3 Hours | 3 CEs

This webinar on MMPI-2-RF in Forensic Psychological Evaluations is presented by Martin Sellbom, PhD.

This introductory level webinar discusses the role of the 338-item version of the MMPI-2, the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) to psychologists working in forensic settings. The rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF, the various materials available to score and interpret the test, and psychometric functioning of its scales are covered. The majority of the time is devoted to applications of the MMPI-2-RF in both criminal (e.g., competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, risk assessment) and civil (e.g., parental capacity) forensic evaluations, with case illustrations for each psycho-legal question being emphasized. This section also includes a brief discussion on how to defend MMPI-2-RF opinions in court for general purposes of use, with an emphasis on Daubert and Frye challenges.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF

  • Describe the psychometric findings available to guide MMPI-2-RF interpretation in forensic settings

  • Describe how to defend MMPI-2-RF opinions in court for general purposes of use

  • Describe how to use the MMPI-2-RF in various types of forensic psychological evaluations

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.
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