Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 Disorders: Administration of the NetSCID and incorporating the SCID-5 Clinician Version

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Date: 24th to 25th January 2018

Course Summary:

Training focus

The training will take delegates through the procedure regarding how DSM-V diagnoses are made across the following core sets of diagnoses; mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, psychosis, and substance use, with a view to training in the administration of the NetSCID-5 and SCID-5-CV clinical assessments.  It will also illustrate the advantages of using a computerised version (the NetSCID) for making diagnoses using a structured system.

This is the first training course that introduces the web-based "gold standard" version of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 Disorders - The NetSCID-5 Clinician Version. The NetSCID-5 is the first and only web-based and fully computerised version of the SCID-5.  

Training expectations

The course is not a replacement for existing experience in mental health.  The course is for delegates who already have training in mental health.  It is an administration course focusing on how to complete structured diagnoses using the NetSCID-5 and SCID-5-CV.  Please contact tiofp@tiofp.com if you have any queries about attendance.  It is, however, possible to attend as an in-training clinician for CPD and not for diagnostic making purposes but this must be indicated to tiofp@tiofp.com at the time of booking as CPD only places are limited and carry stipulations of expectations post the event.

Pre-course requirements

For the purposes of this course, there are four pre-course requirements: 

  • That delegates have worked with clients from at least two of the core areas of classification, i.e. mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, Substance use disorders, Psychosis.  This will simply allow you to bring your own experience to the course and comment on any applications in practice.
  • Go to www.telesage.com and read the validation paper for the NetSCID-5
  • Go to www.telesage.com and review the NetSCID-5 User Guide
  • Purchase a training version of the NetSCID-5 for £50 British Pounds by emailing netscid@telesage.com and familiarise yourself with the NetSCID-5 to the extent possible.  You must send confirmation of your booking to the NetSCID team to access this training version at this reduced cost; it is only available for booked and attending delegates.

Background to the NetSCID development

The NetSCID was developed in consultation with Dr. Michael First, the author of the SCID-5, and is fully licensed by the American Psychiatric Association. The NetSCID-5 offers complete data parity and strictly follows the text of the SCID-5. All branching and calculations are completed automatically, which significantly reduces administration time, interviewer burden, and diagnostic errors. Easily accessed using any internet-connected device, the NetSCID-5 is compatible with desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Interview data is immediately available to populate reports or can be downloaded via a standard tab-delimited text file and imported into any statistical package. TeleSage, Inc. ensures the privacy and confidentiality of participant data using a rigorous set of procedures. Patient de-identified NetSCID data are stored on a Secured Socket Layer (SSL) HIPAA-compliant web server, encrypted at rest with geo-redundant data backup on separate HIPAA-compliant databases. For the past six years its predecessor, the NetSCID-IV, had over 12,000 successful administrations.

All of the NetSCID-5 versions: Research, Clinician, and Personality Disorders Versions are available through TeleSage, Inc. In this course we will focus training delegates on the use of the Clinician Version and not the Research Version or Personality Disorder version (the latter is captured within another TIOFP event training in the IPDE: International Personality Disorder Examination, which attends also to the NetSCID PD version). 

Trainers: The event will include senior clinicians with considerable experience in administration of the SCID-5. It will include Professor Jane L Ireland, Dr Carol Ireland and Dr Lis Hansen. Collectively they have over 40 years experience in working with complex presentations within psychiatric care. Dr Carol Ireland currently works in the area of emerging mental health challenges. Professor Jane L. Ireland continues to work in a high secure psychiatric facility as a principal clinician. Dr Lis Hansen works within medium and high secure psychiatric care as a senior clinician, playing a lead role with complex psychiatric presentations and diagnosis.

Course materials: Sufficient materials are provided for all attendees to complete this event. A certificate of attendance will be provided to all those who successfully attend all aspects of the course. There is no requirement to purchase manuals for the training. Delegates are referred to the pre-course requirements listed earlier.

Venue: CCATS, 3 Lockwood Ave, Poulton-le-Fylde FY6 7AB. The course is non-residential. There are hotels close to the venue and joining instructions include all of the required information to book accommodation if required. The training costs do not include accommodation.

Who can attend: The course is available for Psychiatrists and for Registered Psychologists (who hold a current practicing certificate with the HCPC). Registered Psychologists who wish to complete this training must be a Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist with evidenced experience (including practical) in working in mental health. Delegates must provide their HCPC/RCP membership number on booking. Arrangements for those in training and other professionals can be made, although it must be noted that such individuals can attend for CPD only. They will not be qualified to conduct mental health assessments. The expectations for all delegates post training to allow them to use the materials taught clinically will be outlined.

Cost: £440.00 + VAT(88.00) = £528.00

Please complete the booking online. Payment secures a place. A refund for any places secured can only be given before 20th December 2017.

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Specialist Areas

We cover the following areas in detail

  • Forensic Risk Assessment
  • WAIS
  • J-SOAP
  • HCR-20
  • Aggression Intervention
  • Working with Personality Disorder
  • Assessment and Understanding of Psychopathy
  • Personality Disorder
  • SVR-20
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Working with Sexual Offenders
  • Forensic Therapies


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