Seton Hall University

The Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy to Host 15th Annual Supervision Conference  

The Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy will be holding their 15th Annual Supervision Conference on October 25, 2013 from 9:00am-3:00pm in the Jubilee Hall Auditorium. 

This year's conference features a workshop with Dr. Jerome C. Wakefield which will provide a critical overview of the DSM 5, highlighting key changes, controversies, and conceptual developments. The DSM-5’s many changes have triggered an unprecedented level of controversy about the correct way to understand our clients' problems, and about the boundary between clinical disorder and normal human suffering. After reviewing the nature and goals of the DSM system and of the DSM-5 revision, the workshop will provide a systematic critical overview of the major changes to appear in DSM-5 and their implications. There will also be a review of the relation of the DSM-5 to the ICD and the changes in coding coming in 2014. This workshop provides 5 clock hours of Continuing Education for LMFTs, LPCs, LCADCs, and LCSWs. 

Registration is $75 for professionals and $20 for students. Registration is free for PPFT students. Those wishing to register should contact Kristen Wesbecher.

Jerome Wakefield, Ph.D., DSW, LCSW

Jerome C. Wakefield, PhD, DSW, LCSW, is Professor of Social Work, Professor of Psychiatry, and Affiliate Professor of Bioethics, at New York University. The author of over 200 scholarly articles, his recent research has focused on the relationship between depression and grief, evaluation of the validity of proposed DSM-5 changes to diagnostic criteria, and clarification of the boundary between normal distress and mental disorder. His work has been featured in many media outlets, including NPR, The New York Times, and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Dr. Wakefield is coauthor (with Allan Horwitz) of “The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder” (Oxford 2007), named best psychology book of 2007 by the Association of Professional and Scholarly Publishers, and “All We Have to Fear: How Psychiatry Transforms Natural Fear into Mental Disorder” (Oxford 2012). He is currently completing a book on Freud’s case history of Little Hans and its significance in the history of psychoanalysis, to be published by Routledge. 

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For more information, please contact:

  • Kristen Wesbecher
  • (973) 275-2196