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DSM 5: Integrating a Nursing Wellness Perspective

DSM 5: Integrating a Nursing Wellness Perspective

DSM 5: Integrating a Nursing Wellness Perspective

Dr Clare Steffen
Dr Clare Steffen

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Launch date: 16 Jun 2017
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Last updated: 22 Jun 2017

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This course will discuss the many diverse elements to mental health, the history, medical updates, studies to the complexity of human behaviours, mental disorders, cultural beliefs and developments including substance abuse, anxiety, obsessive compulsive, Neurodiversity, sleeping disorders, gender and the treatment/ diagnosis process.
This e-learning will analyse the medical public health HIPPA Act and Medicaid including worksheets for all disorders and studies for future developments. Several audios and videos have also been included incorporating articles and professionals perspectives on this vast chapter on mental health.


On completion for this course the learner will be able to:
1. Describe tools needed for diagnostics
2. Explain the dynamics of Pharmacology and Pathology in mental health nursing
3. Define Schizophrenia and its most challenging elements in mental health
4. Identify the connections to Neurodevelopment and Schizophrenia
5. Describe the techniques involved in the power of healing
6. Explain mood and Anxiety disorders looking into the treatment and diagnosis
7. Define Obsessive Compulsive disorder
8. Identify Native rituals, earth medicine and the psychosis of spiritual awakening
9. Understand Dissociative and Somatic Disorders
10. Illustrate the various types of Eating disorders in both children and adults.
11. Analyse Sleep and Insomnia disorders
12. Describe the different Genders and Sexual disorders including Impulse and Conduct disorders
13. Outline the psychology and Ethics for practitioners within standards of care and best practice
14. Define HIPPA and Managed care
15. Identify Early Onset Disorders and Cognitive Disorders
16. Explain Substance Use Disorder and its contributing factors.
17. Understand Addiction and patient effects such as Shame and Self Criticism
18. Analyse the Trait Theory and Personality Disorders
19. Characterise the Integration of Systems in Health Care
Dr Clare Steffen

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Dr Clare Steffen

For over twenty years, Clare E. Steffen, Ed.D., NCC, CADCII, ICADC has built a solid reputation as a licensed psychologist. For the past forty-five years, she has worked in the fields of psychology, substance use treatment and prevention, wellness, and education. Dr. Steffen is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II in Oregon and California, along with holding International Certification as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. She is a National Board Certified Counselor, and Board Certified Coach (life, wellness, and business). Clare has a second doctorate in Naturopathy as well as has certification as a Natural Health Professional, and Master Herbalist. Dr. Steffen performs lifestyle analysis, and incorporates a wellness perspective into psychological services provided. Clare has provided services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families and older adults and has worked in educational settings, clinics, hospitals, family courts, wellness centers, neuro-rehabilitation centers, VA clinics, Indian Health, and private practices.
Currently, Dr. Steffen is an adjunct professor at Northwest Christian University where she works in the Counseling and Mental Health (CMHC) Program and the Adult Degree Program (ADP). She teaches a variety of counseling and psychology course. She previously taught at the University of Oregon in the Substance Abuse Prevention Program, Western Oregon University in the Psychology Department, Pacific University in the Education Department, Sonoma State University in the Gerontology Program, and Saint Xavier University/Drake University in the Education and Psychology Departments, Alliant University Continuing Education, and Chico State Continuing Education. She worked at DeAnza and Foothill Colleges in the Gerontology Programs, Mt. View-Los Altos Adult Education, and Lane Community College as an academic advisor.
She has hosted her own radio talk show and has published books, articles and CD’s on health and wellness topics. In 2011, she became the Founding and Executive Director of Coaching Choice College (, which is committed to the development and training of life, wellness, and business coaches who are social entrepreneurs. The college also offers a continuing education program through She recently founded www.ce4counselors to provide continuing education to counselors.
Dr. Steffen is a psychologist, educator, published author, and public speaker. Her trustworthy reputation and unique insight and knowledge have made her many families choice as a therapist, trainer, and educator. She is currently bringing the message of emotional intelligence to the young people of Nepal and has formed a support program to provide global services. The messages of empowerment, emotional intelligence, and choice are a core value for services provided by Dr. Steffen.

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