“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

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)

An Exploratory Study of Intellectualization in the Rorschach Inkblot Test

Corresponding Author Information: Karary X. Gonzalez Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The defense mechanism of intellectualization has long been written about within the psychoanalytic literature (A. Freud, 1936/1946; Howe, 1934). However, the empirical examination of this defense has been limited. Exner described intellectualization as a “naïve form of denial… it is a pseudo-intellectual process that … Continue reading An Exploratory Study of Intellectualization in the Rorschach Inkblot Test

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

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)

Ego Impairment Index (EII-2) as a Predictor of Psychotherapy Outcome During a Five-Year Follow-Up

Corresponding Author Information: Jaakko Stenius Session Abstract: BACKROUND AND PURPOSE: Interview-based pre-treatment evaluation of patient characteristics may help selecting optimal type or length of psychotherapeutic treatment. The Rorschach-based Ego Impairment Index (EII-2) provides a yet uninvestigated performance-based approach for evaluating these kinds of qualities that are not gauged by the interview methodology. We hypothesized lower … Continue reading Ego Impairment Index (EII-2) as a Predictor of Psychotherapy Outcome During a Five-Year Follow-Up

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