“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 Bridge Between Person-Based Versus Symptom-Based Nosology: A Clinical Case Study Using the Psychodiagnostic Chart-2

Corresponding Author Information: Emanuela Brusadelli Session Abstract: The Second Edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2) highlights the importance of the integration between a descriptive and functional understanding of clinical phenomena in order to enhance a person-based nosology. This presentation aims at discussing a clinical case of a patient suffering from generalized anxiety disorder, that is … Continue reading A Bridge Between Person-Based Versus Symptom-Based Nosology: A Clinical Case Study Using the Psychodiagnostic Chart-2

A Categorical Evaluation of Malignant Self-Regard and its Clinically Relevant Phenomena

Session Abstract: Background: Malignant self-regard (MSR; Huprich, 2014) describes a self-structure that emerged out of the personality pathology literature and represents the shared features of vulnerable narcissism, depressive personality disorder (PD), and self-defeating/masochistic PD (SDPD). It has been positioned as a dimensional measure of internalizing personality pathology that accounts for many similarities in traditional personality taxonomies. … Continue reading A Categorical Evaluation of Malignant Self-Regard and its Clinically Relevant Phenomena

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)

Development and Initial Psychometric Examination of a Measure of Emotion Regulation Knowledge

Corresponding Author Information: Adam P. Natoli, PhD Session Abstract: Background One’s knowledge about how to optimally regulate their emotions may play an important role in emotion regulation (ER) functioning. No available measure directly examines the knowledge that potentially facilitates or hinders ER processes. This study developed a self-report instrument for measuring ER knowledge (Emotion Regulation Knowledge … Continue reading Development and Initial Psychometric Examination of a Measure of Emotion Regulation Knowledge

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

Development of Measures to Assess the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) – Symposium (1.5 CE Credits)

MARCH 18TH | 2:15 PM - 3:45 (ET) Session Abstract: The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) consortium has proposed an alternative, evidence-based, and dimensional classification for psychopathology that focuses on the empirical structure of psychopathology rather than consensus judgements of psychiatric experts. HiTOP promises to provide psychometrically robust targets for research and clinical practice, but this promise … Continue reading Development of Measures to Assess the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) – Symposium (1.5 CE Credits)

Do Stressful Life Events Moderate the Relationship between Borderline Personality Traits and Depressive Symptoms?

Session Abstract: Previous research offers mixed support for the hypothesis that stressful life events moderate the relationship between borderline personality and other mental health outcomes. The current study seeks to extend this literature by examining multiple different types of stressful life events (unemployment, the end of a romantic relationship, and combat-related trauma) and conceptualizing borderline personality … Continue reading Do Stressful Life Events Moderate the Relationship between Borderline Personality Traits and Depressive Symptoms?

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