1 Hour | 1 CE
This on-demand professional training program on the Assessment of Underreporting and Defensiveness in Psychological Evaluations using the MMPI-2-RF is presented by Martin Sellbom, Ph.D.
This intermediate-level program discusses the role of the 338-item version of the MMPI-2, the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF), in the assessment of underreporting. This program assumes background and basic interpretation knowledge of the MMPI-2-RF and forensic and clinical assessment. The majority of the time is devoted to discussing the MMPI-2-RF Validity scales used for the assessment of underreporting and how these scales can be used as evidence for measuring defensiveness, with a particular emphasis on forensic (risk assessment, family court) and public safety personnel screening evaluations for which such responding is common. Discussion of using MMPI-2-RF comparison groups for this purpose is included. Research supporting the Validity scales’ use for this purpose will also be discussed. The program ends with case illustrations.
This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals
This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
Describe the psychometric findings available to guide MMPI-2-RF interpretation of validity scales assessing underreporting
Describe various considerations for using the MMPI-2-RF in the assessment of underreporting and defensiveness
Describe how to use and interpret the MMPI-2-RF underreporting validity scales in the context of evaluating for defensive responding.
Martin Sellbom, PhD
Martin Sellbom is a Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from Kent State University. His research focuses on psychopathy and other personality disorders, the integration of personality and psychopath...
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