Personality Assessment in Forensic Evaluation using the MMPI-2-RF

Presented By Martin Sellbom, PhD
Martin Sellbom, PhD

20 hours | 20 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on Personality Assessmentin Forensic Evaluation using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, 2nd Edition, Restructured Form is presented by Martin Sellbom, PhD.

This introductory level program describes the role of personality Assessmentin forensic psychological assessment, including the strengths as well as challenges in its use. In particular, this program introduces the 338-item version of the MMPI-2, the MMPI-2-RF to psychologists working in forensic settings. The MMPI-2-RF is used as the primary personality Assessmentinstrument throughout (though others are referenced as well). The rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF, the various materials available to score and interpret the test, psychometric functioning of its scales, and interpretive recommendations are covered. Moreover, a substantial portion of time is devoted to applications of personality Assessmentinstruments in both criminal (e.g., competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, risk assessment) and civil (e.g., parental capacity, child custody) forensic evaluations. Furthermore, some topics of particular importance in forensic evaluations (e.g., malingering, Assessmentof psychopathy) from a personality Assessmentperspective are discussed in detail. The program also emphasizes discussion on how to defend MMPI-2-RF opinions in court for general purposes of use, with an emphasis on Daubert and Frye challenges. Finally, participants have an opportunity to practice the recommended strategy for MMPI-2-RF interpretation with forensic case examples. Case illustrations are derived from a variety of criminal and civil settings.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the role of personality Assessmentin forensic psychological assessment

Describe the strengths in the use of multi-scale personality inventories in forensic psychological evaluations

Describe the challenges in the use of multi-scale personality inventories in forensic psychological evaluations

Describe the 338-item MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF)

Describe the rationale used to develop the MMPI-2-RF

Describe the methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF

Describe how to administer the MMPI-2-RF

Describe how to score the MMPI-2-RF

Describe how to interpret the MMPI-2-RF

Describe the psychometric functioning of MMPI-2-RF scales in forensic settings

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Presented By

Martin Sellbom, PhD

Dr. 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 psycho...

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