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California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Diego Campus

Distinguished Professor

Distinguished Professor

Alliant International University San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Assessment, Personality, and Intellectual

Sexual offender evaluation

Rorschach and personality assessment; assessment of malingering and response manipulation; child psychopathology; trauma, dangerousness, and sexual offenses

Viglione, D.J., Wright, D., Dizon, N.T., Moynihan, J.E., DuPuis, S., & Pizitz T.D. (2001). Evading detection on the MMPI-2: Does caution produce more realistic patterns of Responding? Assessment, 8 237-250.

Viglione, D. J., & Hilsenroth, M. (2001). The Rorschach: Facts, fiction, and future. Psychological Assessment, 13, 452-471.

Friedberg, R.D., Viglione, D.J., Stinson, B.L., Beal, K.G., Fidaleo, R.A., & Celeste, B.L. (1999) Perceptions of treatment helpfulness and depressive symptomology in psychiatric inpatients on a cognitive therapy unit. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, 17, 33-50.

Viglione, D.J. (1999). A review of recent research addressing the utility of the Rorschach. Psychological Assessment, 11, 251-265.

Viglione, D.J. & Kates, J. (1997). A Rorschach child single-subject study in divorce: A question of psychological resiliency. In J. R. Meloy, M.W. Acklin, C.B. Gacono, J.F. Murray, C.A. Peterson (Eds), Contemporary Rorschach Interpretation (pp. 365-388).. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Viglione, D.J. (1997). Problems in Rorschach research and what to do about them. Journal of Personality Assessment, 68, 589-600.

Burns, B. & Viglione, D.J. (1996). The Rorschach Human Experience Variable, interpersonal relatedness and object representation in nonpatients. Psychological Assessment, 21, 109-112.

Viglione, D.J., Gottlieb, R., & Friedberg, R. (1995). Depressive Experiences Questionnaire: An empirical exploration of the underlying theory. Journal of Personality Assessment, 65, 91-99.

Viglione, D.J., Fals-Stewart, W. & Moxham, E. (1995). Maximizing internal and external validity in MMPI Malingering Research: A study in a military population. Journal of Personality Assessment, 65, 502-513.

Exner, J.E., with contributions by Colligan, S.C., Hillman, L.B., Ritzler, B.A., Sciara, T., Viglione, D.J. (1995). A Rorschach Workbook for the Comprehensive System, 4th Ed. Rorschach Workshops: Asheville, N.C.

Viglione, D.J. (1995). Basic considerations regarding data analysis. In J.E. Exner (Ed.), Issues and Methods in Rorschach Research (pp. 195-226). Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Netter, B. & Viglione, D.J. (1994). An empirical study of malingering schizophrenia on the Rorschach. Journal of Personality Assessment, 62, 45-57.

Morgan, L. & Viglione, D.J. (1992). Sexual disturbances, Rorschach sexual responses, and mediating factors. Psychological Assessment, 4, 530-536.

Viglione, D.J. & Perry, W. (1991). A general model for psychological assessment and psychopathology applied to depression. British Journal of Projective Psychology, 36, 1-16.

Viglione, D.J. (1990). Severe disturbance or trauma-induced adaptive reaction: A Rorschach child case study. Journal of Personality Assessment, 55, 280-295. (This article won the Walter Klopfer award for distinguished contribution to the literature in personality assessment).

Viglione, D.J., Exner, J.E. (1983). The effects of state-anxiety and limited social-evaluative stress on the Rorschach. Journal of Personality Assessment, 47, 150-154.

Academic History and Background

PhD, Long Island University, 1981

Licensed and Practicing Clinical Psychologist

Fellow, American Board of Assessment Psychology

Fellow, Society of Personality Assesment

National Academy of Neuropsychology

Professional Practice and Community Service

Previously program director of Clinical PsyD and Clinical PhD at CSPP-Alliant, San Diego campus.

Participation in Rorschach Research Council with Dr. John Exner.

Sexual Perpetrator Assessment Project with Dr. Robert Brager and STEPS.

Development of a computerized malingering test - The Inventory of Problems.

Psychological assessment and consultation services.

The Child Unusual Beliefs and Experience Scale.

Synthesis of the Conceptual Inferential Procedures Involved with the Assessment of Malingering: An Applied Study.

The Quality of Paternal Attachment and Violent Behaviors: A Rorschach Study of Convicted Military Male Offenders.

Detection of Malingered Mild Head Injury Using the Tripartite Conceptual Model of Malingering and the Inventory of Problems.

The Utility of the Rorschach Inkblot Method in the Assessment of Adolescent Sex Offender.

Inanimate Movement and Diffuse Shading Responses as Indices of Uncontrollable Stress and the Role of Attributional Style: A Rorschach Validation Study.

The Relationship of Sexual Disturbances, Gender of the Examiner, and Testing Instructions to Rorschach Sexual Responses and Guardedness.

The Child's Experience of Traumatic Imagery: Exploring Children's Descriptions and Reenactments of Trauma Through Multimethod Assessment and Qualitative Analysis.

Sexually Offending and Non-Offending Roman Catholic Priests: Characterization and Analysis.

Rorschach Indicators of Simulated Schizophrenia.

The Rorschach Comprehensive System Depression Index, Depression Heterogeneity, and the Role of Self-Schema.

PTSD and the Fear Structure: Investigating the Rorschach as a Tool to Inform Treatment.

Cultural Difference or Deficit? Rorschach Responses of Asian Indians and European Americans.

Travel Sports Children