Only the Lonely and Anxious? Self-Compassion and Mattering as Resources for Vulnerable Students During the Pandemic

Corresponding Author Information: Alison L. Rose Session Abstract: As the pandemic continues, it is vital to consider distress factors and potential sources for coping with these stressful and uncertain times. The current study examined levels of distress and loneliness and their correlates in a sample of 283 Canadian undergraduates who were assessed during the summer of … Continue reading Only the Lonely and Anxious? Self-Compassion and Mattering as Resources for Vulnerable Students During the Pandemic

Paternal Attachment as a Mediator for the Transmission of Parental Trauma: Gender Effects

Corresponding Author Information: Lauren Loughlin Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Research on parental traumas showed mediating effects of insecure paternal attachment in transmitting intergenerational trauma to young adult children (Spiel & Szymanski, 2018). Further studies demonstrated a gender effect in assessing impact of intergenerational parental trauma. For example, Godbout et al. (2019) found that father’s trauma … Continue reading Paternal Attachment as a Mediator for the Transmission of Parental Trauma: Gender Effects

Perceived Rejection In Personality Psychopathology: The Role of Attachment & Gender

Corresponding Author Information: Kelsey Mara Priebe Session Abstract: Perceived Rejection In Personality Psychopathology: The Role of Attachment & Gender. Kelsey Priebe, B.A., Emily Sorem, B.A., & Jaime L. Anderson, Ph.D. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Gender and adult attachment pattern may influence the development and course of personality disorders (PDs; Chiesa et al., 2017; Gawda & Czubak, … Continue reading Perceived Rejection In Personality Psychopathology: The Role of Attachment & Gender

Psychological Assessment for Treatment: The Values Dimension (1.75 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Steven Anthony Sola Session Abstract: In keeping with the theme of the conference: "Advancing Standards in Personality Assessment," this symposium will bring together leading clinicians and researchers to explore the expanding scope of values assessment which links newer methods of assessment more closely with treatment. Dr. Steven Anthony Sola selectively and critically … Continue reading Psychological Assessment for Treatment: The Values Dimension (1.75 CE Credits)

The Affective Context of Interpersonal Behavior (1.5 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Christopher J. Hopwood Session Abstract: The focus of this symposium is on the affective context of interpersonal behavior. Halberstadt and colleagues examine the association between interpersonal complementarity and affective experience during interpersonal situations, and the moderating role of maladaptive traits on this association. Kaurin and colleagues will then present data on how negative and positive affects … Continue reading The Affective Context of Interpersonal Behavior (1.5 CE Credits)

The Mediating Effect of Rejection Sensitivity on the Relationship Between Narcissistic Vulnerability and Interpersonal Distress

Session Abstract: Background and Purpose: Narcissism refers to a heightened preoccupation with the self and is characterized by notable deficits in interpersonal and affective responses in a variety of psychosocial domains; it is possible that narcissistic individuals experience increased interpersonal distress and affective dysregulation as a function of heightened rejection sensitivity. This is likely most salient … Continue reading The Mediating Effect of Rejection Sensitivity on the Relationship Between Narcissistic Vulnerability and Interpersonal Distress

Trait Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Relationship Satisfaction in Daily Life

Session Abstract: Background and purpose. Research indicates a positive association between relationship satisfaction and mindfulness; less clear are the specific processes associated with mindfulness that may affect relationship satisfaction and stability. Building on a theoretical model proposed by Karremans, Schellekens, and Kappen (2015), this study explored the relationships between conflict, affect, and relationship satisfaction and the … Continue reading Trait Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Relationship Satisfaction in Daily Life

Using Repeated Measurement to Therapeutically Assess Clients Over Time (1.5 CE Credit)

Corresponding Author Information: Katherine M. Thomas Session Abstract: A growing body of research identifies how between-person and within-person approaches to assessment ask and answer different types of questions. Clinically, we are often interested in knowing both how clients compare to others, and also how clients compare to themselves over time and across contexts. Despite the … Continue reading Using Repeated Measurement to Therapeutically Assess Clients Over Time (1.5 CE Credit)