Integrative personality diagnostics

Dr. Han Berghuis
Dr. Theo Ingenhoven
September 11, 2024
September 18, 2024
October 2, 2024
October 16, 2024
November 6, 2024
Amsterdam, Netherlands

In this practice-oriented course, Dr. Han Berghuis, clinical psychologist, and Dr. Theo Ingenhoven, psychiatrist/psychotherapist, focus on the broad perspective of personality pathology. The starting point is the Alternative DSM-5 model for personality disorders. In addition, psychodynamic concepts and instruments, complex differential diagnosis and indication are discussed. Possibilities and limitations of semi-structured interviews and questionnaires are discussed. The goal is to learn to integrate complex (differential) diagnostic information for integrated case conceptualization and indication. After brief theoretical introductions, joint practice with various diagnostic methods is the focus of this course.


This course is of particular interest to BIG-registered GZ psychologists and clinical psychologists; psychotherapists; psychiatrists (whether in training or not), and basic psychologists with an affinity for the subject.


After completion of the course the student has knowledge of:
1. Integrative personality diagnostics using various concepts and methods;
2. Possibilities and limitations of various diagnostic tools;
3. Content and application Alternative DSM-5 model for personality disorders;
4. Application of psychodynamic models and trait models in personality diagnostics;
5. Diagnostic reasoning from complex differential diagnostics for the purpose of indication setting.


The following topics will be covered:
Lesson Day 1: The Alternative DSM-5 model for personality disorders: lecturer Han Berghuis;
Lesson Day 2: Psychodynamic personality diagnostics: lecturer Theo Ingenhoven;
Lesson Day 3: Differential diagnostics, comorbidity, transdiagnostic models (HiTOP): both lecturers;
Lesson Day 4: Complex case histories and indication for treatment: both lecturers.


  • Presentations
  • Discussion
  • Exercise
  • Case study


  • Berghuis, Ingenhoven, van der Heijden: Praktijkboek Persoonlijkheidsdiagnostiek. Bohn Stafleu van Loghum, 2024;
  • Additional literature, articles, master classes Psyflix per class day.


  • Wednesday, September 11, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 06, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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