Performance Validity Tests Part II: Advanced Clinical Topics and Empirical Findings 

August 30, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET 
1.5 CE Credits

Presented by: 
Jason R. Soble, Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology
Training Director: Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship Program
Fellow: American Psychological Association (Division 40)
University of Illinois College of Medicine

This webinar will broadly cover several current advanced topics related to the use of performance validity tests (PVTs) in neuropsychological practice. Specific topic areas will include psychometric and interpretive considerations based on the clinical setting and the presence/absence of external incentive; consequences of the type and number of PVT fails for invalidity detection; the importance of having accurate invalidity base rate information when selecting and interpreting PVTs in clinical practice (as well as when cross-validating PVTs in research); and potential effect(s) of demographic factors on PVT performance. The webinar will conclude by identifying several key areas that should remain a focus of future PVT research.      

After the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss limitations associated with the external incentive presence/absence dichotomy as related to PVT interpretation and invalidity detection. 
2. Review key clinical, demographic, and psychometric factors that should inform evidence-based PVT selection and interpretation practices.
3. Describe how base rates of invalidity differ in various examinee populations and can influence the accuracy of PVTs.
4. Explain key future directions for PVT research and downstream implications for clinical practice. 

Target Audience:  Clinical Neuropsychologists 
Instructional Level:  Intermediate

Dr. Soble is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. He also is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and a Fellow of the American Psychological Society (Division 40: Society for Clinical Neuropsychology). He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed a 1-year Clinical Psychology Internship and 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, FL. While on Fellowship, he also trained at the University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. Prior to joining the faculty at UIC, he was a VA 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/neuropsychiatric disorders, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) (TBI)/concussion, as well as personality assessment and working with veteran/active-duty military populations. His research broadly investigates the psychometric/diagnostic properties and clinical utility of neuropsychological tests (e.g., performance validity tests), as well as neuropsychological sequalae associated with various psychiatric (e.g., ADHD) and neurological disorders (e.g., electrical shock injury; TBI; cerebrovascular disease).

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