Forensic & Correctional Applications of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)

Presented By John F. Edens, PhD
John F. Edens, PhD

20 hours | 20 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on Forensic & Correctional Applications of the Personality AssessmentInventory (PAI) is presented by John F. Edens, PhD.

The program provides an overview of the basic design and structure of the PAI and how this measure can be used with forensic populations in an array of contexts (e.g., pre-adjudication, post-adjudication). Forensic applications of the PAI across various referral questions are highlighted, with a description of relevant research and clinical case examples included to enhance the application of the PAI in practice. Interpretive procedures and empirical results pertaining to the PAI in various forensic settings are described. This program overviews the use and interpretation of the PAI for issues of response style, mental disorder, institutional adjustment, and treatment outcome. The importance of self-report assessment in forensic evaluation is discussed, with particular attention to the limitations of other assessment methods and the relevance of pertinent ethical and practice guidelines. Admissibility of expert testimony based on the PAI is addressed and case examples are reviewed.

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 basic design and structure of the PAI

Describe general interpretive strategies and guidelines for the PAI

Describe the primary PAI scales and indices used to evaluate response style

Describe interpretive strategies for the detection of various forms of response distortion on the PAI

Describe the primary PAI profile characteristics useful for risk assessment

Describe evidence concerning the utility of the PAI in identifying those at increased risk for recidivism and institutional misconduct

Describe the primary PAI indicators that reflect treatment needs of examinees

Describe the utility of the PAI in identifying psychopathology and personality pathology in criminal populations

Describe the primary PAI indicators that provide data regarding treatment responsiveness

Describe the limitations of the PAI with respect to evaluating diverse populations

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Presented By

John F. Edens, PhD

Dr. John F. Edens is a Professor of Psychology and formerly the Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at Texas A&M University (TAMU). He is the lead author of the Personality Assessment Inventory Interpretive Report for Correctional Settings (PAI-CS; Edens & Ruiz, 200...

Curriculum

1. Introduction

2. Use of the PAI

3. Psychopathology - Part 1

4. Psychopathology - Part 2

5. Dissimulation and Response Distortion - Part 1

6. Dissimulation and Response Distortion - Part 2

7. Dissimulation and Response Distortion - Part 3

8. Dissimulation and Response Distortion - Part 4

9. Dissimulation and Response Distortion - Part 5

10. Violence Risk and Institutional Adjustment

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