Personality oriented psychotherapy on the basis of the Osnabrücker Personality Diagnostic Tool TOP
What is special about personality-oriented psychotherapy?
Personality-Oriented Psychotherapy (POPT) not only takes the client’s personal resources into account in a special way through a function-analytical psychological understanding, but also their problems and difficulties. The basis of POPT is the functional analysis of personality.
The diagnostic system (TOP), which is based on the PSI theory, makes it possible to gain an overview of the emotional and cognitive systems. Through testing and the application of the theory, motives, qualities and competences that are relevant for the self and identity become visible.
PSI theory and TOP diagnostics complement conventional approaches in personality psychology which sees the causes of problems and symptoms primarily in mental content (e.g. cognitions, emotions and intentions). However, empirical studies have shown that good content (positive emotions, good thoughts and insights, locus of control or good intentions) is not sufficient if it cannot be implemented through the necessary functions. Thus, less content-related aspects (schemata, cognitions, emotions, intentions) are dealt with, but rather fundamental aspects of the self, such as motivation, motive structure and its implementation, central abilities of self-management, emotion and action regulation, and thus central aspects of identity, individual experience and action.
Personality-oriented psychotherapy is basically compatible with many psychotherapeutic approaches across schools, in particular with function-analytical psychotherapy.
This being the case, emphasis is placed on considering the cause level while taking the most current psychological research findings into consideration.
What is special about the PSI-Theory?
The PSI theory is a meta-theory that integrates valid findings of modern psychology in an application-oriented way.
Albert-Einstein Str. 1
Dr. Judith Bahmer
Investition: 490,00 EUR – The price includes snacks and drinks.
Overview of the underlying personality theory.
Introduction to the theory of personality-system interactions (PSI theory) by Prof. Dr. Julius Kuhl
Licensing for the available online test database at the Osnabrücker Personality Diagnostics (TOP):
Test modules for recording resources, pivotal points for change and individual development potentials
Structure of conscious/non-conscious motives (attachment, performance, power, freedom)
Individual strategies for motive implementation (incl. functionality)
Profile of self-management competences
Personality styles and disorders as well as their change under stress conditions
Facilitation and structuring of expert opinions, applications and reports
Discussion of case studies
Therapeutic objectives and interventions based on theory and test results
Terms & Explanations
PSI = Personality Systems Interactions TOP = Training Accompanying Osnabrück Personality Diagnostics / Therapy Accompanying Osnabrück Personality Diagnostics EOS = Development-Oriented Scanning SSI = Self-Management Inventory HAKEMP = Test for Recording Action Situation Orientation MUT = Motif Implementation Test OMT = Operant Multi-Motive Test BEF = State-of-Mind Questionnaire PSSI = Personality Style and Disturbance Inventory SEKS = Personal Styles under Stress IMPAF = Implicit Affects