162: Contemporary Use of the MMPI-2 in Forensic Assessments

Subject(s)
Law
DAY
August 09, 2014
Time & Place
1 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
Level
Intermediate
CE Credits
4
Enrollment Limit
35
Description
This intermediate workshop will help guide expert examiners on interpreting MMPI-2 validity and basic clinical and other scale scores to maximize their potential in a medico–legal context. Essential to the use of any psychological test is knowledge of its scientific basis so that its validity may be argued in court. Presenters will bring participants up to date on the MMPI-2, the most widely used personality measure in terms of interpretive guidelines and research support, and will clarify information about recent controversial measures involving MMPI assessment.
Learning Objectives
1. Provide working knowledge of the application of the MMPI-2 in neuropsychological forensic assessment.
2. Attain a solid psychometric background on common MMPI-2, MMPI-2 RF, and validity scales and the role results play, pro- and con, in a forensic setting.
3. Recognize the role trauma and violence play when interpreting MMPI-2 results.
4. Apply factors to consider in conducting a fair and balanced evaluation by attending to ethnic and cultural backgrounds of the examinee.
Instructor(s)
Linda D. Nelson, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles; James Butcher, PhD, University of Minnesota; Giselle Hass, PsyD, Independent Practice, Bethesda, Md.
Pricing

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15-June 30, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1-Aug. 5, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 6-10, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410