Academic journal article East Asian Archives of Psychiatry

OPD-CA-2 Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis in Childhood and Adolescence: Theoretical Basis and User Manual

Academic journal article East Asian Archives of Psychiatry

OPD-CA-2 Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis in Childhood and Adolescence: Theoretical Basis and User Manual

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OPD-CA-2 Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis in Childhood and Adolescence: Theoretical Basis and User Manual Authors: Franz Resch, Georg Romer, Klaus Schmeck, Inge Seiffge-Krenke Hogrefe Publishing Group US$79.00; pp334; ISBN: 978-0-88937-489-8

Psychodynamic concepts are important and useful frames to understand mental health problems in children and adolescents. The understanding can inform us about treatment approaches and plans for this group of clients. Yet often, psychodynamic concepts can be unclear, ambiguous, and difficult to lay down; validity and reliability of these diagnoses also remains challenging to clinicians.

The second edition of "OPD-CA-2 Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis in Childhood and Adolescence", originally published in German, has now been translated into English. It is a dimensional manualised instrument that aims to decrease the confusion and ambiguity of some psychoanalytic concepts and constructs through operationalisation. In this manner, it also aspires to improve and optimise communication between different therapists about psychodynamic perspectives and other treatment approaches.

Developmental concepts and frames are important considerations that underlie the whole OPD-CA-2. There are 4 axes in this instrument, namely interpersonal relationships, conflict, structure, and prerequisites for treatment. In each axis, there are different axis-specific aspects to be explored through questioning and behavioural observation / internal resonance; a rating can be given afterwards in these axisspecific aspects.

Take the conflict axis for instance, axis-specific aspects to be explored include closeness versus distance, submission versus control, taking care of oneself versus being cared for, self-worth conflict, guilt conflict, Oedipal conflict, identity conflict, and severe stress in life. …

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