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Steven Huprich, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Reno Hall
Room: 211
Phone: 313-993-1440

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Internships/Training - SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • M.A., University of Dayton
  • B. A., Taylor University

Biography

Steven Huprich, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at University of Detroit Mercy. He is also the editor of the Journal of Personality Assessment and president of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders. Huprich has held faculty appointments at Wichita State University (as director of clinical training), University of Kansas School of Medicine (adjunct professor in psychiatry & behavioral sciences and internal medicine), Eastern Michigan University and Baylor University. He currently is an adjunct professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He is the winner of the 2013 Theodore Millon Award, given by the American Psychological Association and American Psychological Foundation for mid-career excellence in personality research and scholarship.

Huprich has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and delivered more than 200 presentations. He is author or editor of six textbooks, including Personality Disorders: Toward Theoretical and Empirical Integration in Assessment and Diagnosis (2015, published by the American Psychological Association). Huprich's research interests are the classification, assessment, and diagnosis of personality disorders and in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approaches to psychotherapy. His research has focused on depressive, masochistic/self-defeating, narcissistic, borderline, and dependent personality disorders and has recently focused on the concept of malignant self-regard as a unifying construct among several of these disorders. He is also interested in how personality can be utilized as an organizing framework for psychopathology, and how personality pathology is related to health care utilization. Huprich also is a licensed psychologist and has been practicing for 20 years. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist, Northville, Mich., where he treats adults in psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy and conducts diagnostic assessments.

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    Internships / Training

    • Pre-Doctoral Internship, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
    • Advanced training at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
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    Courses Taught at University of Detroit Mercy

    • Psychopathology II
    • Research Seminar
    • Death and Dying
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    Publications

    Huprich, S. K. (in press). Personality pathology in primary care: Ongoing needs for detection and intervention. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.

    Huprich, S. K. (in press). Malignant self-regard: Finding a place for depressive, masochistic, and vulnerably narcissistic personalities in modern day classification. Persönlichkeitsstörungen: Theorie und Therapie. Invited paper for special series on masochism, P. Briken and O. Kernberg (Editors).

    Huprich, S K., Macaluso, M., Baade, L., Zackula, R., Jackson, J., & Kitchens, R. (in press). Malignant self-regard in clinical outpatient samples. Psychiatry Research.

    Huprich, S. K., Nelson, S., Sohnleitner, A., Lengu, K. Shankar, S., & Rexer, K. G. (in press). Are malignant self-regard and vulnerable narcissism different constructs? Journal of Clinical Psychology.

    Huprich, S. K., Herpertz, S. C., Bohus, M., Chanen, A., Goodman, M., Mehlum, L., Moran, P., Newton-Howe, G., Scott, L., & Sharp, C. (in press). Comment on Hopwood et al., “The Time Has Come for Dimensional Personality Disorder Diagnosis”. Personality and Mental Health. Published online January 2018.

    Huprich, S. K., Nelson, S. M., Meehan, K. B., Siefert C. J., Haggerty, G., Sexton, J., Dauphin, V. B., Macaluso, M., Jackson, J., Zackula, R., & Baade, L. (in press). Introduction of the DSM-5 Levels of Personality Functioning Questionnaire. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. Published online December 7, 2017.

    Herpertz, S. C., Huprich, S. K., Bohus, M., Chanen, A., Goodman, M., Mehlum, L, Moran, P., Newton-Howes, G., Scott, L., & Sharp, C. (2017). The challenge of transforming the diagnostic system of personality disorders. Journal of Personality Disorders, 31, 577-590.

    Huprich, S. K., Nelson, S. M., Paggeot, A., Lengu, K., & Albright, J. (2017). Object relations predicts borderline personality disorder symptoms beyond emotional dysregulation, negative affect, and impulsivity. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 8, 46-53.

    Nelson, S. M., Huprich, S. K., Shankar, S., Sohnleitner, A., & Paggeot, A. V. (2017). A quantitative and qualitative evaluation of trainee opinions of four methods of personality disorder diagnosis. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 8, 217-227.

    Paggeot, A., Nelson, S., & Huprich, S. K. (2017). The influence of therapeutic orientation and training on preference for diagnostic methods. Psychopathology, 50, 304-320.

