Using the MMPI-2-RF in Public Safety Personnel Evaluations

Presented By Martin Sellbom, PhD
Martin Sellbom, PhD

10 Hours | 10 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Using the MMPI-2-RF in Public Safety Personnel Evaluations is presented by Martin Sellbom, PhD. This program is POST CPE approved for 10 CE hours.

This program introduces the 338-item version of the MMPI-2, the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF), to psychologists working with public safety personnel. The rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF, the various materials available to score and interpret the test, and interpretive recommendations are covered. Moreover, a substantial portion of time is devoted to applications of the MMPI-2-RF in various public safety evaluations, including pre-employment screening and fitness for duty evaluation purposes. A recommended screening strategy is presented with a discussion of empirically validated evaluation dimensions (based on California POST guidelines) for screening purposes. A variety of workplace concerns are discussed, and empirical support for various recommendations is reviewed. Finally, participants have an opportunity to practice the recommended strategy for MMPI-2-RF interpretation with case examples.

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.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF

Describe the 51 MMPI-2-RF scales

Describe the interpretative framework for the MMPI-2-RF

Describe recommended procedure for evaluating public safety personnel

Describe a rational strategy for interpreting MMPI-2-RF under reporting scales in pre-employment contexts

Describe typical responding to the MMPI-2-RF in pre-employment contexts

Describe the research literature supporting recommendations for MMPI-2-RF application in pre-employment evaluations

Describe procedures and best practices in pre-employment psychological evaluations using the MMPI-2-RF


Presented By

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...


1. Introduction

2. MMPI-2-RF Scales

3. Psychometrics

4. Administering and Scoring the MMPI-2-RF

5. Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF

6. Public Safety Screening

7. Best Practices

8. Comparison Groups

9. Underreporting

10. MMPI-2-RF Research

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