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DSM-5-TR: Updates & Practical Applications for Mental Health Professionals

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When: Friday, September 16, 2022

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where: Miller Room, Miller Education Center, MTSU AND Live Stream

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MTSU Alum/Faculty/Staff $25
MTSU Student $5
MTSU Non-student $15
Professional $35
Virtual $35



The DSM-5-TR (Text Revision) was released in early 2022 and contains new disorders and updates to previously established disorders. Also addressed is how culture, racism and discrimination should be incorporated into the diagnostic process. This two-hour presentation will provide an overview of these changes and provide participants with the opportunity to hone their diagnostic skills by applying a diagnostic decision-making approach to real-world cases.


Objectives include:

1. Learn about the primary changes that have been made pertaining to select DSM diagnoses.

2. Learn how the DSM-5-TR has incorporated information pertaining to culture, racism and discrimination with respect to diagnoses & diagnostic decision-making.

3. Hone diagnostic skills by applying a diagnostic decision-making approach to cases.



Dr. Christopher J. Quarto, (He, Him, His; is a Professor in the MTSU Professional Counseling Program. He earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. Prior to joining the Professional Counseling faculty, Dr. Quarto worked in Michigan and Wisconsin as a clinical mental health counselor and private practice psychologist, respectively. He worked closely with school personnel and physicians concerning children, adolescents and adults who exhibited a variety of educational and psychological disorders. He is a licensed psychologist (HSP) and licensed professional counselor (Michigan) and has a part-time private practice in which he provides counseling services to adults as well as psychological testing services to individuals of all ages. Dr. Quarto is a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) and completed an addiction counseling certificate program through Montana State University’s Extended University. He is past president of the Tennessee Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Quarto was awarded the 2007 – 2008 MTSU College of Education and Behavioral Science Teaching Award, University College 2012 Distinguished Educator in Distance Education Award and 2019 Charles Thompson Counselor Educator of the Year Award by the Tennessee Association of Counselor Education & Supervision. He has hosted podcasts pertaining to professional issues for professional counselors and other mental health professionals. Dr. Quarto’s research interests include telemental health and counselor development and supervision.


Continuing Education:

Participants will earn two (2) clock hours of continuing education.

The MTSU Professional Counseling Program is a National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP No. 4216), which allows all events to be approved to earn continuing education credits designed to meet requirements for professional licensure and/or certifications. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. As an ACEP, the MTSU Professional Counseling Program is solely responsible for programming, including the awarding of NBCC credit.

For questions, please contact Dr. Robin Lee at