March 9 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
A. Jordan Wright, PhD | New York University
Hadas Pade, PhD | Alliant International University- San Francisco
This intermediate workshop will focus on evidence-based techniques for working with multi-method and multi-informant assessment data to support clinical decision making in clinical psychological assessment. Topics will include being methodical about aggregating and integrating data across methods in order to mitigate confirmation bias, reconciling discrepant data from different methods and different informants, and being deliberately diversity-sensitive and attuned to person-context interactions in assessment work.
Goals and Objectives:
1. Identify the reasons integrated, multi-method psychological assessment is so critical to assessment.
2. Describe core components of effective assessments and report writing.
3. Increase integration and individualization of all assessment data available (interview, observations, testing, etc.) into a meaningful psychological assessment.
4. Identify some of one's own biases that emerge from their own cultural history, background, and context.
5. Describe deliberate person-context interactions to consider when conceptualizing cases.
6. Explain methods for reconciling discrepancies in data that arise from different measures, methods, and/or informants.
Participants can be of any level, though basic knowledge of assessment principles is useful.
Jordan Wright, PhD, ABAP is a Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Training, and Director of the Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing, the community-based training clinic, at New York University. He has authored multiple texts on psychological assessment, including Conducting Psychological Assessment: A Guide for Practitioners (2nd ed.; Wiley, 2020), the Handbook of Psychological Assessment (6th ed.; Wiley, 2016), and most recently the Essentials of Psychological Tele-Assessment (Wiley, 2021). Additionally, he has conducted research and published widely in the area of social justice in psychology, in particular with LGBTQIA+ communities, and evidence-based psychological assessment.
Hadas Pade, PsyD received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology form the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in 2004 and her Master’s in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University of New York. She holds a professional license in the state of California since 2005. Dr. Pade is an Associate Professor with CSPP at Alliant International University, San Francisco Bay Campus, and is the Co-Director of the CSPP Assessment Center. Dr. Pade is the current President of the Assessment Psychology Section of APA’s Division 12 Clinical Psychology. She is also the President of the Collaborative Assessment Association of the Bay Area (CAABA). She has written several book chapters and articles in the area of psychological assessment and regularly co-facilitates annual workshops and various presentations at the APA and SPA conventions on multiple topics in psychological assessment including training and diversity considerations. Dr. Pade also conducts public safety evaluations in the bay area.