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

“¿Me entiendes?”: The Complexity of Assessing Bilingual Youth with Trauma

Session Abstract: Our symposium demonstrates the importance of language when assessing bilingual latinx youth’s social-emotional functioning. We discuss two clinical cases of youth of differing ages and clinical presentations. In one case, a first generation immigrant youth demonstrates how she uses language to adapt to a new country by adopted English as her preferred language. … Continue reading “¿Me entiendes?”: The Complexity of Assessing Bilingual Youth with Trauma

SPAGS PRESENTS | Blended Families: Cultivating a Culturally Inclusive Approach to Supervision and Mentorship

Coordinating Author Information: JoAnna Molina | SPAGS and Callie Jowers | SPAGS Session Abstract: Cultural competence has been championed across all areas of clinical work, research, and assessment (APA, 2017). One area which is especially important to explore in regards to cultural considerations is supervision. In particular, there is a need to understand the many aspects … Continue reading SPAGS PRESENTS | Blended Families: Cultivating a Culturally Inclusive Approach to Supervision and Mentorship

Considerations and Reflections on Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment in Community Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coordinating Author Information: Jessica Lipkind, PsyD | WestCoast Children's Clinic Session Abstract: During the COVID-19 pandemic, assessors in community-based settings had to make a quick shift to tele-assessment (Corey & Ben-Porath, 2020; Wright & Raiford, 2021). Doing so has required flexibility, creativity, and a willingness to grow and reimagine how we engage with our clients. Over … Continue reading Considerations and Reflections on Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment in Community Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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)