A Beginner's Guide to the MMPI-2 / Edition 3

A Beginner's Guide to the MMPI-2 / Edition 3

by James N. Butcher
     
 

ISBN-10: 1433809222

ISBN-13: 9781433809224

Pub. Date: 01/15/2011

Publisher: American Psychological Association

In clear, accessible language, this book introduces readers to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), the most widely researched and broadly used personality assessment instrument, James N. Butcher, one of the authors of the MMPI-2, explains how the instrument was developed to describe and predict behavior in a range of applied settings.

Overview

In clear, accessible language, this book introduces readers to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), the most widely researched and broadly used personality assessment instrument, James N. Butcher, one of the authors of the MMPI-2, explains how the instrument was developed to describe and predict behavior in a range of applied settings. Guidance is provided for administering and interpreting the results, with case studies to illustrate major concepts.

Several updates have been made since the previous edition of this popular book, including new interpretive information on the MMPI-2; new areas for application of the MMPI-2; and, most important, a new chapter on the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF), a separate short instrument that beginners may confuse with the MMPI-2. This user-friendly and comprehensive primer is essential reading for nonpsychologist professionals who need a quick overview of the MMPI-2 as well as for students of clinical and personality assessment who seek a reliable introductory text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433809224
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/15/2011
Pages:
257
Sales rank:
1,244,066
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

1 A Well-Traveled Path: MMPI Use and Administration 3

2 To Believe or Not to Believe, That Is the Question: Assessing the Validity of MMPI-2 Test Results 21

3 A Bond With the Past: The MMPI-2 Basic or Clinical Scales 39

4 The Analysis of Complex Cases: Code-Type Interpretation 67

5 The Content Scales: An Assessment of Client Content Themes 85

6 The MMPI-2 Supplemental Scales: An Appraisal of Special Problems 105

7 Putting It All Together: How to Interpret an MMPI-2 Profile and Organize Test Inferences 119

8 Using the MMPI-2 in Various Settings and Populations 139

9 The Report: Documenting and Explaining the Results of the MMPI-2 Evaluations 157

10 Departures From MMPI-2 Empirical Traditions: The Fake Bad Scale, Restructured Clinical Scales, and the MMPI-2-RF 175

Appendix A Correlates of Selected MMPI-2 Code Types 195

Appendix B Selected References for the MMPI-2 207

Glossary 225

References 231

Index 249

About the Author 257

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