afternoon half-day workshops
1:00–4: 50 p.m.
150 anger dysfunction, assessment
milestones, and treatment
Anger falls within one’s emotional repertoire but it can also be
maladaptive. This intermediate workshop looks beyond DSM to
consider various psychometric tests for identifying anger disorders. The
tests can assess basic parameters of anger and various anger expression
styles. Treating dysfunctional anger has been largely the province of
cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as supported by meta-analytic
evidence. However, it will be shown that CBT can be significantly
enhanced and enriched into an integrative program (CBAT) drawing
from different schools of therapy.
Leader: Ephrem Fernandez, PhD, University of Texas at San Antonio, San
151 personality (and personality
pathology) assessment in
152 spiritual practices in
tools for enhancing
This intermediate workshop differentiates and then integrates the
two broad areas of personality assessment used in personnel selection:
select in (suitability) and select out (fitness for duty). Participants will
learn that select-in methods, using tests of normal personality, can
legally be used before an offer of employment is tendered, while select-out methods, using tests of psychopathology, can only be used after
a conditional job offer is tendered, in accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act.
Leader: Raymond E. King, PsyD, JD, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace
Medicine, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
This intermediate workshop provides interested psychologists and
psychology trainees (especially those involved with professional clinical,
counseling, and consulting services) an overview of relevant spirituality
and psychology integration principles, research evidence, and practice
implications and techniques for professional psychological services.
Topics will include a review of the scientific evidence for spirituality and
psychology integration; ethical issues; the use of 13 spiritual tools, such
as meditation practices; nondenominational spirituality training, positive
psychology, spiritual modeling; and ways to best consult with religion
and clergy professionals.
Leaders: Thomas G. Plante, PhD, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA;
Gerdenio M. Manuel, PhD, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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