“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 Window into Hikikomori, an Increasingly Global Syndrome of Shutting Out Society (1.5 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Tomoko Miwa Session Abstract: This case discussion presents a classic case of hikikomori in a male adolescent in Japan. The first presenter will describe hikikomori, a phenomenon and syndrome once unique to Japan, but increasingly found worldwide. It is a condition whereby an individual becomes an extreme recluse. Individuals with hikikomori often … Continue reading A Window into Hikikomori, an Increasingly Global Syndrome of Shutting Out Society (1.5 CE Credits)

Critical Moments: Capitalizing on Therapeutic Opportunities during Collaborative Assessment – Case Discussion (1.5 CE Credits)

MARCH 20TH | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Session Abstract:The effort to bring about meaningful positive change is one of the more complex, and at times elusive goals of collaborative assessment. Planned Assessment Interventions serve this purpose in a more structured Therapeutic Assessment. However, we have found that such material can also be explored in … Continue reading Critical Moments: Capitalizing on Therapeutic Opportunities during Collaborative Assessment – Case Discussion (1.5 CE Credits)

The Need to Feel Alive – Different Faces of Depression in Young Offenders (1.25 Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Malin Holm Session Abstract: Depressive states are common in young offenders and important to recognize, to fully understand what may drive violent, anti-social behaviors. Performance tests are indispensable as depressive emotions are often disguised and denied. We develop concepts around depression and violence and touch upon the psychology of "toxic masculinity". Our … Continue reading The Need to Feel Alive – Different Faces of Depression in Young Offenders (1.25 Credits)