    Huprich, S. K. (2016). Editorial: Psychologists should help curb the wave of U. S. gun violence. Journal of Personality Assessment, 98, 447-448.

    Huprich, S. K., Lengu, K., & Evich, C. (2016). Interpersonal problems and their relationship to depression, self-esteem, and malignant self-regard. Journal of Personality Disorders, 30, 742-761.

    Natoli, A. P., Nelson, S. M., Lengu, K., & Huprich, S. K. (2016). Sensitivity to criticism mediates the relationship between interpersonal problems and state and trait depression. Personality and Mental Health, 6, 50-60.

    Porcerelli, J. H., Huth-Bocks, A., Huprich, S. K., & Richardson, L. (2016). Do defensive mechanisms of pregnant mothers predict attachment security, social/emotional competence, and behavioral problems in two year-olds? American Journal of Psychiatry, 173, 138-146.

    Huprich, S. K., Auerbach, J. A., Porcerelli, J. H., & Bupp, L. L. (2016). Sidney Blatt’s Object Relations Inventory – Assessing parental representations: Past, present, and future research directions. Journal of Personality Assessment, 98, 30-43.

    Huprich, S. K. & Nelson, S. (2015). Advancing the assessment of personality pathology with the Cognitive-Affective Processing System. Journal of Personality Assessment, 97, 467-777.

    Huprich, S. K., Pouliot, G. S., Nelson, S. M., Pouliot, S. K., Porcerelli, J. H., Cawood, C. D., & Albright, J. J. (2015). Factor structure of the assessment of qualitative and structural dimensions of object representations (AOR) scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 97, 605-615.

    Lengu, K., Evich, C., Nelson, S., & Huprich, S. K. (2015). Expanding the psychometric properties and utility of the Malignant Self-Regard Questionnaire and construct. Psychiatry Research, 229, 801-808.

    Bornstein, R. F.& Huprich, S. K. (2015). Prologue: Toward an empirically informed 21st century psychoanalysis: Challenges and opportunities. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 35 (Suppl. 1), 2-4.

    Huprich, S. K., & Bornstein, R. F. (2015). Behind closed doors: Sadomasochistic enactments in psychoanalytic research. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 35 (Suppl. 1), 185-195.

    Huprich, S. K., Bornstein, R. F., Gazzillo, F., Gordon, R. M., Lingiardi, V., & McWilliams, N. (2015). The Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual and the PDM-2: Opportunities to significantly affect the profession. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 35 (Suppl. 1), 60-73.

    Huprich, S. K., Paggeot, A., Samuel, D. B. (2015). Comparing Personality Disorder Interview for DSM-IV (PDI-IV) and the SCID-II Borderline Personality Disorder Scales: An item-response theory analysis. Journal of Personality Assessment. 97, 13-21.

    Huprich, S. K. (2014). Malignant self-regard: A self-structure enhancing the understanding of masochistic, depressive, and vulnerably narcissistic personalities. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 22, 295-305.

    Huprich, S. K. & Nelson, S. (2014). Malignant self-regard: Accounting for common underpinnings among depressive, masochistic/self-defeating, and narcissistic personality disorders. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55, 989-998.

    Maxwell, K. & Huprich, S. K. (2014). Abuse, neglect, and attachment mediate the relationship between pathological narcissism and self-esteem. Personality and Mental Health, 8, 290-305.

    Huprich, S. K., De Fife, J., & Westen, D. (2013). Subtyping dysthymia by personality types with the SWAP-II. Journal of Affective Disorders, 152-154, 186-192.

    Huprich, S. K. (2013). New directions for an old construct: Future research directions for depressive personality in the DSM-5 era. Personality and Mental Health, 7, 213-222.

    Forrest, L., Elman, N. S, Huprich, S. K., Veilleiux, J., Jacobs, S. C., & Kaslow (2013). Training directors’ perceptions of faculty behaviors when dealing with trainee competence problems: A mixed method pilot study. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 7, 23-32.

    Huprich, S. K. (2012). Considering the evidence and making the most empirically-informed decision about depressive personality in the DSM-5. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 3, 470-482.

    Huprich, S. K., Pouliot, G., & Bruner, R. (2012). Self and other representations mediate the relationship between trait and state depression. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 75, 175-188.

