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EP13 Point/Counter Point 05 - The DSM-V Proposal For Personality Disorders Classification - Otto Kernberg, MD

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Point/Counterpoint Sessions |  Personality Disorders |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2013
Otto Kernberg, MD |  David Barlow, PhD |  Richard Landis, PhD
1 Hour 20 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2013
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Dr. Kernberg proposes that the DSM-V proposal is a helpful advance in the understanding of personality disorders, in spite of internal inconsistencies in its “hybrid model” basis. At the bottom, the psychiatric research community is struggling with a lack of an integrated conception of the development and structure of the personality.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Approach in new ways the relations between neurobiological, symbolic-intentional, and behavioral structures.
  2. Search for underlying dynamic organization of descriptive personality traits.
  3. Re-evaluate trait theory and process theory regarding the components of personality.

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Otto Kernberg, MD's Profile

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Otto Kernberg, MD, is a psychoanalyst and professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is most widely known for his psychoanalytic theories on borderline personality organization and narcissistic pathology. Director of the Personality Disorders Institute at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Kernberg is a Past-President of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He is also Training and Supervising Analyst of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Dr. Kernberg is the author of twelve books and co-author of twelve others. His most recent books are Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality: Focusing on Object Relations and Handbook of Dynamic Psychotherapy for Higher Level Personality Pathology.

David Barlow, PhD's Profile

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Professor of Psychology, Research Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Clinical Training Programs, and Director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. Editor of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and maintains a private practice. Dr. Barlow has published over 500 articles, chapters and books. He is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the C. Charles Burlingame Award from the Institute for Living.

Richard Landis, PhD's Profile

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Richard Landis, PhD, is a clinical and medical psychologist, international trainer and author. He is the Executive Editor for the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter, the Director of Training for the Southern California Society for Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis and Clinical Director of the Ericksonian Integrative Medical Institute of Orange County. He is board certified in traumatology, and holds diplomate status in the areas of integrated medicine, behavioral medicine, and psychopharmacology.