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Schedule & Learning Objectives

 

The learning objectives listed below give the overall goals for each MMPI workshop offering. The accompanying agendas include information on presenters, timetables, and the titles of each track's individual sessions.    

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25


TRACK A: Introduction to the MMPI–2–RF (Restructured Form):

This intermediate-level workshop is designed to introduce the MMPI-2-RF to individuals with limited or no experience with the test. It is assumed that individuals have some graduate level training in psychological testing and assessments. 

Learning Objectives 
Participants will be able to: 

  • Assess the rationale for & methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF scales
  • Describe the 51 scales of the MMPI-2-RF
  • Utilize MMPI-2-RF Comparison Groups
  • Interpret MMPI-2-RF results

Schedule:
8:30: Registration
9:00: MMPI-2-RF Rationale, Development, and Overview (Dr. Yossef Ben-Porath)

10:45:  MMPI-2-RF Scale Descriptions (Dr. Yossef Ben-Porath)

12:15: Lunch Break (90 minutes)
1:45:  MMPI-2-RF 
Interpretation (Dr. Dustin Wygant)
3:30:  MMPI-2-RF Case Illustrations
 (Dr. Dustin Wygant)
5:00: Adjourn


TRACK B: MMPI-2 UpdateS 

This workshop is designed for individuals who have some familiarity and/or experience in using the MMPI-2.  It will provide registrants with updates concerning the Validity Scales, Substantive Scales, an overall strategy for MMPI-2 interpretation, and MMPI-2 case illustrations.  Registrants who are not familiar with the administration and scoring of the MMPI-2 are advised to consult the MMPI-2 manual, as well as Dr. John Graham’s book MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology (5th Edition) before attending the workshop.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  • Incorporate recent developments when interpreting scores on the MMPI-2 Validity Scales
  • Incorporate recent developments when interpreting scores on the Restructured Clinical Scales
  • Incorporate recent developments when interpreting scores on the PSY-5 and Supplementary Scales
  • Apply an overall interpretive strategy to MMPI-2 protocols and interpret MMPI-2 results

Schedule:
8:30: Registration 
9:00: Validity Scales (Dr. Paul Arbisi)

10:45: Restructured Clinical Scales (Dr. Paul Arbisi)
12:15: Lunch Break (90 minutes)
1:45: PSY-5 and Supplementary Scales (Dr. Martin Sellbom)
3:30:  MMPI-2 Case Illustrations (Drs. Paul Arbisi & Martin Sellbom)
5:00: Adjourn 


TRACK C: Forensic Applications of the MMPI-2-RF

This advanced-level workshop focuses on use of the MMPI-2-RF in forensic psychological evaluations. It is designed for individuals familiar with the MMPI-2-RF, for example, those who have completed an "Introduction to the MMPI-2-RF" workshop. Topics covered include general considerations when using the MMPI-2-RF in forensic evaluations, such as how to respond to admissibility challenges and cross- examination, use of the MMPI-2-RF in criminal court cases, use of the MMPI-2-RF in personal injury evaluations, and MMPI-2-RF case studies.  

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  • Identify and respond to challenges to MMPI-2-RF testimony
  • Consider MMPI-2-RF findings in the criminal court evaluations
  • Incorporate MMPI-2-RF findings in personal injury evaluations
  • Incorporate MMPI-2-RF findings when formulating forensic opinions

Schedule:
8:30: Registration
9:00: General Considerations when Using the MMPI-2-RF in Forensic Evaluations (Dr. Martin Sellbom)
10:45: Using the MMPI-2-RF in Criminal Court Evaluations (Dr. Martin Sellbom)
12:15: Lunch Break (90 minutes)
1:45: Using the MMPI-2-RF in Personal Injury Evaluations (Dr. Paul Arbisi)
3:30: Forensic MMPI-2-RF Case Studies (Dr. Yossef Ben-Porath)
5:00: Adjourn
 


THURSDAY, APRIL 26  


TRACK A: Using the MMPI-A-RF with Adolescents

This workshop is an introduction to the adolescent version of the the MMPI-2-RF, the MMPI-A-RF. Drs. Robert Archer and Richard Handel, co-authors of the test, will review the rationale for the development of the MMPI-A-RF, including the theoretical basis of the project. Interpretive strategy will be presented, and illustrated through the review of clinical case examples.  

