Personality Assessment in Legal Contexts Webinar Series


In an effort to increase online learning for the SPA community, SPA has created a new webinar series based on many of the articles in the Journal of Personality Assessment special issue regarding Personality Assessment in Legal Contexts. This special issue addressed a major gap in the literature by providing comprehensive, credible reviews of the psychometric evidence for and legal status of some of the most commonly-used psychological and personality assessment measures used in forensic evaluations. This webinar series expands on these articles and is an opportunity to engage with some of the authors of many of the articles.

The Special Issue responds to Neal and colleagues’ (2019) call for research to improve the state of and access to knowledge about psychological assessments in legal contexts, and encourages critical thinking about forensic assessment in the spirit of improvement. These articles offer clarity about the strengths and weaknesses of a number of assessment instruments to inform psychologists’ preparation for expert testimony, lawyers’ preparation for direct and cross-examination, judges’ evidence admissibility determinations, and scholars’ future research. We assembled teams of authors with different perspectives and areas of expertise to review each tool fairly, including several adversarial collaborations. Articles on the Rorschach and R-PAS, MMPI-3, PCL-R, MCMI-IV and MACI-II, PAI and PAI-A, SIRS-2, HCR-20V3, TSI and TSI-2, and the MacCAT-CA, ECST-R, and CAST*MR are included.

As a SPA member benefit, we will be providing an opportunity to earn 1 FREE CE credit for the Introduction Overview of this webinar series. The recording is below, and click on the button to access your CEs. 

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Special Issue Editors

Tess Neal, PhD | Arizona State University

Martin Sellbom, PhD | University of Otago

Corine de Ruiter, PhD | Maastricht University

Upcoming Webinars 

All trainings are listed in Eastern Time zone. Please note, webinars will be recorded and made available at a later time for those that missed or would like to rewatch the live version of the webinars. 

The Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 


To register for any event, please login to your member or non-member profile on the SPA Website. You do NOT need to be a member to register for this webinar series. 

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Early Career Member $79 $148 $217 $286 $355 $424 $493 $562 $599
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Early Career Non-Member $134 $258 $382 $506 $630 $754 $878 $1002 $1126
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Refund Policy 

Webinar bookings cancelled in writing more than 30 days before the event are entitled to a 50% discount. After this date there are no further refunds, though transfers to another registrant of the same member type or to an alternative webinar are available up until one week before the originally purchased event.

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