“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)

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

Curious About Being a “Mindhunter”? Pathways to Forensic Psychology (1.5 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Elizabeth Wheeler Session Abstract: Do you love assessment? Curious about the range of professional options in the forensic realm? If yes, this presentation is for you! This discussion is geared towards early career professionals and students who will soon be entering the workforce. Perhaps you have questions about how to build up … Continue reading Curious About Being a “Mindhunter”? Pathways to Forensic Psychology (1.5 CE Credits)

Malingering Research: A Multi-Method Perspective – Symposium (1.5. CE Credits)

MARCH 18TH | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (ET) Session Abstract:┬áDuring the past two decades over 1,200 papers on malingering research were published. To offer an overview and an update on the status of the art, this symposium adopts a multi-method perspective and reports on a series of studies conducted using different instruments. Mike Bagby … Continue reading Malingering Research: A Multi-Method Perspective – Symposium (1.5. CE Credits)

Paranoia and Schizophrenia Subscales of the PAI: Identifying Psychological Profiles and Exploring their Connections to Life History Data

Corresponding Author Information: Brynn Huguenel Session Abstract: Background and Purpose: Paranoia, psychotic experiences, disorganized thinking, and associational quality are typically associated with schizophrenia and other psychosis-related disorders; however, such psychological traits are found across other psychiatric groups as well. Despite the prevalence of these traits, research has yet to explore how they may group together … Continue reading Paranoia and Schizophrenia Subscales of the PAI: Identifying Psychological Profiles and Exploring their Connections to Life History Data

Using Repeated Measurement to Therapeutically Assess Clients Over Time (1.5 CE Credit)

Corresponding Author Information: Katherine M. Thomas Session Abstract: A growing body of research identifies how between-person and within-person approaches to assessment ask and answer different types of questions. Clinically, we are often interested in knowing both how clients compare to others, and also how clients compare to themselves over time and across contexts. Despite the … Continue reading Using Repeated Measurement to Therapeutically Assess Clients Over Time (1.5 CE Credit)