The operationalized psychodynamic diagnostics system. Clinical relevance, reliability and validity

Von Der Tann, Mattias and Cierpka, Manfred and Grande, Tilman and Rudolf, Gerd and Stasch, Michael (2007) The operationalized psychodynamic diagnostics system. Clinical relevance, reliability and validity. Psychopathology, 40 (4). pp. 209-220. ISSN 0254-4962 Full text available

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In this paper, we present a multiaxial system for psychodynamic diagnosis, which has attained wide usage in Germany in the last 10 years. First we will discuss the 4 operationalized psychodynamic diagnostics (OPD) axes: illness experience and treatment assumptions, relationships, mental conflicts, and structure, then clinical applications will be outlined. Focus psychodynamic formulations can be employed both with inpatients and with outpatients. Studies show good reliability in a research context and acceptable reliability for clinical purposes. Validity will be separately summarized as content, criterion, and construct validity. Validity studies indicate good validity for the individual axes. Numerous studies on the OPD indicate areas of possible improvement, for example for clinical purposes the OPD should be more practically formulated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnostics, Psychoanalytic Constructs, Diagnostic Reliability
Department/People: Adult and Forensic Services
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2009 16:11
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 16:19
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/171

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