“The Indispensable Flame”: Hope as Healing in Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment (1.25 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Diane H. Engelman Session Abstract: SPA's 2021 convention theme is Advancing Standards in Personality Assessment. Advancements evolve from ideas and experiences, both old and new. In the 1950s, psychiatrist Karl Menninger rallied colleagues to the "indispensable flame" of Hope in dealing with patients. In 2018, Rorschachiana (Vol 39, Issue 1) published an … Continue reading “The Indispensable Flame”: Hope as Healing in Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment (1.25 CE Credits)

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)

English Language Learners, Monolingualism, and Bilingualism in Assessment Graduate Training (1.25 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Alexandra Miguel Session Abstract: There is quite a bit of literature and supplemental resource material available regarding the assessment of clients whose secondary, rather than primary, language is English. However, very little is written about the interaction between a student's monolinguality or bilinguality and a client's monolinguality or bilinguality. The overwhelming majority … Continue reading English Language Learners, Monolingualism, and Bilingualism in Assessment Graduate Training (1.25 CE Credits)

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)

Personality Assessment via Telehealth: Keeping Up with the Times (1.25 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Callie Jowers Session Abstract: Continuing its commitment to the professional development of graduate students, the Society for Personality Assessment Graduate Student (SPAGS) Education Committee is organizing a symposium to discuss the utilization of personality assessment instruments via telehealth. Given these unprecedented times and the challenges associated with learning and conducting personality assessment … Continue reading Personality Assessment via Telehealth: Keeping Up with the Times (1.25 CE Credits)

R-PAS Administration Errors by Clinical Psychology Graduate Students: Recommendations for Assessment Instructors and Clinical Supervisors (1 CE Credit)

Corresponding Author Information: Hadas Pade Session Abstract: Previous research on doctoral clinical assessment training in the Rorschach has focused on coding accuracy (Callahan, 2015; Guarnaccia, et al., 2001; Hilsenroth, et al., 2007, Viglione, et al., 2017). This session will describe a detailed analysis of 107 archival R-PAS student protocols, identifying the types and frequencies of … Continue reading R-PAS Administration Errors by Clinical Psychology Graduate Students: Recommendations for Assessment Instructors and Clinical Supervisors (1 CE Credit)

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