More Military Neuro Work: Examining the Memory Complaints Inventory (MCI)

This was another awesome project to do with the fantastic Dr. Pat Armistead-Jehle. One of the major shortcomings of the Green’s MCI is its lack of of work with other SVTs, despite the limited work to date cross validating the MCI with those measures (Armistead-Jehle & Shura, 2022). This study was intended to expanded thatContinue reading “More Military Neuro Work: Examining the Memory Complaints Inventory (MCI)”

New Article: The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) CBS and CB-SOS cognitive over-reporting scales in Veterans

Recently, a collaboration with the wonderful folks at the Salisbury Veteran Affairs MIRECC was published in The Clinical Neuropsychologist. In this article we examined the CBS and CB-SOS scales for the PAI to determine their detection of over-reported cognitive symptoms (Word Memory Test Criterion) and general psychopathology over-reporting (M-Fast Criterion) in a sample of post-deploymentContinue reading “New Article: The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) CBS and CB-SOS cognitive over-reporting scales in Veterans”

Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) Cognitive Over-reporting Validity Detection

The lab is working extensively to expand the research on over-reporting detection on the PAI for Cognitive symptoms. The most recent paper is part of a new collaboration with the staff at the Hefner VA MIREC in Salisbury, North Carolina, including the fantastic Dr. Robert Shura (as well as other training staff there). It isContinue reading “Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) Cognitive Over-reporting Validity Detection”

Use of the Memory Complaints Inventory: Relationship to the PAI Cognitive Bias Scale (CBS) SVT Measure as a Criterion

I’m thrilled to have another paper out with the fantastic Dr. Pat Armistead-Jehle which focuses on validity assessment and scale effectiveness. It is still in press so no formal PDFS yet, but it will appear in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. As the first step to interpretation of substantive scale use, validation of validity efforts remainsContinue reading “Use of the Memory Complaints Inventory: Relationship to the PAI Cognitive Bias Scale (CBS) SVT Measure as a Criterion”

Assessing the Screening of Depression: What does the PHQ measure and how should clinicians conceptualize findings?

Cole recently published yet another amazing paper, expanding the ability to use contemporary personality assessment measures and link their use with other clinical practices. In this case, they examined how common depression screens (i.e., PHQ-2/9) used in medical settings relate to the more comprehensive MMPI-3. So useful, building directly on an article by David McCordContinue reading “Assessing the Screening of Depression: What does the PHQ measure and how should clinicians conceptualize findings?”

NEW PAPER: Factors influencing student intention to conduct psych assessments in their careers

More excellent work from TTU Clinical Psych student Becca Bergquist was just accepted to the Journal of Clinical Psychology! Long story short, we were curious if our national sample of clinical/counseling students could give us a better sense of the factors influencing if they plan to incorporate assessment into their careers (as a major componentContinue reading “NEW PAPER: Factors influencing student intention to conduct psych assessments in their careers”

2022 AACN: The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) and TBI in active duty service members

This is another great project on personality assessment in active duty military personnel who underwent a neuropsych evaluation with Pat Armistead-Jehle. Also, the work of Tristan (Picture above; lab postbac) and Sarah McCracken (check the lab members webpage) were fantastic. I’ll summarize our work / findings. Previous research on the PAI has examined response patternsContinue reading “2022 AACN: The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) and TBI in active duty service members”

HiTop and the PAI: 2022 APS Presentations

I’m excited to head to my first APS conference to present some recent work by Sarah Hirsch and Megan Keen on the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) and efforts to map HiTop onto this instrument. We focused on military populations and used an EFA/CFA approach on distinct samples but examine how (and how well) these effortsContinue reading “HiTop and the PAI: 2022 APS Presentations”

Interpretation of Positive Depression Screening on the PHQ

The PHQ-2/9 is one of, if not the most, used screening measure for depression. It is implemented in a standardized manner into treatment outcome research and patient-based care initiatives. However, interpreting what scores represent amongst the broad spectrum of internalizing spectrum of pathology is critical. Despite items representing ‘depression’ criteria (A1-A9; DSM-5), these experiences areContinue reading “Interpretation of Positive Depression Screening on the PHQ”