Martin Mayman Award

The Martin Mayman Award is bestowed annually by the Society for Personality Assessment for a distinguished contribution to the literature in personality assessment. Eligible contributions may consist of an outstanding case study, qualitative research project, or theoretical development. The JPA Editor asks all Consulting Editors to nominate outstanding articles from the previous year, each of which is then rated by the Editor and Associate Editors.

Meet the 2021 Martin Mayman Award Winners for paper, Evaluating Stable and Situational Expressions of Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder: A Multimethod Experience Sampling Case Study

Katie C. Lewis, PhD, is a research psychologist and medical staff member at the Austen Riggs Center. Her research uses multimethod experience sampling approaches to examine daily interpersonal perceptions, personality functioning, and the development and course of suicidal ideation in adults. Dr. Lewis received a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University. She is a former graduate student representative on the Ethics Board of Division 39 and former Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She currently serves as a Consulting Editor and Section Editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment. Her research has been supported by the Robert Wallerstein Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Research, the Division 39 Marsha McCary Fund for Psychoanalysis, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the National Institute of Mental Health. She has published and presented on a wide range of topics, including suicide and self-harming behaviors, personality psychopathology and assessment, and the ethics of confidentiality in clinical writing. In addition to her work at Riggs she maintains a private psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation practice in New York and Massachusetts.

Jeremy M. Ridenour, PsyD, is the Director of psychological testing, Associate Director of admissions, and a staff psychologist at the Austen Riggs Center. He received a doctorate in clinical psychology from the George Washington University and completed a fellowship in psychoanalytic studies from the Austen Riggs Center. His research focuses on performance-based measures, including the TAT and Rorschach and their relevance to social cognition. He is also interested in exploring multimethod assessment that include the integration of data from multiple sources (e.g., self-report, EMA data, and performance-based measures). In addition, he has written on the psychotherapeutic treatment of individuals with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, with a particular focus in understanding how targeting mentalization (i.e. how people think about self and other) can be an important focus for recovery.

Seth Pitman, PhD, is the Associate Director of the Remote Access IOP for College Students and staff psychologist at the Austen Riggs Center. Dr. Pitman received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Derner School at Adelphi University and completed his pre-doctoral internship at Massachusetts General Hospital before training at Riggs. His peer-reviewed research, which focuses on the relationship between psychodynamic techniques and therapy outcome, the impact of patient personality factors on the therapeutic process, and trauma, has earned him recognition from APA’s Division 29–Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. He serves as a consulting editor for the journal Psychotherapy and is on the editorial board of the Journal of American Psychoanalytic Association. In addition to his position at Riggs, he maintains a private practice providing individual psychotherapy and psychological assessments in forensic settings.

Michael Roche, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at West Chester University. Dr. Roche earned his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University, after completing his internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research lab, the Psychological Assessment of Temporally-dynamic Traits, Emotions, and Relationships in Naturalistic Settings (PATTERNS) lab, assesses the impact of personality disorder in daily life, using longitudinal methods to capture temporally-dynamic patterns of psychological dysfunction, and creating methods to utilize person-specific assessments to assist clinicians in conceptualizing their clients. He has authored or coauthored over 30 academic journal articles, 10 book chapters, and 65 presentations and posters. He serves as a consulting editor for the journal Assessment, Psychological Assessment, and the Journal of Personality Assessment. Dr. Roche is also the president-elect for the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research. He teaches assessment and psychotherapy courses in the WCU doctoral program in clinical psychology (PsyD) along with providing therapy and assessment supervision to doctoral students and teaching undergraduate courses. He also maintains a small practice of individual and group (DBT) psychotherapy, and is a statistical consultant for researchers interested in analyzing longitudinal data.