Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF

Overview on the book-based exam for Yossef Ben-Porath's Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF

Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF

DESCRIPTION:The material presented in the course is based on a broad literature that provides the foundations for empirically validated applications of the MMPI-2-RF. The course provides the information necessary for a qualified user to interpret the MMPI-2-RF in the wide range of settings in which the test is used. 

The book content builds on the psychometric and assessment foundations provided by doctoral-level psychology training programs by providing instruction on how to apply this knowledge when using the MMPI-2-RF. The book-based exam tests attendees’ acquired knowledge of the rationale for and methods used in developing the MMPI-2-RF, the conceptual foundations for using the MMPI-2-RF to assess for various threats to protocol validity, key features of the MMPI-2-RF validity and substantive scales, and the recommended approach for developing an integrated MMPI-2-RF interpretation.   


After taking this course you will be able to- 

  1. Discuss the rationale for development of the MMPI-2-RF
  2. Describe the 51 MMPI-2-RF scales
  3. Identify basic sources available to guide MMPI-2-RF administration, scoring, and interpretation
  4. Follow the standard procedures for MMPI-2-RF administration and scoring as described in the MMPI-2-RF manual
  5. Use MMPI-2-RF Comparison Groups
  6. Use the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales to assess for various threats to protocol validity
  7. Interpret MMPI-2-RF substantive scale scores
  8. Write an integrative MMPI-2-RF interpretation

Author disclosure statementYossef Ben-Porath is a paid consultant to the MMPI publisher, the University of Minnesota, and distributor, Pearson. As co-author of the MMPI-2-RF he receives royalties on sales of the test.


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