Matthew Baity

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Matthew Baity |
Professor

California School of Professional Psychology
PsyD in Clinical Psychology
mbaity@alliant.edu
Professional Interests
Personality and neuropsychological assessment; personality disorders; treatment process, outcome and alliance; teaching and training in assessment
Bio

Matthew Baity, Ph.D. is a Professor and Program Director of the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology PsyD Program on the Sacramento Campus. He received his doctorate in 2003 from the University of Arkansas and completed his internship and post-doctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. After obtaining licensure, Dr. Baity was a staff psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital for four years before joining Alliant in 2008.

A core interest that has run throughout Dr. Baity's training and career has been assessment. Although initially focused on the validity of specific tests with personality disorders, he quickly developed an appreciation for working with the broad range of severe mental illnesses seen in hospital settings. His training in the Therapeutic Assessment Model and early work on a psychodynamic psychotherapy research team in graduate school generated interests in the therapeutic alliance and using assessment to predict early treatment termination.

He received extensive training in personality and neuropsychological assessment at Massachusetts General Hospital both in an outpatient clinic, and as part of the Psychiatry Consult-Liaison Team on inpatient medical floors. Once on staff, Dr. Baity remaining years at the hospital included continuing his assessment practice, seeing patients for both long and short-term psychotherapy in the hospital outpatient clinic and outpatient substance abuse clinic, and doing individual and group therapy with the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Team.

Education
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Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University of Arkansas
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Master of Arts in Psychology, University of Arkansas
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Bachelor of Arts cum laude, University of North Texas
Publications
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2010

Baity, M.R. (2010). Therapeutic Assessment with the PAI. In M.A. Blais, M.R. Baity,
& C. Hopwood (Eds.). Clinical Applications of the Personality Assessment Inventory. New York, NY: Routledge.
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2010

Baity, M.R. (2010). Brief rating scales for the assessment of cognitive and neuropsychological status. In L. Baer and M.A. Blais (Eds.). Handbook of clinical rating scales and assessment in psychiatry and mental health. Humana Press: Totowa, NJ.
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2009

Siefert, C.J., DeFife, J.A., & Baity, M.R. (2009). Process measures for psychodynamic psychotherapy. In R. Levy and S.J. Ablon. (Eds.), Evidence-Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.
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2008

Blais, M.A., Baity, M.R., & O'Keefe, S. (2008). Understanding and applying psychological assessment. In T. A. Stern, J.F. Rosenbaum, M. Fava, Biederman, J., and S. Rauch (Eds.). Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry. Mosby Inc., St. Louis, MO.
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2008

Blais, M.A., & Baity, M.R. (2008). The projective assessment of personality structure and pathology. In G.J. Boyle, G. Matthews, and D.H. Saklofske (Eds.). The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment: Vol. 2 Personality Measurement and Testing (pp. 566 - 586). Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.
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2008

Gacono, C.B., Bannatyne-Gacono, L., Meloy, J.R., & Baity, M.R. (2008). The Rorschach assessment of aggression: The Rorschach extended aggression scores. In C.B Gacono, F.B. Evans, N. Kaser-Boyd, and L.A. Gacono (Eds.), The Handbook of Forensic Rorschach Assessment. New York, NY: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
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2006

Blais, M.A., & Baity, M.R. (2006). Rorschach assessment of histrionic personality disorder. In S. Huprich (Ed.) Rorschach Assessment of Personality Disorders. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, NJ.
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2001

Baumann, B. D., Hilsenroth, M. J., Ackerman, S. J., Baity, M. R., Smith, C. L., Smith, S.R., Blagys, M. D., Price, J. L., Heindselman, T. L., Mount, M. K., & Holdwick, D. J. (2001). The Capacity for Dynamic Process Scale (CDPS): An examination of reliability, validity, and relation to therapeutic alliance. Psychotherapy Research, 11, 275-294.
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2013

Casarella Espinoza, M., Kellogg, J., & Baity, M.R. (2013). A review of "Writing to clients
and referring professionals about psychological assessment results: A handbook of style and grammar." Journal of Personality Assessment, 95, 657 - 659.
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2010

Blais, M.A, Baity, M.R., & Hopwood, C. (2010). Clinical Applications of the
Personality Assessment Inventory. New York, NY: Routledge.
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2009

Baity, M.R., Blais, M.A., Hilsenroth, M.J., Fowler, J.C., & Padawer, J. (2009) Self-mutilation, severity of borderline psychopathology and the Rorschach. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 39, 203-225
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2008

Barazani, S., Smith, S.A., Baity, M.R., & Hilsenroth, M.H. (2008). Rorschach correlates of adolescent self-mutilation. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 72, 54 - 77.
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2007

Jacobo, M.C., Blais, M.A., Baity, M.R., & Harley, R. (2007). Concurrent validity of the Personality Assessment Inventory Borderline Scales in patients seeking Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Journal of Personality Assessment, 88, 75-81.
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2007

