Fairly Evaluating Deception in Psychological Insurance Claims and Fitness for Duty Evaluations
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Get an overview of the issues in evaluating malingering in forensic assessments.
In this topic, Dr. Fisher will help you understand how psychologists and psychiatrists evaluate deception in claimants with psychological and neuropsychological problems. This will include a discussion of the importance of objective psychological tests, and the specific psychological tests used to evaluate deception. Methods to identify suspicious, and valid, claims will be covered, as well as techniques insurers can use to obtain higher quality evaluations. This material will help you understand a) how psychologists and psychiatrists evaluate deception in claimants with psychological and neuropsychological problems, b) how to identify suspicious claims, c) how to increase your chances of obtaining a higher quality evaluation, d) the principles that psychologists and psychiatrists follow when evaluating deception e) the importance of objective psychological tests, and f) specific psychological tests used to evaluate deception.
AuthorsDavid Fisher, Ph.D., LP, ABPP, PsyBar LLC
Definitions of Malingering, Exaggeration, Defensiveness Feigning, Secondary Gain, Sub-Optimal Effort, and Dissimulation
Co-Occurrence of Mental Illness and Malingering/ Exaggeration, Etc.
Frequency With People Claiming Brain Injury, Anxiety, and Depression
When to Ask About Malingering
Treating Doctors' Assumption of Patient Truthfulness
Clinical Judgment/"Intuitional" Perspective
Alternatives to Clinical Judgment
Standard Psychological Tests With Built-in Validity Measures
Tests Designed Only to Help Assess Effort
Multiple Psychological Tests/Incremental Validity
Sample Referral Questions
Determining Malingering by Comparisons to Prior Scores
When Scores Don't Match Scores Expected in People With That Problem
How to Request Specific Psychological Tests
Imbedded Validity Scores
Specific Tests to Assess Deception