A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO THE MMPI–A
Carolyn L. Williams and James N. Butcher
The MMPI–A is the most widely used personality inventory for adolescents, and there are no
two people who know it better than Carolyn L. Williams and James N. Butcher.
A Beginner’s Guide to the MMPI–A provides an introduction to an assessment standard
that is solidly grounded in adolescent psychology. It can be used as a text in graduate classes,
as a how-to for psychologists interpreting the MMPI–A, or as a reference book. It is written
for a diverse audience to include physicians, social workers, counselors, and attorneys, along
Williams and Butcher explain, in jargon-free language, how the MMPI–A was developed
and how it can be interpreted using the multiple scales added over its almost 70-year history.
The book walks the reader through the steps of test administration, scoring, interpretation,
and how to integrate the MMPI–A into a psychological evaluation. The authors also
demystify computerized interpretive systems for the MMPI–A.
Readers have the opportunity to quiz themselves on how scale scores take shape as interpretive statements, and to interact
with 15 case scenarios. Finally, the authors provide step-by-step guidance on the best practices for sharing their interpretive
reports with adolescents and parents in MMPI–A feedback sessions. 2011. 296 pages. Hardcover.
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Understanding Adolescence: A Conceptual Framework for Personality and Behavior 1.
History and Development of the MMPI–A 2.
The Nuts and Bolts: Administering, Scoring, and Augmenting MMPI–A Assessments 3.
Getting Down to the Basics: Validity and Standard Scales 4.
Beyond the Basics: MMPI–A Content Measures, PSY- 5, and Supplementary and Scales 5.
Globalization of the MMPI–A: Making Culturally Inclusive Interpretations 6.
The MMPI–A and the Digital Age 7.
Putting It All Together: An Interpretive Strategy and Report Writing 8.
The Feedback Loop: Sharing MMPI–A Information With Adolescents and Parents 9.
Appendix A. References on the MMPI–A Sorted by Topic
Appendix B. Answers to the Pop Quiz in Chapter 7
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