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Paul A. Arbisi, Ph.D., ABAP, ABPP, Minneapolis VA Healthcare System

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Dr. Paul A. Arbisi is a staff clinical psychologist at the Minneapolis VA Healthcare System and Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Arbisi has co-authored a number of scales contained on the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2 RF and has published extensively on the use of the MMPI-2/MMPI-2-RF in evaluating trauma-exposed veterans.   Additionally, Dr. Arbisi is a co-investigator on a number of federally funded longitudinal studies examining predictors of risk and resilience in National Guard soldiers and their families.  Dr. Arbisi also conducts a private practice specializing in disability evaluations. 

Robert Archer, Ph.D., ABPP, Bay Forensic Psychology & Eastern Virginia Medical School 

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Robert P. Archer, PhD, ABPP was the Frank Harrell Redwood Distinguished Professor and Director of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia and he is currently a member of the Bay Forensic Psychology group in Virginia. Dr. Archer is the author of numerous books, articles and book chapters related to psychological assessment, including Using the MMPI with Adolescents (1987) and Assessing Adolescent Psychopathology: MMPI-A/MMPI-A-RF (4th edition) (2017). He is co-editor of the second editions of Forensic Uses of Clinical Assessment Instruments (2013) and Personality Assessment (2014), and co-author of the MMPI-A Casebook (PAR, 1994). Dr. Archer served on the advisory committee to the University of Minnesota Press for the development of the MMPI-A, is a co-author of the MMPI-A manual, and co-author of the MMPI-A-RF (Restructured Form). He is an Executive Board member and Diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology, and President Elect of the Society for Personality Assessment.

Yossef S. Ben-Porath, Ph.D., Kent State University

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Yossef Ben-Porath, PhD, ABPP, is a Professor of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University and a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist. He received his doctoral training at the University of Minnesota and has been involved extensively in MMPI research for the past 30 years. Dr. Ben-Porath is a co-developer of the MMPI-2-RF and MMPI-A-RF and co-author of numerous test manuals, books, book chapters, and articles on the MMPI instruments. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Psychological Assessment, and a member of APA’s Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment. Dr. Ben-Porath’s clinical practice involves supervision of assessments at Kent State’s Psychological Clinic, consultation to agencies that screen candidates for public safety positions, and provision of consultation and expert witness services in forensic cases.

Danielle Burchett, Ph.D., California State University, Monterey Bay


Dr. Danielle Burchett, a licensed psychologist in California (#PSY26971), earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University in 2012. She completed her predoctoral internship at Patton State Hospital with an emphasis in forensic evaluation and continues to work on University of Minnesota Press grant-funded research examining the utility of the MMPI-2-RF in a maximum security forensic hospital setting. As Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at California State University, Monterey Bay, she researches the utility of MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales. Dr. Burchett has also worked as an Applied Clinical Researcher for the United States Air Force Psychology Research Analytic Group, where she focused on program evaluation in mental health services and personnel selection. She serves as Consulting Editor for the journals ASSESSMENT, Journal of Personality Assessment, Psychological Assessment, and Military Psychology. 

David M. Corey, Ph.D., ABPP, Corey & Stewart; Fielding Graduate University 

Dr. Corey is a licensed psychologist with more than 30 years of experience performing high-stakes evaluations of applicants and employees in public safety positions.  He is the founding and Immediate Past-President of the American Board of Police & Public Safety Psychology, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.  He a board certified in forensic psychology and in police and public safety psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Corey is licensed in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, California, Utah, and Arizona.


John R. Graham, Ph.D., Kent State University


Dr. Graham is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Kent State University. He is one of the authors of the MMPI-2 and the MMPI-A. He has been a substantial contributor to the MMPI research literature and is author of a widely used text, MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology, published by Oxford University Press. In addition to his University responsibilities, he consults with attorneys concerning the use of the MMPI-2 in forensic settings. He has presented workshops nationally and internationally on the MMPI instruments. 


Richard W. Handel, Ph.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School
Dr. Handel received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University.  He was the recipient of the 2006 Samuel J. and Anne G. Beck Award for Outstanding Early Career Research in the Field of Personality Assessment from the Society for Personality Assessment and the 2015 Bud Orgel Award for Distinguished Achievement in Research from the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment and as a Consulting Editor for the journals Psychological Assessment and Assessment. Dr. Handel is a co-author of the MMPI-A-RF (Restructured Form). 

Martin Sellbom, Ph.D., University of Otago, New Zealand

Dr. Sellbom is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from Kent State University. His research focuses on psychopathy and other personality disorders, the integration of personality and psychopathology, and personality assessment with the MMPI-2-RF. Dr. Sellbom's work has been featured in over 175  publications and he has co-authored one book on the forensic applications of the MMPI-2-RF (published by the University of Minnesota Press). He has won several awards, including the American Psychology-Law Society’s Saleem Shah Award and Society for Personality Assessment’s Samuel and Anne Beck Award – both for early career achievement. He serves as an Associate Editor for the journals Psychological Assessment, Journal of Personality Disorders, and Journal of Personality Assessment. For his clinical practice, he specializes in forensic psychological evaluations and pre-employment evaluations for public safety positions.

Anthony M. Tarescavage, Ph.D., John Carroll University

tellegen.jpgAnthony M. Tarescavage is an Assistant Professor at John Carroll University. He received his Ph.D. from Kent State University in 2015. He is co-author of the upcoming book entitled Using the MMPI-2-RF in Forensic Assessments and is the author of over two dozen MMPI-2-RF articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a practicing forensic psychologist with a research focus on use of the MMPI-2-RF in forensic settings, medical settings, and personnel screenings.


Dustin Wygant, Ph.D., Eastern Kentucky University

Dr. Wygant is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, and currently serves as the Director of Clinical Training for the doctoral program in clinical psychology. Dr. Wygant’s primary research interests include the conceptualization of the psychopathic personality and the DSM-5 alternative model of personality disorders. Other research interests include the detection of malingering and the use of personality assessment in forensic and medical settings. In addition to his academic position, Dr. Wygant is a licensed psychologist and maintains an active forensic consultation practice. In that capacity, Dr. Wygant routinely completes forensic psychological evaluations in criminal and civil cases and testifies regularly as an expert witness.