September 10, 2013 - The International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) Congress awarded Donna Bender, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at University of Arizona and her coauthors the Psychoanalytic Research Exceptional Contribution Award on August 1, 2013 for their work on the DSM-5.
The foundational article for that work is: Bender, D. S., Morey, L. C., & Skodol, A. E. (2011). Toward a model for assessing level of personality functioning in DSM-5, part I: A review of theory and methods. Journal of Personality Assessment, 93(4), 332-346. An abstract can be viewed here.
The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders. This fifth edition is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. It is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.