10 Hours | 10 CEs

This self-paced training program on Use of the MMPI-A-RF in Juvenile Forensic Psychological Evaluations is presented by Martin Sellbom, PhD.

This is an introductory level course to the 241-item version of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A), the MMPI-A Restructured Form (MMPI-A-RF). Focusing on psychological work in juvenile forensic settings, this course discusses the rationale for, and methods used to develop the MMPI-A-RF, the various sources to score and interpret the test, psychometric functioning of its scales, and interpretive recommendations. Moreover, a substantial portion of time is devoted to applications of the MMPI-A-RF in Juvenile Court evaluations. Furthermore, some topics of particular importance in forensic evaluations (e.g., malingering) from a personality assessment perspective are discussed in detail. The course also discusses how to defend MMPI-A-RF interpretations in court for general purposes of use, with an emphasis on Daubert and Frye challenges. Finally, participants will have an opportunity to practice the recommended strategy for MMPI-A-RF interpretation with case examples.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale for, and methods used in, the development of the MMPI-A-RF

  • Describe the 42 MMPI-A-RF Validity and Substantive scales

  • Describe when to administer the MMPI-A-RF

  • Describe the psychometric properties of MMPI-A-RF scale scores

  • Describe the various score reports available for the MMPI-A-RF

  • Describe the interpretation strategy for the MMPI-A-RF

  • Describe the forensic-correctional comparison group for the MMPI-A-RF

  • Describe how to address challenges of admissibility in court hearings

  • Describe how to assess for over- and under-reporting with the MMPI-A-RF validity scales

  • Describe MMPI-A-RF findings to addressing questions raised in juvenile delinquency hearings

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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  • 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

    MMPI-A-RF Assessment of Adolescents - Intro

    • Lesson 1 Video

    • MMPI-A-RF

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    MMPI-A-RF Scales Part 1

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    MMPI-A-RF Scales Part 2

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Documentation and Standard Procedures

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    MMPI-A-RF Interpretation and Example

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Comparisons between MMPI-A-RF and MMPI-A

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Forensic Application

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 8

    Case Illustrations Part 1

    • Lesson 7 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 9

    Case Illustrations Part 2

    • Lesson 8 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 10


    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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