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PAI Foundational/Refresher

October 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Enhance your psychological toolkit and uncover new layers of understanding in your clients, through our full day PAI workshop. Suitable for those who have limited exposure or who are looking to refresh their skills, this workshop will provide you with foundational knowledge and interpretative strategies to elevate your skills in deciphering the complexities of personality.


The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) is a self-administered, objective test of personality and psychopathology. It is widely used clinically in Australia and is one of the critical tests that trainee psychologists must be familiar with for the National Psychology Exam. This workshop will introduce participants to the PAI and discuss its structure and application with clients. The workshop will cover basic interpretive strategy including determining the validity of a profile, clinical scale elevations, and the use of PAI in diagnosis. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the structure of the PAI.
  • Understand how to assess a valid versus invalid PAI profile.
  • Interpret a PAI profile.
  • Evaluate Suicide Potential based on PAI responses.
  • Understand how the PAI can assist in diagnosis.


This one-day training workshop is suitable for provisional or registered psychologists who have had limited exposure to the PAI or those who are looking to refresh their skills. Also suitable for board approved supervisors looking to increase their knowledge of the PAI for supervisory purposes.

Our Trainer

Prof Linda Byrne

Prof Linda Byrne is the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy at The Cairnmillar Institute (CMI). She is registered psychologist with an area of endorsement in Clinical Neuropsychology and has over 25 years of clinical, research and teaching experience in the areas of psychological assessment, neuropsychiatric disorders, neuropsychological disorders, and neuropsychological rehabilitation.

Prof Byrne has extensive experience in training and supervising post-graduate psychology students. Prior to commencing at CMI, Professor Byrne was Deputy Head of the School of Psychology at Deakin University, and she has coordinated post-graduate training programs for many years.

Professor Byrne’s clinical work focuses on the neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults with neurological, psychiatric, and educational difficulties. Her major area of research is in the understanding and remediation of neuro- and social cognitive deficits in clinical disorders. More recently Professor Byrne’s research has been focusing on agents that may protect or improve cognitive functioning in both healthy and compromised populations. 

Important Information

Please note, this course is subject to receiving a minimum number of enrolments and conditional to Government restrictions implemented at the time of the course. In the case we are unable to deliver the course face-to-face, the event will be transferred to online delivery instead. Those who do not wish to attend online may otherwise choose to reschedule to an alternative course date, or receive a full refund of the course minus any platform ticketing fees.

Ticket Options

To request an invoice to be sent to you, please type “invoice” into the coupon code section on page two of the event enrolment form.

Our programs attract a 10% concession for health care card holders, pensioners, people receiving benefits. Those applying for concessions must provide a copy (photo evidence is accepted) of their social security card or health care card together with their application, via email to [email protected].

By purchasing a ticket, you are confirming to have read and agreed to the Enrolment Terms and Conditions set by The Cairnmillar Institute.


October 7, 2023
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Free – $318.18


Lana Winzar
03 9813 3400


The Cairnmillar Institute
391-393 Tooronga Road,
Hawthorn East, Victoria 3123
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1800 391 393
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