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DC:0–5™ Manual and Training

Apr 12, 2018

ZERO TO THREE is proud to announce the release of DC:0–5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood and official DC:0–5™ Training for advanced infant and early childhood mental health professionals.

In 1994, ZERO TO THREE published its groundbreaking manual, DC:0–3 Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood. The first developmentally based system for diagnosing mental health and developmental disorders in infants and toddlers, this critically important guide quickly became an indispensable resource for mental health clinicians, counselors, physicians, early interventionists, educators, and researchers, and established ZERO TO THREE as a leading authority in the field of infant mental health.

DC:0–5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood captures new findings relevant to diagnosis in young children and addresses unresolved issues in the field. DC:0–5™ enhances the professional’s ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental health problems in the earliest years by identifying and describing disorders not addressed in other classification systems and by pointing the way to effective intervention approaches.

Individuals across disciplines will find DC:0-5™ to be an essential guide to evaluation and treatment planning with infants, young children, and their families, in a wide range of settings.

What’s New in DC:0–5™?

  • Includes disorders occurring in children from birth through 5 years old

    • Criteria extended to younger ages when appropriate, including, in some cases, to the first year of life
    • Introduces discussion of several new disorders, including:
  • Relationship-Specific Disorder of Early Childhood

  • Dysregulated Anger and Aggression Disorder of Early Childhood

  • Atypical Social-Communication Emergent Neurodevelopmental Disorder

    • Retains the multi-axial system, allowing optimal consideration of context in assessment and diagnosis; most axes revised substantially

Sneak a Peek of the DC:0–5™ Manual

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DC:0–5™ Training

The new DC:0–5 and associated ZERO TO THREE DC:0–5 Training build on the powerful legacy of the DC:0-3 using the latest scientific findings and clinical research. ZERO TO THREE is the only official training provider for DC:0–5. The curricula has been designed to meet the needs and interests of multiple audiences through a variety of modalities consistent with the content and approach of DC:0-5.

Currently there are three main categories of DC:0-5 Training Offerings:

  • Official DC:0-5 Training
  • DC:0-5 Seminars/Overview Trainings
  • DC:0-5 Faculty Teaching Resource

Find out more below! The training calendar fills up fast, so make your plans today.

Continuing Education credits (CEs) are available for ZERO TO THREE training programs.

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