Psychodynamic Assessment & Diagnosis:

Master Clinicians

Instructor: Andrew Chirchirillo, PhD

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Date: Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 2017

Time:  7:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Institute Classroom A 8820 Ladue Rd., 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63124

This course is available via Distance Learning.  Details HERE.

Course Level:  Intermediate

Fee: $160


This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for: 6.0 Credit Hours

This four-week course is a continuation of the Psychodynamic Diagnosis class offered last year, although attendance of that class is not a pre-requisite.  Participants will review videos of master clinicians (Otto Kernberg and Salman Ahktar) conducting psychotherapy sessions with patients exhibiting classic symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorders and Borderline Personality Disorders.  Supplemental readings will enhance participants’ understanding of the technical concepts presented in the videos.


  1. To list the essential characteristics of severe personality disorders.
  2. To explain the process of “the structural interview.”
  3. To describe how different theoretical orientations influence the diagnostic interview process.
  4. To demonstrate how different techniques influence the nature of the interview.
  5. To assess the role of empathy in deepening the interview process and enhancing the therapeutic alliance.


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