You Tube Video: Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual’s Personality Organization and Defenses- J&K Workshop 2013

June 16, 2013

5. Level of Defensive or Coping Patterns


1-2: Psychotic level (e.g., delusional projection, psychotic denial, psychotic distortion)


3-5: Borderline level (e.g., splitting, projective identification, idealization/devaluation, denial, acting out)


6-8: Neurotic level (e.g., repression, reaction formation, rationalization, displacement, undoing)


9-10: Healthy level (e.g., anticipation, sublimation, altruism, and humor)


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