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 Short Measure of Sexual Self Concept

Corresponding Author Information: Kenzhane Pantin Session Abstract: Sexual self-concept (SSC), or the self-evaluation of sexual feelings and behaviors, can influence various health outcomes, such as sexual risk taking and contraceptive use. Much of the research on SSC has been limited to highly specialized samples, and it is not yet widely present in the general social … Continue reading A Short Measure of Sexual Self Concept

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)

An Exploratory Study of Rorschach Administration Behaviors and Their Empirical Correlates

Corresponding Author Information: Adam W Anderson Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rorschach Inkblot Test research has validated many individual variables used in interpretation. The development of the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) (Meyer, Viglione, Mihura, Erard, & Erdberg, 2011) involved administrative procedures to “optimize” the number of responses subjects provided so as to limit the impact of protocol … Continue reading An Exploratory Study of Rorschach Administration Behaviors and Their Empirical Correlates

Assessing Self-Definition and Relatedness in Level of Personality Functioning

Corresponding Author Information: Emily Mariotti, M.S. Session Abstract: Background and purpose: The meta-constructs of autonomy (AUT) and communion (COM) are linked to functioning across personality, interpersonal relationships, and psychopathology, and can inform psychotherapeutic treatment strategies. We report on the development and initial validation of content-based scales for AUT and COM as they correspond to the … Continue reading Assessing Self-Definition and Relatedness in Level of Personality Functioning

Eye Contact: Understanding the Relationship between Personality and Visual Information Processing on the Rorschach and Human Faces (1.5 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Ellen Day Session Abstract: Researchers from independent laboratories in two countries will present papers utilizing psychophysiological techniques to investigate the role of personality in processing the Rorschach and discerning emotions in faces. The session capitalizes on the fact that performance on the Rorschach involves scanning and making a visual attribution to the … Continue reading Eye Contact: Understanding the Relationship between Personality and Visual Information Processing on the Rorschach and Human Faces (1.5 CE Credits)

Negotiating Hostility as a Psychic Work in the Perinatal Period: A Longitudinal Case Study by Using Projective Methods

Corresponding Author Information: Özgün Taktakoğlu Session Abstract: The perinatal period can be represented as a junction between fundamental polarities of the human psyche: me-not me, subject-object, inside-outside, body-mind, creation-death, libidinal drive-aggressive drive, and love-hate (Rosado & Marques, 2016). Motherhood is marked by ambivalence, from its very beginning. Numerous studies have underlined the importance of ambivalence … Continue reading Negotiating Hostility as a Psychic Work in the Perinatal Period: A Longitudinal Case Study by Using Projective Methods

Object Relations in Psychopathology in Cancer Patients

Corresponding Author Information: Kate Szymanski Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Approximately 42 million people worldwide suffer from any form of trauma of cancer, and this number is growing. Research shows that negative interpersonal relationships with physicians, mental health workers and family members correlate with more severe psychopathology and less adherence to treatment for cancer patients … Continue reading Object Relations in Psychopathology in Cancer Patients

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)

Relationship between MMPI-2-RF Personality Disorder Spectra Scales and Psychodynamic Measures of Personality Pathology Severity

Corresponding Author Information: John Porcerelli Session Abstract: There is increasing evidence that some personality disorders (PDs) may better reflect a personality severity factor (Sharp et al., 2015). Additionally, in psychodynamic literature, certain personality disorders are considered more severe (e.g. antisocial PD) than others (e.g. avoidant PD). The current study aims to examine the relationship between … Continue reading Relationship between MMPI-2-RF Personality Disorder Spectra Scales and Psychodynamic Measures of Personality Pathology Severity