Clinical and Forensic Evaluation [CAFE] Lab

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The Clinical and Forensic Evaluation (CAFE) Lab, housed in the California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) Psychology Department, focuses on the validation of psychological assessment instruments, with a special focus on scales that detect invalid test responding. Dr. Burchett works with CSUMB undergraduates to conduct research in collaboration with Patton State Hospital (Patton, CA) to examine the utility of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) in a maximum-security forensic inpatient setting. Most of our work is supported by a grant awarded to David Glassmire and Danielle Burchett from the University of Minnesota Press-Test Division.

Bagby CAFE Lab Photo

CAFE Lab members Rosemary Gutierrez, Kendall Whitney, Taylor Chille, Jenny Hatch, Katrina Conen, and Kylin Peck with Dr. Burchett and Dr. R. Michael Bagby after his February 2018 brown bag talk at CSUMB.

CAFE Lab presenting at SPA 2017

CAFE Lab members present three posters at the 2017 Society for Personality Assessment Annual Convention.

img_2198-e1495841541960.jpgJennifer Bennett, Kim Hudson, Grace Lee, Kait Wilkerson, Brittany Smith, Stella Ornelas, and Kayla Marshall prepare for the CSUMB Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Spring Showcase, April 22, 2016 (Right).

Because there is a steep learning curve and slow process from idea development to presentation of final results, students are typically accepted into the lab under two timelines:

  • One-Year Cycle: Students interested in getting a hands-on research experience (e.g., conference presentation) during their undergraduate career should consider applying to the lab for a Summer-Fall-Spring cycle (often starting the summer after second or third year). In the summer, students read literature to get familiar with existing research. In the Fall, they propose a research question, conduct analyses, and submit a research proposal to a conference. In the Spring, they prepare a poster, practice delivering it, and attend a conference to present their work. Additional opportunities (e.g., coauthorship on a journal manuscript; paid position through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center [UROC] Researchers Program) may be occasionally available.
  • UROC Scholar (Two-Year Cycle): Students interested in a longer-term commitment to assessment research should consider whether they would like to apply to the CSUMB UROC Scholars Program. Students apply to this program in the Fall (often in Fall of second year) and, if accepted, commit to a two-year intensive research and professional development experience (Spring-Summer-Fall; Spring-Summer-Fall), supported by UROC and a faculty mentor.

Additional Recommended Training Experiences: Interested students may wish to obtain additional relevant training by pursuing a minor relevant to their career goals (e.g., Statistics; Social Work; Human Development; Business) and/or participating in the UROC Undergraduate Research Certificate Program. Volunteering at local community agencies is also a valuable training opportunity, as is taking on a leadership role in a campus club (e.g., Psi Chi; Psych Society) or local organization. Dr. Burchett also recruits several Course Assistants (i.e., teaching asssistants) to assist with PSY 300 (Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment) each semester.

Relevant Knowledge (NOBA Modules)

If you are a CSUMB undergraduate interested in joining the CAFE Lab, please e-mail Dr. Burchett at: dburchett@csumb.edu.

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Recent Publication by  **Lab Members

**Romero, I. E., **Toorabally, N., Burchett, D., Tarescavage, A. M., & Glassmire, D. M. (2016). Mapping the MMPI-2-RF substantive scales onto the internalizing, externalizing, and thought dysfunction dimensions in a forensic inpatient setting. Journal of Personality Assessment. Advance online publication. http://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2016.1223681  **undergraduate research assistant

CAFE Lab members, Katrina Conen, Jayme Luna, Kayla Marshall, Brittany Smith, Cori Enriquez, Stella Ornelas, Ashley Tedesco, and Haley Cline present three posters at the 2017 Society for Personality Assessment Annual Convention.

CAFE Lab members, Rosemary Gutierrez, Taylor Chille, and Kendall Whitney present two posters and a paper at the 2018 Annual Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Symposium. 

Upcoming Professional Conference Presentations by  **Lab Members

**Gutierrez, R., **Peck, K., Burchett, D., & Glassmire, D. M. (2018, October). Evaluating MMPI-2-RF Infrequent Somatic Responses (Fs) item endorsement rates across ethnic, gender, and age groups with a forensic inpatient sample.  Poster to be presented at the National Academy of Neuropsychology, New Orleans, LA. **equal authorship

Recent Professional Conference Presentations by  **Lab Members

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Burchett, D., **Gutierrez, R., **Hatch, J., **Chille, T., & Glassmire, D. M. (2018, April). False feigners, continued: An examination of the impact of mixed responding on MMPI-2-RF content-based validity scales. Poster presented at the MMPI Workshops & 53rd Annual Symposium, Hollywood, FL.

