Advancing Modern Psychometric Discussions: Exploring the Alternative Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD): Integration in Clinical Practice

Date: September 21, 2023

Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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This webinar is designed for students and professionals seeking a better understanding of the Alternative Model for Personal Disorders (AMPD). A distinguished panel of experts will guide attendees through a practical case presentation, demonstrating how the AMPD can be effectively employed in case formulation. The panelists will discuss Criterion A and its application to the presented fictional case, followed by an exploration of Criterion B in the same context. The webinar will also address the retention of select categorical diagnoses and their application to the case, offering attendees valuable insights into the model's practical implications. Additionally, panelists will delve into the psychometric properties of the AMPD, providing a well-rounded understanding of its empirical foundation.
A Q&A session will enable attendees to gain expert advice on integrating the AMPD into their clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the Alternative Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD) in case formulation.
  • Describe the psychometric properties and empirical foundation of the AMPD.
  • Explain the significance of Criterion A and Criterion B in the context of the AMPD.
  • Evaluate the retention of categorical diagnoses within the AMPD framework.
  • Apply the AMPD into their clinical assessments and formulations.

Qualification Level Required: B

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Clinical psychologists, mental health professionals, psychologists, educational diagnosticians

  • Sierra Iwanicki, PhD, Senior Project Director,, PAR, Inc.
  • Nicole M. Cain, PhD, Associate professor in the department of clinical psychology, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology,, Rutgers University
  • Hilary L. DeShong, PhD, Associate professor, department of psychology,, Mississippi State University
  • Sharon Nelson, PhD, Assistant clinical professor,, The Pennsylvania State University


*Participants wishing to receive continuing education (CE) credit must attend the entire webinar and complete the postwebinar evaluation form. Once participants have completed the evaluation, your letter of attendance will be available for immediate download from your account. PAR is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to provide continuing education for psychologists. PAR’s NASP APS Provider Number is 1051. PAR is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PAR is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0274. PAR is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0226. PAR maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Disclosure: PAR is a publisher of assessments, which may be discussed during the presentation.