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New Directions in Interpreting the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory–III (MCMI–III)

  • ID: 2215750
  • Book
  • May 2005
  • 432 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
An unparalleled resource for state–of–the–art MCMI III interpretation

The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, Third Edition (MCMI III) has become a mainstay of clinical assessment. Frequently administered in many settings, including clinical, counseling, medical, and forensic services, the MCMI III is one of the most widely used measures of adult psychopathology. The latest edition of this instrument reflects new discoveries and concepts in personality assessment, as well as refinements to Millon′s bioevolutionary model of personality, on which the MCMI III is based.

New Directions in Interpreting the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III presents the latest methods of interpretation along with clinical applications for the newest edition of this classic personality assessment instrument. Edited by a leading MCMI researcher, this important new reference features contributions from internationally renowned scholars of personality assessment.

This complete and up–to–date guide describes the use of the MCMI III in nontraditional settings (e.g., correctional facilities, substance abuse treatment centers), in treatment planning, and in conjunction with other personality measures. Chapters discuss timely topics including the effect of culture on MCMI III results, as well as controversies regarding its forensic applications. In addition, the text presents research related to the MCMI III′s diagnostic power with regard to psychopathology and malingering.

New Directions in Interpreting the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III also features:

  • Presentation of the new Personality Disorder Subscales
  • A comprehensive bibliography of all published literature related to MCMI and its revisions
  • International uses of the MCMI III
  • Using the MCMI III with other personality inventories
  • Recommendations for improving future MCMI research and interpretations

Presenting the most current research and practice trends for the MCMI III, New Directions in Interpreting the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III provides a useful research tool for investigators, a helpful guide for students, and a practical companion for all mental health professionals.

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Part I: New Directions in MCMI Interpretation.

1. The MCMI–III Facet Subscales (Seth D. Grossman and Cristian del Rio).

2. Diagnosing Personality Disorder Subtypes with the MCMI–III (Roger D. Davis and Michael J. Patterson).

3. Alternative Interpretations for the Histrionic, Narcissistic, and Compulsive Personality Disorder Scales of the MCMI–III (Robert J. Craig).

4. Combined Use of the PACL and MCMI–III to Assess Normal Range Personality Styles (Stephen Strack).

5. Issues in the Assessment of Personality Disorders and Substance Abusers with the MCMI (Patrick M. Flynn).

6. International Uses of the MCMI: Does Interpretation Change? (Gina Rossi and Hedwig Sloore).

Part II: Newer Applications with the MCMI–III.

7. Using the MCMI–III for Treatment Planning and to Enhance Clinical Efficacy (Jeffrey J. Magnavita).

8. Use of the MCMI–III with Other Personality Inventories (Robert J. Craig).

9. Forensic Application of the MCMI–III in Light of Current Controversies (Frank J. Dyer).

Part III: Continuing Controversies.

10. Assessing Response Bias with the MCMI Modifying Indices (R. Michael Bagby and Margarita B. Marshall).

11. Validity of the MCMI–III in the Description and Diagnosis of Psychopathology (Andrew G. Ryder and Scott Wetzler).

12. The Diagnostic Efficiency of the MCMI–III in the Detection of Axis I Disorders (Paul Gibeau and James Choca).

13. On the Decline of MCMI–Based Research (Robert J. Craig and Ronald E. Olson).

14. Using Critiques of the MCMI to Improve MCMI Research and Interpretations (Louis Hsu).

Appendix A: Diagnoses Associated with MCMI Code Types.

Appendix B: Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory Bibliography.

About the Editor.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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Robert J. Craig
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