**Hatch, J., **Peck, K., Burchett, D., & Glassmire, D. M. (2018, April). Cognitive symptom trajectories among forensic inpatients diagnosed with psychotic disorders with or without comorbid mood disorders.  Poster presented at the MMPI Workshops & 53rd Annual Symposium, Hollywood, FL.

**Whitney, K., **Chille, T., Burchett, D., Ben-Porath, Y. S., & Glassmire, D. M. (2018, April). Sensitivity of an MMPI-2-RF Combined Response Inconsistency (CRIN) Scale to mixed responding.  Presentation presented at the MMPI Workshops & 53rd Annual Symposium, Hollywood, FL.

CAFE Lab members Taylor Chille, Katrina Conen, and Kendall Whitney present three posters at the 2018 American Psychology-Law Society Annual Convention.

**Conen, K., Burchett, D., & Glassmire, D. (2018, March). MMPI-2 versus MMPI-2-RF administration on MMPI-2-RF means and predictive utility in a forensic setting. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society, Memphis, TN.

**Whitney, K., **Chille, T., Burchett, D., Ben-Porath, Y. S., & Glassmire, D. (2018, March). MMPI-2-RF Combined Response Inconsistency (CRIN) basic properties in normative and forensic samples. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society, Memphis, TN.

**Bennett, J., Burchett, D., & Glassmire, D. M. (2017, June). Response distortion in forensic inpatients with antisocial personality disorder on the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales. Poster presented at the Annual Symposium on Recent Research with the MMPI-2-RF, MMPI-2, MMPI-A-RF, & MMPI-A, Minneapolis, MN.

Burchett, D., **Cline, H., **Tedesco, A., Anderson, J. L., Tarescavage, A. M., & Glassmire, D. M. (2017, March). An examination of the impact of content-based invalid responding on MMPI-2-RF substantive scale criterion validity in a forensic inpatient sample. Poster presented at the Society for Personality Assessment, San Francisco, CA.

Burchett, D., **Enriquez, C., **Marshall, K., **Smith, B., **Ornelas, S., Anderson, J. L., & Glassmire, D. M. (2017, March). MMPI-2-RF VRIN-r and TRIN-r utility: Does detected invalid responding impact substantive scale criterion validity? Poster presented at the Society for Personality Assessment, San Francisco, CA.

SPA 2017_Poster Honorable Mention AwardDr. Burchett, Brittany Smith, Stella Ornelas, Cori Enriquez, and Kayla Marshall receive a Poster Honorable Mention from Bob Archer at SPA 2017.

Burchett, D., **Luna, J., **Conen, K., Tarescavage, A. M., & Glassmire, D. M. (2017, March). Impact of using raw versus T scores in MMPI-2-RF descriptive and inferential research. Poster presented at the Society for Personality Assessment, San Francisco, CA.

Burchett, D., **Marshall, K., **Ornelas, S., **Smith, B., **Wilkerson, K., & Glassmire, D. M. (2016, May). MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF overreporting Validity Scale score for forensic state hospital malingering and non-malingering patients. Poster presented at the Annual Symposium on Recent Research with the MMPI-2-RF, MMPI-2, MMPI-A-RF & MMPI-A, Hollywood, FL. 

**Bennett, J. M., **Hudson, K. A., **Lee, G. J., Matthews, J. L., Snapp, S. D., & Burchett, D. (2016, April). Associations between self-reported writing skills and grades in psychology undergraduates. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA.

**Lyons, L., Stephenson, K., & Burchett, D. (2016, April). Mindfulness-based therapy for sexual impairments in women: A literature review. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA.

**Romero, I. E., **Toorabally, N., Burchett, D., Tarescavage, A. M., & Glassmire, D. M. (2016, April). Mapping MMPI-2-RF scales onto higher-order internalizing, externalizing, and thought dysfunction dimensions. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA.

**Romero, I.,**Toorabally, N., Burchett, D., Tarescavage, A., & Glassmire, D. M. (2015, June). Construct validity of the MMPI-2-RF Internalizing and Thought Dysfunction Scales in a forensic inpatient hospital setting. Poster presented at the Annual Symposium on Recent MMPI-2, MMPI-2-RF, & MMPI-A Research, Minneapolis, MN.

