Exploring the Alternative Model for Personality Disorders Using SCORS-G Ratings on Thematic Apperception Test Narratives

Jared R. Ruchensky, Emily A. Dowgwillo, Shannon E. Kelley, Christina Massey, Jenelle Slavin-Mulford, Laura A. Richardson, Mark A. Blais, Michelle B. Stein

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Abstract

The Alternative Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD) in Section III of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) conceptualizes personality pathology as a combination of impairment (Criterion A) and traits (Criterion B). One measure used to develop Criterion A was the Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale - Global Rating Method (SCORS-G), which is a multidimensional, object-relational clinician-rated measure of personality functioning. Although there are conceptual links between the AMPD and SCORS-G dimensions, there exists no research examining the relationship. To address this, we examined associations between the SCORS-G dimensions and measures of the AMPD constructs in a large, archival dataset of outpatients and inpatients. More pathological scores on SCORS-G dimensions reflecting self- and interpersonal functioning were associated with greater pathological traits and impairment. Overall, results support further investigation into SCORS-G as a useful measure in AMPD research and assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-216
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Personality Disorders
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2022

Keywords

  • Alternative Model for Personality Disorders
  • multimethod assessment
  • personality assessment
  • SCORS-G

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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