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Steven Huprich

Professor of Psychology

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


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Clinical Internship, SUNY Upstate Medical University


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.  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 17 years.

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