OPD-2 – a new edition of the multiaxial diagnostic system for psychodynamically oriented therapists and psychiatrists, now with practical tools and procedures for treatment planning and for measuring change.
Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnostics (OPD) is a form of multiaxial diagnostic and classification system based on psychodynamic principles, analogous to those based on other principles such as DSM-IV and ICD-10. The OPD is based on five axes: I = experience of illness and prerequisites for treatment, II = interpersonal relations, III = conflict, IV = structure, and V = mental and psychosomatic disorders (in line with Chapter V (F) of the ICD 10). After an initial interview lasting 1–2 hours the clinician (or researcher) can evaluate the patient’s psychodynamics according to these axes and enter them in the checklists and evaluation forms provided. The new version, OPD-2, has been developed from a purely diagnostic system to include a set of tools and procedures for treatment planning and for measuring change, as well as for determining the appropriate main focuses of treatment and developing appropriate treatment strategies.
From the contents:
Experiences and empirical findings with OPD-1
Operationalization of the axes according to OPD-2
Manualization of the axes according to OPD-2
The OPD interview
Case example: "Driven out from paradise"
Focus selection and treatment planning
Change measurement with OPD
Areas of application and quality assurance
Continuing education and post-graduate study
Tools for working with OPD