“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

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 Psychometric Comparison of the US Spanish and English MMPI-3

Corresponding Author Information: Tessa Long Session Abstract: BACKGROUND The MMPI-3 is the newest iteration of the MMPI. Although the Spanish MMPI-3 will include a dedicated manual (Ben-Porath & Tellegen, upcoming), a dearth of previous validation research exists on the Spanish MMPI measures. The purpose of the proposed study is to compare psychometric properties of the … Continue reading A Psychometric Comparison of the US Spanish and English MMPI-3

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)

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)