DC 0-5 Clinical Training

The Division of Mental Health, in collaboration with the Governor's Office of Infant and Early Childhood Education, are happy to announce the "DC:0-5 Clinical Training Initiative". This initiative is being rolled out in support of the 2020 changes to the Education and Workforce Equity Act. This Act requires that beginning July 1, 2022, if necessary to provide a diagnostic code for behavioral health services for children ages 5 and under, providers shall utilize a developmentally appropriate and age-appropriate diagnostic assessment system for diagnosis and treatment planning (such as the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood-Revised [DC:0-5]).

The clinical training for the DC:0-5 is a three day, five hour per day course that will utilize a virtual learning platform and provide free Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the following titles: Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

To better understand the training capacity needs to support Community Mental Health Centers in utilizing the DC:0-5 we would like to ask your staff to complete this survey.

Once we have received responses to the survey, we will follow up with a training schedule and additional information on how to register for the WebEx Events. Thank you in advance for your interest in providing mental health services to our youngest most vulnerable population in Illinois.