June 2 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)


Michelle B Stein, PhD | Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Jenelle Slavin-Mulford, PhD | Augusta University

Workshop Information:

There continues to be a growing need in the psychology field to create measures that quantify qualitative data in dynamically rich and meaningful ways. Within the personality assessment and psychotherapy process and outcome empirical literature, the Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale-Global Rating Method (SCORS-G) has become one of the most commonly used clinician-rated measures to code object relational content via narrative material (i.e., TAT, early memory, clinical interviews, and psychotherapy narratives). This INTRODUCTORY workshop will teach participants how to score narratives using this measure and introduce them to innovative approaches for incorporating the SCORS-G into the clinical process. Overall, this will be an interactive seminar and applicable to a wide range of specialties within the field of psychology.

Goals and Objectives:

1. Explain the theoretical framework behind the conceptualization and development of the SCORS-G.;

2. Rate narratives using the SCORS-G at a beginner level.;

3. Apply the eight SCORS-G dimensions to clinical material at a beginner level.

4. This includes integrating the SCORS-G dimensions into the initial intake process and the formal psychological assessment process.

Skill Level:

This is an introductory workshop and is applicable to anyone attending SPA

Dr. SteinDr. Michelle B. Stein

Michelle B Stein, Ph.D. is a Psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Assistant Professor through Harvard Medical School (HMS). She is Director of the Adult-Track Psychology Internship Training Program. Also, she is Director of the Inpatient Psychology Service where she leads the training division for the inpatient portion of the psychology internship as well as conducts individual and group psychotherapy. She is a senior staff member of the Psychological Evaluation and Assessment Research Laboratory (PEaRL) where she conducts supervision and provides outpatient psychological assessments. She received her doctorate from The Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center and post-doctoral fellowship at MGH/HMS in psychological assessment. Her research has focused on the use of Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale-Global Rating Method (SCORS-G) and she is considered the leading expert on this measure. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers, is an active member of Society for Personality Assessment, and recently published a book on the scoring and clinical implications of the SCORS-G rating system.

Dr. Slavin-MulfordDr. Jenelle Slavin-Mulford

Jenelle Slavin-Mulford, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, Associate Professor of Psychology at Augusta University, and the chair of the Psychotherapy Research Committee for APA Division 29. She received her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. She then completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at The Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She has published over 25 peer reviewed manuscripts in the areas of personality assessment and psychotherapy process and outcome. She also co-authored a book on the Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale-Global Rating Method (SCORS-G).

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