Using the MMPI-A-RF in Juvenile Forensic Psychological Evaluations

Presented By Martin Sellbom, PhD
Martin Sellbom, PhD

10 Hours | 10 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on the Use of the MMPI-A-RF in Juvenile Forensic Psychological Evaluations is presented by Martin Sellbom, PhD. This badge-earning program can be shared digitally on platforms like LinkedIn or your resume and counts towards a certificate. Enroll in this program to earn credit towards Juvenile Forensic Assessment Certificate and share your new digital credentials with prospective employers and colleagues.

This is an introductory level program to the 241-item version of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A), the MMPI-A Restructured Form (MMPI-A-RF).

Focusing on psychological work in juvenile forensic settings, this program discusses the rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-A-RF, the various sources to score and interpret the test, the psychometric functioning of its scales, and interpretive recommendations.

Moreover, a substantial portion of time is devoted to applications of the MMPI-A-RF in Juvenile Court evaluations. Furthermore, some topics of particular importance in forensic evaluations (e.g., malingering) from a personality assessment perspective are discussed in detail. The program also discusses how to defend MMPI-A-RF interpretations in court for general purposes of use, with an emphasis on Daubert and Frye's challenges. Finally, participants have an opportunity to practice the recommended strategy for MMPI-A-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.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the rationale for, and methods used in, the development of the MMPI-A-RF

Describe the 42 MMPI-A-RF Validity and Substantive scales

Describe when to administer the MMPI-A-RF

Describe the psychometric properties of MMPI-A-RF scale scores

Describe the various score reports available for the MMPI-A-RF

Describe the interpretation strategy for the MMPI-A-RF

Describe the forensic-correctional comparison group for the MMPI-A-RF

Describe how to address challenges of admissibility in court hearings

Describe how to assess for over and under-reporting with the MMPI-A-RF validity scales


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. MMPI-A-RF Assessment of Adolescents - Intro

2. MMPI-A-RF Scales - Part 1

3. MMPI-A-RF Scales - Part 2

4. Documentation and Standard Procedures

5. MMPI-A-RF Interpretation and Example

6. Forensic Application

7. Case Illustrations - Part 1

8. Case Illustrations - Part 2

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