Forensic Use of the Personality Assessment Inventory
This workshop will focus on using the PAI in forensic settings. The presentation will provide an overview of the PAI, including development, validity research, and clinical applications using case material with a particular focus on validity scales and risk indicators relevant to forensic settings.
Introduction to the PAI in forensic settings
Overview of PAI scales and indicators
PAI validity scales
PAI risk indicators
Evidence-based case interpretation
Limitations of the PAI in forensic settings
Describe the development and validity evidence for PAI validity indicators in forensic settings
Explain evidence-based models for using PAI validity indicators in conjunction in forensic settings
Provide conceptual frameworks to guide the use of PAI risk indicators in forensic settings
Apply evidence based interpretation of the PAI to clinical predictions of case material from forensic settings
Discuss specific techniques for using the PAI that are particularly applicable to forensic settings
Dr. Hopwood received his PhD from Texas A&M University, where he was mentored by the author of the PAI, Les Morey, in 2008. He completed his doctoral internship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is currently a licensed Psychologist in Michigan, Associate Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University, and Director of the MSU Interpersonal Problems Clinic, where he practices and supervises doctoral students. He is an Associate Editor at Assessment and the Journal of Personality Disorders and a board member of the Society for Personality Assessment, North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, and Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research. He has authored over 100 articles and 4 books on assessment, personality, and interpersonal processes.