My primary research area is in detection of invalid approaches to psychological and neuropsychological testing, such as malingering and faking good. One line of research is aimed at identifying feigned cognitive and neuropsychological deficits. A second series of studies examines detection of false reports of psychiatric and somatic symptoms on the MMPI-2. A third line focuses on denial of problems in employment evaluations. Overall, these research interests are very relevant to forensic issues. I am also generally interested in the brain and the manner in which it influences and interacts with behavior.
Clinically, I am primarily interested in neuropsychological assessment of brain-injured individuals. There are a number of excellent settings for training in clinical neuropsychology available at UK, including a tertiary care medical center, a VA hospital, a state psychiatric hospital, a private psychiatric facility, a geriatric evaluation center, a rehabilitation hospital and the department Psychological Services Center.
Shandera, A.L., Berry, D.T.R., Clark, J.A., Schipper, L.J., Graue, L.O., Harp, J.P. (2010). Detection of malingered mental retardation. Psychological Assessment, 22, 50-56.
Alwes, Y.R., Clark, J.A., Berry, D.T.R., Granacher, R.P. (2008). Screening for feigning in a civil forensic setting. The Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 30, 1-8.
Graue, L.O., Berry, D.T.R., Clark, J.A., Sollman, M.J., Cardi, M., Hopkins, J., Werline, D. (2007). Identification of feigned mental retardation using the new generation of malingering detection instruments: Preliminary findings. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 21, 921-942.