“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)

Advancements in Measuring Criterion A of the Alternative Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD) – Symposium (1.5 CE Credits)

MARCH 20TH | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM (ET) Sessions Abstract: The Alternative Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD; APA, 2013) Criterion A describes the severity of personality impairment, meant to represent what all personality disorders share in common. Recently there have been several new measures developed to capture this core of personality dysfunction. This symposium brings … Continue reading Advancements in Measuring Criterion A of the Alternative Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD) – Symposium (1.5 CE Credits)

Application of Mixed Methods to Measure Uncertainty During COVID-19

Corresponding Author Information: Kathy Tehrani Session Abstract: Background and Purpose: Several studies have analyzed the impact of uncertainty on one’s psychological well-being during COVID-19 (Satici et al., 2020; Smith et al., 2020). However, few included a mixed methods approach. The current study examined how well open-ended responses corresponded to an emotional coping measure. It was hypothesized … Continue reading Application of Mixed Methods to Measure Uncertainty During COVID-19

Application of Mouse-Tracking Temporal Measures and Machine Learning Models to Detect a Faking-Good Response Style in Personality Questionnaires with Four Choice Alternatives

Corresponding Author Information: Cristina Mazza Session Abstract: Deliberate attempts to portray oneself in an unrealistic manner are commonly encountered in the administration of personality questionnaires. The main aim of the present study was to explore whether mouse tracking temporal indicators and machine learning models could improve the detection of subjects implementing a faking-good response style … Continue reading Application of Mouse-Tracking Temporal Measures and Machine Learning Models to Detect a Faking-Good Response Style in Personality Questionnaires with Four Choice Alternatives

Clinical Assessment of Interpersonal Dynamics (1.5 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Christopher J. Hopwood Session Abstract: The focus of this symposium is the clinical assessment of interpersonal dynamics. Asan and Pincus will examine the associations of several common clinical measures of schizotypy across interpersonal circumplex surfaces. Kehl and colleagues will examine how the convergence of interpersonal values and efficacies is related to interpersonal problems. Meisel and colleagues … Continue reading Clinical Assessment of Interpersonal Dynamics (1.5 CE Credits)

Construct Validation of Narrative Coherence: Exploring Links with Personality Functioning and Psychopathology

Corresponding Author Information: Julia Dimitrova Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Narrative coherence serves as an index of the unity in an individual's sense of self ‚Äùintegrating their past self with their present self and allowing them to pursue meaningful goals for their future" and can be assessed using the Life Story Interview. Personality functioning is … Continue reading Construct Validation of Narrative Coherence: Exploring Links with Personality Functioning and Psychopathology

Deconstructing Psychosis and its Assessment with Relevant R-PAS Measures (1.5 CE Credits)

MARCH 19TH | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (ET) Session Abstract:In the past decade, the psychopathology research literature, including that on psychosis, has emphasized deconstructing disorders into dimensional components. The first presentation by Mihura provides an overview of the key psychosis components and how R-PAS scores map onto those components, summarizing the literature to date. … Continue reading Deconstructing Psychosis and its Assessment with Relevant R-PAS Measures (1.5 CE Credits)

Emerging Research with the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (1.25 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Donald J. Viglione Session Abstract: These five, diverse, international studies demonstrate the growth of the research base to R-PAS. Complexity as a Moderator of the Relationship of Rorschach Measures with Psychosis and Severity of Disturbance: Research has demonstrated that the R-PAS Perception and Thinking problems variables are valid measures of psychotic phenomena … Continue reading Emerging Research with the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (1.25 CE Credits)

Experimental and Neurophysiological Rorschach Research (1.5 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Benjamin A. Berry Session Abstract: This session focuses on recent research using an experimental and/or neurophysiological approach to advance our understanding of the Rorschach response process. First, Berry and Meyer report on an experimental manipulation of visual processes on the Rorschach task through the use of specially-designed goggles. In two experiments, they … Continue reading Experimental and Neurophysiological Rorschach Research (1.5 CE Credits)