The Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM) and the PDM-2: opportunities to significantly affect the profession
Huprich, Steven K.
Bornstein, Robert F.
Gordon, Robert M.
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Steven K. Huprich Ph.D., Nancy McWilliams Ph.D., Vittorio Lingiardi M.D., Robert F. Bornstein Ph.D., Francesco Gazzillo Ph.D. & Robert M. Gordon Ph.D., ABPP (2015) The Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM) and the PDM-2: Opportunities to Significantly Affect the Profession, Psychoanalytic Inquiry: A Topical Journal for Mental Health Professionals, 35:sup1, 60-73, DOI: 10.1080/07351690.2015.987594
In this article, we discuss the development of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM) and its upcoming revision, the PDM-2. We describe the processes by which the PDM-2 is being developed and highlight important differences across both editions. At the same time, we emphasize the value of assessing internalized experience and how that can be of use toward the diagnostic assessment process.
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