Emily Barni

Kent State University

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Professional Bio

Emily Barni is a first-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Kent State University, working in the MMPI Research Lab. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from John Carroll University with a focus on Statistics and Analytics. Under the guidance of Dr. Yossef Ben-Porath, the MMPI Lab focuses on clinical assessment of psychopathology and personality with an emphasis on the MMPI-3, MMPI-2-RF (Restructured Form), and MMPI-A. Emily is passionate about several domains within psychopathology and personality assessment, with a specific interest in substance abuse treatment and forensic testing and application. As such, Emily’s research interests include exploring the psychometric properties and clinical utility of the MMPI in a multitude of settings such as inpatient, outpatient, correctional, and substance abuse treatment. Additionally, Emily is interested in incorporating mixed-methodologies in her research with both quantitative and qualitative data to better encompass all modes of research and produce in-depth answers to her research questions.


Parent: Kent State University

Dept of Psychology Kent, OH 44242 USA


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John Carroll University 2021


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