A Primer for ICD-10-CM Users: Psychological and Behavioral Conditions

Pages: 171
Item #: 4317336
ISBN: 978-1-4338-1709-0
List Price: $19.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $14.95
Copyright: 2014
Format: Spiral Bound
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The globalization of psychology is already in full effect in the United States as psychologists find themselves treating clients of varying nationalities and cultural backgrounds. The World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases (ICD) has been a major factor in the creation of international standards for diagnosis and is already used in many medical practices throughout the country, yet it has not been fully integrated into mental healthcare system.

As such, this book provides psychologists with a brief yet thorough overview of the tenth edition of the ICD with clinical modifications for the US (ICD-10-CM) and will prepare them for its increased prevalence.

Readers will come away with an understanding of the history and rationale behind this system of diagnosis, and they will learn how to integrate the coding system and its nuances into their everyday practices. They will also be prepared for upcoming revisions to the ICD-10-CM and the eventual transition to the ICD-11 that will change how psychologists do business.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. Overview of the ICD
  3. The ICD-10-CM
  4. Strengths and Limitations of Diagnostic Classification
  5. Preview of the ICD-11

Appendix: ICD-10-CM Codes for Mental, Behavioral, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Glossary of Abbreviations



About the Author

Author Bio

Carol D. Goodheart, EdD, is in independent practice in Princeton, New Jersey, and is past president of APA. Her career integrates practice, scholarship, and service to psychology.

Dr. Goodheart works at the intersection of physical and mental health, practice and science, humanism and scholarship.

Before becoming a psychologist, Dr. Goodheart trained as a nurse. She worked in urban emergency medicine and intensive care, as well as rural public health on two Native American reservations. She earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from Rutgers University, and she specializes in the treatment of individuals, couples, and families coping with physical diseases or disabilities.

In addition to her practice, she has served at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology in a number of roles: clinical supervisor, contributing faculty, and committee on continuing education.

She is a founding partner of two organizations: PsychHealth, PA, a multi-specialty mental health practice offering treatment services, program design, and consultation, primarily in health psychology; and W2W, LLC, dedicated to the development and dissemination of materials designed to build strengths, promote health, and enhance quality of life for women.

Reviews & Awards

For its accessible treatment, useful introduction, and informed coverage of the practices and principles of the ICD-10-CM, Goodheart's book should be on the desks of clinicians throughout the nation. For those practitioners anxious to effect the changeover to ICD-10-CM, this pithy primer is just what the doctor ordered.

This book provides a simple yet informative introduction to ICD. It will be enlightening to many U.S. practitioners unaware of the usefulness of ICD beyond medical billing. It is well worth reading.
—Doody's Review Service