Fall is here and with it come some important changes for counseling professionals. As of October 1, ICD-10 is now being used in the United States! This is a huge change in how professional counselors do diagnostic coding for insurance companies. It has been many years in the making and finally now implemented.
With this major transition, it has left numerous providers asking many questions. It is essential that all our NVLPC members are knowledgeable with the changes, how they affect practice, and how ICD-10 differs from DSM-5. Its importance is so great that we have decided that it will be the topic for the 2015 Fall Workshop and Mini-Expo! Presenting on the changes caused by ICD-10 will be Dr. Gary Gintner, who was the 2007-2008 President of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and is currently a member of the Global Clinical Practice Network of the World Health Organization. Check out our event and registration page for more information on what Dr. Gintner will be presenting for NVLPC.
Although we normally have our ethics workshop in the Fall, with the importance of ICD-10 starting in October, ethics will be held in the Spring this year.
I hope to see everyone at the Fall Workshop and Mini-Expo on November 6!