“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)

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)

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

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)

Construct Validation of Narrative Coherence: Exploring Links with Personality Functioning and Psychopathology

Corresponding Author Information: Julia Dimitrova Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Narrative coherence serves as an index of the unity in an individual's sense of self ‚Äùintegrating their past self with their present self and allowing them to pursue meaningful goals for their future" and can be assessed using the Life Story Interview. Personality functioning is … Continue reading Construct Validation of Narrative Coherence: Exploring Links with Personality Functioning and Psychopathology

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)

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

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)

Exploring the Neurological Underpinnings of Personality Using Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG): A Case Study

Corresponding Author Information: Aubrey Flanigan Session Abstract: This presentation will explore ways to conceptualize the neurological underpinnings of personality. The case of a 14-year-old adolescent male diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominately Inattentive Presentation (ADHD) will be examined to demonstrate the integration of an electrophysiological measure into a psychoeducational evaluation battery. Results from a … Continue reading Exploring the Neurological Underpinnings of Personality Using Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG): A Case Study

Initial Steps in the Development of the Behaviors and Attributes Questionnaire (BAQ) As a Measure of Fit for the Catholic Seminary

Corresponding Author Information: Augustine I Obasi Session Abstract: Using the 44-item list of behaviors and attributes of successful priests identified through a focus group study by Ippolito et al. In Fulfillment of Their Mission (2008), and five new items primarily focused on multi-cultural issues, we sought to develop and validate a new psychological measure ‚Äì‚ÄúThe … Continue reading Initial Steps in the Development of the Behaviors and Attributes Questionnaire (BAQ) As a Measure of Fit for the Catholic Seminary