In Memoriam- Carl-Erik Mattlar, PsyD

(1932 - 2020) SPA Member 1992 - 2020 Founder and long-standing former President of The Finnish Rorschach Association, Life Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment, Doctor Carl-Erik Mattlar died in Vaasa, Finland on March 17, 2020. Carl-Erik was born in Helsinki on October 14, 1932. He studied psychology, history and pedagogy at the University … Continue reading In Memoriam- Carl-Erik Mattlar, PsyD

“Ghost in the Graveyard! Run, Run, Run!”: Discovering the Hiding Places of Defenses by Using the TCTS with Children and Adolescents (1.5 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Julie Cradock O’Leary Session Abstract: While the Thurston Cradock Test of Shame (TCTS) can be used with children, teens and adults, most evaluators only use it with adults. This case discussion begins with a brief review of the TCTS, to set the context for the cases presented. Test co­author Julie Cradock O'Leary will … Continue reading “Ghost in the Graveyard! Run, Run, Run!”: Discovering the Hiding Places of Defenses by Using the TCTS with Children and Adolescents (1.5 CE Credits)

“The Indispensable Flame”: Hope as Healing in Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment (1.25 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Diane H. Engelman Session Abstract: SPA's 2021 convention theme is Advancing Standards in Personality Assessment. Advancements evolve from ideas and experiences, both old and new. In the 1950s, psychiatrist Karl Menninger rallied colleagues to the "indispensable flame" of Hope in dealing with patients. In 2018, Rorschachiana (Vol 39, Issue 1) published an … Continue reading “The Indispensable Flame”: Hope as Healing in Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment (1.25 CE Credits)

A Bridge Between Person-Based Versus Symptom-Based Nosology: A Clinical Case Study Using the Psychodiagnostic Chart-2

Corresponding Author Information: Emanuela Brusadelli Session Abstract: The Second Edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2) highlights the importance of the integration between a descriptive and functional understanding of clinical phenomena in order to enhance a person-based nosology. This presentation aims at discussing a clinical case of a patient suffering from generalized anxiety disorder, that is … Continue reading A Bridge Between Person-Based Versus Symptom-Based Nosology: A Clinical Case Study Using the Psychodiagnostic Chart-2

A Categorical Evaluation of Malignant Self-Regard and its Clinically Relevant Phenomena

Session Abstract: Background: Malignant self-regard (MSR; Huprich, 2014) describes a self-structure that emerged out of the personality pathology literature and represents the shared features of vulnerable narcissism, depressive personality disorder (PD), and self-defeating/masochistic PD (SDPD). It has been positioned as a dimensional measure of internalizing personality pathology that accounts for many similarities in traditional personality taxonomies. … Continue reading A Categorical Evaluation of Malignant Self-Regard and its Clinically Relevant Phenomena