Introduction to the Special Issue on the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, 2nd Edition (Pdm-2): The Pdm: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Authors

  • Vittorio LINGIARDI Scuola di Specializzazione in Psicologia Clinica
  • Nancy MCWILLIAMS Rutgers University, New Jersey

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24234/miopap.v18i2.377

Keywords:

Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, diagnosis, clinical utility

Abstract

In this introductory essay, we review the development of the second edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual. We place the first edition in historical context and note the main responses and critiques of professional colleagues to its publication. We then outline the developing process of this second, comprehensively revised edition. Finally, we preview the contributions to this Special Issue. Overall, we emphasize the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual’s innovative diagnostic framework, designed to assess the depth as well as the surface of patients’ emotional, cognitive, interpersonal, and social patterns and to foster in the field an integration between nomothetic understanding and the idiographic knowledge useful for case formulation and treatment planning.

Author Biographies

Vittorio LINGIARDI, Scuola di Specializzazione in Psicologia Clinica

Professore Ordinario (Psicologia Dinamica, M-PSI/07) Direttore II Scuola di Specializzazione in Psicologia Clinica

Nancy MCWILLIAMS, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Ph.D., ABPP., is a Visiting Full Professor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University

References

Barthes, R. (1980). Camera Lucida. Reflections on photography. New York, NY: Hill and Wang.

Bornstein, R. (2018). From symptom to process: Case formulation, clinical utility, and PDM-2. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35, 351–356. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pap0000191

Colli, A., Gentile, D., Condino, V., & Lingiardi, V. (2017). Assessing alliance ruptures and resolutions: Reliability and validity of the Collaborative Interactions Scale-revised version. Psychotherapy Research. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10503307.2017.1414331

Del Corno, F., & Kiosses, D. N. (2018). The PDM-2 perspective on later life. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35, 346 –350. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pap0000190

Drescher, J., & Fors, M. (2018). An appreciation and critique of PDM-2’s focus on minority stress through the case of Frank. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35, 357–362. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pap0000199

Eagle, M. N., & Wolitzky, D. L. (2011). Systematic empirical research versus clinical case studies: A valid antagonism? Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 59, 791– 818. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003065111416652

Frances, A. (2018). Commentary on the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, 2nd Edition: The PDM-2 as an effort to enhance the psychiatric diagnosis. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35, 296–298. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pap0000189

Freud, S. (1933). New introductory lectures on psycho-analysis. Standard Edition, 22, 3–182.

Hilsenroth, M., Katz, M., & Tanzilli, A. (2018). Psychotherapy research and the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35, 320–327. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pap0000207

Hoffman, I. Z. (2009). Doublethinking our way to “scientific” legitimacy: The desiccation of human experience. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 57, 1043–1069. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003065109343925

Jaspers, K. (1913). Allgemeine Psychopathologie [General Psychopathology]. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag. (Tr. Eng. Johns Hopkins University Press, Reprint ed., November 1997).

Jurist, E. (2018). A concluding commentary on the special issue on the PDM-2: Celebration and future hopes (plus a few anxieties). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35, 363–366. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pap0000202

Kernberg, O. F. (2018). Commentary on the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, 2nd Edition: What does the PDM-2 add to the current diagnostic panorama? Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35, 294–295. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pap0000208

Kris, E. (1962). Decline and recovery in the life of a three-year-old. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 17, 175–215. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00797308.1962.11822845

Lingiardi, V., Colli, A., & Muzi, L. (2018). A clinically useful assessment of patients’ (and therapists’) mental functioning: M-Axis implications for the therapeutic alliance. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35, 306–314. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pap0000200

Lingiardi, V., & McWilliams, N. (2015). The Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual - 2nd Edition (PDM-2). World Psychiatry, 14, 237–239. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wps.20233

Malone, J. C., Piacentini, E., & Speranza, M. (2018). Reclaiming the developmental lens for adolescent formulation and diagnosis: Application of the PDM-2 to clinical cases. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35, 339–345. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pap0000194

McWilliams, N., Grenyer, B. F. S., & Shedler, J. (2018). Personality in the PDM-2: Controversial issues. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35, 299–305. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pap0000198

Mundo, E., Persano, H., & Moore, K. (2018). The S axis in PDM-2. Symptom patterns: The subjective experience. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35, 315–319. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pap0000195

Downloads

Published

2020-12-02

How to Cite

LINGIARDI, V., & MCWILLIAMS, N. . (2020). Introduction to the Special Issue on the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, 2nd Edition (Pdm-2): The Pdm: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Main Issues Of Pedagogy And Psychology, 18(2), 23-32. https://doi.org/10.24234/miopap.v18i2.377

Issue

Section

Articles