Post PTSD conference & Partial Fall update

What a great conference to attend with the lab. Simply put, Strong Star puts on awesome conferences and we had a blast in San Antonio – so many awesome speakers talking about the future of PTSD treatment. As we carpooled down we talked a lot about next steps in the lab, so I wanted to highlight some products folks in the lab are part of/planning to submit over the next month that align with what we learned at the 3rd Annual Combat PTSD.

Brittney (my fantastic first year student) is going to be submitting as a first author a paper to APA evaluating the behavioral correlates for the MMPI-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) RC3 (Cynicism) and RC9 (Hypomanic Activation) scales in a college student sample (after all, shouldn’t our evidence-based assessments predict behavior?!). She is also working with me on submissions for APA and AACN, looking at MMPI-2-RF validity scale efficacy in a U.S. Army concussion clinic, which explore the role of moderators (e.g., diagnosis, sex, etc.; Ingram & Ternes, 2016; Sharf et al., 2017; Ingram et al., 2018) and the general efficacy of the over reporting scales.

Nikki (although not my advisee I’m super lucky to have her working with me for a second year running) will be submitting a poster to APA on the results of our simulation study of PTSD/mild Traumatic Brain Injury/comorbidity on the MMPI-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) validity scales.

Tara (an awesome undergrad RA in every way) came up with an awesome research question while running participants and will be submitting a poster to APA. While moderators have generally focused on demographic charactersistics, Tara was curious if trait characteristics (especially cynicism) influence testing response bias and is taking the lead on a really cool project. I love seeing my undergrad RAs take this sort of killer initiative and generate such thought provoking questions.

 

There are a few other submissions going out as well, including those looking at stigma and treatment seeking (as well as the development of a GOOD theoretical orientation scale). I’ll tell you more about those next!

Published by Dr. Ingram's Psychology Research Lab

I'm an assistant professor of counseling psychology at Texas Tech University and an active researcher of psychological assessment, veterans, and treatment engagement. I am also in private practice here in Lubbock Texas.

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