About the Webinar
This webinar is part of the monthly webinar series, Keeping Up: Research and Clinical Updates for Busy Professionals.
This presentation will review conceptual issues in the detection of feigned neuropsychological deficits and psychiatric symptoms, domains of feigning, problems with applying DSM-IV criteria, base rates of feigning, a meta-analytic review of commonly used symptom validity tests, combining results from multiple SVTs, the problem of coaching in forensic evaluations, and a brief review of scales and tests for detecting false psychiatric symptom complaints.
The webinar presentation will last 1 hour and include a 30 minute question/answer session at the end of the webinar for those interested in remaining on the line.
At the completion of this webinar you will be able to:
- Describe key issues in the detection of feigned cognitive deficits and false symptom reports.
- Discuss well-validated instruments to detect malingered cognitive impairment.
- Discuss scales and instruments for identifying exaggerated and fabricated psychiatric symptoms.
David Berry, Ph.D. is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky. He has studied the detection of response sets, such as malingering in psychological evaluations, for more than 2 decades. He is a licensed psychologist and maintains a small clinical practice focused on disability evaluations. He earnred his Ph.D. from the Univ. of Florida, 1985. Dr. Berry’s primary research area is in detection of invalid approaches to psychological and neuropsychological testing, such as malingering and faking good. One line of research is aimed at identifying feigned cognitive and neuropsychological deficits. A second series of studies examines detection of false reports of psychiatric and somatic symptoms on the MMPI-2. A third line focuses on denial of problems in employment evaluations. Overall, these research interests are very relevant to forensic issues. He is also generally interested in the brain and the manner in which it influences and interacts with behavior. Primary clinical interest is neuropsychological assessment of brain-injured individuals.
CE Credits/ Attendance
The above webinar has been approved for 1.0 CE credit by the Kentucky Psychological Association. The Kentucky Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Kentucky Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content. KPA is also approved to offer professional continuing education by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology, the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists and the Kentucky Board of Professional Counselors. Under revised KRS CE regulations, you can earn up to 24 credits per licensure cycle for live webinar events.