Utility of Dimensional Personality Assessment in Capturing Disordered Eating Symptomology

Coordinating Author Information: Kelsey Priebe, MA | Sam Houston State University Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Personality psychopathology plays a significant role in the development and maintenance of disordered eating behaviors (e.g., Rikani, 2013), including symptom level differences in eating disorders (Garner et al., 1983; Garner et al., 2004; Grilo et al., 2015; Holland et al., … Continue reading Utility of Dimensional Personality Assessment in Capturing Disordered Eating Symptomology

The Dark Triad, Anger Rumination, and Criminal Maladaptive Behaviors

Coordinating Author Information: Shelby C. Vaughn | Mississippi State University Session Abstract:The Dark Triad (DT; Paulhus & Williams, 2002) is composed of the socially aversive, sub-clinical personality traits Machiavellianism (manipulation of others), narcissism (feelings of grandiosity, entitlement, dominance, and self-superiority), and psychopathy (high impulsivity and thrill seeking, low empathy and anxiety; Stead et al., 2012). … Continue reading The Dark Triad, Anger Rumination, and Criminal Maladaptive Behaviors

The Alternative Model of Personality Disorders and Older Adults: The Role of Perceived Health Status

Coordinating Author Information: Lisa E. Stone, MA | University of Colorado- Colorado Springs Session Abstract: Introduction: The Alternative Model of Personality Disorders (AMPD) was included in Section III of DSM-5 with the intention of promoting research on a novel dimensional approach to PD conceptualization. Research on the AMPD among older adults is limited, but preliminary evidence suggests … Continue reading The Alternative Model of Personality Disorders and Older Adults: The Role of Perceived Health Status

Relative Influence of Big Five Traits and Mindfulness on Alcohol Use

Coordinating Author Information: Alicia N. Torres, MS | Palo Alto University Session Abstract: Alcohol use is a common problem and is thus a common target of treatment. One common way of treating hazardous levels of disordered alcohol use is by increasing mindfulness, thus making the person more aware of why they drink. However, part of what … Continue reading Relative Influence of Big Five Traits and Mindfulness on Alcohol Use

Pathological Personality Traits Predicting Interpersonal and Functional Impairment Among College Students

Coordinating Author Information: Jaime Anderson, PhD | Sam Houston State University Session Abstract: Background Increasing dissatisfaction with categorical personality disorder (PD) diagnoses has led to the development of dimensional PD frameworks, such as the Alternative Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD). Previous research has shown dimensional models of personality are predictive of impairment and psychosocial functioning (Clarkin, … Continue reading Pathological Personality Traits Predicting Interpersonal and Functional Impairment Among College Students

Clinician and Trainee Familiarity with the DSM-5 Alternative Model of Personality Disorders

Coordinating Author Information: Jennifer Boland, MA | Sam Houston State University Session Abstract: Most diagnoses included in the DSM-5 are set in a categorical framework, in which they are judged present or absent on the basis of discrete symptom counts. This approach has several inherent problems for both personality disorders (PDs) and psychopathology at large. … Continue reading Clinician and Trainee Familiarity with the DSM-5 Alternative Model of Personality Disorders

An Exploration of the Relationship between Defense Mechanisms and the Dimensions of the HiTOP Model

Coordinating Author Information: JoAnna Molina, MS | University of Detroit- Mercy Session Abstract: The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) is an alternative classification system that conceptualizes psychopathology using empirically derived transdiagnostic dimensions. These dimensions align with decades of research findings and address a number of the well-documented problems with diagnostic categories. However, the HiTOP’s relationship … Continue reading An Exploration of the Relationship between Defense Mechanisms and the Dimensions of the HiTOP Model

SPA’s Education & Training Interest Group Presents: Common Pitfalls and Roadblocks to Successful Assessment Training

Coordinating Author Information: Abby Mulay, PhD | Medical University of South Carolina Session Abstract:Recent shifts in the fields of psychology and psychiatry, such as the proliferation of telehealth services stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, emerging alternatives to the DSM/ICD, and the provision of assessment services by master’s level clinicians, result in the continuing need to … Continue reading SPA’s Education & Training Interest Group Presents: Common Pitfalls and Roadblocks to Successful Assessment Training

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)