“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)

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 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)

An Examination of Test Bias on the MMPI-A-RF Higher-Order Scales

Corresponding Author Information: Catherine Hanigan Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Research on potential test bias has been conducted on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) instruments since the publication of the original MMPI. While assessment profiles are known to be influenced by a range of demographic variables, bias is indicated when an instrument measures a … Continue reading An Examination of Test Bias on the MMPI-A-RF Higher-Order Scales

Critical Moments: Capitalizing on Therapeutic Opportunities during Collaborative Assessment – Case Discussion (1.5 CE Credits)

MARCH 20TH | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Session Abstract:The effort to bring about meaningful positive change is one of the more complex, and at times elusive goals of collaborative assessment. Planned Assessment Interventions serve this purpose in a more structured Therapeutic Assessment. However, we have found that such material can also be explored in … Continue reading Critical Moments: Capitalizing on Therapeutic Opportunities during Collaborative Assessment – Case Discussion (1.5 CE Credits)

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

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

Exploring the Neurological Underpinnings of Personality Using Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG): A Case Study

Corresponding Author Information: Aubrey Flanigan Session Abstract: This presentation will explore ways to conceptualize the neurological underpinnings of personality. The case of a 14-year-old adolescent male diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominately Inattentive Presentation (ADHD) will be examined to demonstrate the integration of an electrophysiological measure into a psychoeducational evaluation battery. Results from a … Continue reading Exploring the Neurological Underpinnings of Personality Using Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG): A Case Study

Negotiating Hostility as a Psychic Work in the Perinatal Period: A Longitudinal Case Study by Using Projective Methods

Corresponding Author Information: Özgün Taktakoğlu Session Abstract: The perinatal period can be represented as a junction between fundamental polarities of the human psyche: me-not me, subject-object, inside-outside, body-mind, creation-death, libidinal drive-aggressive drive, and love-hate (Rosado & Marques, 2016). Motherhood is marked by ambivalence, from its very beginning. Numerous studies have underlined the importance of ambivalence … Continue reading Negotiating Hostility as a Psychic Work in the Perinatal Period: A Longitudinal Case Study by Using Projective Methods

Predicting Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicidality in Adolescents Receiving Residential Treatment using the MMPI-A-RF

Corresponding Author Information: Megan Keen Session Abstract: Predicting Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicidality in Adolescents Receiving Residential Treatment using the MMPI-A-RF Megan A. Keen, Colette C. Delawalla, & Tayla T. C. Lee Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) and suicidal thoughts and behaviors (Suicidality) are critical  threats to the health of adolescents that must be detected and addressed. The … Continue reading Predicting Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicidality in Adolescents Receiving Residential Treatment using the MMPI-A-RF