February 24, 2009
For immediate release
Faculty and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School will take part in six events at the 2009 Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) Convention in Chicago, IL, March 4-8. The scholars, researchers, and teachers will discuss the latest findings on topics as diverse as the Rorschach task, personality consumer satisfaction with assessments, and aggressive beliefs among incarcerated students.
The Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) was founded in Essex County, New Jersey by Bruno Klopfer and a group of his students. The Society is a collegial organization dedicated to the advancement of professional personality assessment, to the development of procedures and concepts for personality assessment and to the ethical and responsible use of these techniques. Initially incorporated as the Rorschach Institute, Inc. in 1938, the Society was renamed in 1971 to reflect the Society’s interest in the entire spectrum of issues present in contemporary personality assessment and to focus the Society as a special interest group, concerned with promoting exchange of ideas and information about personality assessment in research and in practice.
Gevirtz School faculty and graduate students will take part in the following:
Walker, S.J. & Smith, S.R. The diagnostic efficiency of PAI substance use scales in assessing substance use disorders. Poster presentation.
Chang, J., Patz, S., & Smith, S.R. (2009, March). Initial validity of the Logical Rorschach in the assessment of trauma. Poster presentation.
Smith, S.R., Silverman, I., Edwards, J., & Brophy, S. (2009, March). Neuropsychological and personality correlates of the Rorschach perceptual experience. Paper presentation.
Schnoebelen, K. & Smith, S. R. (2009, March). Therapeutic Assessment with Children, Parents, and Therapists during the Course of Psychotherapy: An Investigation of Alliance, Emotions, and Satisfaction. Paper presentation.
Sumalpong, P., Dierkhising, C., B., & Foy, D., W. (2009, March). Examining Community Violence Exposure, PTSD, and Aggressive Beliefs Among Incarcerated Adolescents. Poster presentation.
Nowinski, L.A., & Smith, S.R. (2009, March) Exploring Factors that Contribute to Consumer Satisfaction in Outpatient Neuropsychological Assessment of Children and Adolescents. Poster presentation.
Rahban, R., Hardy, A. & Smith, S. (March 2009). Personality and Neuropsychological Test Performance of ADHD Simulators and ADHD Patients. Paper presentation.
[Presenters from the Gevirtz School are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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