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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, JUNE 12


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 research 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 research on the Validity Scales, Restructured Clinical Scales, and PSY-5 Scales, 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 research when interpreting scores on the MMPI-2 Validity Scales
  • Incorporate recent research when interpreting scores on the Restructured Clinical Scales
  • Incorporate recent developments when interpreting scores on the PSY-5 Scales
  • Apply research updates to the interpretation of 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, 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 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 (Drs. Yossef Ben-Porath and Anthony Tarescavage)
5:00: Adjourn
 


THURSDAY, JUNE 13  


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, and will cover 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 (Drs. Robert Archer, Richard Handel, and Tayla T.C. Lee)
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
  • Rely on the MMPI-2-RF in diagnostic assessments
  • 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. Dustin Wygant)

10:45: Using the MMPI-2-RF in Differential Diagnostic Evaluations (Dr. R. Michael Bagby)
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. Paul Arbisi and Anthony Tarescavage)
5:00: Adjourn


TRACK C: Use of the MMPI-2-RF in Medical settings

This advanced-level workshop focuses on use of the MMPI-2-RF in medical settings, with an emphasis on presurgical psychological evaluations. 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 general issues pertaining to use of the MMPI-2-RF in medical settings, use of the MMPI-2-RF in assessments of bariatric surgery candidates, and using the MMPI-2-RF in assessments of spine surgery and spinal cord stimulator candidates. Use of the MMPI-2-RF in these assessments will be illustrated with a series of case studies.

Learning Objectives 
Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss general considerations when using the MMPI-2-RF in medical settings
  • Explain procedures and best practices in presurgical psychological evaluations
  • Incorporate in their practice the literature on using the MMPI-2-RF in the assessment of bariatric, spine surgery, and spinal cord stimulator candidates 
  • Describe the elements of the MMPI-2-RF Spine Surgery Candidate Interpretive Report (Spine-CIR) and Spinal Cord Stimulator Interpretive Report (Stim-CIR)

Schedule:
8:30: Registration

9:00: Overview of MMPI-2-RF Applications in Medical Settings (Dr. Yossef Ben-Porath)
10:45: Use of the MMPI-2-RF in Presurgical Assessments of Bariatric Surgery Candidates (Dr. Leslie Heinberg)
12:15: Lunch Break (90 minutes)

1:45: Use of the MMPI-2-RF in Presurgical Assessments of Spine Surgery and Spinal Cord Stimulator Candidates (Dr. Andrew Block)
3:30: Case Studies of Use of the MMPI-2-RF in Medical Settings (Drs. Leslie Heinberg, Andrew Block, and Ryan Marek)
5:00: Adjourn