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Understanding Personality Disorders and the DSM-5

CE Credit: 3

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Length: 3 hours

This video was originally webcast on November 5, 2012 and is now available On-Demand.

In this workshop, the presenter will review empirical evidence for the clinical importance of personality pathology, describe problems with DSM-IV classification of personality disorders, present a number of alternative models with a specific focus on the most recent proposal from DSM-5 Personality and Personality Disorders Work Group. The proposed framework will be compared to the DSM-IV using clinical case material. The implications of the new proposal for clinical practice as well as future directions in empirical research will be discussed.

Learning Objective 1
Recognize alternative models for understanding personality disorders.

Learning Objective 2
Comprehend the empirical rationale for the DSM-5 personality disorder proposal.

Learning Objective 3
Apply the proposed DSM-5 model to clinical cases.

Presenter: Christopher J. Hopwood, Ph.D.

Dr. Hopwood is an assistant professor of clinical psychology at Michigan State University and licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Michigan. He received his PhD from Texas A&M University and completed his clinical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He has been active on research related to the classification of personality disorders for several years, and is currently an associate Editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders and the Journal of Personality Assessment.


Supplementary Materials

  • Rethinking Personality Pathology in the DSM-5
  • DSM Worksheets