This book is a comprehensive analysis of the definitions, concepts, and recent research on malingering, feigning, and other response biases in psychological injury/ forensic disability populations. It presents a new model of malingering and related biases, and develops a "diagnostic" system based on it that is applicable to PTSD, chronic pain, and TBI. Included are suggestions for effective practice and future research based on the literature reviews and the new systems, which are useful also because they can be used readily by psychiatrists as much as psychologists.In Malingering, Feigning, and Response Style Assessment in Psychiatric/Psychological Injury, Dr. Young ambitiously sets out to articulate and synthesize the polarities involved in the assessment of response styles in psychological disabilities, including PTSD, pain, and TBI. He does so thoroughly and very even-handedly, neither minimizing the degree that outright faking can be found in substantial numbers of examinees, nor disregarding the possibility that there can be causes for validity test failure other than malingering. He reviews the prior systems for classifying evidence of malingering, and proposes his own criteria for feigned PTSD. These are conservative and well-grounded in the prior literature. Finally, the book contains dozens of very recent references, giving testament to Dr. Young's immersion in the personal injury literature, as might be expected from his experience as founder and Editor in Chief for Psychological Injury and the Law. Reviewer: Steve Rubenzer, Ph.D., ABPPBoard Certified Forensic Psychologist
Acknowledgments.- Preface.- Monograph Part A: Psychological Injury, Malingering, Law, Assessment.- Section I: Psychological Injury, Malingering, Definitions, Gold Standards, Models.- 1. Introduction: Psychological Injury, Malingering, Ethics, and Law.- 2. Malingering: Definitional and Conceptual Ambiguities and Prevalence or Base Rates.- 3. Toward a Gold Standard in Malingering and Related Determinations.- 4. The MMPI-2-RF Personality Inventory in Psychological Injury Cases.- 5. New Models of Malingering and Related Biases, Presentations, and Performances.- 6. Diagnostic System for Malingered PTSD and Related Response Biases: Details in Tabular Format.- Section II: Malingering Detection, Law, Causality.- 7. Deconstructing Favorable and Unfavorable Malingering-Attribution Perspectives.- 8. Other Contrasting Approaches to Malingering Detection.- 9. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Controversies, Diagnosis, and Malingering.- 10. Psychological Injury: Law and Causality.- 11. Leading the Field in Understanding and Testing Malingering and Related Response Styles: The Work of Richard Rogers.- Section III: Psychological Injury, Assessment, Most Recent Literature.- 12. Assessing Psychological Injuries and Malingering: Evaluator Considerations.- 13. Assessing Psychological and Malingering: PTSD and Evaluee Considerations.- 14. Assessing Psychological Injuries and Malingering: Disability and Report Writing.- 15. Slick-Sherman's 2012-2013 Revision of the 1999 Slick et al. MND System.- 16. Symptom Validity Assessment, MTBI, and Malingering in Carone and Bush (2013).- 17. Most Recent Journal Article Review.- Monograph Part B: Psychological Injury, Malingering, Ethics, Therapy.- Section IV: Psychological Injuries, Therapy, Ethics.- 18. MTBI and Pain.- 19. An Instrument to Detect Pain Feigning: The Pain Feigning Detection Test (PFDT).- 20. Confusions and Confounds in Conversion Disorder.- 21. Therapy in Psychological Injury.- 22. Ethics in Psychological Injury and Law.- 23. A Transdiagnostic Therapeutic Module on Free Will and Change.- 24. A Model of Ethical Thought and Ethical Decision-Making.- Section V: Supplements - Testing, Systems.- 25. Selected Tests and Testing in Psychological Injury Evaluations I.- 26. Selected Tests and Testing in Psychological Injury Evaluations II.- 27. Table 1. Diagnostic System for Malingered PTSD Disability/ Dysfunction and Related Negative Response Biases: User Version and Worksheet.- 28. Table 2. Diagnostic System for Malingered Neurocognitive Disability/ Dysfunction and Related Negative Response Biases.- 29. Table 3. Diagnostic System for Malingered Pain Disability/ Dysfunction and Related Negative Response Biases.- Section VI: Terms, Education, Study.- 30. Glossary and Discussion of Terms.- 31. Education.- 32. Study Guide Questions, Teaching Objectives, and Learning Outcomes.- 33. PTSD and Malingering: Tests, Diagnostics, Cut-Scores, Cautions.- 34. Book Conclusions.
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