Interpretive Guide to the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, Second Edition

Pages: 355
Item #: 4317790
ISBN: 978-1-55798-383-1
List Price: $39.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $34.95
Copyright: 1997
Format: Hardcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

This edition is no longer for sale. However, an updated edition is available.

This book is designed to help mental health professionals, particularly clinical psychologists, understand and interpret the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI), a 175-item, true-false, self-report psychological inventory. The MCMI contains scales clustered into three groups that measure personality style, severe personality pattern, and clinical syndromes. Now updated to include the third version (MCMI-III), this second edition discusses the work done with the two previous versions of the test as well (MCMI-I and MCMI-II).

In the first part of the book, the design, development, and operating characteristics of the MCMI are discussed, along with the basics of personality style theory, the items that compose each of the clinical scales, the process of standardization, the MCMI's statistical properties, and possible effects of extraneous variables on test validity.

The second part of the book examines the more pragmatic issues of clinical use. Choca and Van Denburg discuss how the MCMI can be used to assess personality styles, personality disorders, and clinical syndromes. Other topics discussed include the use of the MCMI in conjunction with other psychological tests and the MCMI as an aid to treatment planning and psychotherapy. Five case reports taken directly from the authors' practice demonstrate the MCMI's practical application.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition



I. Design, Development, and Operating Characteristics of the MCMI

  1. Overview of the MCMI
  2. Personality Theory
  3. Psychometric Characteristics
  4. Effect of Individual Variables
  5. Invalidity and Defensiveness

II. Interpreting the MCMI

  1. Interpreting Personality Styles
  2. Assessment of Psychopathology
  3. The MCMI and Other Psychological Instruments
  4. Case Reports
  5. Psychotherapy and the MCMI


Author and Subject Index

About the Authors