Interpreting the Mmpi-2-rf

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  • Copyright: 2012-03-06
  • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
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This guide is a vital tool for effective use of the recently released MMPI-2-RF. Yossef S. Ben-Porath, a leading expert on the MMPI instruments, provides detailed descriptions of the scales of the test, tables with interpretive recommendations for each scale, and an abundance of illustrative cases from a wide variety of settings, including forensic (criminal and civil), medical, and personnel screening.A comprehensive reference for users of the new test, this book sets the standard for interpretation of, and instruction on, the MMPI-2-RF.

Author Biography

Yossef S. Ben-Porath, professor of psychology at Kent State University, is recognized internationally as a foremost expert on the MMPI instruments. He is coauthor of the MMPI-2, the MMPI-2-RF, and the MMPI-A manuals.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. ix
List of Figuresp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Historical Foundations of the MMPI-2-RF: The MMPI and MMPI-2p. 1
The Original MMPIp. 1
The MMPI-2p. 20
Conclusionsp. 36
Toward the MMPI-2-RFp. 37
Transitioning to the MMPI-2-RF: The Restructured Clinical (RC) Scalesp. 39
Why Restructure the Clinical Scales?p. 39
Developing the Restructured Clinical Scalesp. 43
Delineating the Restructured Clinical Scale Constructsp. 52
Appraisals of the Restructured Clinical Scalesp. 92
Completing Development of the MMPI-2-RF: The Substantive Scalesp. 97
Higher-Order Scalesp. 98
Specific Problems and Interest Scalesp. 106
Personality Psychopathology Five Scalesp. 126
Conclusionp. 131
Completing Development of the MMPI-2-RF: The Validity Scalesp. 133
Threats to Protocol Validityp. 133
Assessing Threats to Protocol Validity with the Original MMPIp. 137
The MMPI-2 Validity Scalesp. 148
The MMPI-2-RF Validity Scalesp. 159
Conclusionp. 174
Administering and Scoring the MMPI-2-RFp. 175
Administering the MMPI-2-RFp. 175
Scoring the MMPI-2-RFp. 181
Computer-Generated Reportsp. 191
Conclusionp. 240
Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scalesp. 241
Guidelines for Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scalesp. 241
Integrating MMPI-2-RF Validity Scale Findingsp. 252
Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF Substantive Scalesp. 277
Higher-Order Scalesp. 279
Restructured Clinical Scalesp. 281
Specific Problems Scalesp. 292
Interest Scalesp. 310
Personality Psychopathology Five Scalesp. 313
Interpreting the MMPI-2-KF: Recommended Framework and Processp. 319
Using the MMPI-2-RF Interpretation Worksheetp. 319
Case Example: Mr. Ip. 341
Conclusionp. 354
MMPI-2-RF Case Studiesp. 355
Ms. G: Obsessive-Compulsive Symptomsp. 355
Mr. P: A Chronic and Severe Disorderp. 366
Ms. L: An Abusive Relationship Endsp. 378
Mr. E: Substance-Induced Psychotic Symptomsp. 390
Mr. D: Bariatric Surgery Candidatep. 401
Ms. B: Spine Surgery Candidatep. 413
Ms. X: A Case of Factitious Disorderp. 424
Ms. R: A Case of Posttraumatic Stress Disorderp. 435
Mr. M: Not Guilty by Reason of Insanityp. 446
Mr. F: Law Enforcement Officer Candidatep. 459
Summary and Initial Appraisals of the MMPI-2-RFp. 473
Appraisals of the MMPI-2-RFp. 474
Conclusionp. 476
Notesp. 479
Referencesp. 483
Index of Subjectsp. 513
Index of Namesp. 529
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