Recent Increases in Attacks on Psychological/Neuropsychological
Test Security in the Legal Arena: Steps to Take
Presenter: Kyle Brauer Boone, Ph.D., ABPP
Kyle Brauer Boone, Ph.D., ABPP, is in private practice in Torrance, California, and is a Clinical Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. She has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles in the area of neuropsychological assessment, primarily regarding the development and validation of neurocognitive performance validity tests, and also has authored/co-authored/edited seven books, the most recent of which, a second edition of Assessment of Feigned Cognitive Impairment: A Neuropsychology Perspective, was released in 2021. She was first author on the 2022 Official Position of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology on Test Security.
She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology (ABPP/ABCN), serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. She also was the 2020 recipient of the Ralph M. Reitan Award for Clinical Excellence from the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and in 2023 received the Distinguished Service Award to the Profession of Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).
In this webinar, participants will be helped to problem-solve how to respond to increasing demands within the legal arena for access by nonpsychologists to protected neuropsychological/psychological test information and materials, and demands for third party observation (including audio- and video-recordings) of exams. Participants will be educated as to the necessity of maintaining test security, both for the field of clinical psychology and neuropsychology, and for society in general. Participants will be alerted as to recent publications regarding test security, and statements issued by test publishers, that can be used to educate the judicial system on the importance of test protection. Discussion will also include methods to protect tests in those circumstances in which psychologists/neuropsychologists are ordered to turn over test data sheets or audiorecordings of testing to nonpsychologists.
1) Participants will be able to identify four reasons why protection of neuropsychological/psychological tests is critically important.
2) Participants will be able to identify two recent authoritative publications regarding the importance of maintaining neuropsychological/psychological test security.
3) Participants will be able to list potential steps to follow when presented with demands for access to protected psychological test information by nonpsychologists within the legal setting.