ESSPD Webinar: The ICD-11 Classification of Personality Disorders – Challenges and Opportunities


Wed 30 March 2022 | 17:30–19:00 CET



Recording available

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This second ESSPD webinar was devoted to informing European mental health professionals about the now released ICD-11 classification of personality disorders and how it may be used in clinical practice. Attendants watched three presentations by experts followed by a panel and audience discussion. The total length of the webinar is 1½ hour. In the first presentation, Mikaela Swales introduced and explained essential aspects of the new classification. In the second presentation, Bo Bach provided an overview of how the ICD-11 classification of personality disorder severity and trait domain specifiers may be carried out based on currently available instruments and different sources of information. In the third and final presentation, Sabine Herpertz gave a clinically-oriented overview and discussion of how the new classification may inform clinical practice and how established ICD-10 personality disorder types may be re-conceptualized within the ICD-11 new system. All three topics were eventually discussed, while pointing toward future research and implementation.

The webinar was accompanied by the ESSPD board’s new open-access publication on this topic:

Bach, B., Kramer, U., Doering, S., di Giacomo, E., Hutsebaut, J., Kaera, A., De Panfilis, C., Schmahl, C., Swales, M., Taubner, S., & Renneberg, B. (2022). The ICD-11 classification of personality disorders: a European perspective on challenges and opportunities. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 9(1), 12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40479-022-00182-0

The following experts will be guiding you through the changes:

Michaela Swales, UK

Background information on the new ICD-11 classification system

Sabine Herpertz, Germany

Information on the implications of the new system for clinical practice

Bo Bach, Denmark

Information on diagnostic assessment of ICD-11 personality disorders

Babette Renneberg, Germany

The presentations will be followed by Q&A as well as general discussion, moderated by ESSPD president.


Participation fee:

Reduced fee for ESSPD members: