Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

DSM-5-TR Updates: Revisions that Impact the CA Licensure Exam

  • 02/23/2023
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Online Via Zoom


  • LA-CAMFT Members (Login Required)
  • Other CAMFT Chapter Members (Must enter name of chapter)
  • Non-Members

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LA-CAMFT 3000 Club


DSM-5-TR Updates:
Revisions that Impact
the CA Licensure Exam

Thursday, February 23, 2023
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

FREE Registration

Via Zoom

DSM-5-TR Updates:
Revisions that Impact the CA Licensure Exam

Keonna Robinson, LMFT

In April 2022, the APA released the DSM-5-TR reflecting diagnosis updates based on new clinical research, and in January 2023, the CA Clinical Exam (CCE) will begin to reflect those revisions. We want you to feel ready! This workshop will briefly highlight changes to widely used diagnostic criteria and cover the newest diagnosis added, Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD).

Learning objectives
  1. Diagnoses updates including PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar I & II, and more!
  2. Diagnosis titles to watch out for on the CA Clinical Exam
  3. Diagnosing PGD from MDD
  4. Culturally sensitive language added to promote inclusivity and reduce stigma.

As a native of Northern California, Keonna Robinson, LMFT, moved to Los Angeles in 2013 to pursue her calling as a therapist. After graduating from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy, she went right to work as a Short Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP) therapist in an all-male adolescent facility. There she earned county-wide recognition from DMH for quality and comprehensive care. After years of supporting at-risk youth in transitional care, she continued her passion as a school and community-based clinician in the San Fernando Valley supporting elementary and high school bilingual students and their families to cope with the stressors of grief and trauma. From there, she joined 2 private practice groups and became a clinical trainer at a psychiatric hospital in south LA. It was her mission to better equip physicians, nurses, social workers, and therapists with the tools needed to provide sound and effective clinical care that avoids over and misdiagnosis of minorities.

Currently, she is a Clinical Trainer for a community-based mental health agency providing state and county-required clinical and crisis management training to direct-care providers. She serves as a mentor within the Adjunct Mentoring Program and Assistant Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology teaching courses on Crisis and Recovery in Community Mental Health. Keonna is the founder and co-owner of LA-based private practice, P.E.A.C.E. Wellness Collective providing grief and loss therapy to individuals and couples of color. She is also the co-chair and presiding chair of LA-CAMFT's Therapists of Color Mentorship (TOC) Program and serves as an active mentor within the program. In 2023, she will begin her service as a member of the Board of Directors for LA-CAMFT.

Her passion to support trainees and associates in their journey toward licensure stems from her desire to make an impact that will create a more inclusive and community-filled atmosphere. Her unique and relatable training style aims to “ensure that anyone seeking to enter this field does so with adequate support that helps nurture their confidence as a therapist.”

For more information, contact Tyana Tavakol. 

Prelicensed Associates and Students, Trainees, Associates, Interns, Newly Licensed Therapists, LA-CAMFT Members and Non-Members.

Event Details: 
Thursday, February 23, 2023, 6:30-7:30 pm

Where: Online Via Zoom

No Charge

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