When Test Revisions Disrupt Our Lives, What’s a Psychologist to Do? Updates to Mihura et al.’s (2017) Survey of Doctoral Training in Adult Personality Tests

Coordinating Author Information: Alicia W. Villanueva van den Hurk, BS | University of Dayton Session Abstract: Psychological assessment is a growing field that is, ideally, regularly updated by the emerging research (Strauss et al., 2000). Consequently, in 2015, Mihura et al. (2017) surveyed American Psychological Association (APA) - accredited clinical psychology doctoral programs to inquire about … Continue reading When Test Revisions Disrupt Our Lives, What’s a Psychologist to Do? Updates to Mihura et al.’s (2017) Survey of Doctoral Training in Adult Personality Tests

Relationships between Psychological Symptoms and the Variability in Self-Report Test Completion Time

Coordinating Author Information: Jules Merguie | Sam Houston State University Session Abstract: BACKGROUND In the practice of psychological assessment, the amount of time needed to complete a given test is frequently taken into consideration by clinicians (e.g., when designing a test battery or planning sessions). Many test publishers provide an estimated range of time individuals will … Continue reading Relationships between Psychological Symptoms and the Variability in Self-Report Test Completion Time

Publication Rates and QRPs of MMPI and Rorschach Dissertations Compared to the Broader Field of Clinical Psychology

Coordinating Author Information: Isra Dar | University of Toledo Session Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Dissertations are time-consuming for the student and the advisor. How often are these efforts rewarded by publication? The MMPI and Rorschach were chosen as the most popular multiscale self-report and performance personality tests in clinical psychology. Our primary research questions were (a) are the … Continue reading Publication Rates and QRPs of MMPI and Rorschach Dissertations Compared to the Broader Field of Clinical Psychology

Countdown to Launch: Using VR Escape Room Technology to Assess Team Performance and Leadership

Coordinating Author Information: Bryan Barnes, MA | Jenson8 Session Abstract: The present study aims to validate a behavioral assessment of team leadership performance focusing on constructs of direction, cohesion, task contribution, and communication in an interdependent virtual reality (VR) task called Apollo. The 4-player VR task functions as an immersive, virtual escape room, where participants must … Continue reading Countdown to Launch: Using VR Escape Room Technology to Assess Team Performance and Leadership

Clinician and Trainee Familiarity with the DSM-5 Alternative Model of Personality Disorders

Coordinating Author Information: Jennifer Boland, MA | Sam Houston State University Session Abstract: Most diagnoses included in the DSM-5 are set in a categorical framework, in which they are judged present or absent on the basis of discrete symptom counts. This approach has several inherent problems for both personality disorders (PDs) and psychopathology at large. … Continue reading Clinician and Trainee Familiarity with the DSM-5 Alternative Model of Personality Disorders

SPAGS PRESENTS | Blended Families: Cultivating a Culturally Inclusive Approach to Supervision and Mentorship

Coordinating Author Information: JoAnna Molina | SPAGS and Callie Jowers | SPAGS Session Abstract: Cultural competence has been championed across all areas of clinical work, research, and assessment (APA, 2017). One area which is especially important to explore in regards to cultural considerations is supervision. In particular, there is a need to understand the many aspects … Continue reading SPAGS PRESENTS | Blended Families: Cultivating a Culturally Inclusive Approach to Supervision and Mentorship

SPAGS Presents | Applying to Internship: A How-To Guide Written by Successful Applicants

Coordinating Authors Information: Chloe Bliton, MS | Pennsylvania State University Session Abstract: Continuing its commitment to the professional development of graduate students, the Society for Personality Assessment Graduate Student (SPAGS) Career Development Committee (CDC) is organizing a roundtable discussion focused on the clinical internship application and interview process. The majority of SPAGS members are enrolled in … Continue reading SPAGS Presents | Applying to Internship: A How-To Guide Written by Successful Applicants

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)

Personality Assessment via Telehealth: Keeping Up with the Times (1.25 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Callie Jowers Session Abstract: Continuing its commitment to the professional development of graduate students, the Society for Personality Assessment Graduate Student (SPAGS) Education Committee is organizing a symposium to discuss the utilization of personality assessment instruments via telehealth. Given these unprecedented times and the challenges associated with learning and conducting personality assessment … Continue reading Personality Assessment via Telehealth: Keeping Up with the Times (1.25 CE Credits)

Providers have Preferences Too: An Initial Examination of the Role of Personality in Mental Healthcare Providers’ Preferences for Clients

Corresponding Author Information: Taylor Rodriguez Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The incorporation of personality assessment (e.g., Harkness & Lilienfield, 1997) and treatment preferences (e.g., Swift et al., 2011) in psychotherapy has implications for therapeutic processes and outcomes. While this research has focused on clients (e.g., Swift et al., 2013), providers demonstrate differing perspectives of clients … Continue reading Providers have Preferences Too: An Initial Examination of the Role of Personality in Mental Healthcare Providers’ Preferences for Clients