10 Hours | 10 CEs (10 POST credits)

This self-paced professional training program on Using the MMPI-2-RF in Public Safety Personnel Evaluations is presented by Martin Sellbom, PhD.

This course introduces the 338-item version of the MMPI-2, the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) to psychologists working with public safety personnel. The rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF, the various materials available to score and interpret the test, and interpretive recommendations are covered. Moreover, a substantial portion of time is devoted to applications of the MMPI-2-RF in various public safety evaluations, including for pre-employment screening and fitness for duty evaluation purposes. A recommended screening strategy is presented with a discussion of empirically validated evaluation dimensions (based on California POST guidelines) for screening purposes. A variety of workplace concerns are discussed and empirical support for various recommendations is reviewed. Finally, participants have an opportunity to practice the recommended strategy for MMPI-2-RF interpretation with case examples.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

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

  • Describe the 51 MMPI-2-RF scales

  • Describe the interpretative framework for the MMPI-2-RF

  • Describe recommended procedure for evaluating public safety personnel

  • Describe a rational strategy for interpreting MMPI-2-RF under reporting scales in pre-employment contexts

  • Describe typical responding to the MMPI-2-RF in pre-employment contexts

  • Describe the research literature supporting recommendations for MMPI-2-RF application in pre-employment evaluations

  • Describe procedures and best practices in pre-employment psychological evaluations using the MMPI-2-RF

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 self-paced course is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced course is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    MMPI-2-RF Scales

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4


    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Administering and Scoring the MMPI-2-RF

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Public Safety Screening

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Counterproductive Behavior at Work

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 8

    Best Practices

    • Lesson 7 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 9

    Comparison Groups

    • Lesson 8 Video

  • 10


    • Lesson 9 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 11

    MMPI-2-RF Research

    • Lesson 10 Video

    • Associations

    • Risks

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 12

    Case Illustrations

    • Lesson 11 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 13


    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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