ISBN 9780805823431,Mmpi-A: Assessing Adolescent Psychopathology

Mmpi-A: Assessing Adolescent Psychopathology



Lawrence Associates

Publication Year 1996

ISBN 9780805823431

ISBN-10 0805823433

Hard Back

Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 512 Pages
Language (English)


This second edition was undertaken to include more than 100 new references relevant to test use and provide an extensive overview of the MMPI-A Structural Summary approach developed by the author to simplify and clarify the interpretation of this test instrument. It also presents essential facts and recommendations on the MMPI-A for those clinicians, students, and researchers interested in fully understanding and utilizing this assessment instrument.

The text reviews the reasons for the development of the MMPI-A and the salient features of this instrument including the validity, content, and supplementary scales and the MMPI-A Structural Summary Form. MMPI-A single scale and codetype correlates are furnished as well as clinical case examples which illustrate the most recent principles of MMPI-A interpretation. Throughout the text, emphasis is placed on presenting information in a manner that is of direct clinical relevance for the practitioner while also providing sufficient technical information and research data to serve as a guide for future researchers in this field.

Additional special features include:
* presentation of appropriate administration criteria for the MMPI-A;
* a review of the validity assessment process, including the role of the new MMPI-A validity scales;
* presentation of the MMPI-A Structural Summary form and clinical examples illustrating the use of this interpretive approach;
* a rich guide to correlates for individual MMPI-A scales and for a broad range of frequently occurring two-point codetypes;
* extensive and updated references to document the empirical foundations of the MMPI-A;
* numerous tables and figures providing guidelines for MMPI-A interpretation;
* a presentation of adolescent norms for the original MMPI, for the MMPI-A, and a specialized set of MMPI-A norms for 13-year olds;
* a T-score conversion table for basic MMPI-A scales permitting estimates of the Marks and Briggs (1967) T-score values;
* appendix materials listing all Lachar-Wrobel critical items and all Wiggins Content Scale items retained within the MMPI-A; and
* tabular examples of item content of all MMPI-A basic, content, and supplementary scales