Psychological Assessment with the DSM-5 Alternative Model for Personality Disorders: Tradition and Innovation. Academic Article uri icon


  • The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5) Section III Alternative Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD; APA, 2013) represents an innovative system for simultaneous psychiatric classification and psychological assessment of personality disorders (PD). The AMPD combines major paradigms of personality assessment and provides an original, heuristic, flexible, and practical framework that enriches clinical thinking and practice. Origins, emerging research, and clinical application of the AMPD for diagnosis and psychological assessment are reviewed. The AMPD integrates assessment and research traditions, facilitates case conceptualization, is easy to learn and use, and assists in providing patient feedback. New as well as existing tests and psychometric methods may be used to operationalize the AMPD for clinical assessments.

published proceedings

  • Prof Psychol Res Pr

altmetric score

  • 1.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Waugh, M. H., Hopwood, C. J., Krueger, R. F., Morey, L. C., Pincus, A. L., & Wright, A.

citation count

  • 104

complete list of authors

  • Waugh, Mark H||Hopwood, Christopher J||Krueger, Robert F||Morey, Leslie C||Pincus, Aaron L||Wright, Aidan GC

publication date

  • April 2017