About Dr. Burchett



Dr. Danielle Burchett is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) Department of Psychology. She teaches psychology career preparation classes such as:

Dr. Burchett directs the Clinical and Forensic Evaluation (CAFE) Lab, where she works with CSUMB undergraduates on psychological assessment research. Broadly, CAFE Lab studies focus on the validation of psychological assessment instruments with a special focus on scales that detect invalid test responding, especially in forensic settings.

Dr. Burchett has also worked with the United States Air Force Psychology Research Service Analytic Group, conducting evaluations of military screening, treatment, and decompression programs and examining the utility of psychological tests that are used operationally in the active duty Air Force. More recently, she has collaborated with the Office of People Analytics Defense Personnel and Security Research Center on topics such as the use of psychological screening to prevent insider threat and barriers to behavioral health care in military leaders.

Dr. Burchett obtained her B.S. in Psychology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Concentration in Assessment and a Minor in Quantitative Methods from Kent State University and is a licensed psychologist in California (License #PSY26971).


  1. Dixon, J. N., Caddell, T. M., Alexander, A. A., Burchett, D., Anderson, J. L., Marek, R. J., & Glassmire, D. M. (2023). Adapting assessment processes to consider cultural mistrust in forensic practices: An example with the MMPI instruments. Law and Human Behavior, 47(1), 292-306. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000504 [open access]
  2. Burchett, D., Sellbom, M., & Bagby, R. M. (2023). Assessment of response bias in personality disorder research. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 14(1), 93-104. doi: 10.1037/per0000608 [Preprint]
  3. Anderson, J. L., Burchett, D., Wygant, D. B., Glassmire, D. M., Kamphuis, J. H., Smid, W., & Sellbom, M. (2022). Differentiation between borderline and antisocial personality disorders in forensic settings. Psychology, Crime, and Law, 28(2), 132-152. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2021.1880586  [free full-length access]
  4. Burchett, D., & Bagby, R. M. (2022). Assessing negative response bias: A review of the noncredible overreporting scales of the MMPI-2-RF and MMPI-3. Psychological Injury and Law, 15, 22-26. doi: 10.1007/s12207-021-09435-9
  5. Kasula, K., Tarescavage, A. M., Ben-Porath, Y. S., Burchett, D., Menton, W., & Sellbom, M. (2020). The TriPM and MMPI-2-RF Tri-Scales: A direct construct validity comparison. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. doi: 10.1007/s10862-020-09825-4
  6. Lincourt, T. M., Tarescavage, A. M., Burchett, D., & Glassmire, D. M. (2020). Association between MMPI-2-RF SUB items/scale and interview-reported substance abuse history among forensic psychiatric inpatients. Psychological Assessment, 32(2), 132-139. doi: 10.1037/pas0000769
  7. Whitman, M. R., Burchett, D. L., Tarescavage, A. M., Ben-Porath, Y. S., & Sellbom, Y. S. (2020). Predictive validity of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form scale scores in an intimate partner violence intervention program. Criminal Justice and Behavior. doi: 10.1177/0093854820918003
  8. Burchett, D., & Ben-Porath, Y. S. (2019). Methodological considerations for developing and evaluating response bias indicators. Psychological Assessment, 31(12), 1497-1511. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000680
  9. Whitman, M., Tarescavage, A. M., Glassmire, D. M., Burchett, D., & Sellbom, M. (2019). Examination of differential validity of MMPI-2-RF scores by gender and ethnicity in predicting future suicidal and violent behaviors in a forensic sample. Psychological Assessment, 31(3), 404-409. doi: 10.1037/pas0000677
  10. Anderson, J. L., Wood, M. E., Tarescavage, A. M., Burchett, D., & Glassmire, D. (2018). The role of dimensional personality psychopathology in a forensic inpatient psychiatric setting. Journal of Personality Disorders, 32(4), 447-464. doi: 10.1521/pedi_2017_31_301
  11. Tarescavage, A. M., Glassmire, D. M., & Burchett, D. (2018). Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form markers of future suicidal behavior in a forensic psychiatric hospital. Psychological Assessment, 30(2), 170-178. doi: 10.1037/pas0000463 
  12. Bezdjian, S., Schneider, K. G., Burchett, D., Baker, M. T., Foster, R., & Garb, H. N. (2017). Resilience in the United States Air Force: Psychometric properties of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC). Psychological Assessment, 29(5), 479-485. doi: 10.1037/pas0000370
  13. Chmielewski, M., Zhu, J., Burchett, D., Bury, A. S., & Bagby, R. M. (2017). The comparative capacity of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales to detect suspected malingering in a disability claimant sample. Psychological Assessment, 29(2), 199-208doi: 10.1037/pas0000328
  14. Dhillon, S., Bagby, R. M., Kushner, S. C., & Burchett, D. (2017). The impact of under-reporting and over-reporting on the validity of the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5): A simulation analog design investigation. Psychological Assessment, 29(4), 473-478. doi: 10.1037/pas0000359
  15. Glassmire, D., Jhawar, A., Burchett, D., & Tarescavage, A. (2017). Evaluating item endorsement rates for the MMPI-2-RF F-r and Fp-r scales across ethnic, gender, and diagnostic groups with a forensic inpatient sample. Psychological Assessment, 29(5), 500-508. doi: 10.1037/pas0000366
  16. Himsl, K., Burchett, D., Tarescavage, A., & Glassmire, D. M. (2017). Assessing reading ability for psychological testing in forensic assessments: An investigation with the WRAT-4 and MMPI-2-RF. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 16(3), 239-248. doi: 10.1080/14999013.2017.1330293 [free full-length access]
  17. Romero, I. E., Toorabally, N., Burchett, D., Tarescavage, A. M., & Glassmire, D. M. (2017). Mapping the MMPI-2-RF substantive scales onto the internalizing, externalizing, and thought dysfunction dimensions in a forensic inpatient setting. Journal of Personality Assessment, 99(4), 351-362.  doi: 10.1080/00223891.2016.1223681 
  18. Burchett, D., Dragon, W. R., Smith, A. M, Tarescavage, A. M., Mattson, C. A., Ben-Porath, Y. S., & Handel, R. W. (2016). “False feigners”: Examining the impact of non-content-based invalid responding on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form content-based invalid responding indicators. Psychological Assessment, 28(5), 458-470. doi: 10.1037/pas0000205
  19. Burchett, D., Schneider, K. G., Bezdjian, S., & Baker, M. (2016). Mental health monitoring during basic military training: Psychometric properties of the Outcome Questionnaire-30.2. Military Psychology, 28(1), 1-13. doi: 10.1037/mil0000102 [free full-length access]
  20. Glassmire, D., Tarescavage, A. M., Burchett, D., Martinez, J., & Gomez, A. (2016). Clinical utility of the MMPI-2-RF SUI items and scale in a forensic inpatient setting: Association with interview self-report and future suicidal behaviors. Psychological Assessment, 28(11), 1502-1509. doi: 10.1037/pas0000220
  21. McGee Ng, S. M., Bagby, R. M., Goodwin, B. E., Burchett, D., Sellbom, M., Ayearst, L. E., Dhillon, S., Yiu, S., Ben-Porath, Y.S., & Baker, S. (2016). The effect of response bias on the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5). Journal of Personality Assessment, 98(1), 51-61. doi: 10.1080/00223891.2015.1096791 [free full-length access]
  22. Schneider, K. G., Bezdjian, S., Burchett, D., Isler, W. C., Dickey, D., & Garb, H. N. (2016). The impact of the United States Air Force Deployment Transition Center on post-deployment mental health outcomes. Military Psychology, 28(2), 89-103. doi: 10.1037/mil0000105
  23. Tarescavage, A. M., Glassmire, D. M., & Burchett, D. (2016). Introduction of a conceptual model for integrating the MMPI-2-RF into HCR-20V3 violence risk assessments and associations between the MMPI-2-RF and institutional violence. Law and Human Behavior, 40(6), 626-637. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000207
  24. Bezdjian, S., Burchett, D., Schneider, K. G., Baker, M., & Garb, H. N. (2015). Multidimensional Suicide Inventory-28 within a sample of basic trainees: Factor analyses and psychometric properties. Military Psychology, 27(6), 325-334. doi: 10.1037/mil0000090
  25. Burchett, D. L., & Ben-Porath, Y. S. (2010). The impact of overreporting on MMPI-2-RF substantive scale score validity. Assessment, 17, 497–516. doi: 10.1177/1073191110378972

