DSM-5 & Cultural Formulation Interview:
Considerations for Assessment with Latinx Communities
Presented by: Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, MD
The field of mental health is in a constant revision and evolution of its understanding of wellbeing and illness. In 2013, the APA released the DSM-5, which included updates to the understanding of some conditions and illnesses, as well as the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI), a standardized method for cultural assessment for use in mental health practice.
In this webinar, participants will learn about the development and use of the CFI. Dr. Lewis Fernandez will share his experience and reflections on his participation in the process of developing these instruments and changes as well as the ways in which the use of this method can support assessment when working with Latinx communities.