1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Assessment of Underreporting and Defensiveness in Psychological Evaluations using the MMPI-2-RF is presented by Martin Sellbom, PhD.

This intermediate level webinar discusses the role of the 338-item version of the MMPI-2, the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) in the assessment of underreporting. This webinar assumes background and basic interpretation knowledge of the MMPI-2-RF and forensic and clinical assessment. The majority of the time will be devoted to discussing the MMPI-2-RF Validity scales used for the assessment of underreporting and how these scales can be used as evidence for measuring defensiveness, with a particular emphasis on forensic (risk assessment, family court) and public safety personnel screening evaluations for which such responding is common. Discussion of using MMPI-2-RF comparison groups for this purpose will be included. Research supporting the Validity scales’ use for this purpose will also be discussed. The webinar ends with case illustrations.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe the psychometric findings available to guide MMPI-2-RF interpretation of validity scales assessing underreporting

  • Describe various considerations for using the MMPI-2-RF in the assessment of underreporting and defensiveness

  • Describe how to use and interpret the MMPI-2-RF underreporting validity scales in the context of evaluating for defensive responding

Presented By

Martin Sellbom, PhD

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. Professor Sellbom's work has been featured in approximately 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. Professor Sellbom serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Personality Assessment. For his clinical practice, he specializes in forensic psychological evaluations.
  • Intended Audience

    This on-demand webinar is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

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