MMPI–2: A Practitioner's Guide

Pages: 632
Item #: 4317086
ISBN: 978-1-59147-287-2
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Copyright: 2006
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MMPI–2: A Practitioner's Guide is a compendium of original contributions that focus on new developments and applications for the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI–2), the most widely researched and broadly used personality assessment instrument.

This handbook, which is specifically geared for clinicians and graduate students, addresses both research and clinical applications of the MMPI–2. The contributors to this volume are a distinguished team of psychologists with established expertise in both assessment research and practical contributions to test interpretation. The chapters cover theoretical issues that affect the interpretation of the MMPI–2 in a wide range of circumstances, such as the presence of neurological injury, PTSD, or substance abuse, as well as in particular settings and with diverse populations. An overview of current relevant research underlying each specific application is provided along with established guidelines for administration and interpretation of the MMPI–2 in the test application.

The volume is richly illustrated with case examples and chapter highlights to illustrate these test applications.

Table of Contents



I. Perspectives on MMPI–2 Interpretation

  1. Pathways to MMPI–2 Use: A Practitioner's Guide to Test Usage in Diverse Settings
    —James N. Butcher
  2. Evaluating MMPI–2 Research: Considerations for Practitioners
    —James N. Butcher, John R. Graham, Jan H. Kamphuis, and Steven V. Rouse
  3. Assessing Underreporting and Overreporting Response Styles on the MMPI–2
    —R. Michael Bagby, Margarita B. Marshall, Alison S. Bury, Jason R. Bacchiochi, and Lesley S. Miller

II. Applications for the MMPI–2 in Assessment and Therapy

  1. An Overview of Personality: The MMPI–2 Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) Scales
    —Allan R. Harkness and John L. McNulty
  2. The Contribution of the MMPI–2 to the Diagnosis of Personality Disorders
    —Jan J. L. Derksen
  3. The MMPI–2 and Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    —Walter E. Penk, Jill Rierdan, Marylee Losardo, and Ralph Robinowitz
  4. Treatment Planning With the MMPI–2
    —Julia N. Perry, Kathryn B. Miller, and Kelly Klump
  5. Therapeutic Assessment With the MMPI–2
    —Stephen E. Finn and Jan H. Kamphuis

III. Applications of the MMPI–2 Across Diverse Populations

  1. Use of the MMPI–2 in Inpatient Mental Health Settings
    —David S. Nichols and Brenton Crowhurst
  2. Use of the MMPI–2 in Outpatient Mental Health Settings
    —Roger L. Greene
  3. Use of the MMPI–2 in Medical Settings
    —Paul A. Arbisi and Richard J. Seime
  4. Use of the MMPI–2 in Neuropsychological Evaluations
    —Carlton S. Gass
  5. Use of the MMPI–2 in Correctional Settings
    —Edwin L Megargee
  6. Assessing Alcohol- and Drug-Abusing Clients With the MMPI–2
    —Kevin R. Young and Nathan C. Weed
  7. Personnel Screening With the MMPI–2
    —James N. Butcher, Deniz S. Ones, and Michael Cullen
  8. Use of the MMPI–2 in Personal Injury and Disability Evaluations
    —Paul A. Arbisi

IV. Special Considerations in MMPI–2 Interpretation

  1. Computer-Based Assessment With the MMPI–2
    —Mera M. Atlis, Jungwon Hahn, and James N. Butcher
  2. Interpretation of Latino/Latina MMPI–2 Profiles: Review and Application of Empirical Findings and Cultural–Linguistic Considerations
    —Maria Garrido and Roberto Velasquez
  3. Cross-Cultural Applications of the MMPI–2
    —James N. Butcher, Sonia Coelho Mosch, Jeanne Tsai, and Elahe Nezami



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Reviews & Awards

This is the book to have if you want an advanced knowledge of the MMPI-2. It is written by the movers and shakers of MMPI research and addresses many important areas. Clinicians use this test so often that it behooves them to have extensive knowledge of it. This book will deliver the goods.
—Doody Enterprises, Inc.

Given the authority of its editor and contributors and its coverage of virtually every important topic in MMPI-2 interpretation, this volume is a unique and invaluable resource for anyone interested in personality assessment. Essential.
—CHOICE Magazine

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