    Rhadigan, C., & Huprich, S. K. (2012). The utility of the cognitive-affective processing system in diagnosing personality disorders: Some preliminary evidence. Journal of Personality Disorders, 26, 162-178.

    Cawood, C. D., & Huprich, S. K. (2011). Late adolescent self-injurious behavior: The roles of coping, self-esteem, and personality pathology. Journal of Personality Disorders, 25, 765-781.

    Chamberlain, J. & Huprich, S. K. (2011). The Depressive Personality Disorder Inventory and current depressive symptoms: Implications for the assessment of depressive personality disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 25, 668-680.

    Chen, Y. T., Huprich, S. K., & Hsiao, W. C. (2011). Affect regulation and depressive personality disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 25, 755-765.

    Clarkin, J. F., & Huprich, S. K. (2011). Do the DSM-5 proposals for personality disorders meet the criteria for clinical utility? Journal of Personality Disorders, 25, 192-205.

    Huprich, S. K. (2011). Reclaiming the value of assessing unconscious and subjective psychological experience. Journal of Personality Assessment, 93, 151-160.

    Huprich, S. K. (2011). Contributions from personality and psychodynamically-oriented assessment for the development of DSM-5 personality disorders. Journal of Personality Assessment, 93, 354-361.

    Huprich, S. K., Bornstein, R. F., & Schmitt, T. (2011). Self-report methodology is insufficient for improving the assessment and classification of Axis II personality disorders. Journal of Personality Disorders, 25, 557-570.

    Huprich, S. K., Schmitt, T. A., Chelminski, I., & Zimmerman, M. (2011). Combining self-defeating and depressive personality disorder symptoms into one construct. Psychopathology, 44, 303-313.

    Jacobs, S. C., Huprich, S. K., Cage, E., Elman, N., Forrest, L., Grus, C., Shealey, C., Shen-Miller, D., & Schwartz-Mette, R., Van Sickle, K., & Kaslow, N. (2011). Trainees with problems of professional competency: Difficult but necessary conversations. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 5, 175-184.

    Huprich, S. K., Hsiao, W. C., Porcerelli, J. H., Bornstein, R. F., & Markova, T. (2010). Expanding the validity of the Relationship Profile Test in clinical and nonclinical samples. Assessment, 17, 81-88.

    Huprich, S. K., Schmitt, T., A., Richard, D. C. S., Zimmerman, M., & Chelminski, I. (2010). Comparing factor analytic models of DSM-IV personality disorder symptoms in psychiatric outpatients. Personality Disorders: Theory, Treatment, and Research, 1, 22-27.

    Porcerelli, J., Huprich, S. K., & Markova, T. (2010). Mental representations in women with panic disorder: An urban African American sample. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198, 144-149.

    Huprich, S. K. (2009). What should become of depressive personality disorder in the DSM-V? Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 17, 41-59.

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    Conferences

    Benfield, E., Nelson, S., & Huprich, S. K. (2018, March). Trainee ‘experts’ perceptions of clinical utility across four diagnostic methods of personality pathology. Poster presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Washington, DC.

    Blanchard, M., Porcerelli, J., Huprich, S., Haggerty, G., & Seifert, C. (2018, March). Attachment, dependency, and relatedness: Assessing RPT and RQ validity across samples. Poster presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Washington, DC.

    Huprich, S. K. (2018, March). Interpersonal problems and pathological narcissism. Integrated paper session presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Washington, DC.

    Pad, R., & Huprich, S. K. (2018, March). Understanding the relationship between personality pathology and attachment style: What do trait domains and self-other functioning tell us? Poster presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Washington, DC.

    Nelson, S. M., & Huprich, S. K. (2018). Assessing Clinical Utility of the DSM-5 Levels of Personality Functioning Questionnaire (D-LOPFQ) Through Provider and Patient Level of Functioning Ratings. Paper presented at an integrated paper session: Introduction of the Developmental Levels of Personality Functioning Questionnaire (D-LOPFQ): Initial Reliability and Validity (V. B. Dauphin, Chair). Presented at the 2018 Annual meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Washington, DC.

    Huprich, S. K. (2017, October). Assessment and Classification of Personality Disorders. Co-chaired this symposium with Erik Simonsen at the 2017 Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, Heidelberg, Germany.

