Course Details

Course TitleUsing the MMPI-2-RF in Police Preemployment Evaluations (Track C: MMPI Workshops & 51st Annual Symposium)
Date 5/4/2016
ProviderKent State University & the University of Minnesota Press
LocationHollywood, FL
Credit Hours6
Instructor(s)David M. Corey, Ph.D., ABPP and Yossef S. Ben-Porath, Ph.D., ABPP
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

This advanced-level workshop focuses on preemployment evaluations of police officer candidates. 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. Participants will then gain mentored experience applying the integration model to data from actual police candidate evaluations. Dr. David Corey and Dr. Yossef Ben-Porath are instructors for all sessions.

Course Objectives

Discuss legal considerations in preemployment psychological evaluations. Describe procedures and best practices in preemployment psychological evaluations. Discuss special considerations when assessing police and public safety candidates with the MMPI-2-RF. Describe basic features of the MMPI-2-RF: Police Candidate Interpretive Report (PCIR). Discuss ways to integrate PCIR findings with other sources to reach a suitability determination. Apply the integration model in preemployment psychological evaluations of police candidates</p>