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Assessing the Spectrum of Personality Disorders & Psychopathy

Nov 18, 2016 08:30am -
Nov 19, 2016 05:00pm

Event Description

The 19th Annual Conference on Contemporary Applications of Psychological Assessment

Assessing the Spectrum of Personality Disorders and Psychopathy:

Cognitive, Clinical and Forensic Update

Friday & Saturday, November 18-19, 2016 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

at William James College, Newton, MA

Co-Sponsors: Department of Psychology, Massachusetts Mental Health Center and William James College

Course Directors

Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD, June G. Wolf, PhD, William Stone, PhD, Lisa Iguchi, PhD, Anthony Giuliano, PhD, Philip Erdberg, PhD, Gregory Meyer, PhD, Stephen Behnke, JD, PhD, MDiv, Kerry Nelligan PsyD

Conference Faculty

Stephen Behnke, JD, PhD, MDiv, Frank DiCataldo, PhD, Philip Erdberg, PhD, Christopher J. Hopwood, PhD, J. Reid Meloy, PhD, Gregory J. Meyer, PhD, William S. Stone, PhD

This two-day, integrative conference begins by focusing on understanding and assessing personality disorders and psychopathy using self-report inventories, multimethod semi-structured interviews, and performance measures. An emphasis is placed on the personality disorder model found in Section III of the DSM-5, which encompasses two fundamental dimensions of personality disorder—Self (identity and self-direction) and Interpersonal (empathy and intimacy). With this foundation, the focus shifts to the intersection of the law with psychopathy and traditional PDs in terms of criminal responsibility and other forensic issues, including recent court rulings that affect juvenile sentencing and findings related to the adult follow-up of juveniles sentenced for murder. Cases and case vignettes are presented throughout to ground the workshop in practice.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss familiar with supportive research and clinical utility of the DSM-5 Alternative Model of Personality Disorders (AMPD)
  • Examine the DSM-5 AMPD and its relationship to other dimensional theories of personality
  • Describe evidence-based approaches to assessing DSM-5 AMPD constructs
  • Describe current Rorschach research for personality disorders
  • Review how Rorschach variables can help describe the principal dimensions of personality disorders and contribute to intervention planning
  • Apply learning and understanding to a clinical case

SPDP | 14 CE Credits | $330 (includes lunch)

Graduate Students, General Public, Other Professionals | No CE Credits | $165 (includes lunch)

For more information about the Thursday pre-conference, Cognition and Personality Disorders:

Reciprocal Influences and Neuroscientific Perspectives with a Focus on the Cluster B Syndromes

please follow this link: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=MSPP&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=fca4c46a-b49b-4f84-a3d4-605075de18d0


Stephen H. Behnke, J.D., Ph.D., M.Div., is an Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard. Medical School and a Supervising Psychologist at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center.  From November 1, 2000 until July 8, 2015 he was the Director of the Office of Ethics for the American Psychological Association.  He holds degrees from Princeton University, the University of Michigan, and the Harvard Divinity School.  He is the author of Jekyll on Trial: Multiple Personality Disorder and Criminal Law (with Elyn Saks), NYU Press (1997), The Essentials of Massachusetts Mental Health Law (with James T. Hilliard), 1998, The Essentials of New York Mental Health Law (with Michael L. Perlin and Marvin Bernstein), 2004, and The Essentials of Florida Mental Health Law (with Alina M. Perez and Bruce J. Winick), March 17, 2000.

Frank DiCataldo, PhD, is assistant professor of psychology at Roger Williams University where he teaches undergraduate courses in forensic psychology, the history of psychology and personality psychology and graduate courses in the psychological assessment and testing of adults and adolescents. His research interests include the risk assessment of juvenile offenders, juvenile homicide, and juveniles who have engaged in sexually abusive conduct.  Dr. DiCataldo is the author several articles within juvenile justice and the book, The Perversion of Youth (2009) published by NYU Press.  Dr. DiCataldo has worked as a practicing forensic psychologist for the past 25 years and has consulted to attorneys, juvenile courts, and state departments of mental health and juvenile justice.  He is currently involved in a research project with Robert Kinscherff on the recidivism and post-release adjustment of juveniles who committed homicide as adolescents and were released as adults from prison.

Philip Erdberg, Ph.D., is a diplomate in clinical psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a past-president of the Society for Personality Assessment, the 1995 recipient of the Society's Distinguished Contribution Award, and the 2001 recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California. Dr. Erdberg is on the faculty of the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine. He is a member of the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) development team.

Christopher J. Hopwood, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, where he was mentored by Les Morey, in 2008. He completed his doctoral internship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is currently a licensed Psychologist in Michigan, Associate Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University, and Director of the MSU Interpersonal Problems Clinic, where he practices and supervises doctoral students. His research focuses on personality assessment, personality disorders, and interpersonal processes. He is an Associate Editor at Assessment and the Journal of Personality Disorders and a board member of the Society for Personality Assessment, North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, and Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research.

J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D., is a board-certified forensic psychologist (ABPP) and consults on criminal and civil cases throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, and a faculty member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is past president of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He has received a number of awards and honors, and was the Yochelson Visiting Scholar at Yale University in March, 2015. Dr. Meloy has authored or co-authored over two hundred twenty papers published in peer-reviewed psychiatric and psychological journals, and has authored, co-authored or edited eleven books. He has been conducting research and writing on personality disorder, psychopathy, stalking, narcissism, criminality, mental disorder, and targeted violence for the past twenty-five years. His first book, The Psychopathic Mind (Aronson, 1988), was an integration of the biological and psychodynamic understanding of psychopathy. His co-edited book with Drs. Hoffmann and Sheridan, Stalking, Threatening and Attacking Public Figures (Oxford University Press, 2008), led to a commissioned study for the National Academy of Sciences on threats toward public figures published in 2011. His most recent book with Dr. Jens Hoffmann is the International Handbook of Threat Assessment (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo, where he has been since 2003. Before this he was at the University of Alaska Anchorage and also the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was the director of the inpatient and outpatient Psychological Assessment Service. He was the Editor of the Journal of Personality Assessment from 2002 to 2013. His research focuses on psychological assessment, with an emphasis on the integration of personality assessment methods. Much of his work has addressed performance-based measures of implicit processes, most notably the Rorschach. He has made seminal contributions to the published literature in this area, as well as in psychometrics and assessment more generally. On four occasions the Society for Personality Assessment has given him Distinguished Contribution Awards for articles in the published literature. He is a Fellow of Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics) of the American Psychological Association and of the Society for Personality Assessment.

William S. Stone, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School.  He is the Director of Neuropsychology training at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Psychiatry.  He received his degree from Wayne State University in Biological Psychology and respecialized in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia.  He has an active career as an investigator in the area of ‘schizotaxia’ and ‘endophenotypes’ or other expressions of abnormality that might be useful in the early identification of individuals at risk for schizophrenia, and in the identification of novel intervention targets.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Assessment & Testing
Early registration ends on Jul 27, 2016.
Regular registration starts on Jul 28, 2016 and ends on Nov 17, 2016.
Late registration starts on Nov 18, 2016.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Assessing the Spectrum of Personality Disorders & Psychopathy - SPDP
Member Fee: $330.00$330.00$330.00
Non-Member Fee: $330.00$330.00$330.00
 NO CE CREDITS - Grad Students, General Public, Other Professionals
Member Fee: $165.00$165.00$165.00
Non-Member Fee: $165.00$165.00$165.00

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