 4 years. The DSM 5 came out right after I graduated therefore I wasn't familiar with the changes. This course allowed me to remember the differences between specific diagnoses while learning some new ones. I feel my confident deciding between plausible and differential diagnoses :)

Wonderful!

by Jennie Friedman
This course is my favorite! Dr. Carr does an exceptional job of breaking down the diagnoses found in the DSM- 5 that are closely linked to another and explains the differences in such a way that it is easy to understand. I loved especially the quizzes at the end of certain sections so I could easily test my knowledge and go back to any section that I feel I need to brush up on. The section on the SCHID's is my favorite!

by claudette burnett

Great Course!!!

by Ronak Rawal
Very Very informative