The Twenty-First Annual Conference on Contemporary Applications of Psychological Assessment


Co-Sponsored by The Department of Psychology, Massachusetts Mental Health Center and William James College

Course Directors: Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD • June G. Wolf, PhD • William Stone, PhD • Anthony Giuliano, PhD • Philip Erdberg, PhD • Gregory Meyer, PhD • Stephen Behnke, JD, PhD, MDiv • Kerry Nelligan PsyD

The conference workshops will offer 20 hours of CE credits in total. Attendees are encouraged to attend all three days as each will build on the previous days’ presentations. However, one may sign up for one, two, or three days. Data will be presented demonstrating the validity and reliability of the measures presented as well as their application to the target patient population. There are no identified risks. Prerequisites and skill level needed to participate include basic knowledge of cognitive and psychological assessment and some clinical experience with the measures.

Workshop Options

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Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Adolescent Brain in Court: Applications of Psychological Research and Practice in Interrogation, Sentencing, and Public Policy

This program reviews adolescent brain development (including exposure to adversity and substance use) as a context for discussing the ways neurodevelopmental and psychological research is increasingly informing police practice, public policy, and judicial decisions.

Conference Faculty: Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD & Stephen Behnke, JD, PhD

6 CE/PDP Credits | $140 (includes lunch)
No CE Credits | $70 (includes lunch) 

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 8:15 am – 5:00 pm
New Developments and Applications with the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS)

This workshop describes recent developments with R-PAS, including practical updates for administration, coding, and interpretation

Conference Faculty: Gregory Meyer, PhD; Philip Erdberg, PhD; & William Stone, PhD

7 CE/PDP Credits | $160 (includes lunch)
No CE Credits | $80 (includes lunch)

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
The Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) Method, The Controversy, and How to Use WISC-V Responsibly in a PSW Approach to Specific Learning Disorders Identification

This workshop will describe the Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) approach and demonstrate how it may be used to tailor any evaluation in a manner that ensures that all cognitive abilities and processes most closely related to specific academic referral concerns are measured.

Conference Faculty: Dawn Flanagan, PhD

7 CE/PDP Credits | $160 (includes lunch)
No CE Credits | $80 (includes lunch)


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