20 Hours | 20 CEs

This self-paced training program on Assessment of Malingering is presented by Barry Rosenfeld, PhD.

It reviews the tests and techniques currently available for assessing malingering of cognitive impairment and psychiatric disturbance. Among the tests reviewed in this workshop are the measures such as the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM), Validity Indicator Profile (VIP), MMPI-2, Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms (SIRS) and the Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test (M-FAST). In addition to discussing the use and interpretation of the individual test, this workshop 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 discussed.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course 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 malingeringDescribe 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 


  • Describe the culture, language, and intelligence on the interpretation of test data

  • Describe ethical standards to their assessment practice when administering, interpreting and communicating test results 


Presented By

Barry Rosenfeld, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Barry Rosenfeld is a clinical forensic psychologist, whose clinical work primarily involves psychological evaluations of criminal defendants and civil litigants. These evaluations encompass a wide range of psycho-legal issues including criminal law issues (competence to stand trial, mental state at the time of the offense, malingering, risk of future violence, criminal behavior, or sexual offending) and civil law issues (psychological repercussions of injury, sexual harassment, or torture, and vocational disability due to psychological conditions).

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  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced course is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced course is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2

    Definitions and Distinctions

    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Techniques for Detecting Feigning

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Classification, Sensitivity, and Specificity

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Test Selection and Interpretation

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    Cognitive Effort Testing

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Validity Indicator Profile

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 8

    Evaluating Psychiatric Symptom Validity

    • Lesson 7 Video

    • Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms

    • Screening for Malingering

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 9

    Feigned Psycho-Legal Impairment

    • Lesson 8 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 10

    Cultural Issues in Malingering Assessment

    • Lesson 9 Video

    • Cross-Cultural Validity in Malingering Assessment

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 11

    Strategies for Malingering Assessment

    • Lesson 10 Video

    • What to do with Contradictory Data?

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 12

    Improving Decision-Making

    • Lesson 11 Video

  • 13

    Case Examples

    • Lesson 12 Videos

    • Case Study - MS

    • Case Study - TS

  • 14

    Case Examples Ms S and TS

    • Lesson 13 Video

  • 15

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation

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