Publicly Available Technical Reports:

  1. Baweja, J. A., McGrath, S. M., Burchett, D., & Jaros, S. L. (2019). An evaluation of the utility of expanding psychological screening to prevent insider attacks. Office of People Analytics (OPA) Defense Personnel and Security Research Center (PERSEREC), Seaside, CA. PERSEREC-TR-19-05 (OPA-2019-067). Approved for public distribution.
  2. Ho, T. E., Burchett, D., Osborn, M. M., Smith, C. M., & Shechter, O. G. (2019). Military leaders’ use of behavioral health resources: Barriers to care and possible solutions. Office of People Analytics (OPA) Defense Personnel and Security Research Center (PERSEREC), Seaside, CA. PERSEREC-TR-18-18 (OPA-2019-007). Approved for public distribution.
  3. Schneider, K. G., Burchett, D., Smith, C. M., Osborn, M. M., Vanberschot, J. A. L., & Dickerhoof, R. M. (2019). A personnel security training program for clinicians: Phase III. Office of People Analytics (OPA) Defense Personnel and Security Research Center (PERSEREC), Seaside, CA. PERSEREC-TR-19-07 (OPA-2020-002). Approved for public distribution.
  4. Maram, W. B. (Chair), Bennett, C., Burchett, D., Chankin, L., Cordes, E., Dempsey, R., …, & Wolkenhauer, M. (2016). Treatment completion considerations: Assessing “treatment completion.” Santa Monica, CA: California Coalition on Sexual Offending (CCOSO) – Treatment Completion Criteria Workgroup. For use by CCOSO members.


  1. Wygant, D. B., Burchett, D., & Harp, J. P. (2020). Assessment of non-credible reporting and responding. In J. Suhr & M. Sellbom (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of clinical assessment and diagnosis (pp. 63-79). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  2. Burchett, D., & Bagby, R. M. (2014). Multimethod assessment of response distortion: Integrating data from interviews, collateral records, and standardized assessment tools. In C. Hopwood & R. Bornstein (Eds.), Multimethod clinical assessment (pp. 345-378). New York, NY: Guilford.

Thesis and Dissertation:

  1. Burchett, D. (2012). MMPI-2-RF Validity Scale scores as moderators of substantive scale criterion validity (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. (No. kent1351280854)
  2. Burchett, D. L. (2009). The need for validity indices in personality assessment: A demonstration using the MMPI-2-RF. (Master’s Thesis). Retrieved from OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. (No. kent1246838666)

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Contact Information:

  • E-mail: dburchett@csumb.edu
  • Office Phone: (831) 582-4798
  • Office: 184 Heron Hall (Building 18), CSU Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA
  • CAFE Lab: 159 Heron Hall (Building 18), CSU Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA
CAFE Lab members at the 2018 UROC End-of-Year Celebration.
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