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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
  • 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-elect of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders. Dr. 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 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 90 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 more than 18 years. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist, Plymouth, Mich. where he treats adults and adolescents in psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy and conduct 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., Lengu, K., & Evich, C. (in press). Interpersonal problems and their relationship to depression, self-esteem, and malignant self-regard. Journal of Personality Disorders.

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

    Nelson, S. M., Huprich, S. K., Shankar, S., Sohnleitner, A., & Paggeot, A. V. (in press). Comparing four diagnostic methods of personality disorder diagnosis in psychology trainees and interns. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.

    Paggeot, A. V. & Huprich, S. K. (in press). Exploring gender biases on two measures of borderline personality disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders.

    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.

    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.

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

    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., Hoban, P., Boys, A., & Rosen, A. (2013). Healthy and unhealthy manifestations of interpersonal dependency and pain management: Interfacing personality and health status. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 20, 508-514.

    Huprich, S. K., Rosen, A., & Kiss, A. B. (2013). Manifestations of interpersonal dependency and depressive subtypes in outpatient psychotherapy patients. Personality and Mental Health, 7, 223-232.

    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.

    Huprich, S. K. & Roberts, C. R. D. (2012). The two-week and five-week dependability and stability of the Depressive Personality Disorder Inventory and its association with current depressive symptoms. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94, 205-209.

    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.

    Shorey, H. S., Roberts, C. R. D., & Huprich, S. K. (2012). Domain specific hope as a prospective predictor of depressive symptomatology. Personality and Mental Health, 6, 255-265.

    Bornstein, R. F., & Huprich, S. K. (2011). Beyond dysfunction and threshold-based classification: A multidimensional model of PD diagnosis. Journal of Personality Disorders, 25, 331-337.

    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., 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.

    Bornstein, R. F., Porcerelli, J. H., Huprich, S. K., & Markova, T. (2009). Construct validity of the Relationship Profile Test: Correlates of overdependence, detachment, and healthy dependency in low income urban women seeking medical services. Journal of Personality Assessment, 91, 537-544.

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

    Huprich, S. K., & Bornstein, R. F. (2007). Categorical and dimensional assessment of personality disorders: A consideration of the issues. Journal of Personality Assessment, 89, 3-15.

    Huprich, S. K., Zimmerman, M., & Chelminski, I. (2006). Disentangling depressive personality disorder from avoidant, borderline, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 47, 298-306.

    Huprich, S. K., Zimmerman, M., & Chelminski, I. (2006). Should self-defeating personality disorder be retained in the DSM? Journal of Personality Disorders, 20, 388-400.

    Bornstein R. F., & Huprich, S. K. (2006). Construct validity of the Relationship Profile Test: Three year retest reliability and links with core personality traits, object relations, and interpersonal relationships. Journal of Personality Assessment, 86, 162-171.

    Huprich, S. K., & Greenberg, R. P. (2003). Contemporary advances in the assessment of object relations. Clinical Psychology Review, 23, 665-698.

    Huprich, S. K. (1998). Depressive personality disorder: Theoretical issues, clinical findings, and future research questions. Clinical Psychology Review, 18, 477-500.

    ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS:

    Huprich, S. K., Editor. (2015). Personality Disorders: Moving Toward Theoretical and Empirical Integration in Assessment and Diagnosis. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

    Huprich, S. K., & Hopwood, C. J., Editors. (2013). Personality Assessment in DSM-5. New York: Taylor & Francis.

    Huprich, S. K. (2009). Psychodynamic Therapy: Conceptual and Empirical Foundations. New York: Taylor and Francis.

    Huprich, S. K., Editor. (2008). Narcissistic Patients and New Therapists: Conceptualization, Treatment, and Managing Countertransference. Jason Arson/ Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

    Richard, D. C. S., & Huprich, S. K., Editors. (2008). Clinical Psychology: Assessment, Treatment, and Professional Issues. New York: Academic Press / Elsevier.

    Huprich, S. K., Editor. (2006). Rorschach Assessment of the Personality Disorders. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates / Taylor and Francis. Translated into Korean in 2010.

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    Conferences

    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.

    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, 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.

    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.

    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.

    Huprich, S. K. (2013, March). Supervising personality assessment: Establishing best practices. Panel participant in round table discussion (R. Ganellen, Chair). Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Diego, CA.

    Huprich, S. K. (2012, May). Finding common denominators: Understanding the association of depression, depressive personality, and hypersensitive (vulnerable) narcissism. Invited symposium presentation (E. Ronningstam, Chair). Narcissistic personality disorder in DSM-5: Impact on clinical research, diagnosis, and treatment. Symposium presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Philadelphia, PA.

    Huprich, S. K. (2012, May). Advancing personality disorder diagnosis in the post-DSM-5 era. Presenter for symposium, (S. K. Huprich & R. F. Bornstein, Co-Chairs). Personality disorders in the DSM-5 and beyond. Symposium presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Philadelphia, PA.

    Huprich, S. K. (2012, April). The current and future status of depressive personality disorder. Grand Rounds presentation, Wayne State University Department of Psychiatry, Detroit, MI.

    Huprich, S. K. (2011, December). The current and future status of depressive personality disorder. Grand Rounds presentation, University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, Ann Arbor, MI.

    Huprich, S. K., (2011, March). Chair. The current status and concerns about the DSM-5 personality disorder proposals. Round table discussion presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Boston, MA.

    Huprich, S. K. (2010, March). Symposium Chair and Discussant, Contributions from personality assessment to the development of the DSM-5 personality disorders. Symposium presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Jose, CA.

    Huprich, S. K., (2009, August). What’s should become of depressive personality disorder in the DSM-V? Paper presented at the 2009 World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, New York, NY.

    Huprich, S. K., Schmitt, T., Chelminski, I., & Zimmerman, M. (2008, August). Factor analysis of DSM-IV personality disorder symptoms in psychiatric outpatients. Paper presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

    Huprich, S. K. (2002, November). Depressive personality disorder in DSM-IV. Invited Grand Rounds presentation, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK.

    Rudd, M. D., & Huprich, S. K. (2001, August). Trainee Impairment: A review of the problem and proposed solutions. Co-chair for a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

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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

    Editor, Journal of Personality Assessment (2013-Current)

    President-Elect, International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (2016-Current)

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

    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, Society for Personality Assessment

 
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