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 Comparative Analysis of Sex Offender Subgroups Using the MMPI-2-RF

Corresponding Author Information: Isabella Campanini Session Abstract: The current study aimed to expand the existing literature on sex offenders with regards to personality and psychological dysfunction, by comparing specific subgroups of sex offenders using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory- Second Edition- Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF). Archival data from a sample of N=244 adult male sex offenders … Continue reading A Comparative Analysis of Sex Offender Subgroups Using the MMPI-2-RF

A Performance-Based Test on the Circumplex Model: An Adaptation of the Picture Frustration Study Coherent with Criterion A of the AMPD

Corresponding Author Information: Carlo Vetere Session Abstract: The interpersonal paradigm in personality assessment uses circumplex based measures for assessment, evaluating interpersonal abilities, and the coping strategies through the coordinates of Community and Agency. The Picture Frustration Study (PFS) is an old test of 24 cartoon pictures showing two people in frequently frustrating situations, which is able … Continue reading A Performance-Based Test on the Circumplex Model: An Adaptation of the Picture Frustration Study Coherent with Criterion A of the AMPD

A Short Measure of Sexual Self Concept

Corresponding Author Information: Kenzhane Pantin Session Abstract: Sexual self-concept (SSC), or the self-evaluation of sexual feelings and behaviors, can influence various health outcomes, such as sexual risk taking and contraceptive use. Much of the research on SSC has been limited to highly specialized samples, and it is not yet widely present in the general social … Continue reading A Short Measure of Sexual Self Concept

A Study on the Detection of Feigning of Depression and PTSD with the Inventory of Problems-29 (IOP-29) and Inventory of Problems-Memory (IOP-M)

Corresponding Author Information: Claudia Pignolo Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Inventory of Problems-29 (IOP-29; Viglione, Giromini, & Landis, 2017) is a self-administered measure of symptom validity and credibility. Recently, a new forced-choice add-on implicit recognition task named the Inventory of Problems-Memory module (IOP-M) was introduced to be used in combination with it. Although available, … Continue reading A Study on the Detection of Feigning of Depression and PTSD with the Inventory of Problems-29 (IOP-29) and Inventory of Problems-Memory (IOP-M)

Advancing Personality Assessment: The Hermeneutic Approach (1.75 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Steven Anthony Sola Session Abstract: Contemporary psychotherapeutic practice including, but not limited to, psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, relational and intersubjective psychotherapies, narrative psychotherapy, and modern forms of family therapy, often rely on case formulations that call for a broader and more enlarged approach to the assessment process. But contemporary therapists all too often … Continue reading Advancing Personality Assessment: The Hermeneutic Approach (1.75 CE Credits)

An Exploratory Study of Intellectualization in the Rorschach Inkblot Test

Corresponding Author Information: Karary X. Gonzalez Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The defense mechanism of intellectualization has long been written about within the psychoanalytic literature (A. Freud, 1936/1946; Howe, 1934). However, the empirical examination of this defense has been limited. Exner described intellectualization as a “naïve form of denial… it is a pseudo-intellectual process that … Continue reading An Exploratory Study of Intellectualization in the Rorschach Inkblot Test

An Exploratory Study of Rorschach Administration Behaviors and Their Empirical Correlates

Corresponding Author Information: Adam W Anderson Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rorschach Inkblot Test research has validated many individual variables used in interpretation. The development of the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) (Meyer, Viglione, Mihura, Erard, & Erdberg, 2011) involved administrative procedures to “optimize” the number of responses subjects provided so as to limit the impact of protocol … Continue reading An Exploratory Study of Rorschach Administration Behaviors and Their Empirical Correlates

An Integrated Approach to Personality Assessment Based on the Personality Systems Framework

Session Abstract: Psychologists who carry out personality assessments must be conversant in diverse technical languages to describe their clients’ social contexts and inner personality function. The clinician needs to understand a person’s family, gender role, ethnic identity, religious beliefs, and similar qualities, and also a client’s inner personality functioning, including the workings of motives, emotions, cognition, … Continue reading An Integrated Approach to Personality Assessment Based on the Personality Systems Framework

Application of Mouse-Tracking Temporal Measures and Machine Learning Models to Detect a Faking-Good Response Style in Personality Questionnaires with Four Choice Alternatives

Corresponding Author Information: Cristina Mazza Session Abstract: Deliberate attempts to portray oneself in an unrealistic manner are commonly encountered in the administration of personality questionnaires. The main aim of the present study was to explore whether mouse tracking temporal indicators and machine learning models could improve the detection of subjects implementing a faking-good response style … Continue reading Application of Mouse-Tracking Temporal Measures and Machine Learning Models to Detect a Faking-Good Response Style in Personality Questionnaires with Four Choice Alternatives