**Toorabally, N., **Romero, I. E., Burchett, D., Tarescavage, A., Tamanaha, A., Martinez, M., & Glassmire, D. M. (2015, May). A Preliminary Investigation of MMPI-2-RF scores in forensically-committed inpatients diagnosed with pedophilia or other paraphilic disorders. Poster presented at the California Coalition on Sexual Offending, Monterey, CA.

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Recent Student Research Competition Presentations by **Lab Members

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**Chille, T., **Whitney, K., Burchett, D., & Glassmire, D. M. (2017, August). Impact of unscorable responding on MMPI-2-RF scores in a forensic inpatient setting. Poster presented at the Monterey Bay Summer Research Symposium, Seaside, CA.

**Conen, K., Burchett, D., & Glassmire, D. (2017, August). Impact of MMPI-2 versus MMPI-2-RF booklet administration on the internal structure and predictive utility of MMPI-2-RF scales in a forensic inpatient setting. Poster presented at the Monterey Bay Summer Research Symposium, Seaside, CA.

**Hatch, J., **Villalobos, N., Burchett, D., & Glassmire, D. M. (2017, August). Cognitive symptom trajectories among forensic inpatients diagnosed with psychotic disorders. Poster presented at the Monterey Bay Summer Research Symposium, Seaside, CA.

**Luna, J., & **Conen, K. (2017, April). Impact of using raw versus T scores in MMPI-2-RF descriptive and inferential research. Paper presented at the California State University, Monterey Bay Undergraduate Research Scholarship & Creative Activity Showcase, Monterey, CA & at the California State University Student Research Competition, San Luis Obispo, CA. Mentor: D. Burchett; Collaborators: D. Glassmire & A. Tarescavage.

Burchett, D., **Cline, H., **Tedesco, A., Anderson, J. L., Tarescavage, A. M., & Glassmire, D. M. (2017, April). An examination of the impact of content-based invalid responding on MMPI-2-RF substantive scale criterion validity in a forensic inpatient sample. Poster presented at the California State University, Monterey Bay Undergraduate Research Scholarship and Creative Activity Showcase, Monterey, CA.

**Bennett, J. M., **Hudson, K. A., **Lee, G. J., Matthews, J. L., Snapp, S. D., & Burchett, D. (2016, April). Associations between self-reported writing skills and grades in psychology undergraduates. Poster presented at the CSUMB Undergraduate Scholarship and Creative Activity Showcase, Seaside, CA.

Burchett, D., **Marshall, K., **Ornelas, S., **Smith, B., **Wilkerson, K., & Glassmire, D. M. (2016, April). MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF overreporting Validity Scale score for forensic state hospital malingering and non-malingering patients. Poster presented at the CSUMB Undergraduate Scholarship and Creative Activity Showcase, Seaside, CA.

**Romero, I. E. (2015, November). Mental disorder assessment: Mapping the MMPI-2-RF substantive scales onto internalizing, externalizing, and thought dysfunction dimensions. Paper presented at the CSUMB Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity Showcase, Seaside, CA. Mentor: D. Burchett. Collaborators: **N. Toorabally, A. Tarescavage, & D. Glassmire.

**Romero, I., **Toorabally, N., Burchett, D., Tarescavage, A., & Glassmire, D. M. (2015, August). Mapping the MMPI-2-RF substantive scales onto internalizing, thought dysfunction, and externalizing dimensions. Poster presented at the Monterey Bay Summer Research Symposium, Seaside, CA.

**Toorabally, N., & **Romero, I. E. (May, 2015). Construct validity of MMPI-2-RF scales in a forensic inpatient hospital setting. Paper presented at the 40th Annual CSU SSRIC Social Science Student Symposium (S4), Sacramento, CA. Mentor: D. Burchett. Collaborator: D. Glassmire.

**Toorabally, N., & **Romero, I. E. (May, 2015). Construct validity of MMPI-2-RF scales in a forensic inpatient hospital setting. Paper presented at the California State University Student Research Competition (SRC), San Bernardino, CA. Mentor: D. Burchett. Collaborator: D. Glassmire.

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Katrina Conen and Jenny Hatch at the California State University Student Research Competition, Sacramento State, May 2018 (Above).

JaymeKatrinaJayme Luna and Katrina Conen at the California State University Student Research Competition, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, April 2017 (Above).

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Isabella Romero presents her research to California State University Chancellor, Timothy White, October 7, 2015.

Naz Isabella CSU SRC 5-1-15Nasreen Toorabally and Isabella Romero at the California State University Student Research Competition, CSU San Bernardino, May 2015. They later published their work in the Journal of Personality Assessment.

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