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 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

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)

Advancements in Measuring Criterion A of the Alternative Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD) – Symposium (1.5 CE Credits)

MARCH 20TH | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM (ET) Sessions Abstract: The Alternative Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD; APA, 2013) Criterion A describes the severity of personality impairment, meant to represent what all personality disorders share in common. Recently there have been several new measures developed to capture this core of personality dysfunction. This symposium brings … Continue reading Advancements in Measuring Criterion A of the Alternative Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD) – Symposium (1.5 CE Credits)

Assessing Self-Definition and Relatedness in Level of Personality Functioning

Corresponding Author Information: Emily Mariotti, M.S. Session Abstract: Background and purpose: The meta-constructs of autonomy (AUT) and communion (COM) are linked to functioning across personality, interpersonal relationships, and psychopathology, and can inform psychotherapeutic treatment strategies. We report on the development and initial validation of content-based scales for AUT and COM as they correspond to the … Continue reading Assessing Self-Definition and Relatedness in Level of Personality Functioning

Developmental Cascades from Early Childhood Attachment Security to Adolescent Level of Personality Functioning in a High-Risk Sample

Session Abstract: There is widespread recognition that level of personality functioning, defined in terms of quality of relationships with the self and others, impacts development toward positive adaptation or pathology (e.g., Bender, 2019). Affective expectations of the self, others, and the environment form in the context of attachment relationships in infancy and continue to develop … Continue reading Developmental Cascades from Early Childhood Attachment Security to Adolescent Level of Personality Functioning in a High-Risk Sample

Examining Personality Dysfunction through the Level of Personality Functioning Scale: Evidence from Interview and Self-Report Methods

Corresponding Author Information: Sarah Jaweed Session Abstract: The Level of Personality Functioning Scale (LPFS) has been a validated tool to assess personality dysfunction. The LPFS has used self-report measures to assess identity, self-direction, empathy, and intimacy. However, to date there have been few studies that have assessed personality dysfunction using a brief semi-structured clinical interview … Continue reading Examining Personality Dysfunction through the Level of Personality Functioning Scale: Evidence from Interview and Self-Report Methods

Exploring Adolescent Personality Traits Through the MMPI-A-RF Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) Scales

Corresponding Author Information: Mary Alexandra Norris Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Adolescence is a uniquely critical time in development that consists of several changes including the ongoing development of personality traits. Specifically, adolescents experience an increase in internalizing and externalizing symptoms in comparison to early developmental stages. Therefore, it is critical to assess personality in … Continue reading Exploring Adolescent Personality Traits Through the MMPI-A-RF Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) Scales

Introducing the MMPI-3 – Symposium (1.5 CE Credits)

MARCH 17TH | 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM (ET) Session Abstract: This symposium introduces the MMPI-3 (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-3; Ben-Porath & Tellegen 2020), a 335-item version of the MMPI instruments designed to provide a comprehensive and efficient assessment of clinically relevant variables with updated items, scales, and norms. In the first presentation, MMPI-3 co-authors Yossef … Continue reading Introducing the MMPI-3 – Symposium (1.5 CE Credits)

Normative and Maladaptive Personality Construct Associations with the LPFS-SR Over Time

Corresponding Author Information: Jennifer Boland, MA Session Abstract: BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Only one study has compared the relation of the Levels of Personality Functioning Scale-Self Report (LPFS-SR; Morey, 2017) to both a measure of FFM normative personality and of AMPD maladaptive personality (Hopwood et al., 2018). Our study compared the LPFS-SR's associations across two weeks to baseline … Continue reading Normative and Maladaptive Personality Construct Associations with the LPFS-SR Over Time