A Beginner's Guide to the MCMI-III

Pages: 221
Item #: 431670A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-843-0
List Price: $39.95
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Copyright: 2002
Format: Hardcover
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The MCMI-III is the foremost personality assessment instrument in use today and has quickly become the instrument of choice among clinicians evaluating psychiatric patients. A Beginner's Guide to the MCMI-III provides an excellent introduction to the instrument and teaches readers how to master the fundamentals of its use. This guide features a straightforward explanation of Millon's theory of personality; comprehensive coverage of MCMI-III's composition, including guidance on administering and scoring the inventory; detailed descriptions of clinical personality patterns and personality disorders; guidelines and tips for writing complete and accurate psychological profiles; and practice cases and review exercises to test your understanding.

Table of Contents




  1. Understanding Millon's Theory
  2. MCMI-III Composition
  3. General Guidelines for Administration and Scoring
  4. Interpretation: Validity and the Modifying Indices
  5. Interpretation: Clinical and Severe Patterns (Axis II)
  6. Interpretation: Clinical and Severe Syndromes (Axis I)
  7. The Psychological Report: Scripting the Results

Appendix A: MCMI-III Interpretative Report

Appendix B: Case Vignettes

Appendix C: Answers for Chapter Test Sections



About the Author

Author Bio
Dan Jankowski, PsyD, earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at the Illinois School for Professional Psychology. Currently, he is in private practice and, as adjunct professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago, teaches objective personality assessment. Among his civilian positions, he was director of Family Mental Health Services of Catholic Charities in Chicago, and as an officer in the U.S. Army, he served at various assignments in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Recently he conducted a seminar titled "Psychological Dimensions of Human Development" in the Diocese of Hyderabad in southern India and a seminar on stress management for the Macedonian officers in the former Yugoslavian republic. He is presently researching personality and individual driving habits for a future book.