Conceptualizing and Assessing Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (1.5 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: James Kleiger Session Abstract: The concept of Bipolarity has changed and now includes a broader range of mood disturbances, which challenge conventional diagnostic assumptions. Panel members present multiple methods for assessing mood and bipolar spectrum conditions beginning with history-gathering and clinical interview techniques, and using selected rating scales, and projective, performance-based methods. … Continue reading Conceptualizing and Assessing Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (1.5 CE Credits)

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)

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)

Novel Measurement of Personality Dynamics Using Intensive Longitudinal Design – Symposium (1 CE Credit)

MARCH 20TH | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Session Abstract:¬†Understanding dynamic characteristics of personality requires methodology capable of measuring patterns of behavior, affect, and cognitions over time and across situations. Intensive longitudinal designs have been used to model the unfolding of these processes in daily life. This symposium brings together several novel approaches within the … Continue reading Novel Measurement of Personality Dynamics Using Intensive Longitudinal Design – Symposium (1 CE Credit)

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

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

Validation of the MMPI-A and MMPI-A-RF as Measures of Psychosis in Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatients

Corresponding Author Information: Stephen J. Pappalardo Session Abstract: While schizophrenia is relatively rare in adolescents, psychotic symptoms and psychotic states are not, and the accurate detection and quantification of psychosis is critical to the clinical care of adolescents in mental health settings. The MMPI-A is a widely used broad-band diagnostic measure for adolescents which includes … Continue reading Validation of the MMPI-A and MMPI-A-RF as Measures of Psychosis in Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatients