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Essentials of MCMI–IV Assessment. Essentials of Psychological Assessment

  • ID: 3615606
  • Book
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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- Complete coverage of administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting
- Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls
- Conveniently formatted for rapid reference

Step–by–step instructions, insights, and clarifications from the foremost experts help you achieve better outcomes for your clients

Essentials of MCMI®–IV Assessment is the definitive source of timely, hands–on information and guidance for clinicians and students who use the MCMI®–IV inventory. It walks you step–by–step through the process of administering the test, while providing a profile and demonstration of the clinical process from test administration to treatment. The link between assessment and intervention is emphasized throughout, and expert discussions help enhance the quality of interventions with a range of populations and clinical applications.

Designed to provide a well–rounded understanding of the MCMI®–IV, illuminate its uses, and help you quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to administer, score, and interpret it, Essentials of MCMI®–IV Assessment:

- Provides step–by–step guidelines for administering and scoring the MCMI®–IV
- Features callout boxes highlighting key concepts, test questions, and extensive illustrative material
- Demonstrates the clinical process from inventory administration to treatment
- Includes expert insights into the connections between data and interventions and how to use data when relating to patients
- Offers guidance on how to improve the quality and accuracy of therapeutic applications

The most up–to–date and authoritative source of professional insight and guidance on the MCMI®–IV, Essentials of MCMI®–IV Assessment is a must–have reference for anyone who uses the test.

Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:

- Essentials of Intellectual Disability Assessment and Identification
- Essentials of Assessment Report Writing
- Essentials of Processing Assessment, Second Edition
- Essentials of WISC®–V Assessment
- Essentials of KTEA–3 and WIAT®–III Assessment
- Essentials of WJ IV® Cognitive Abilities Assessment
- Essentials of WJ IV® Tests of Achievement
- Essentials of WPPSI –IV Assessment
- Essentials of Cross–Battery Assessment, Third Edition
- Essentials of KABC–II Assessment
- Essentials of WMS®–IV Assessment
- Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification
- Essentials of Evidence–Based Academic Interventions

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List of Figures xiii

List of Tables xv

Series Preface xvii

One History and Development of the MCMI® Through MCMI®–IV 1

Construction of the Legacy MCMI Tests (MCMI, MCMI–II, MCMI–III) 3

Development of the MCMI–IV 7

Test Yourself 16

Two MCMI®–IV and Millon Evolutionary Theory 19

Personality as Focal Point in Clinical Assessment and Intervention 19

An Evolutionary Model of Personality 20

Motivating Aims 21

Problematic Patterns in Motivating Aims 23

Levels of Adaptiveness 25

Structural and Functional Domains 25

Applying Millon s Evolutionary Theory to the MCMI–IV 29

Test Yourself 30

Three Administration and Scoring 33

Administration 33

Scoring 35

Test Yourself 38

Four Sections and Scales 41

Validity and Modifying Indices 42

Noteworthy Responses 44

Clinical Personality Patterns 45

Severe Personality Pathology 77

Clinical Syndromes 85

Severe Clinical Syndromes 87

Grossman Facet Scales 88

Test Yourself 95

Five Interpretive Principles 97

Role of Personality in Assessment: A Recapitulation 97

Building an Integrative MCMI–IV Interpretation 99

Integrating the Overall Clinical Picture 107

Test Yourself 107

Six Therapeutic Alliance Building 109

Introducing the MCMI–IV to the Examinee 110

Preparing the Examinee for Feedback 111

The Examiner s Initial Preparation for Feedback 111

Moving Away From Labels 112

Understanding the Examinee s Test–Taking Style (Modifying Indices) 113

Language of the Theory = Language of Alliance 1: Individual Personality Scales 114

Language of the Theory = Language of Alliance 2: Multiple Personality Scales 115

Language of the Theory = Language of Alliance 3: Facet Scales 117

Language of the Theory = Language of Alliance 4: Clinical Symptomology 119

Test Yourself 120

Seven Strengths and Weaknesses of the MCMI®–IV 123
A. Jordan Wright

Strengths 123

Weaknesses 127

Final Comment 133

Test Yourself 135

Eight Clinical Applications of the Millon Inventories 137

Key MCMI–IV Augmentation: Personality Spectra and Clinical Populations 137

The MCMI–IV in Clinical Assessment 139

Specific Assessment Applications With the MCMI 142

Other Millon Inventories 144

Test Yourself 148

Nine Illustrative Case Reports 151

Case Example 1 151

Case Example 2 160

References 169

About the Authors 175

Index 177

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Seth D. Grossman
Blaise Amendolace
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