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 2022 Martin Mayman Award Winners for paper, Professional Practice Guidelines for Personality Assessment

Dr. Krishnamurthy

Radhika Krishnamurthy, Psy.D., ABAP is a tenured Professor of Psychology at Florida Institute of Technology and a licensed psychologist in Florida.  Her teaching, research, and clinical training activities are in the Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program, centered on personality testing and psychological assessment.  Dr. Krishnamurthy was President of the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) in 2011-2013 and President of Section IX (Assessment Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 12 in 2008.  She is a diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology and fellow of SPA and APA.  She serves on the editorial boards of the journals Assessment, Journal of Personality Assessment, and European Journal of Psychological Assessment, and is an invited reviewer for Training and Education in Professional Psychology and Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.  She is co-editor of a 2018 book titled Diversity-Sensitive Personality Assessment, co-author of two MMPI-A books and several book chapters and journal articles on psychological assessment.  She recently served on the APA Board of Educational Affairs Task Force on Education and Training Guidelines for Psychological Assessment in Health Service Psychology, and currently serves on the APA’s Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment (CPTA).

Dr. HassDr. Giselle Hass earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in 1992 and she is a Diplomate by the American Board of Assessment Psychology. For 25 years, she worked in Virginia and the District of Columbia as a forensic psychologist in criminal, juvenile, family and immigration cases for local and national attorneys, non-profit and government agencies. She worked with The Assessment Center, DC Department of Behavioral Health, and was a Senior Evaluator with The Ainsworth Attachment Clinic, Virginia. She was an Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology Program of Argosy University, Washington DC Campus and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, Center for Applied Legal Studies. Dr. Hass worked in federally funded research projects regarding interventions for immigrant women in abusive relationships and the legal and policy aspects of domestic violence. The findings from this project motivated Congress to include immigration relief in the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. She is a Fellow and was Secretary of the Society for Personality Assessment (2013-2019). She was a member of the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice of the American Psychological Association. She has participated in several task forces developing professional guidelines for APA, NLPA and SPA, and is currently a member of the APA Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment. She has co-authored two books, written numerous book chapters and journal articles related to immigration, gender violence, and psychological assessment.

Dr. NatoliAdam P. Natoli, Ph.D. is a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Philosophy at Sam Houston State University. His main program of research draws upon multimethod research designs and diverse statistical tools to uncover how different assessment instruments measure what they purport to measure and to investigate personality’s context- specific variability in everyday life. Dr. Natoli has been an active member of SPA since 2012, serving as President of SPAGS in 2017 and as a regular member on multiple SPA committees; he currently serves as co-chair of the Education and Training Interest Group and is the Treasurer of the Assessment Psychology Section of the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12).


Dr. SmithDr. Bruce L. Smith (1947-2020) served in private practice and as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His practice, both clinical and forensic, revolved heavily around assessment. His teaching has extended far beyond the United States, as he trained psychologists in the former Yugoslavia and at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Bruce, one of the few individuals that was invited to join SPA with a Fellow distinction, has been a member since 1987. He served SPA in a variety of capacities up until his death, beginning with his service as the Representative-at-large and

Chair of the External Affairs Committee to the SPA Board of Trustees in 1992. Since then, he has served as the SPA President from 1997-1999, SPA Public Affairs Director, member of the Professional Practice Guidelines, and as the inaugural SPA Foundation President from its inception in 2004 to when he rolled of his term in August 2020.

Within the broader field of psychology and personality assessment, Bruce gave much of his time through service, including as President and Board Member to the International Society of the Rorschach and Projective Methods, the Collaborative Assessment Association of the Bay Area, and as a reviewer for the Journal of Personality Assessment, Psychoanalytic Psychology, and Assessment.

Dr. ArbisiDr. Paul A. Arbisi is a staff clinical psychologist at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota.

He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1990. Dr. Arbisi consults with inpatient and outpatient psychiatric teams and conducts disability evaluations for veterans seeking benefits for PTSD. Dr. Arbisi has published extensively on detecting malingering with the MMPI-2 and using the MMPI-2 in psychiatric settings. He has a private practice specializing in disability evaluations and fitness for duty examinations.





Dr. GottfriedEmily Gottfried, Ph.D. is a clinical forensic psychologist in the MUSC Community and Public Safety Psychiatry Division (CPSPD). In this capacity, Dr. Gottfried completes forensic evaluations for the courts, including competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and fitness for duty/preemployment psychological evaluations. She serves as the Director of the MUSC Sexual Behaviors Clinic and Lab (SBCL) and conducts evaluations of sexual behavior. She also provides expert testimony to the courts. As the Director of CPSPD Student Education and Research, she provides clinical and research supervision and mentoring to students. Dr. Gottfried is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of South Carolina and Georgia and is a National Register Health Service Psychologist.

Dr. Gottfried obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from San Diego State University and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Teachers College of Columbia University in New York, NY. She then attended Florida State University, where she earned a Master’s Degree and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral psychology internship within the forensic track at Patton State Hospital in Southern California and a postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at Georgia Regents University in a partnership with East Central Regional Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.