Course Details

Course TitleUsing the MMPI-2-RF in Public Safety Personnel Evaluations (online)
Date Varies
ProviderConCEPT Professional Training at Palo Alto University
LocationPalo Alto
Credit Hours10
Instructor(s)Dr. Martin Sellbom
Method of InstructionOnline (Asynchronous/Self-paced)
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus MMPI-2-RF PSP Evaluations.pdf

Course Description

This course introduces the 338-item version of the MMPI-2, the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) to psychologists working with public safety personnel. The rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF, the various materials available to score and interpret the test, and interpretive recommendations are covered. Moreover, a substantial portion of time is devoted to applications of the MMPI-2-RF in various public safety evaluations, including for pre-employment screening and fitness for duty evaluation purposes. A recommended screening strategy is presented with a discussion of empirically validated evaluation dimensions (based on California POST guidelines) for screening purposes. A variety of workplace concerns are discussed and empirical support for various recommendations is reviewed. Finally, participants have an opportunity to practice the recommended strategy for MMPI-2-RF interpretation with case examples.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF
  • Describe the 51 MMPI-2-RF scales
  • Describe the interpretative framework for the MMPI-2-RF
  • Describe recommended procedure for evaluating public safety personnel
  • Describe a rational strategy for interpreting MMPI-2-RF under reporting scales in pre-employment contexts
  • Describe typical responding to the MMPI-2-RF in pre-employment contexts
  • Describe the research literature supporting recommendations for MMPI-2-RF application in pre-employment evaluations
  • Describe procedures and best practices in pre-employment psychological evaluations using the MMPI-2-RF