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Robert P. Archer , PhD

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

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    • Focus Areas:
      • Frank Harrell Redwood Distinguished Professor, EVMS Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
      • Co-Director, EVMS Clinical Psychology Internship Program (2006-present)
      • Director, Psychology Division, EVMS Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (1992-present)
      • Interim Chair, EVMS Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, (2006-2009, 1994-1997)
      • Assessment, Founding Editor (1994-2004)
      • President, Section 9, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association, 2007
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • Graduate Education:
    • PhD, Clinical & Community Psychology, University of South Florida, 1977

    • Postdoctoral Education:
    • Medical Education:
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    • Fellowship
    • Research Interests:
    • Forensic psychology evaluation and consultation (e.g., custody and visitation issues, malpractice and personal injury litigation, and sex offender evaluation); characteristics of adolescent psychopathology; Psychological assessment of adolescents and adults.

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    • Recent Publications

      Archer, R. P., & Archer, E. M. (in press). Adolescent development and psychopathology as assessed by the MMPI/MMPI-A. In R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Adolescence. Springer, N.J.

      Archer, E. M., Hagan, L. D., Mason, J., Handel, R. W., & Archer, R. P. (in press). MMPI-2-RF characteristics of custody evaluation litigants. Assessment.

      Archer, R.P., & Wygant, D. (in press). Child custody evaluations: Ethical, scientific, and practice considerations. Journal of Psychological Practice (Special Issue on Best Practices in Clinical Forensic Psychology).

      Handel, R. W., Archer, R. P., Elkins, D. E., Mason, J. A., & Simonds-Bisbee, E. C. (in press). Psychometric Properties of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A) Clinical, Content, and Supplementary Scales in a Forensic Sample. Journal of Personality Assessment.

      Krishnamurthy, R., Archer, R. P., & Groth-Marnat, G. (in press). Rorschach Assessment. In L. E. Beutler and G. Groth-Marnat (Eds.) Integrative Assessment of Adult Psychiatry(3rd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.

    • Bio:
    • Dr. Robert Archer is the Frank Harrell Redwood Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Archer is the author of over 150 articles and book chapters on psychological assessment issues. He is also author of the texts, Using the MMPI With Adolescents and MMPI-A: Assessing Adolescent Psychopathology (3rd edition) (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1987; 2005), and coauthor of the MMPI-A Casebook (PAR, 1994) and Essentials of MMPI-A Assessment (Wiley, 2002). Dr. Archer recently edited the text, Forensic Uses of Clinical Assessment Instruments (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006) and is a past-President of the Assessment Section (IX) of the Clinical Psychology Division (12) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Archer served on the advisory committee to the University of Minnesota Press for the development of the MMPI-A and is coauthor of the MMPI-A Manual. He is currently working on a series of research projects related to forensic applications of the MMPI-2 and the MMPI-A. Dr. Archer is the Founding Editor of Assessment, a quarterly journal that began publication in March 1994 and served as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment from 1991 through 2002. Dr. Archer is working in conjunction with Auke Tellegen, Yossef Ben-Porath, and Richard Handel to develop the MMPI-A-RF.