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Essentials of MCMI–IV Assessment (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

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  • Complete coverage of administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting
  • Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls
  • Conveniently formatted for rapid reference
Step–by–step instructions, insights, and clarifications from the foremost experts help you achieve better outcomes for your clients
Essentials of MCMI®–IV Assessment is the definitive source of timely, hands–on information and guidance for clinicians and students who use the MCMI®–IV inventory. It walks you step–by–step through the process of administering the test, while providing a profile and demonstration of the clinical process from test administration to treatment. The link between assessment and intervention is emphasized throughout, and expert discussions help enhance the quality of interventions with a range of populations and clinical applications.
Designed to provide a well–rounded understanding of the MCMI®–IV, illuminate its uses, and help you quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to administer, score, and interpret it, Essentials of MCMI®–IV Assessment:
  • Provides step–by–step guidelines for administering and scoring the MCMI®–IV
  • Features callout boxes highlighting key concepts, test questions, and extensive illustrative material
  • Demonstrates the clinical process from inventory administration to treatment
  • Includes expert insights into the connections between data and interventions and how to use data when relating to patients
  • Offers guidance on how to improve the quality and accuracy of therapeutic applications
The most up–to–date and authoritative source of professional insight and guidance on the MCMI®–IV, Essentials of MCMI®–IV Assessment is a must–have reference for anyone who uses the test.
Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:
  • Essentials of Intellectual Disability Assessment and Identification
  • Essentials of Assessment Report Writing
  • Essentials of Processing Assessment, Second Edition
  • Essentials of WISC®–V Assessment
  • Essentials of KTEA–3 and WIAT®–III Assessment
  • Essentials of WJ IV® Cognitive Abilities Assessment
  • Essentials of WJ IV® Tests of Achievement
  • Essentials of WPPSI –IV Assessment
  • Essentials of Cross–Battery Assessment, Third Edition
  • Essentials of KABC–II Assessment
  • Essentials of WMS®–IV Assessment
  • Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification
  • Essentials of Evidence–Based Academic Interventions
Visit us on the Web at: www.wiley.com/psychology
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781119236429
ISBN-10: 1119236428
Pagini: 208
Dimensiuni: 140 x 215 x 14 mm
Greutate: 0.25 kg
Editura: Wiley
Seria Essentials of Psychological Assessment

Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

Public țintă

Primary Audience: New and long–time users of the MCMI inventories including Clinical Psychologists and graduate students in clinical psychology training programs. 
 Course titles include:  Personality assessment;  Psychodiagnostics.  

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  • Complete coverage of administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting
  • Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls
  • Conveniently formatted for rapid reference
Step–by–step instructions, insights, and clarifications from the foremost experts help you achieve better outcomes for your clients
Essentials of MCMI®–IV Assessment is the definitive source of timely, hands–on information and guidance for clinicians and students who use the MCMI®–IV inventory. It walks you step–by–step through the process of administering the test, while providing a profile and demonstration of the clinical process from test administration to treatment. The link between assessment and intervention is emphasized throughout, and expert discussions help enhance the quality of interventions with a range of populations and clinical applications.
Designed to provide a well–rounded understanding of the MCMI®–IV, illuminate its uses, and help you quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to administer, score, and interpret it, Essentials of MCMI®–IV Assessment:
  • Provides step–by–step guidelines for administering and scoring the MCMI®–IV
  • Features callout boxes highlighting key concepts, test questions, and extensive illustrative material
  • Demonstrates the clinical process from inventory administration to treatment
  • Includes expert insights into the connections between data and interventions and how to use data when relating to patients
  • Offers guidance on how to improve the quality and accuracy of therapeutic applications
The most up–to–date and authoritative source of professional insight and guidance on the MCMI®–IV, Essentials of MCMI®–IV Assessment is a must–have reference for anyone who uses the test.
Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:
  • Essentials of Intellectual Disability Assessment and Identification
  • Essentials of Assessment Report Writing
  • Essentials of Processing Assessment, Second Edition
  • Essentials of WISC®–V Assessment
  • Essentials of KTEA–3 and WIAT®–III Assessment
  • Essentials of WJ IV® Cognitive Abilities Assessment
  • Essentials of WJ IV® Tests of Achievement
  • Essentials of WPPSI –IV Assessment
  • Essentials of Cross–Battery Assessment, Third Edition
  • Essentials of KABC–II Assessment
  • Essentials of WMS®–IV Assessment
  • Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification
  • Essentials of Evidence–Based Academic Interventions
Visit us on the Web at: www.wiley.com/psychology

