Psychological assessment with the DSM-5 alternative model for personality disorders: Tradition and innovation

Mark H. Waugh, Christopher J. Hopwood, Robert F. Krueger, Leslie C. Morey, Aaron L. Pincus, Aidan G.C. Wright

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Abstract

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) Section III Alternative Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD; APA, 2013) represents an innovative system for simultaneous psychiatric classification and psychological assessment of personality disorders (PD). The AMPD combines major paradigms of personality assessment and provides an original, heuristic, flexible, and practical framework that enriches clinical thinking and practice. Origins, emerging research, and clinical application of the AMPD for diagnosis and psychological assessment are reviewed. The AMPD integrates assessment and research traditions, facilitates case conceptualization, is easy to learn and use, and assists in providing patient feedback. New as well as existing tests and psychometric methods may be used to operationalize the AMPD for clinical assessments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-89
Number of pages11
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

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