Forensic applications of the International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE)


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Location 21 Prescot Street, London, United Kingdom
Speakers Dr Caroline Logan
CPD 6 CPD points per day, subject to peer group approval
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Forensic applications of the International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE)

Event Information

Forensic Applications of the IPDE
Two-day in-person training workshop

The International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE) is a semi-structured clinical interview developed to assess the personality disorder presentations described in section II of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder 5th Edition (DSM-5) and the International Classification of Diseases 10th Edition (ICD-10).

Personality disorder assessment is an important undertaking in forensic and other settings, for example, to clarify diagnoses and co-morbidity, to formulate the association between mental health needs and harmful behaviour, and to justify specific treatment and management pathways within the criminal justice and forensic mental health systems.

This two-day in-person training workshop will provide those attending with training in the use of the IPDE. It will begin with a review of key issues in the assessment and diagnosis of personality disorder, including a review of the alternative model for classifying and assessing personality disorder described in section III of the DSM-5 (the AMPD) and the proposed revisions to personality disorder in ICD-11, which will be published in 2022.

The assessment of personality disorder in forensic settings using the IPDE will be examined in detail and case studies will be used to illustrate important points about different diagnoses and potential problems in their individual assessment and measurement.  The use of the IPDE as opposed to other methods of assessing personality dysfunction will be discussed. The use of IPDE findings in a formulation about personality functioning and its relevance to treatment and harmful behaviour will also be considered, as will clinical interviewing skills relevant to the assessment of personality pathology in a forensic context.

Access to an IPDE manual will be required for this training.  Attendees are asked to bring one with them or to arrange to purchase a manual with their registration for this course.  

The course programme is now available (PDF)

Dr Caroline Logan is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist in the NHS and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. Presently, she is based in a secure forensic psychiatric service and consults widely across mental health and criminal justice agencies on issues to do with risk assessment and management. She maintains long-standing research and clinical interests in personality disorder and risk, on which she has published two books and numerous articles. She is presently preparing a second edition of Managing Clinical Risk with Dr Lorraine Johnstone. Dr Logan is both a clinical and a forensic psychologist and she has a DPhil in experimental psychology.

The IPDE is a complex clinical tool. Therefore, this course is suitable for experienced mental health practitioners who have a good understanding and working knowledge of personality disorder and the DSM-IV and DSM-5 or ICD-10 classification systems. Using the IPDE competently assumes training and experience in making psychiatric diagnoses. The training is therefore most suitable for experienced psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and those with comparable training who are capable of making independent psychiatric diagnoses without semi-structured interviews. Therefore, this training is not suitable for clinicians in the early phase of their training or for research assistants, junior nurses, or medical or graduate students.

Access to an IPDE manual will be required for this training. Attendees are asked to bring one with them or to purchase a manual with you registration for this course.  The manual costs £117.

How to get a copy

  • Borrow a copy from a colleague
  • Purchase a copy yourself online (£117)
  • Purchase a copy when you book your place for the event (£495 for registration + £117 for the manual)

When you book your place, you will have the option to add the IPDE Manual to your basket. Please note that this option is available only until 25 February 2022 to allow time for us to process the order. 

The event will take place at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB. Take a look at a map and directions to help plan your journey.

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Please note that you will need to make your own accommodation arrangements for this event. View our accommodation list to view a range of accommodation options within walking distance of the college. 

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For further information, please contact:


Contact Name: Leah Charlton

Contact number: 02086184127

Event Location

Location: 21 Prescot Street, London