Division 56 → Student - $5 CE Option

Trauma-Informed Psychological Assessment - February 26, 2021

Although psychological assessment is a core criterion for doctoral level coursework, it is less common for individuals to have direct training in trauma-informed measures and administration. This presentation will provide an overview of measures and concepts associated with the assessment of psychological trauma. There will be a particular focus on assessing symptom feigning, as there continues to be a lack of knowledge about how severely traumatized individuals perform on various validity scales or measures.

Presented by:
Tyson D Bailey, PsyD ABPP

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to describe how a history of trauma can impact the validity profile on common psychological measures.
2. Participants will be able to explain difference between a screening and more comprehensive measure and why this is an important distinction in trauma-related assessment.
3. Participants will be able to discuss when trauma-specific measures are most effectively utilized in an assessment.

Tyson Bailey is the current president of Division 56 and a partner in a trauma-informed group practice. He regularly conducts forensic and clinical psychological assessments, with a primary focus on individuals who have experienced trauma. Dr. Bailey’s presidential initiative for this year involves complete the Guidelines for Psychologists Regarding the Assessment of Psychological Trauma in Adults, which will be submitted to APA this year.

See Attachment
  • Trauma-Informed Psychological Assessment Webinar Recording
  • References
  • February 26 Webinar Test
  • Division 56 Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever