May 2024 | Newsletter Updates


Board NominationsWebinar | MMPI Workshops and Symposium | Tea Time | APA Guidelines | SPA ConventionCommunity Events & News | Job Postings 

Call for Board Nominations 

The Leadership Development Committee of SPA has opened it calls for nominations for the open Board of Trustees positions for the 2024 election. This year, we're searching for (2) Representatives-at-Large who will serve from 2025-2027. For more information and to nominate yourself or someone you believe will be a great addition, click the button below. 

Nominate by May 28, 2024!


June Webinar 

Strengths-Based Approaches to Violence Risk Assessment and Offender Rehabilitation 

June 10th | 11:00am - 12:00pm ET | 1 CE

FREE for SPA Members

Presenter: Corine de Ruiter, PhD | Maastricht University 

In this presentation, the research literature on strengths-based risk assessment will be reviewed. Strengths-based approaches are grounded in theoretical models such as the Good Lives Model and build on the research literature on resilience and protective factors. The Structured Assessment of Protective Factors against violence risk (SAPROF) offers incremental validity over risk-only assessment instruments. I will also discuss the effects of different strengths-based offender rehabilitation programs. Although still relatively new, these approaches bring more balance to the risk-focused traditions, and offer a gateway towards more human and trauma-focused interventions in offender rehabilitation.

Register Here

MMPI Workshops & Research Symposium 

We are partnering with the University of Minnesota Press to bring to you the MMPI Workshops and 59th Annual MMPI Research Symposium! 

The symposium will take place in Tempe, Arizona at the Tempe Mission Palms on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, 2024, and will be preceded by two days of MMPI-3 workshops. Registration now!

Register before June 3, 2024! 

More Information

Tea Time 

The DEISJ Committee is thrilled to introduce “Tea Time,” our new pre-recorded video series dedicated to fostering open, inclusive conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across our global organisation and within the field of personality assessment. For more information, click here. 

Tea Time 

APA Revised Guidelines 

These guidelines are designed to address the developing area of psychological service provision commonly known as telepsychology. The proposed guidelines does include a section on the practice of assessment. Their Call for Comments is now open through May 20th. For more information and to submit a comment, click the button below.

Deadline to submit comment is May 20, 2024

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Convention Update

  • Recordings will be released by mid May once all APA home study qualifications have been met by presenters.

Community Events & News 

  • Event: The Symptom Validity Assessment (SVA) Conference will be held in Italy October 10- 11, 2024. This conference is organized for everyone with an interest in the latest research and state-of-the-art clinical practice of symptom and performance validity assessment. For more information, click here.
  • Event: The International Society for the Rorschach invites SPA members to attend the XXIV Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark from July 9-12, 2024.  Along with the Program  there are numerous Pre-Congress workshops featuring such topics as the Rorschach in: psychological trauma (Barton Evans and Nancy Kaser-Boyd), assessment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (James Kleiger & Ali Khadivi), neuropsychological assessment with the Rorschach (Emiliano Muzio), and many others.  The Program is similarly rich
  •  Training: You're invited to a 2-day (Helsinki) and 4 half-day (Zoom) Training and Update for CS Experts. The Rorschach Comprehensive System- Revised (CS-R) and Supplementary Scales training May 23-24 and October 10,17, 24 & November 7, 2024. Click here for more information.

Job Posting

View NEW and AVAILABLE job postings here