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Assessing Police and Other Public Safety Personnel Using the MMPI-2-RF

A Practical Guide

2018
Authors:

David M. Corey and Yossef S. Ben-Porath

Assessing Police and Other Public Safety Personnel Using the MMPI-2-RF

A practical and vital guide for using the MMPI-2-RF in both preemployment and fitness-for-duty evaluations for four public safety positions: law enforcement officer, corrections officer, emergency communications dispatcher, and firefighter/paramedic

This guide assists clinicians in integrating MMPI-2-RF findings with other assessment information used in these evaluations, including findings from other tests, personal history, and clinical interviews. It includes a concise primer on the MMPI-2-RF, common procedural and legal requirements, and contextual factors affecting these evaluations, while case illustrations demonstrate the use of the integrative models in preemployment and fitness-for-duty evaluations.

This comprehensive guide is intended to assist clinicians in integrating MMPI-2-RF findings with other assessment information routinely used in these evaluations, including findings from other tests, personal history, and clinical interviews. The authors provide detailed strategies for combining these data with findings from the Police Candidate Interpretive Report, Score Report, and Clinical Settings Interpretive Report.

The book includes a concise primer on the MMPI-2-RF, common procedural and legal requirements for these evaluations, and contextual factors affecting these evaluations. Multiple case illustrations demonstrate the use of the integrative models in preemployment and fitness-for-duty evaluations.

Assessing Police and Other Public Safety Personnel Using the MMPI-2-RF

Coauthors David M. Corey, PhD, and Yossef S. Ben-Porath, PhD, are the developers of the MMPI-2-RF Police Candidate Interpretive Report (PCIR). Drs. Corey and Ben-Porath have been involved in the practice of police psychology and MMPI research for more than thirty years.

Assessing Police and Other Public Safety Personnel Using the MMPI-2-RF

Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 An MMPI-2-RF Overview
Chapter 3 Assessing Protocol Validity with the MMPI-2-RF
Chapter 4 Assessing Personality and Psychopathology with the MMPI-2-RF
Chapter 5 Foundational Requirements of Preemployment Assessments
Chapter 6 Special Considerations and Interpretive Guidelines for Using the MMPI-2-RF in Preemployment Assessments of Public Safety Candidates
Chapter 7 The MMPI-2-RF Police Candidate Interpretive Report (PCIR)
Chapter 8 Using the MMPI-2-RF in Psychological Assessments of Police and Public Safety Candidates: Case Illustrations and Guidance for Evidence-Based Report Writing
Chapter 9 Foundational Requirements of Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations
Chapter 10 Special Considerations for Using the MMPI-2-RF in Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations
Chapter 11 Using the MMPI-2-RF to Assess Fitness for Duty: Case Illustrations
Appendix
Notes
References
Index

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Available in April 2018