Essentials of MMPI-2 Assessment

Essentials of MMPI-2 Assessment

Essentials of MMPI-2 Assessment

Essentials of MMPI-2 Assessment

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In the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, we have attempted to provide readers with books that will deliver key practical information in the most efficient and accessible style. The series features instruments in a variety of domains, such as cognition, personality, education, and neuropsychology. For experienced clinicians, books in the series will offer a concise yet thorough way to master utilization of the continuously evolving supply of new and revised instruments, as well as a convenient method for keeping up-to-date on the tried-andtrue measures. Novices will find here a prioritized assembly of all the information and techniques that must be readily known to begin the complicated process of individual psychological diagnosis.

Wherever feasible, visual shortcuts to highlight key points are utilized alongside systematic, step-by-step guidelines. Chapters are focused and succinct. Topics are targeted for an easy understanding of the essentials of administration, scoring, interpretation, and clinical application. Theory and research are continually woven into the fabric of each book, but always to enhance clinical inference, never to sidetrack or overwhelm. We have long been advocates of “intelligent” testing—the notion that a profile of test scores is meaningless unless it is brought to life by the clinical observations and astute detective work of knowledgeable examiners. Test profiles must be used to make a difference in the child’s or adult’s life, or why bother to test? We want this series to help our readers become the best intelligent testers they can be.

In Essentials of MMPI-2 Assessment, 2nd Edition, the author presents a range of basic information that will enable students and psychologists wishing to renew their acquaintance with this test to establish a firm foundation in its applications and interpretation. A complete range of MMPI-2 scales, both traditional and more recent, the relationships among them, and the test patterns they create, are described in sufficient detail to support initial expertise. This text also provides a level of depth suitable for experienced clinicians to extend and strengthen their . . .

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