Psychological Assessment With the MMPI-2 / Edition 2

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User-friendly yet sophisticated, Psychological Assessment With the MMPI-2 will be welcomed by practicing psychologists, researchers, and students alike. This long-awaited second edition constitutes the single most comprehensive and up-to-date textbook of MMPI-2 interpretation. Completely rewritten to address the changes to the original instrument that resulted in the MMPI-2 in l989, it describes in detail all the MMPI-2 scales--clinical, supplementary, and content--and offers empirically-grounded and clinically-tested recommendations for their use. The last decade has seen an explosion of research, as well as a steady accumulation of experiential wisdom; bridging the gap between behavioral science and practice, the authors review all the major findings and their implications and draw on rich clinical material to illuminate the issues.

This second edition:
* helps users with forensic interests including attorneys needing a reference for expert review;
* gives step-by-step advice on interpreting profiles;
* includes treatment recommendations in the explanation of every code pattern;
* provides extensive guidance on report-writing for new users;
* compares the most current MMPI-2 computer reports;
* features numerous tables, figures, and appendices for all the MMPI-2 scales including the newer validity measures; and
* incorporates 570 references (235 completely new).

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Editorial Reviews

New edition of a textbook that addresses the changes to the original instrument that resulted in the MMPI-2 interpretation in 1989. It describes in detail all of the MMPI-2 scales<-->clinical, supplementary, and content<-->and offers empirically grounded and clinically tested recommendations for their use. Bridging the gap between behavioral science and practice, Friedman (Northwestern U. Medical School), Richard Lewak (Del Mar Clinic), David S. Nichols (Oregon State Hospital) and James T. Webb (Gifted Psychology Press, Inc.) review all the major findings and their implications, and draw on rich clinical material to illuminate the issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805838695
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 728
  • Sales rank: 1,249,686
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan F. Friedman, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. He is also a clinical psychologist in Chicago, Illinois.

Kevin Bolinskey, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Indiana State University. He specializes in diagnosis and classification, personality assessment, etiology of psychopathology, and quantitative methods.

Richard Lewak, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Del Mar, California. He specializes in personality assessment and feedback, and marital counseling. He is the coauthor of Therapist Guide to the MMPI & MMPI-2, and Therapeutic Feedback with the MMPI-2.

Dave Nichols, PhD, is a respected researcher and the author of numerous publications on the MMPI-2.

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Table of Contents

Contents: W.G. Dahlstrom, Foreword. R.P. Archer, Foreword. Preface. Development of the MMPI and MMPI-2. Measures of Profile Validity. The Clinical Scales and Their Derivatives. Administration and Scoring. Interpreting the Validity Scales. Interpreting the MMPI-2 Clinical Scales. Interpreting the Content of the MMPI-2: Critical Items, Content Scales, and Subscales. Interpreting the Supplementary Scales. Interpretation and Report Writing. Computerized Interpretation of the MMPI-2. Appendices: Scoring Keys and Norms for MMPI-2 Scales and Critical Items. MMPI-2 Uniform and Linear T-Score Conversions for Validity, Clinical, Supplementary, Content, Content Component, Subscales, and Special Scales. Item Overlap and Intercorrelations Among the Standard MMPI-2 Validity and Clinical Scales in the Caldwell Clinical Data Set. K- and Non-K-Corrected T-Score Values for the MMPI-2 Basic Scales Based on the Original Minnesota Normative Group.
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