Past, Present, and Future of Performance Validity Assessment 

September 23, 2021

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET
1.5 CE Credits

Presented by: 
Jason Soble, Ph.D., ABPP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology
University of Illinois (UIC) College of Medicine at Chicago

This webinar will provide a general review of the evolution of performance validity tests (PVTs) and address the major milestones in PVT research over the past two decades, as the relevance of validity assessment has expanded beyond medicolegal contexts to general clinical practice and neuropsychological research. Current standards and best practices, as informed by PVT research and cross-validation, will be elucidated to enhance participants’ understanding of the strengths and limitations of various validity assessment paradigms and to inform PVT selection and clinical interpretation. Further, practical strategies and relevant considerations for integrating evidence-based performance validity assessment into neuropsychological evaluations with diverse diagnostic populations across forensic, clinical, and research contexts will be discussed. Finally, critical avenues for expanding future PVT research will be explored.

After the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the evolution of performance validity tests (PVTs) over the past two decades.
2. Discuss the necessity of performance validity assessment in clinical, forensic, and research contexts.
3. Articulate practical considerations for PVT selection and interpretation among diverse diagnostic groups.
4. Identify relevant limitations of current PVT science and describe areas requiring future research.

Target Audience:  Clinical Neuropsychologists

Instructional Level:
  Intermediate to Advanced

Dr. Soble is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Illinois (UIC) College of Medicine at Chicago. He graduated with his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, FL. Prior to joining the faculty at UIC, he was a Staff Neuropsychologist at the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System in San Antonio, TX. His clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment of adults with dementia, complex neurological/medical disorders, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as working with veteran/active duty military populations. His research broadly investigates the psychometric/diagnostic properties and clinical utility of neuropsychological tests, particularly performance and symptom validity tests, as well as neuropsychological sequalae associated with TBI and other neurological disorders.
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