New Paper: Treatment outcomes in a residential substance use sample

I’m thrilled to have gotten the e-mail from Nicole Morris this morning letting me know that our paper was accepted into Addictive Behaviors. The study uses a large, multi-site sample of individuals receiving residential substance use treatment and asks if the CES-D (a common depressive measure) is useful for predicting treatment outcomes. The results areContinue reading “New Paper: Treatment outcomes in a residential substance use sample”

Applying for graduate school?

Applying to graduate school can be super confusing and stressful. I wanted to try and give some insight into what you can do along the way to maximize your potential for admission into a psychology doctoral program, and how I (and many others) view applications and the process in general. There is a lot moreContinue reading “Applying for graduate school?”

Doing neuropsychology evaluations with the PAI? The CBS scale is an effective validity scale for military populations

Although the PAI is similarly trained and used as the MMPI (Wright et al., 2017; Ingram et al., 2020), it’s validity scales don’t have the same level of study or rate of detection for invalid responding within military populations (see Brittney’s thesis as an example). In fact, even when new validity scales are developed theyContinue reading “Doing neuropsychology evaluations with the PAI? The CBS scale is an effective validity scale for military populations”

Brittney defended her thesis: MMPI-2-RF and the PAI in differentiating PTSD and Depressive Disorders

Brittney did absolutely awesome yesterday and defended her thesis. There is too much to say about this project and I’m thrilled about how it went, and how it turned out. We’re starting to transform the project into papers next and anticipate the products Brittney writes as being very useful additions to the literature surrounding differential diagnosisContinue reading “Brittney defended her thesis: MMPI-2-RF and the PAI in differentiating PTSD and Depressive Disorders”

Training in Assessment: Current State and Future Directions

About a year and a half ago I launched (and subsequently published) a pilot project with Drs. Adam Schmidt and Matt Cribbet to look at some trends in training for psychological assessment by asking trainees themselves about their experiences. This week, the first paper from the large scale study that followed-up on that pilot basedContinue reading “Training in Assessment: Current State and Future Directions”

MMPI-2-RF and MMPI-3 : Implications on treatment engagement

Nicole recently presented research summarizing a paper we have out for review examining the utility of the MMPI-2-RF and MMPI-3 to predict treatment use and treatment-related attitudes in a short-term longitudinal sample of individuals with moderate to severe depressive symptoms. This was presented at the 2020 MMPI symposium and the PowerPoint may be FOUND HEREContinue reading “MMPI-2-RF and MMPI-3 : Implications on treatment engagement”

Lab Diversity Statement

This is a difficult time for our society, as well as for our ourselves, our clients, and our communities. This year has posed substantial challenges to those within the United States, as well as those around the world. Most recently, the #BlackLivesMatter movement laid bare once again the difficulties that many individuals in our department,Continue reading “Lab Diversity Statement”

New Paper on the MMPI-2-RF

Recently accepted to Spirituality in Clinical Practice. Pre-print coming soon. Effective screening and psychological assessment is critical for identifying and screening out clergy candidates which may be inappropriate for these callings, based on psychopathology, addictive behavior, emotional immaturity, personality characteristics incongruent with effective ministry, or deviant sexual interests and behaviors. Emotional deficits such as avoidance of negativeContinue reading “New Paper on the MMPI-2-RF”

Depression in Men, KU press release on work with collaborator Brian Cole

Last year Brian Cole (Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology and Director of Training at the University of Kansas) and I had an article examining the ways that stigma and masculinity predict different types of treatment seeking behaviors. KU had a news release today on his work on men’s depression, which includes our PAPER [click hereContinue reading “Depression in Men, KU press release on work with collaborator Brian Cole”

What research is normal in Tenure Track for Counseling Psychology? Now we know

The first (but not last) paper with Joe Currin was accepted yesterday in Counseling Psychology Quarterly. In this paper, we examine ECP (those graduating within the last 10 years) Counseling Psychologists who are currently employed in Tenure Track (TT) positions at the 69 doctoral training programs for Counseling Psychology (APA, 2018) across the country. GivenContinue reading “What research is normal in Tenure Track for Counseling Psychology? Now we know”