Assessing Psychodynamic Conflicts: I. Reliability of the Idiographic Conflict Formulation Method

  • Perry J
  • Augusto F
  • Cooper S
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Abstract

Assessed the reliability of the idiographic conflict formulation (ICF), a guided method for formulating an individual's psychodynamic conflicts. Similarity ratings of formulation pairs were made by 4 graduate students for 20 patients with affective, borderline, and antisocial personality disorders. A case example illustrates idiographic formulations with a patient for wishes, fears, and symptomatic outcomes. Results provide some support for the reliability of the ICF method for constructing a psychodynamic formulation. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • J. Christopher Perry

  • Fernando Augusto

  • Steven H. Cooper

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