Cognitive Assessment of Non-English Children and Adults – Members6 July 2023
Performance Validity and Malingering – Non-Member fee26 July 2023
Performance Validity and Malingering – Member fee
Learn how to detect invalid performance and symptoms in patients referred for:
- Brain injury assessments for personal injury and/or medical negligence claims;
- Disability assessments;
- ADHD assessments (with the aim of receiving stimulant medication);
- Criminal liability assessments;
- Competence to stand trial;
- Pain and fatigue-related medical disorders and
- Psychiatric assessments.
- How common misperceptions of brain functioning can alert psychologists to feigned cognitive impairment;
- What behavioural signs should raise suspicion of invalid performance;
- If/how/from what age children can successfully feign cognitive impairment (and why);
- How language, level and quality of education affects performance validity tests; and
- Acceptable and unacceptable criteria for the conclusion of invalid performance and/or symptom exaggeration.
Receive tips on:
- Addressing suspected performance and symptom invalidity in reports;
- Giving feedback about suspected malingering/insufficient effort to patients and
- The importance of treating patients with respect despite suspected invalid performance.