Course Details

Course TitleInterpreting the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales in Forensic Psychological Evaluations
Date 2/7/2015
ProviderAmerican Academy of Forensic Psychology
LocationLas Vegas
Credit Hours7
Instructor(s)Yossef Ben-Porath, Ph.D.
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

This workshop provides guidance on how to properly interpret and integrate MMPI-2-RF Validity Scale findings in forensic psychological evaluations. It begins with an overview of the conceptual framework for interpreting the scales, followed by a description of their development and evolution. Guidelines for interpreting the scales are covered next, with an emphasis on the impact of possible confounds in validity scale interpretation. The empirical, peer-reviewed literature available to guide and support interpreting the scales is reviewed, followed by a series of case studies illustrating their use in various forensic evaluations, including competency and sanity, personal injury and disability, and family court assessments.

Course Objectives

Differentiate between instrument and protocol validity;Identify non-content-based and content-based threats to protocol validity;Describe the development and evolution of the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales;Describe how factors such as culture, ethnicity and gender affect MMPI-2-RF responding;Discuss and consider the empirical literature on the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales;Evaluate the validity of MMPI-2-RF scores in forensic assessments; Incorporate MMPI-2-RF validity scale findings in assessment of response style in forensic evaluations