April 19 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (EDT)


Martin Sellbom, PhD | University of Otago
Yossef S. Ben-Porath, PhD | Kent State University

Workshop Information:

This workshop introduces the 335-item MMPI-3, the most recent version of the MMPI instruments, to psychologists. Topics include the rationale for, and methods used to develop the instrument, the various materials available to score and interpret the test, understanding the nature of the new normative sample, psychometric functioning of the MMPI-3 scales, and interpretive recommendations. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice the recommended strategy for MMPI-3 interpretation with clinical case examples. Case illustrations will be derived from a variety of settings.

Goals and Objectives:

1. Assess the rationale for and methods used to develop the 52 MMPI-3 Scales;

2. Describe the 52 scales of the MMPI-3; Use the MMPI-3 materials and documentation;

3. Become familiar with psychometric findings available to guide MMPI-3 interpretation;

4. Become familiar with the MMPI-3 interpretative framework

Skill Level:

This is a beginner's level workshop, but some background in psychometrics and personality assessment would be helpful.

Dr. Martin Sellbom

Martin Sellbom is a Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from Kent State University. His research focuses on psychopathy and other personality disorders, the integration of personality and psychopathology, and personality assessment with the MMPI instruments. Prof Sellbom's work has been featured in about 250 publications and he has co-authored a book on the forensic applications of the MMPI-2-RF (published by the University of Minnesota Press). He has won several awards, including the American Psychological Foundation’s Theodore Millon mid-career award for advancing personality science, American Psychology-Law Society’s Saleem Shah Award and Society for Personality Assessment’s Samuel and Anne Beck Award for early career achievement. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Personality Assessment. For his clinical practice, Prof Sellbom specializes in forensic psychological evaluations.

Dr. Ben-PorathDr. Yossef Ben-Porath

Yossef Ben-Porath is a Professor of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University. He received his doctoral training at the University of Minnesota and has been involved extensively in MMPI research for the past 36 years. He is a co-developer of the MMPI-3, MMPI-2-RF, and MMPI-A-RF and co-author of test manuals, books, book chapters, and articles on the MMPI instruments. Dr. Ben-Porath is a board-certified psychologist (American Board of Professional Psychology-Clinical) whose clinical practice involves supervision of assessments at Kent State’s Psychological Clinic, consultation to agencies that screen candidates for public safety positions and provision of consultation and expert witness services in forensic cases.

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