Psychodynamic Case Formulation: A Workshop

This one-day workshop on psychodynamic case formulation is offered to the mental-health community at large. Those practitioners who have a basic understanding of psychodynamic concepts and of Axis I diagnoses, who are comfortable with prescribing or referring out for medication when indicated, and who are interested in learning a more systematic approach to understanding and working psychodynamically with patients are welcome. Participants are expected to bring in one of their own cases for which they will develop a case formulation during the workshop. A reading list and confidentiality details will be sent out closer to the time of the course.


Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
8:30 AM - Registration/Light Breakfast and Lunch Included



4455 Morena Boulevard, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92117
United States
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Educational Objective(s)

  • Describe the four component parts of a psychodynamic case formulation
  • Assess for (1) level of personality function; (2) the six most common psychodynamic problems (as per R. Summers' and J. Barbers's 2010 text, Psychodynamic Therapy: A Guide to Evidence Based Practice), and the (3) CCRT (Core Conflictual Relationship Theme)
  • Use the case formulation to make decisions about therapeutic interventions.

Presenter Information

Adaline Corrin, M.D. is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. She has been in private practice in San Diego for 32 years and is a member of the clinical faculty of the UCSD Department of Psychiatry. She currently teaches a 27-week course on Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to third-year residents, helping them learn how to make psychodynamic case formulations and how to integrate them with Axis I diagnoses. These formulations, especially in light of the more recent evidence-based research on effective therapeutic interventions, can help guide and prioritize therapeutic interventions.