Loyola University Maryland

Pastoral Counseling Continuing Education Programs

NEO-3 Professional Training Seminar

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NEO-3 Professional Training Seminar
Presented by Ralph L. Piedmont, Ph.D.

Friday, March 21, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
7 CE Credits offered
Cost $185.00
Limited enrollment, so register early!

Loyola University Maryland
Columbia Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Road
Columbia, MD 21045

This full day of training will provide an overview of the development and clinical applications for the
NEO-3 Personality Inventory, which is based on the five factor model of personality.  Participants will understand the strengths and limitations of the five factor model and the most powerful personality assessment tool designed to measure it.
Through a variety of clinically salient case studies and experiential exercises, participants will build basic skills in the interpretation of NEO-3 profiles.  A feedback demonstration will highlight the value of the instrument in a clinical context for understanding clients and potential treatment outcomes.

As a result of attending this presentation attendees will:

1. Have knowledge of the history and development of the Five-Factor Model of Personality.
2. Have knowledge relating to the development of the NEO-3 Personality Inventory.
3. Have knowledge of the NEO-3 psychometric qualities.
4. Have knowledge of the scale definitions for the 35 scales assessed by the NEO-3.
5. Know how to interpret scores obtained in the interpretive reports for the NEO-3.
6. Know how to apply interpretive strategies for assessing clinically meaningful inferences from
    NEO-3 profile data.

* Please note:  As part of the seminar, participants will need to complete a NEO-3 for themselves or someone they know well. The forms can be acquired from Rosa Mozeak in the Pastoral Counseling Department, suite 380.  Please return the completed form to Ms. Mozeak by March 14, 2014 to ensure it is scored in time for the seminar.  Also, Loyola students attending the seminar MUST HAVE taken PC 689 (Psychological Testing) prior to the seminar.  Students currently taking the course may register.

About the Presenter

Ralph L. Piedmont Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University Maryland.  He has over 20 years of experience in using the NEO scales in a wide range of cross-cultural, organizational, psychometric, and clinical contexts. He has published numerous empirical reports and has authored the only comprehensive, professionally acclaimed reference book on the NEO PI-R.: The Revised NEO Personality Inventory:  Clinical and Research Applications  Plenum Publishing, 1998.
Dr. Piedmont received his Ph.D. in personality psychology from Boston University and completed a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship at the National Institute on Aging under the direction of Drs. Paul Costa and Robert McCrae, the developers of the NEO-3. He has published extensively on the NEO and continues to pioneer its application in new contexts. Currently, Dr. Piedmont has developed techniques for using the NEO scales with couples.  He is also involved in developing a new measure of personality pathology that is based on dysfunctional expressions of the personality traits represented by the NEO scales.