Introduction to Using the MMPI-2-RF (Restructured Form) in Forensic Psychological Evaluations Webinar

Introduction to Using the MMPI-2-RF (Restructured Form) in Forensic Psychological Evaluations Webinar


3 Hours | 3 CEs (CEUs)

Program Description

This webinar on MMPI-2-RF (Restructured Form) in Forensic Psychological Evaluations is presented by Dr. Martin Sellbom.

This introductory level webinar discusses the role of the 338-item version of the MMPI-2, the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) to psychologists working in forensic settings. The rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF, the various materials available to score and interpret the test, and psychometric functioning of its scales are covered. The majority of the time is devoted to applications of the MMPI-2-RF in both criminal (e.g., competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, risk assessment) and civil (e.g., parental capacity) forensic evaluations, with case illustrations for each psycho-legal question being emphasized. This section also includes a brief discussion on how to defend MMPI-2-RF opinions in court for general purposes of use, with an emphasis on Daubert and Frye challenges.

Intended Audience

This webinar is intended for professionals that want to enhance their understanding of the MMPI-2-RF including those working in criminal justice, security, health care, social service, education, and human resources settings. This webinar is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF
  • Describe the psychometric findings available to guide MMPI-2-RF interpretation in forensic settings
  • Describe how to defend MMPI-2-RF opinions in court for general purposes of use
  • Describe how to use the MMPI-2-RF in various types of forensic psychological evaluations


About Dr. Martin Sellbom

Dr. Sellbom is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from Kent State University (Kent, Ohio), and completed a two-year post-doctoral residency at Kent State University and Psycho-Diagnostic Clinic in Akron, Ohio.

Dr. Sellbom’s research focuses on psychopathy and other personality disorders (with a current focus on DSM-5 developments), the broader integration of personality and psychopathology, and personality assessment with the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF (especially in forensic settings). His work has been featured in over 140 peer-reviewed publications and he has won several awards, including the American Psychology-Law Society’s Saleem Shah Award and Society for Personality Assessment’s Samuel and Anne Beck Award – both for early career achievement. Dr. Sellbom serves as an Associate Editor for the journals Psychological Assessment, Journal of Personality Disorders, and International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. For his clinical practice, he specializes in court-ordered forensic psychological evaluations and pre-employment evaluations for public safety positions.

Webinar Outline:

  • The role of MMPI-2 and MMPI-2 RF in forensic settings
  • Applications of the MMPI-2-RF in criminal and civil forensic evaluations
  • Defending the MMPI-2-RF opinions in court

Continuing Education Credit

This Distance Learning Recorded Webinar is a Home Study Training Program. To earn CEs you are required to complete all course materials, quizzes, and the evaluation. No partial credit is available. A score of 70% is required to proceed; you will be able to re-take any quiz on which you score less than 70%. Participants will earn 1 CE hour upon completion of these requirements. Each participant will be able to download and print the CE certificate upon completion of the final evaluation.

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