Date of Award
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology
Celeste Jones, PsyD, ABPP
Megan Anna Neff, MDiv, PsyD
Mark McMinn, PhD
This research study utilized a single case design to meet the dual need of applying personality research to clinical populations (Costa Jr, 1991) and the necessity of creating a formative assessment for first-year master and doctoral students to facilitate flourishing in a complex profession. This was done with the primary aim of evaluating the effectiveness of the formative assessment program pilot across stake holders including the executive dean of a Portland seminary, psychologist consultant, and ministry students. The method for this pursuit was an explanatory single case study which includes reviewing quantitative & qualitative student feedback survey data and interviews with the seminary executive dean & psychologist consultant. Findings demonstrate the effectiveness of the formative assessment across stakeholders and provide preliminary population-based personality profile data.
Peterson, Kylee M., "Personality and Flourishing in Seminarians: A Single Case Study" (2022). Doctor of Psychology (PsyD). 479.