Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría
On-line version ISSN 0717-9227
PEREZ C, Francisca; ALVARADO P, Luis; DE LA PARRA C, Guillermo and DAGNINO R, Paula. Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (OPD- 2): Preliminary assessment of its validity and inter-rater reliability. Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr. [online]. 2009, vol.47, n.4, pp. 271-278. ISSN 0717-9227. doi: 10.4067/S0717-92272009000400003.
Introduction: OPD (Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis) is a recently introduced semi-structured and operationalized method of personality evaluation and diagnosis in developing countries. This preliminary report assess the impact of intensive training on OPD's criterion validity and inter rater reliability. Method: 15 psychotherapists recently introduced to OPD's theory and scoringprocedures, rated a clinical interview duringan 120 hours intensive training. Three months after training, they were asked to rate the same interview. Results: Concerning criterion validity, training doesrít impact on agreement with expert judgment, but it does on psychotherapeutic relevant items. Concerning inter-rater reliability our data matched already published studies, e.gr. inter-rater reliability of Axis I and IV improves significatively after training.
Keywords : Diagnosis; psychotherapy; validation studies.