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Manual for Using the MMPI-2 as a Therapeutic Intervention

1996
Author:

Stephen E. Finn

Manual for Using the MMPI-2 as a Therapeutic Intervention

An original method for using the MMPI-2 in treatment.

The publication of Finn’s (1996b) Manual for Using the MMPI-2 as a Therapeutic Intervention is a welcome addition to the literature and will provide an invaluable aid for those of us directly involved in the training of future psychologists.

Journal of Personality Assessment

Manual for Using the MMPI-2 as a Therapeutic Intervention

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Psychology

The most widely used objective clinical test of personality is the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2). In Manual for Using the MMPI-2 as a Therapeutic Intervention, Stephen E. Finn provides an original, direct, and practical model for providing the client with effective test feedback.

This manual provides a step-by-step procedure, tested in controlled research and illustrated with case examples, for using the MMPI-2 as a therapeutic intervention. Finn covers all stages of the MMPI-2 assessment, from the initial interview, through the scoring and interpretation of the test, and culminating in the feedback session. The goal of this approach is to gather accurate information about clients with the MMPI-2 and then to use this information to help clients understand themselves and make positive changes in their lives.

An excellent resource for the professional or student, Finn’s approach advocates the dynamic involvement of client and assessor both before and after testing. This fresh approach to assessment provides a clear and down-to-earth method adaptive to the demands that managed care is making for demonstrating treatment efficacy.

Manual for Using the MMPI-2 as a Therapeutic Intervention

Stephen E. Finn is director of the Center for Therapeutic Assessment in Austin, Texas.

Manual for Using the MMPI-2 as a Therapeutic Intervention

The publication of Finn’s (1996b) Manual for Using the MMPI-2 as a Therapeutic Intervention is a welcome addition to the literature and will provide an invaluable aid for those of us directly involved in the training of future psychologists.

Journal of Personality Assessment