Course Details

Course TitleAAFP: Introduction to MMPI-3 for Forensic Psychologists
Date Varies
ProviderCONCEPT Continuing & Professional Studies (Palo Alto University)
LocationPalo Alto
Credit Hours4
Instructor(s)Yossef Ben-Porath, PhD, ABPP
Method of InstructionIndependent Learning
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

The MMPI-3 provides expanded coverage of personality and psychopathology-related constructs with new norms designed to represent 2020 census projections for the US population. This workshop lays out the rationale for developing the MMPI-3, an overview of the methods used to update the test, a description of the resulting 52 MMPI-3 scales, and information about the empirical foundations of the instrument. Special consideration is given to the challenges associated with the use of updated instruments in forensic assessments.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the rationale for developing the MMPI-3
  • Describe the 52 MMPI-3 scales
  • Describe the MMPI-3 norms and how they better represent the demographic makeup of the U.S. population
  • Describe the pros and cons of using the MMPI-3 in forensic assessments