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Adolescent Interpretive System

Developed by MMPI experts James N. Butcher, PhD, and Carolyn L. Williams, PhD, the MMPI-A Interpretive System assists practitioners in their MMPI-A interpretations.


This comprehensive interpretive report is available for purchase through our distributor, Pearson Assessments. The report helps provide an objective psychological picture of the adolescent through scale scores, special indices, and narrative statements.

Authors: James N. Butcher, PhD and Carolyn L. Williams, PhD
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Distributor: Pearson Assessments

Based on extensive experience in research and clinical practice, authors James N. Butcher and Carolyn L. Williams provide information on the following:

• Symptomatic Behavior
• Interpersonal Relationships
• Behavioral Stability
• Diagnostic Treatment Considerations
• A list of omitted items and suggested items for follow-up


The Report presents the following scales:

• Validity and Clinical Scales profiled and interpreted
• Content Scales profiled and interpreted
• Supplementary Scales profiled with alcohol/drug scales interpreted
• PSY-5 Scales profiled and interpreted
• Clinical Subscales (Harris-Lingoes and Social Introversion Subscales) reported only
• Content Component Scales reported only

Specialized reports are available for the following settings:

• Correctional
• General medical
• Inpatient mental health
• Outpatient mental health
• School settings
• Alcohol and drug treatment