Assessing Effort: Differentiating Performance and Symptom Validity

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss the relationships between the constructs underlying performance validity tests (PVTs) and symptom validity tests (SVTs).

2. Discuss the importance of including both PVTs and SVTs in neuropsychological evaluations.

Van Dyke, S. A., Millis, S. R., Axelrod, B. N., & Hanks, R. A. (2013). Assessing effort: Differentiating performance and symptom validity. The Clinical Neuropsychologist27(8), 1234-1246.