Poor Effort, Exaggeration, and Malingering (3 CE’s)

Presented by Robert L Denney, Psy.D.
Wednesday, July 11th,  1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

The course focuses on the nature of poor effort, exaggeration, and malingering on psychological tests. Base rates of cognitive exaggeration will be discussed with an emphasis on cognitive assessment approaches to exaggeration detection. There are no known risks associated with this presentation.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc).

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe why it is important to assess for validity of subject performance during cognitive and psychological assessments.
  • Participants will be able to explain the multimodal, multimethod strategy in exaggeration detection.
  • Participants will demonstrate an understanding of common instruments used to detect performance invalidity among cognitive testing.
  • Participants will demonstrate an understanding of common scales used to detect self-report invalidity on the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF.

Presenter Information

Robert L Denney, Psy.D., is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist, who has practiced in the field for over 20 years. He has published numerous times in the area of malingering and deception. He has also presented this topic to audiences nationwide at the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.