“¿Me entiendes?”: The Complexity of Assessing Bilingual Youth with Trauma

Session Abstract: Our symposium demonstrates the importance of language when assessing bilingual latinx youth’s social-emotional functioning. We discuss two clinical cases of youth of differing ages and clinical presentations. In one case, a first generation immigrant youth demonstrates how she uses language to adapt to a new country by adopted English as her preferred language. … Continue reading “¿Me entiendes?”: The Complexity of Assessing Bilingual Youth with Trauma

Considerations and Reflections on Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment in Community Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coordinating Author Information: Jessica Lipkind, PsyD | WestCoast Children's Clinic Session Abstract: During the COVID-19 pandemic, assessors in community-based settings had to make a quick shift to tele-assessment (Corey & Ben-Porath, 2020; Wright & Raiford, 2021). Doing so has required flexibility, creativity, and a willingness to grow and reimagine how we engage with our clients. Over … Continue reading Considerations and Reflections on Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment in Community Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reigniting the Flame of Hope: CTA Approaches to Attachment, Shame, and Suicide

Session Abstract: SPA’s 2022 Call for Programs requests offerings that 1) give fresh perspectives on personality assessment and 2) connections to overall psychological assessment. Hope is not a new idea; its use and perspective in psychology goes back decades. Its “freshness” stems from the perspective it continues to give in confronting and surmounting life’s challenges. This … Continue reading Reigniting the Flame of Hope: CTA Approaches to Attachment, Shame, and Suicide