The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory–2 (MMPI®–2) is the most widely used test in the world for personality assessment. To use it properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret this test. Now thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research and literature on this test, Essentials of MMPI®–2 Assessment, Second Edition is that source.
Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals, and those in training, quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.
Essentials of MMPI®–2 Assessment, Second Edition adds new material on the MMPI®–2 RC and the MMPI®–2 RF, providing step–by–step guidance on test administration, scoring, and interpretation. Additionally, the author provides his expert assessment of the test′s relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, and several illuminating case reports.
One History and Development 1
Two Administration 19
Three Scoring 28
Four Introduction to Interpretation 33
Five Assessing Protocol Validity 45
Six The Standard Clinical Scales 89
Seven The Content and Content Component, Personality Psychopathology 5 (PSY–5 ), Restructured Clinical (RC), and Supplementary Scales 208
Eight Profile Patterns and Codetypes 257
Nine Strengths and Weaknesses of the MMPI–2 295
Ten Clinical Applications of the MMPI–2 307
Eleven Illustrative Case Report 323
Annotated Bibliography 359
About the Author 363