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  • Assess the rationale for, and the methods in, the development of the MMPI-A-RF
  • Determine when to administer the MMPI-A-RF
  • Optimally use the MMPI-A-RF scales, including the Validity Scales
  • Develop a comprehensive interpretation strategy for the MMPI-A-RF  

Schedule:
8:30: Registration
9:00:  MMPI-A-RF Rationale and Development (Dr. Robert Archer)
10:45:  MMPI-A-RF Scales (Dr. Richard Handel)
12:15: Lunch Break (90 minutes)
1:45:   MMPI-A-RF Documentation and Procedures for Administration and Scoring (Dr. Richard Handel)
3:30: MMPI-A-RF Interpretation (Dr. Robert Archer)
5:00: Adjourn 



TRACK B: Advanced MMPI-2-RF Interpretation

This advanced-level workshop is designed for individuals familiar with the MMPI-2-RF, for example, those who have completed the "Introduction to the MMPI-2-RF" workshop. Attendees will further develop their MMPI-2-RF interpretation knowledge and skills by learning how to optimally conduct an evidence-based interpretation of the MMPI-2-RF, interpret the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales and use the MMPI-2-RF in various settings and applications. 

Learning Objectives 
Participants will be able to:

  • Interpret scores on the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales
  • Use the MMPI-2-RF when assessing for trauma- and stressor-related disorders
  • Use the MMPI-2-RF when assessing for personality disorders
  • Interpret MMPI-2-RF results in various settings

Schedule:
8:30: Registration
9:00:  Advanced MMPI-2-RF Validity Scale Interpretation (Dr. Danielle Burchett)

10:45: Using the MMPI-2-RF in Trauma and Stress-Related Assessments (Dr. Paul Arbisi)
12:15: Lunch Break (90 minutes)
1:45: Assessing Personality Disorders with the MMPI-2-RF (Dr. Martin Sellbom)
3:30:  MMPI-2-RF Case Studies (Drs. Anthony Tarescavage & Dustin Wygant)
5:00: Adjourn


TRACK C: Use of the MMPI-2-RF in assessments of public safety candidates and personnel

This advanced-level workshop focuses on preemployment evaluations of public safety candidates and personnel. It is designed for individuals familiar with the MMPI-2-RF, for example, those who have completed the "Introduction to the MMPI-2-RF" workshop. Topics covered include legal considerations, best practices, and the use of the MMPI-2-RF Police Candidate Interpretive Report (PCIR) in conducting preemployment evaluations. Use of the PCIR in these assessments will be illustrated by a comprehensive case study in which the report’s findings are integrated with those from the background investigation, mental health records, clinical interview, and other psychological tests.  

Learning Objectives 
Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss legal considerations in preemployment and fitness for duty psychological evaluations

  • Describe procedures and best practices in preemployment psychological and fitness for duty evaluations

  • Discuss the research literature available to guide use of the MMPI-2-RF in preemployment psychological and fitness for duty evaluations
  • Describe the basic elements of the MMPI-2-RF: Police Candidate Interpretive Report (PCIR) 

  • Discuss ways to integrate PCIR findings with other sources to reach a suitability determination


Schedule:
8:30: Registration

9:00: Legal Considerations and Best Practices (Drs. Yossef Ben-Porath & David Corey)

10:45: MMPI-2-RF Research Findings in Police and Public Safety Settings (Drs. Yossef Ben-Porath & David Corey)

12:15: Lunch Break (90 minutes)

1:45: The MMPI-2-RF Police Candidate Interpretive Report (PCIR) (Drs. Yossef Ben-Porath & David Corey)

3:30: Case Studies (Drs. Yossef Ben-Porath & David Corey)

5:00: Adjourn