Course Details

Course TitleTrack C: Ethics & Risk Management in Psychological Assessment/Assessing Personality Disorders
Date 5/17/2013
ProviderPearson MMPI Workshops and Annual Symposium
LocationSt. Pete Beach
Credit Hours6
Instructor(s)Jeffrey Younggren
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

The Ethics workshop will cover how role conflicts and multiple relationships can put psychologists who perform assessments at risk, and how HIPAA has impacted raw test data and access to records requirements at both the state and federal level. (Note: Attendees of this workshop received a 5% discount on their malpractice premium if they are insured by The Trust). The Personality Disorders workshop will provide a conceptual formulation for assessing DSM-5 personality traits using the MMPI. It will focus on both the assessment of the ten categorical personality disorders, as well as a proposed dimensional model of personality disorders.

Course Objectives

Participants will be able to: • Learn risk management and ethical decision-making strategies as they apply to psychological assessment. • Understand the unique differences that exist between the provision of assessment services clinically and forensically. • To better understand how HIPAA has impacted psychological test data and testing materials. • Better understand how the digital/computer world creates significant risks to privacy and confidentially in the provision of psychological assessment services. • Understand the rationale behind and DSM-5 Section II and Section III personality disorders. • Know how MMPI-2/MMPI-2-RF scales map onto DSM-5 Section II personality disorder criteria. • Assess the utility of the MMPI-2/MMPI-2-RF is measuring DSM-5 Section III personality traits. • Interpret MMPI-2/MMPI-2-RF scale scores with respect to DSM-5 personality disorder diagnosis.