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Forensic applications of the International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE)

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The International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE) is a semi-structured clinical interview developed to assess the personality disorder presentations described in section II of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder 5th Edition (DSM-5) and the International Classification of Diseases 11th Edition (ICD-11). Personality disorder assessment is an important undertaking in forensic and other settings, for example, to clarify diagnosis and co-morbidity, to formulate the association between mental health needs and harmful behaviour, and to justify specific treatment and management pathways within the criminal justice and forensic mental health systems.

This two-day workshop will provide those attending with training in the administration and applications of the IPDE. It will begin with a review of key issues in the assessment and diagnosis of personality disorder, including a review of the alternative model for classifying and assessing personality disorder described in section III of the DSM-5 (AMPD) and the proposed revisions to personality disorder in ICD-11. The IPDE will be examined in detail – please bring your copy of the manual or purchase one with your registration – and case studies will be used to illustrate important points about different (and differential) diagnoses and potential problems in their individual assessment and measurement. The use of the IPDE as opposed to other methods of assessing personality dysfunction will be discussed. The application of IPDE findings to a formulation about personality functioning and its relevance to treatment and harmful behaviour will also be considered, as well as clinical interviewing skills relevant to the assessment of personality pathology.

The IPDE is a complex clinical tool. Therefore, this course is suitable for experienced mental health practitioners who have a good understanding and working knowledge of personality disorder and the DSM-5 or ICD-11 classification systems. Using the IPDE competently assumes training and experience in making psychiatric diagnoses. The training is therefore most suitable for experienced psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and those with comparable training who are capable of making independent psychiatric diagnoses without semi-structured interviews. Therefore, this training is not suitable for clinicians in the early phase of their training or by research assistants, or medical or graduate students.

Location London
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 19 Mar 2020
Venue Address Hilton London Kensington Hotel, 179 – 199 Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UL
Amount £599
Organiser Stanton Psychological Services
Contact No. 01355 244966
Keywords Psychological, Psychology
Regions Greater London


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