    Huprich, S. K. (2017, October). Health Care for Personality Disorders across the Globe. Chair for roundtable discussion at the 2017 Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, Heidelberg, Germany

    Huprich, S. K. (2017, October). What really is vulnerable narcissism? Invited talk for the symposium, Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Current Research and Treatment Directions (E. Ronningstam, Chair). Symposium presented at the 2017 Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, Heidelberg, Germany.

    Huprich, S. K. (2017, October). Recent developments on malignant self-regard. Invited talk for the symposium: Malignant Self-Regard (R. Pedone & S. K. Huprich, Co-Chairs). Symposium presented at the 2017 Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, Heidelberg, Germany.

    Fulk, B., Huprich, S. K., & Porcerelli, J. H. (2017, March). Object relations assessment of binge eating disorder in clinical and nonclinical samples. Poster presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Francisco, CA.

    Hunt, L., Pad, R., & Huprich, S. K. (2017, March). Does personality pathology incrementally predict pain perception beyond overdependence? Poster presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Francisco, CA.

    Huprich, S. K. (2017, March). Some guiding principles of theoretical interpretation. Paper presentation as part of symposium Assessing Psychopathology: Meaningful Interpretation of Empirical Data (L. Rothschild, Chair). Symposium presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Francisco, CA.

    Huprich, S. K., Meyer, G. J., Mihura, J. L., & Smith, J. D. (2017, March). Faulty Assumptions with Serious Ramifications: The (Mis)conceptualization of
    “Integrated Assessment” in Professional Psychology. Roundtable presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Francisco, CA.

    Kitchens, R., Huprich, S K., Macaluso, M., Baade, L., Zackula, R. & Jackson, J. (2017, March). Psychometric properties of the Malignant Self-Regard Questionnaire in clinical outpatient samples. Poster presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Francisco, CA.

    Nelson, S., Huprich, S. K., Baade, L, Dauphin, V. B., Haggerty, G., Jackson, J., Macaluso, M., Meehan, K. B., Sexton, J., Siefert, C., & Zackula, R. (2017, March). Preliminary psychometric evaluation of the DSM-5 Levels of Functioning Questionnaire in two clinical outpatient samples. Paper presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Francisco, CA.

    Pad, R., Hunt, L., & Huprich, S. K. (2017, March). Do different object relations measures assess the same thing? A preliminary investigation. Poster presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Francisco, CA.

    Huprich, S. K. (2017, February). Malignant self-regard: A promising new organizing framework for depressive, self-defeating, masochistic, and vulnerably narcissistic personalities. Grand Rounds presentation, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI.

    Huprich, S. K. (2016, May). Personality pathology in the health care system: Ongoing needs for detection and intervention. Presentation to the Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

    Sohnleitner, A., Nelson, S. & Huprich, S. K. (2016, March). Clinical utility and utilization of DSM personality disorder diagnostic labels. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment. Chicago, IL.

    Huprich, S. K. (2015, December). Malignant self-regard: A promising new organizing framework for depressive, self-defeating, masochistic, and vulnerably narcissistic personalities. Grand Rounds presentation, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita, KS.

    Huprich, S. K. (2015, November). Malignant self-regard: A promising new organizing framework for depressive, self-defeating, masochistic, and vulnerably narcissistic personalities. Grand Rounds presentation, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Akron, OH.

    Huprich, S. K. (2015, October). Malignant self-regard: A promising new organizing framework for depressive, self-defeating, masochistic, and vulnerably narcissistic personality pathology (S. Huprich, Chair). Invited symposium for the Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, Montreal, Canada.

    Huprich, S. K. (2015, October). Discussant for symposium Narcissistic personality disorders - A dimensional approach in studies and treatment, (E. Ronningstam, Chair). Symposium presentation at the Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, Montreal, Canada.

    Nelson, S. M., & Huprich, S. K. (2015, June). The Cognitive-Affective Processing System as an integrative model for understanding personality disorders. Oral presentation for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. Baltimore, MD.

    Porcerelli, J.H., Huth-Bocks, A., Huprich, S., & Richardson, L. (2015, April). Utilizing prenatal maternal defense mechanisms as predictors of attachment security and social/ emotional competence. Presented at the annual Paul Gray Symposium, Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.