Baity, M.R., Siefert, C.S., Chambers, A., & Blais, M.A. (2007). Deceptiveness on the PAI: A study of na#ve faking with psychiatric inpatients. Journal of Personality Assessment, 88, 16-24.
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2007

Harley, R., Baity, M.R., Blais, M.A., Jacobo, M.C. (2007). Use of DBT skills training for borderline personality disorder in a naturalistic setting. Psychotherapy Research, 17, 362 - 370.
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2005

Blais, M.A., & Baity, M.R. (2005). Exploring the psychometric properties and clinical utility of the Modified Mini-Mental State Examination (3MS) in a medical psychiatric sample. Assessment, 12, 1-7.
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2004

Hilsenroth, M.J., Baity, M.R., Mooney, M.A., & Meyer, G.J. (2004). DSM-IVMajor Depressive Episode criteria: An evaluation of reliability and validity across three different rating methods. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 8, 3-10.
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2003

Smith, S.R., Hilsenroth, M.J., Baity, M.R., & Knowles, E.S. (2003). Assessment of patient and therapist perspectives of process: A revision of the Vanderbilt Psychotherapy Process Scale. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 57, 195-205.
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2003

Hilsenroth, M.J., Ackerman, S.J., Blagys, M.D., Baity, M.R., & Mooney, M.A. (2003). Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for depression: An examination of statistical, clinically significant and technique specific change. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 191, 349-357.
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2002

Baity, M..R., & Hilsenroth, M.J. (2002). Rorschach aggressive content (AgC) variable: A study of criterion validity. Journal of Personality Assessment, 78, 275-287.
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2001

Blais, M. A., Hilsenroth, M. J., Castlebury, F., Fowler, J. C., & Baity, M. R. (2001). Predicting DSM-IV Cluster B personality disorder criteria from MMPI-2 and Rorschach data: A test of incremental validity. Journal of Personality Assessment, 76, 150-168.
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Smith, S.R., Baity, M.R., Knowles, E.S., & Hilsenroth, M.J. (2001). Assessment of disordered thinking in children and adolescents: The Rorschach Perceptual-Thinking Index. Journal of Personality Assessment, 77, 447-463.
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2000

Hilsenroth, M. J., Ackerman, S. J., Blagys, M. D., Baumann, B. D., Baity, M. R., Smith, S. R., Price, J. L., Smith, C. L., Heindselman, T. L., Mount, M. K., & Holdwick, D. J. (2000). Reliability and validity of DSM-IV Axis V. American Journal of Psychiatry, 157, 1858-1863.
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Baity, M.R., McDaniel, P.S., & Hilsenroth, M.J. (2000). Further exploration of the Rorschach aggressive content variable. Journal of Personality Assessment, 74, 231-241.
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Ackerman, S.J., Hilsenroth, M.J., Baity, M.R., and Blagys, M.D. (2000). Interaction of therapeutic process and alliance during psychological assessment. Journal of Personality Assessment 75, 1, 82-109.
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1999

Baity, M. R. & Hilsenroth, M. J. (1999). Rorschach aggression variables: A study of reliability and validity. Journal of Personality Assessment, 72, 93-110.
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2015

Sinclair, S., Messinger, J. Siefert, C., Antonius, D., Baity, M.R., Haggerty, G., Stein, M., & Blais, M.A. (2015). Neuropsychological functioning and profile validity on the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI): An investigation in multiple psychiatric settings. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic,79, pp. 305 - 334
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2014

Haggerty, G., Siefert, C, Stoycheva, Sinclair, S.J., Baity, M.R., Zodan, J., Mehra, A.,
Chand, V., Blais, M.A. (2014). Determining adolescents' suitability for inpatient psychotherapy: Utility of the clinician-rated Readiness for Inpatient Psychotherapy Scale with an adolescent inpatient sample. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 78, pp. 350-374.
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2014

Haggerty, G., Forlenza, N., Poland, C., Ray, S., Zodan, J., Mehra, A., Goyal, A., Baity, M.R., Siefert, C.J., Sobin, S., Leite, D., & Sinclair, S.J. (2014). Assessing overall functioning with adolescent inpatients. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 202, pp. 822 - 828. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000200
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2014

Haggerty, G., Blanchard, M., Baity, M.B., Defife, J.A., Stein, M.B., Siefert, C. J., Sinclair, S.J., & Zodan, J. (2014). Clinical validity of a dimensional assessment of self- and interpersonal functioning in adolescent inpatients. Journal of Personality Assessment, 10.1080/00223891.2014.930744
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2011

Blais, M.A., Sinclair, S.J., Baity, M.R., Worth, J., Weiss, A.P., Ball, L.A., & Herman, J.
(2011). Measuring outcome in adult outpatient psychiatry: A preliminary exploration. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. doi: 10.1002/cpp.749.
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