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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Tony A. Fletcher, PsyD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is an interesting new book by the originator of the Millon inventories on the theoretical foundation and use of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory in evaluating personality patterns within different patient populations. This single resource accumulates the current research by bringing together top-ranking experts to address the Millon inventories' validation and interpretive value.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe the theoretical and clinical applications of the Millon inventories, including the instruments' history and integration with other commonly used psychological instruments. The editor's intention is to provide a comprehensive text for teaching the development and application of the different Millon inventories. This is an important, timely, and much needed explanation of the Millon inventories by their creator, which contributes to the understanding of patient's overall personality characteristics and clinical syndromes.
Audience: This book is targeted for graduate course study in personality assessment and will be an invaluable resource for the practicing professional. The editor and contributors are leading experts in their respective fields and are varied enough to give practical application of the Millon inventories to a wide variety of clinical settings and populations.
Features: The book includes clinical case vignettes which help to round out the book. There are sufficient tables and figures that aid in the illustration of the editor's theories of personality as well as test data from a range of assessment tools. The references give merit to the Millon inventories' credibility and utility as a personality instrument.
Assessment: This is a very useful book for professionals and students in psychology for the study of personality theory and assessment who are interested in integrating the Millon inventories with other psychological instruments. It brings together theoretical concepts and connects them with real-world clinical issues to aid in appropriate diagnosis and treatment.