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Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF

2011
Author:

Yossef S. Ben-Porath

Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF

Detailed and practical instruction for interpreting the MMPI-2-RF, the most recent version of the MMPI for adults

Yossef S. Ben-Porath provides detailed descriptions of the scales of the test, tables with interpretive recommendations for each scale, and illustrative cases from a wide variety of settings, including forensic, medical, and personnel screening. A comprehensive reference for users of the new test, this book sets the standard for interpretation of, and instruction on, the MMPI-2-RF.

A required resource for those studying and doing psychological assessment.

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Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF

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This guide is a vital tool for effective use of the recently released MMPI-2-RF. Yossef S. Ben-Porath, a leading expert on the MMPI instruments, provides detailed descriptions of the scales of the test, tables with interpretive recommendations for each scale, and an abundance of illustrative cases from a wide variety of settings, including forensic (criminal and civil), medical, and personnel screening.

This core interpretive content is introduced by chapters on the original MMPI and the MMPI-2, placing the MMPI-2-RF in the context of the development of the earlier MMPI instruments.

A comprehensive reference for users of the test in practice and research, and for students, this book sets the standard for interpretation of, and instruction on, the MMPI-2-RF.

Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF

Yossef S. Ben-Porath, professor of psychology at Kent State University, is recognized internationally as a foremost expert on the MMPI instruments. He is coauthor of the MMPI-2, the MMPI-2-RF, and the MMPI-A manuals.

Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF

A required resource for those studying and doing psychological assessment.

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In this volume Ben-Porath has provided a very carefully crafted, objective, well balanced, scholarly, and extremely lucid explanation of the theoretical, empirical, and clinical aspects of the steps through which the MMPI–2–RF measure was developed and evolved into a new personality assessment measure during the past decade... This is no mere code book or primer; rather, it is a very carefully crafted theoretical and clinical handbook that deserves to be read and reread with care and thoughtful reflection; doing so will bring great benefits in enhanced syndrome analytic clarity, insight, and depth of understanding.

PsycCRITIQUES

An excellent reference... It provides much more historical, validity, and interpretative information than is provided in the test manuals and that alone demonstrates it usefulness. I am certain that anyone who uses the MMPI-2-RF, whether on a daily basis or only on occasion, will have this book on his/her shelf.

The Clinical Neuropsychologist

The validity scales we have come to know and love have been updated, revised, and refined. The restructured clinical scales have been shorn of demoralization and tightened up. Scales reflecting contemporary personality theory have been added. Charts and tables abound. An interpretive worksheet helps organize the deep plunder of a profile. Case examples show the test at work. There is a lot to love about this book.

Journal of Personality Assessment

Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 Historical Foundations of the MMPI-2-RF: The MMPI and MMPI-2

The Original MMPI

The MMPI-2

Conclusions

Toward the MMPI-2-RF

Chapter 2 Transitioning to the MMPI-2-RF: The Restructured Clinical (RC)
Scales

Why Restructure the Clinical Scales?

Developing the Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales

Delineating the RC Scale Constructs

Appraisals of the Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales

Chapter 3 Completing Development of the MMPI-2-RF: The Substantive Scales

Higher-Order (H-O) Scales

Specific Problems (SP) and Interest Scales

Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) Scales

Conclusion

Chapter 4 Completing Development of the MMPI-2-RF: The Validity Scales

Threats to Protocol Validity

Assessing Threats to Protocol Validity with the Original MMPI

The MMPI-2 Validity Scales

The MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales

Conclusion

Chapter 5 Administering and Scoring the MMPI-2-RF

Administering the MMPI-2-RF

Scoring the MMPI-2-RF

Computer-Generated Reports

Conclusion

Chapter 6 Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF: Validity Scales

Guidelines for Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales

Integrating MMPI-2-RF Validity Scale Findings

Chapter 7 Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF Substantive Scales

Higher-Order (H-O) Scales

Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales

Specific Problems (SP) Scales

Interest Scales

Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) Scales

Chapter 8 Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF: Recommended Framework and Process

Using the MMPI-2-RF Worksheet

Case Example

Conclusion

Chapter 9 MMPI-2-RF Case Studies

Chapter 10 Summary and Initial Appraisals of the MMPI-2-RF

Appraisals of the MMPI-2-RF

Conclusion


Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF

COMPLIMENTARY TRAINING SLIDES FROM THE AUTHOR

The University of Minnesota Press is pleased to offer instructors free, downloadable training slides on Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF.

To download PowerPoint slides, click on the chapters below:
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapters 6–8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10

 

To download formatted PDF handouts, click on the chapters below:
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapters 6–8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10

 

To download the complete PowerPoint slide deck, click here.

To download a PDF of the complete handout materials, click here

To download a PDF of the MMPI-2-RF Worksheet, referenced in the slides and in Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF, click here.