Psychological Assessment with the MMPI-2/MMPI-2-RF
Routledge – 2015 – 760 pages
This third edition apprises users of the MMPI-2/MMPI-2-Restructured Form (RF) for the ever-changing landscape of this dynamic personality/psychopathology instrument and its expanding utility in a variety of contexts. Two new chapters addressing the RC scales and the MMPI-2-RF are included in this updated text. Additionally, over 450 new references have been incorporated into the book, with information gathered and organized for practical clinical and forensic applications. The codetype interpretation chapter has expanded its sections with more in-depth feedback information and treatment considerations for clinicians to help in facilitating the formulation of treatment recommendations and strengthening therapeutic relationships with their clients. A number of special scales with clinical and forensic applications are also covered in this edition. An important section has been added addressing the MMPI and suicide.
This new edition is a must-have resource that will inform and guide users of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF in their daily practices, and assist researchers in conceptualizing the operating characteristics and configural relationships among the various scales and indices that comprise this instrument. From simple single scale interpretation to complex configural relationships, this text addresses a broad bandwidth of interpretive information designed for text users’ at all levels of sophistication.
Foreword James N. Butcher Preface 1. Development of the MMPI and MMPI-2 2. Administration, Scoring, and Codetyping 3. Measures of MMPI-2 Profile Validity 4. Interpreting the MMPI-2 Validity Scales 5. The MMPI-2 Clinical Scales and Their Derivatives 6. Interpreting the MMPI-2 Codetypes 7. Interpreting the Content of the MMPI-2: Critical Items, Content Scales, and Subscales 8. Interpreting the MMPI-2 Supplementary Scales 9. Interpretation and Report Writing 10. The Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales 11. The Resturctured Form of the MMPI-2 (MMPI-2-RF) 12. Automated Interpretation of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF References Author Index Subject Index
Alan F. Friedman, PhD, is a registered clinical psychologist in full-time independent practice in Chicago, Illinois, and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.
P. Kevin Bolinskey, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Richard W. Levak, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a practice in Del Mar, California.
David S. Nichols, PhD, spent his career as a clinical psychologist in the Oregon state hospital system, retiring in 1999 after 27 years, and as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.