Cuprins

List of Figures xiii
List of Tables xv
Series Preface xvii
One History and Development of the MCMI® Through MCMI®–IV 1
Construction of the Legacy MCMI Tests (MCMI, MCMI–II, MCMI–III) 3
Development of the MCMI–IV 7
Test Yourself 16
Two MCMI®–IV and Millon Evolutionary Theory 19
Personality as Focal Point in Clinical Assessment and Intervention 19
An Evolutionary Model of Personality 20
Motivating Aims 21
Problematic Patterns in Motivating Aims 23
Levels of Adaptiveness 25
Structural and Functional Domains 25
Applying Millon s Evolutionary Theory to the MCMI–IV 29
Test Yourself 30
Three Administration and Scoring 33
Administration 33
Scoring 35
Test Yourself 38
Four Sections and Scales 41
Validity and Modifying Indices 42
Noteworthy Responses 44
Clinical Personality Patterns 45
Severe Personality Pathology 77
Clinical Syndromes 85
Severe Clinical Syndromes 87
Grossman Facet Scales 88
Test Yourself 95
Five Interpretive Principles 97
Role of Personality in Assessment: A Recapitulation 97
Building an Integrative MCMI–IV Interpretation 99
Integrating the Overall Clinical Picture 107
Test Yourself 107
Six Therapeutic Alliance Building 109
Introducing the MCMI–IV to the Examinee 110
Preparing the Examinee for Feedback 111
The Examiner s Initial Preparation for Feedback 111
Moving Away From Labels 112
Understanding the Examinee s Test–Taking Style (Modifying Indices) 113
Language of the Theory = Language of Alliance 1: Individual Personality Scales 114
Language of the Theory = Language of Alliance 2: Multiple Personality Scales 115
Language of the Theory = Language of Alliance 3: Facet Scales 117
Language of the Theory = Language of Alliance 4: Clinical Symptomology 119
Test Yourself 120
Seven Strengths and Weaknesses of the MCMI®–IV 123
A. Jordan Wright
Strengths 123
Weaknesses 127
Final Comment 133
Test Yourself 135
Eight Clinical Applications of the Millon Inventories 137
Key MCMI–IV Augmentation: Personality Spectra and Clinical Populations 137
The MCMI–IV in Clinical Assessment 139
Specific Assessment Applications With the MCMI 142
Other Millon Inventories 144
Test Yourself 148
Nine Illustrative Case Reports 151
Case Example 1 151
Case Example 2 160
References 169
About the Authors 175
Index 177

Notă biografică

SETH GROSSMAN, Psy.D. is the preeminent expert on Millon assessment and primary coauthor of the MCMI–IV test. He has led its development since January 2014. A longtime collaborator with Theodore Millon, he coauthored more than 40 texts, chapters, psychological instruments, and peer–reviewed articles related to Millon Inventories. Dr. Grossman is Director of the Center for Psychological Fitness in Cooper City, Florida.
BLAISE AMENDOLACE, Psy.D. is the assessment coordinator for Florida Atlantic University′s Counseling and Psychological Services. He specializes in therapeutic personality assessment and focuses on trauma and abuse survivors. He is an adjunct faculty member at several universities and is in group practice at The Center for Psychological Fitness.