A Categorical Evaluation of Malignant Self-Regard and its Clinically Relevant Phenomena

Session Abstract: Background: Malignant self-regard (MSR; Huprich, 2014) describes a self-structure that emerged out of the personality pathology literature and represents the shared features of vulnerable narcissism, depressive personality disorder (PD), and self-defeating/masochistic PD (SDPD). It has been positioned as a dimensional measure of internalizing personality pathology that accounts for many similarities in traditional personality taxonomies. … Continue reading A Categorical Evaluation of Malignant Self-Regard and its Clinically Relevant Phenomena

A Window into Hikikomori, an Increasingly Global Syndrome of Shutting Out Society (1.5 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Tomoko Miwa Session Abstract: This case discussion presents a classic case of hikikomori in a male adolescent in Japan. The first presenter will describe hikikomori, a phenomenon and syndrome once unique to Japan, but increasingly found worldwide. It is a condition whereby an individual becomes an extreme recluse. Individuals with hikikomori often … Continue reading A Window into Hikikomori, an Increasingly Global Syndrome of Shutting Out Society (1.5 CE Credits)

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)

Critical Moments: Capitalizing on Therapeutic Opportunities during Collaborative Assessment – Case Discussion (1.5 CE Credits)

MARCH 20TH | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Session Abstract:The effort to bring about meaningful positive change is one of the more complex, and at times elusive goals of collaborative assessment. Planned Assessment Interventions serve this purpose in a more structured Therapeutic Assessment. However, we have found that such material can also be explored in … Continue reading Critical Moments: Capitalizing on Therapeutic Opportunities during Collaborative Assessment – Case Discussion (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

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

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

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)

The Mediating Effect of Rejection Sensitivity on the Relationship Between Narcissistic Vulnerability and Interpersonal Distress

Session Abstract: Background and Purpose: Narcissism refers to a heightened preoccupation with the self and is characterized by notable deficits in interpersonal and affective responses in a variety of psychosocial domains; it is possible that narcissistic individuals experience increased interpersonal distress and affective dysregulation as a function of heightened rejection sensitivity. This is likely most salient … Continue reading The Mediating Effect of Rejection Sensitivity on the Relationship Between Narcissistic Vulnerability and Interpersonal Distress

The Nature of Collaborative, Therapeutic Assessment Results: A Phenomenological Framework

Corresponding Author Information: Jessie Goicoechea Session Abstract: This individual paper presentation will make use of phenomenological psychology to understand the nature of collaborative, therapeutic assessment results within a human science framework. A phenomenological approach to psychological assessment has implications for how we view findings and results. Epistemological assumptions about the nature of truth claims in … Continue reading The Nature of Collaborative, Therapeutic Assessment Results: A Phenomenological Framework