    Lengu, K., Evich, C., Nelson, S., & Huprich, S. K. (2015, March). Utilizing the Pathological Narcissism Inventory and the Malignant Self-Regard Questionnaire to predict maladaptive reactions to criticism and interpersonal rejection. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY.

    Natoli, A., Nelson, S., Lengu, K., & Huprich, S. K. (2015, March). Comparing two different methods for measuring object relations when predicting depressive states and traits. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY.

    Paggeot, A. & Huprich, S. K. (2015, March). Into the lion’s den: The influence of therapeutic orientation and training on preference for diagnostic methods. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY.

    Nelson, S., & Huprich, S. K. (2014, April). Integrating the Cognitive-Affective Processing System into psychotherapeutic assessment and technique. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Montreal, Canada.

    Natoli, A. P., & Huprich, S. K. (2014, March). Sensitivity to criticism mediates the relationship between interpersonal problems and state and trait depressivity. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Psychopathological Association, New York, NY.

    Smith, A., & Huprich, S. K. (2014, March). Disentangling the relationship between depression, depressive personality, vulnerable narcissism, and malignant self-regard. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Psychopathological Association, New York, NY.

    Baluck, T. Paggeot, A., Nelson, S., & Huprich, S. K. (2014, March). Measurement invariance between two measures of borderline personality disorder in Caucasian and African-American samples. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Arlington, Virginia.

    Huprich, S. K. (2014, January). Advances in the assessment of grandiose and vulnerable narcissism. Symposium Chair. Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Research Symposium, New York, NY.

    Huprich, S. K. (2014, January). Discussant for J. H. Porcerelli’s paper presentation, Mothers (prenatal) defense mechanisms predict attachment security and social/emotional competence in two-year olds: A longitudinal study. Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Research Symposium, New York, NY.

    Nelson, S. & Huprich, S. K. (2014, January). Malignant self-regard and its relationship with pathological narcissism. Symposium presentation, Advances in the assessment of grandiose and vulnerable narcissism. (S. Huprich, Chair. Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Research Symposium, New York, NY.

    Lengu, K., & Huprich, S. K. (2014, January). Can self-esteem and depression explain the relationship between pathological narcissism and interpersonal difficulties? Symposium presentation, Advances in the assessment of grandiose and vulnerable narcissism. (S. Huprich, Chair. Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Research Symposium, New York, NY.

    Huprich, S. K. (2013, November). Malignant self-regard: Accounting for masochistic, self-defeating, depressive, and vulnerably narcissistic personalities. Grand Rounds presentation. SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.

    Huprich, S. K. (2013, September). Malignant self-regard: Accounting for masochistic, self-defeating, depressive, and vulnerably narcissistic personalities. Invited symposium presentation (E. Ronningstam, Chair). Narcissism and Psychopathy. Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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    Grants

    "Evaluating the Clinical Utility of Three Methods of Personality Disorder Diagnosis," funded by the American and International Psychoanalytic Associations (2011-2013). This study compared three methods by which to assess and diagnose personality disorders.

    "Negative Affect, Impulsivity, Emotional Dysregulation, and Object Relations: Evaluating the Differential Relationship of Four Etiological Factors in the Prediction of Borderline Personality Disorder," funded by the American and International Psychoanalytic Associations (2008-2011). This study compared how traits and object relations interactively predict borderline personality disorder symptoms.

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    Organizations / Affiliations / Awards

    Editor, Journal of Personality Assessment (2013-Current)

    President, International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (2018-Current)

    Secretary/Treasurer, International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (2013-2017)

    Associate Editor, Journal of Personality Disorders (2009-2016)

    Recipient of the Theodore Millon Award – 2013, American Psychological Foundation and Division 12 of the American Psychological Association (2013).

    Recipient of the Martin Mayman Award – 2008, Society for Personality Assessment. This paper was awarded to myself and Dr. Robert Bornstein for the most outstanding theoretical paper in the Journal of Personality Assessment in 2007 (Categorical and dimensional assessment of personality disorders: A consideration of the issues. Journal of Personality Assessment, 89, 3-15).

    Fellow, American Psychological Association, Society for Personality Assessment

 
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