The ASAM Criteria are still gonna be necessary for you to use, the book is called "The ASAM Criteria," to prepare to take the exam because you need to be able to say, with justification, where you would place an addict or a person with the presenting problem that they give you in the oral exam. So I can tell you for a fact that our board of examiners has made the leap, as of this year, if you are gonna take the oral exam, you need to use DSM-5. Some of the major differences between DSM-IV and DSM-5, we're gonna talk about in the next couple of slides, so I want you to pay attention to if you had in your mind, a case presentation and your clinical supervisor gave you the case and said, "Alright, present it back to me Grand Round style as if you were in a hospital, leaning over the patient, and the doctor says, 'Alright, give me this case." You have to go tic tic tic right down the line, give the demographic information and this patient presented with blah blah blah and these are the essential components as you would get out of ASAM Criteria, where they're at and how you would justify what's going on with them, when it gets down to the nitty gritty and you have to give that person a diagnosis, you're no longer gonna be using five axes, you're gonna be using a new style of DSM-5 and so prepare yourself if you're either gonna take the Gambling or the Drug and Alcohol written and let me just talk about the oral.
The oral exam, for sure, you need DSM-5, for the written, not so much, because the written exam is a national exam and it still focuses on DSM-IV. So you're good with the written, of course, study your brains out and contact myself and Denise E. if you want some tips on studying for those exams, because we've been there, done that and helped many interns do that. Also, start doing case presentations, if you're not already doing this, tell your supervisor, "I wanna do "case presentations DSM-5 style," and that wil definitely help you prepare for the oral exam. So what you see in front of you is the languages they're using for mental disorder and you're gonna hear the term disorder used much more now instead of illness or addiction, you're gonna hear the term disorder, in fact, let's go to the next slide. Addiction is now being referred to as Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders, so you have an SRAD instead of the old illness terminology and disease terminology, not saying that that terminology is wrong and can't still be used, I'm highlighting this because it's how you're gonna send your reports. You're gonna send reports to other professionals in other hospitals and other agencies.
You're gonna send reports to... - [Voiceover] And the court system - [Voiceover] to judges and probation officers and all the people that are involved in legal issues with your clients. And most of us have clients with legal issues. If there's hardly a one that Denise and I haven't come across that some member of the family has some experience with jail or prison. So if a report has to be sent to a legal person, it's up to us as clinicians in 2014, use proper terminology and to educate the judges, the probation officers, the lawyers about what is the proper terms that go with DSM-5 and what are the proper terms that go with the research. So I'm asking you to step up if you haven't already and familiarize yourself with the DSM-5. There's a couple of books that I highly recommend that go with the DSM-5, one of them is the "Pocket Guide to the DSM-5 Diagnostic Exam."