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Psychodiagnostic Chart-2 (PDC-2)

A Practical Tool to Integrate and Operationalize the PDM-2 with the ICD or DSM

Copyright 2012, 2015, Robert M. Gordon and Robert F. Bornstein

Use: The Psychodiagnostic Chart-2 (PDC-2) is a quick practitioner rating form that integrates the PDM-2 with the ICD or DSM.   The PDC-2 may be used for diagnoses, treatment formulations, progress reports, and outcome assessment, as well as for empirical research on personality, psychopathology, and treatment.  Our overarching aim is to make psychodiagnoses more useful to the practitioner by combining the symptom-focused ICD or DSM with the full range and depth of human mental functioning addressed by the PDM. The PDC and PDC-2 are free use but must reference the authors.

How to use:  The clinician must perform (or have access to) diagnostic interview data and psychological assessment data to derive optimal ratings. We recognize that this is not always feasible, and in many instances the clinician will code an initial impression, then re-assess as additional information accrues. If this is used for progress notes, there will be opportunities to re-assess and revise the person’s diagnosis as well. The validity of this chart can be enhanced with the integration of relevant psychological tests. Research by Gordon and Stoffey (2014) shows excellent construct validity and reliability of the PDC (which is applicable to the PDC-2.) 

The PDC-2 fillable form tallies the M axis scores and can export all the data to Excel for research analysis. Use the reset button to clear the data for a diagnostic assessment of another individual or the same individual over time. 

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