Assessment of Malingering

Presented By Barry Rosenfeld, PhD, ABPP
Barry Rosenfeld, PhD, ABPP

20 hours | 20 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Assessment of Malingering is presented by Barry Rosenfeld, Ph.D., ABPP. This badge-earning program can be shared digitally on platforms like LinkedIn or your resume and counts towards a certificate. Enroll in this program to earn credit towards Criminal Forensic Assessment Certificate and share your new digital credentials with prospective employers and colleagues.

This program reviews the tests and techniques currently available for assessing malingering of cognitive impairment and psychiatric disturbance. The tests reviewed in this program are the measures such as the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM), Validity Indicator Profile (VIP), MMPI (all versions), Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms (SIRS), and the Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test (M-FAST).

This program describes the use and interpretation of the individual test. It addresses the integration of multiple instruments into an assessment battery and decision-making in equivocal cases or when test data appear contradictory. Finally, the use and misuse of malingering tests with linguistic and culturally diverse evaluatees are described.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the differences between feigning, malingering, and insufficient effort in the context of psychological assessment

Describe the types of instruments used to detect feigning

Describe the strengths and limitations for commonly used instruments used to detect feigning

Describe the different indices of classification accuracy

Describe the tests and techniques available to assess malingering

Describe the importance of base rate information

Describe standard errors on the interpretation of psychological test results

Describe alternative decision

making strategies for selecting and integrating multiple tests into an assessment battery

Describe the impact of different types of diversity on the interpretation of test data


Presented By

Barry Rosenfeld, PhD, ABPP

Barry Rosenfeld is a Professor of Psychology and Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University. He is currently the President of the American Psychology-Law Society and past president of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. Dr. Rosenfeld has published more than 200 peer...


1. Introduction

2. Overview of Techniques

3. Primer in Classification

4. Test Selection and Interpretation

5. Cognitive Effort Testing - Part 1

6. Cognitive Effort Testing - Part 2

7. Cognitive Effort Testing - Part 3

8. Evaluating Symptom Validity - Part 1

9. Evaluating Symptom Validity - Part 2

10. Evaluating Symptom Validity - Part 3

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