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Interpreting Personality Tests: A Clinical Manual for the MMPI-2, MCMI-III, CPI-R, and 16PF

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Interpreting Personality Tests: A Clinical Manual for the MMPI-2, MCMI-III, CPI-R, and 16PF

Robert J. Craig

ISBN: 978-0-471-34818-4 July 1999 272 Pages

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Personality assessment is a major component of many mental healthpractices, as well as a required course in most graduate programsin psychology. Interpreting Personality Tests is a clear, succinctguide that offers practicing clinical psychologists and graduatestudents precise interpretive guidelines for the four mainpersonality inventories MMPI-2, MCMI-III, CPI-R, and 16PF.

This accessible book provides step-by-step procedures for clinicalpersonality interpretation, helping mental health professionalsdetermine the psychological health of their clients, ascertainmaladjustment and problem behaviors, and ultimately reach adiagnosis.

The book is divided into four chapters devoted to each of the keypersonality tests:
* Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2(MMPI-2)

Chapter One includes the history and development of the originalMMPI, along with original MMPI norms, MMPI-2 norms, and transformedscores. There is a full interpretation of the MMPI-2 validityscales, including the Lie Scale, F Scale, Backside F Scale, KScale, True Response Inconsistency Scale, Variable ResponseInconsistency Scale, Dissimulation Index, SuperlativeSelf-Assessment Scale, Infrequency-Psychopathology Scale, Weiner sSubtle and Obvious Items, and Mean Profile Elevation.

Also covered is interpretation of MMPI-2 Code Types for One-Pointand Two-Point Codes.
* Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III)

Chapter Two explores the background and history of this test,including information on test development and Base Rate scores. Itexplains how to interpret the MCMI-III scales, including Disclosure(Scale X), Desirability (Scale Y), and Debasement (Scale Z). Thereare also full interpretations for One-Point and Two-Point Codes,which includes information on Millon s current thinking aboutsubtypes of personality disorders.
* California Psychological Inventory-Revised (CPI-R)

Chapter Three provides a general overview of the test and itsphilosophical basis. It explains how to achieve correctinterpretation of the test by inspecting patterns of elevations ondifferent classes of scales, which are subdivided into one of fourclasses: Class I, to assess interpersonal adequacy; Class II, toassess interpersonal controls, values, and beliefs; Class III, toassess intellectual achievement and academic ability; and Class IV,to assess measures of personal styles. There is also information onscale interaction interpretations.
* Sixteen Personality Factors (16PF)

Beginning with the test s background and history, Chapter Fouroutlines all steps in the interpretive process of the 16PF basicscales, including Impression Management, Acquiescence, andInfrequency. Also covered is configural interpretation, with adetailed list of configurations presented as hypotheses for furtherconsideration and verification.

Clear and concise, Interpreting Personality Tests is an invaluableresource for everyone in the assessment field.

The only concise guide to address each of the four most frequentlyused personality tests.

Personality assessment is a crucial part of the mental healthprocess. Interpreting Personality Tests is the ultimate guide forpsychologists, counselors, and students who want to learn how tointerpret the four key personality inventories. Offering hundredsof interpretive data profiles, this volume is a valuable source ofinformation for these major objective personality tests:
* Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2)
* Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III)
* California Psychological Inventory-Revised (CPI-R)
* Sixteen Personality Factors (16PF)

For definitive, precise guidance on clinical personalityinterpretation, Interpreting Personality Tests is the reference theassessment field has been waiting for.
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2.

Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III.

California Psychological Inventory-Revised InterpretiveManual.

Sixteen Personality Factors.

Indexes.