OPD-CA-2 Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis in Childhood and Adolescence: Theoretical Basis and User Manual 1st Edition
OPD-CA-2, the multiaxial diagnostic system for psychodynamically oriented psychiatrists and therapists, now for children and adolescents. Following the success of the Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis for Adults (OPD-2), this multiaxial diagnostic and classification system based on psychodynamic principles has now been adapted for children and adolescents by combining psychodynamic, developmental, and clinical psychiatric perspectives.
The OPD-CA-2 is based on four axes that are aligned with the new dimensional approach in the DSM-5: I = interpersonal relations, II = conflict, III = structure, and IV = prerequisites for treatment.
After an initial interview, the clinician (or researcher) can evaluate the patient s psychodynamics according to these axes to get a comprehensive psychodynamic view of the patient. Easy-to-use checklists and evaluation forms are provided. The set of tools and procedures the OPD-CA-2 manual provides have been widely used for assessing indications for therapy, treatment planning, and measuring change, as well as providing information for parental work.
- Hardcover: 334 pages
- Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing; 1 edition (May 31, 2017)
- Language: English