MMPI Workshop faculty bios

Paul A. Arbisi, Ph.D., ABAP, Minneapolis VA Medical Center

Arbisi, PDr. Paul A. Arbisi is a staff clinical psychologist at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1990. Dr. Arbisi consults with inpatient and outpatient psychiatric teams and conducts disability evaluations for veterans seeking benefits for PTSD. Dr. Arbisi has published extensively on detecting malingering with the MMPI-2 and using the MMPI-2 in psychiatric settings. He has a private practice specializing in disability evaluations and fitness for duty examinations.


Yossef S. Ben-Porath, Ph.D., Kent State University

Ben-Porath, YDr. Ben-Porath is a Professor of Psychology at Kent State University. He received his doctoral training at the University of Minnesota and has been involved extensively in MMPI-2 research since 1986. He is a co-developer of the MMPI-2-RF and co-author of test manuals and numerous books, book chapters and articles on the MMPI-2 test. Dr. Ben-Porath is a co-developer of several MMPI-2 scales including VRIN, TRIN, and FP, the Content Scales, Content Component Scales the PSY-5 Scales, and the RC Scales. He is Associate Editor of Psychological Assessment. His clinical practice involves consultation to agencies that screen candidates for public safety positions and conducting criminal court ordered forensic psychological evaluations.


John R. Graham, Ph.D., Kent State University

graham.jpgDr. Graham is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Kent State University. He is one of the authors of the MMPI-2 and the MMPI-A. He has been a substantial contributor to the MMPI research literature and is author of a widely used text, MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology, published by Oxford University Press. In addition to his University responsibilities, he consults with attorneys concerning the use of the MMPI-2 in forensic settings. He has presented workshops nationally and internationally on the MMPI instruments.


Auke Tellegen, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

tellegen.jpgDr. Auke Tellegen received a Ph.D. in personality psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1962 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1963. He was a professor in the Department of Psychology from 1968 to 1999, when he became Professor Emeritus. He has published on the assessment of mood, personality, hypnotic responsiveness, and psychopathology. He is author of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (MPQ), a broadband personality inventory; co-author of the MMPI-2, MMPI-A, and MMPI-2-RF (Restructured Form); and author of the MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales.