March 13 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presenters: 

Martin Sellbom, PhD | University of Otago
Dustin B. Wygant, PhD| Eastern Kentucky University

Workshop Information:

This workshop introduces the 335-item MMPI-3 to psychologists working in forensic settings. The workshop will begin with an introduction to the instrument in general, then proceed with a discussion of applications of the MMPI-3 in both criminal (e.g., competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, risk assessment) and civil (e.g., personal injury, disability, family court) forensic evaluations. Evidence-based practice will be reviewed. The workshop will also emphasize discussion on how to defend MMPI-3 opinions in court for general purposes of use, with an emphasis on Daubert and Frye challenges. Finally, case illustrations derived from a variety of criminal and civil settings will be provided.

Goals and Objectives:

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

2. Evaluate the psychometric findings available to guide MMPI-3 interpretation, with an emphasis on forensic settings

3. Become familiar with how to defend MMPI-3 opinions in court for general purposes of use

4. Know how to apply the MMPI-3 in forensic psychological evaluations

5. Apply knowledge in interpreting MMPI-3 profiles to forensic cases

Skill Level:

This is an intermediate workshop, with participants expected to have basic background in personality assessment and some previous exposure to the MMPI instruments.

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