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PPS: Introducing the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual – 2


Saturday, September 23, 2017
Presenter: Robert Gordon, PhD, ABPP
Place: Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
3 CE/CMEs available

In 2006, the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM) offered an unabashedly psychoanalytic diagnostic system that incorporated implicit motives, conflicts, defenses,
wishes, fantasies, and other dynamic processes through drawing upon a wealth of empirical research examining psychoanalytic concepts and constructs. In 2017, the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual – 2 (PDM-2) was published. Throughout this workshop, participants will learn about the PDM-2’s changes. They will also learn about the PDM-2’s usefulness for case presentation, to chart progress and to supervise and teach, and for research.

Presenter: Robert M. Gordon, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Gordon is a Diplomate of Clinical Psychology and a Diplomate of Psychoanalysis in Psychology. He served on the governing council of the American Psychological Association; was president of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and received its Distinguished Service Award; and was elected Honorary Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. Dr. Gordon has authored many scholarly articles and books in the areas of psychoanalytic treatment, object relations, forensic psychology, ethics, personality assessment, diagnoses, and the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual 1 & 2. He is a co-author of the PDM-2 Assessment Chapter.

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