ERIC Number: ED345150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Therapist Guide to the MMPI & MMPI-2: Providing Feedback and Treatment.
Lewak, Richard W.; And Others
This book on the use of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) in personality assessment emphasizes a client-centered, interactive method of interpretation by means of which the test taker become the primary beneficiary of the MMPI assessment rather than the clinician. The phenomenological and empirical correlates of the 13 basic scales of the MMPI and of 23 commonly occurring 2-point codetypes are described at different T-score levels. Each MMPI validity scale, clinical scale, and codetype include the following: (1) descriptors in the categories of concerns/complaints, thoughts, emotions, and traits/behaviors; (2) notes to the therapist which are intended to orient the therapist to the nature of this scale or codetype; (3) issues, which is an experimental formulation of one or more correlates that have been empirically derived from each scale or codetype, formulated in terms that are understandable to clients and presented in a manner so that the client as well as the therapist can validate their accuracy; (4) background and early learning experiences that may have led to an evaluation of the scale(s) or codetype; and (5) suggestions for self-help. The use of a "feedback approach," an empirical-phenomenological approach, is described. It is noted that the view of the therapist taken in this book is as a guide who uses a range of techniques from many theoretical persuasions to help the client resolved those fears that obstruct a life full of enjoyment. (ABL)
Accelerated Development Inc., Publishers, 3400 Kilgore Ave., Muncie, IN 47304-4896 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory