Dear friends and colleagues,

the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2) (here), edited by Vittorio Lingiardi (here the interviewand Nancy McWIlliams is, at this time, an affirmed diagnostic reality. 

Published in 2017 in USA (Guilford Press) and in Italy in 2018 (Raffaello Cortina) it is currently being translated in many countries around the world.

In addition to the most important Sponsoring Organizations who supported the Manual (American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry; American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work; American Psychoanalytic Association; Association Européenne de Psychopathologie de l’Enfant et de l’Adolescent; Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies; Division of Psychoanalysis (39) American Psychological Association; International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy; International Psychoanalytical Association; International Society of Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology), the PDM-2 had the chance to count on IGAPSYD, the Italian Group for the diffusion and development of psychodynamic diagnosis, that you can better know by browsing this website.

The publication of the PDM-2 has been the opportunity to promote several international congresses: in US, in June 2018, at the New School for Social Research, Dept. of Psychology of New York (here)in March 2018 at the lecture hall in the University of Rome, “Sapienza”, and at the lecture hall of the University of Milan.

An important and valuable initiative has been, also, the publication of a Special Issue of Psychoanalytic Psychology on the PDM-2, edited by Vittorio Lingiardi and Nancy McWilliams.

Compared to the previous edition, the PDM-2 is more empirically and clinically grounded and pays particular attention both to the use of assessment tools and to the development of case formulations within the life cycle. For these reasons it is closer to the needs of clinicians and researchers.

As you know, the manual is divided into 6 Sections. Each task force involves the participation of a group of experienced contributors and consultants.

The structural innovations are numerous. Between these: the division into age group:

  • Infancy (0-3)
  • Children (4-11)
  • Adolescents (age 12-18)
  • Adults
  • Elderly

In addition to the five diagnostic chapters, the PDM-2, included two new important sections:

  •  Assessment within the PDM-2 Framework
  •  Clinical Illustrations and PDM-2 Profiles

And a section containing all the Psychodiagnostic Charts (PDC-2 Adults, PDC-A Adolescents, PDC-C Childhood, PDC-IEC Early Childhood, PDC-E Elderly):

  • Appendix. Psychodiagnostic Charts (PDCs)

Moreover, the wide final section (about 450 pages), dedicated in the previous edition to the “Conceptual and Research Foundations for a Psychodynamically Based Classification System for Mental Health Disorders”, was eliminated and replaced by a basic and easily available bibliography of publications.

And now, some few words about this site. Strongly needed by Vittorio Lingiardi and Franco Del Corno, IGAPSYD aims to be a dialogue window with all the people (students, colleagues, professionals, experts) interested in promoting dynamic psychology in Italy. In this sense, as you can see by browsing in it, we will include information and recommendations about many issues that have been engaging us in the field of diagnosis and research for years.
The site will also contain posts, reviews and reports of books and conferences relevant for the scientific debate.

We wish to all a good luck with your work,

Vittorio Lingiardi and Franco Del Corno 

 

NEWS

  • RESEARCH GRANT PDM-2
    Winners list
  • APA-SPECIAL ISSUE SUL PDM-2 PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOLOGY
    Check this link to see the complete index of dedicated PDM edition
  • CONVERSATION BETWEEN VITTORIO LINGIARDI AND NANCY MCWILLIAMS  – VIDEO
    Click to watch the conversation between Vittorio Lingiardi and Nancy McWilliams about PDM-2

NEWS

  • RESEARCH GRANT PDM-2
    Winners list
  • APA-SPECIAL ISSUE SUL PDM-2 PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOLOGY
    Check this link to see the complete index of dedicated PDM edition
  • CONVERSATION BETWEEN VITTORIO LINGIARDI AND NANCY MCWILLIAMS  – VIDEO
    Click to watch the conversation between Vittorio Lingiardi and Nancy McWilliams about PDM-2
  • IL PDM-2: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
    Aosta, 7th July 2018

Dear friends and colleagues,

as you know, in June 2017, in USA, the new edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2), edited by Vittorio Lingiardi (here the interviewand Nancy McWIlliams is published (here) by The Guilford Press. The italian publisher is Raffaello Cortina in Italy (available from 20th March 2018).

Other sponsoring organizations are: American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry; American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work; American Psychoanalytic Association; Association Européenne de Psychopathologie de l’Enfant et de l’Adolescent; Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies; Division of Psychoanalysis (39) American Psychological Association; International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy; International Psychoanalytical Association; International Society of Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology.

The new manual is divided into 6 Sections. Each task force involves the participation of a group of experienced contributors and consultants.

The great ferment around the topic of diagnosis has always attracted scientific and clinical commitments, and that’s why we have catalyzed our interest in the PDM, particularly after the publication, in 2013, of the DSM-5. In June 2017, a PDM-2 conference was organized in collaboration with the New School for Social Research: Dept. of Psychology of New York, USA, to present the new edition of the manual (here). To celebrate the publication of the Manual’s Italian translation, we organized two conferences: 23 March (Aula Magna Rettorato Sapienza University of Rome) and 24 March (Aula Magna university of Milan). Moreover, another important initiative is the publication (hopefully, in July 2018) of a Special Issue of Psychoanalytic Psychology on the PDM-2, edited by Vittorio Lingiardi and Nancy McWilliams.

Compared to the previous edition, the PDM-2 is more empirically and clinically grounded and pays particular attention to the use of assessment tools and to the development of case formulations within the life cycle. Also for these reasons it is closer to the needs of the clinical and researchers.

The structural innovations are numerous. There are the five diagnostic chapters, each dedicated to an age group:

  • Infancy (0-3)
  • Children (4-11)
  • Adolescents (age 12-18)
  • Adults
  • Elderly

In addition to the five diagnostic chapters, the PDM-2, included two new important sections:

  •  Assessment within the PDM-2 Framework
  •  Clinical Illustrations and PDM-2 Profiles

And a section containing all the Psychodiagnostic Charts (PDC-2 Adults, PDC-A Adolescents, PDC-C Childhood, PDC-IEC Early Childhood, PDC-E Elderly):

  • Appendix. Psychodiagnostic Charts (PDCs)

Moreover, the wide final section (about 450 pages), dedicated in the previous edition to the “Conceptual and Research Foundations for a Psychodynamically Based Classification System for Mental Health Disorders”, was eliminated and replaced by a basic and easily available bibliography of publications.

This site, product for the willingness of Vittorio Lingiardi and Franco Del Corno, also aims to be a dialog window with all the people (students, colleagues, professionals) interested in the advancement of dynamic psychology in Italy. In this sense, as you can see by browsing in it, we will include information and recommendations on many issues that, for years, engages us in the field of diagnosis and research.

The site will also contain reviews and recommendations of books and conferences significant to the scientific debate.

To all: good luck with your work,

Vittorio Lingiardi e Franco Del Corno