Course Details

Course TitleEssentials of MMPI-2 Assessment
Date Varies
Credit Hours12
Instructor(s)David S. Nichols and Alan S. Kaufman
Method of InstructionIndependent Learning
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

Essentials of MMPI-2 Assessment is a course for the world's most popular personality assessment instrument. The course provides step by step instruction on the administration, scoring and interpretation of the MMPI-2. 

Course Objectives

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the administration of the MMPI-2.
  • Describe scoring of the MMPI-2.
  • Explain determining profile validity of the MMPI-2.
  • Describe the standard clinical scales.
  • Explain the content and component scales.
  • Discuss MMPI-2 codetypes.
  • Describe strengths and weaknesses of the MMPI-2.
  • Explain clinical applications of the MMPI-2.
  • Course Syllabus

History and Development
  • Administration
  • Scoring
  • Introduction to Interpretation
  • Assessing Protocol Validity
  • The Standard Clinical Scales
  • The Content and Content Component, Personality Psychopathology-5 (PSY-5), and Supplementary Scales
  • Profile Patterns and Codetypes
  • Strengths and Weaknesses of the MMPI-2
  • Clinical Applications of the MMPI-2
  • Illustrative Case Report