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June 14, 2010

Originally, the MMPI was used to diagnose psychiatric inpatients. Today, the MMPI-2 is largely used on non-patient populations who are motivated to under report psychopathology. They wish to get or keep a position, or have use of a lethal weapon, have a favorable custo...

June 14, 2010

I am often asked about faking on the MMPI-2. Let me start with Faking to Look Bad. Detecting Malingering is hard on any Self-Report. Adding more scales from more self report methodology is of little real help. (I mainly use the F scale, and then look outside of the tes...

April 15, 2010

Jim Butcher has a new article which includes a great historical review of personality assessment. He goes back to “…the Old Testament when Gideon used observations of his men trembling with fear as well as observations of how they chose to drink water from a stream as...

February 9, 2010

Dave Nichols gave me permission to copy his recent post to a Rorschach Listserv. This is a great response, typical of Dave.

Dr. Edelson writes: “My first course of action in this situation would be to administer the MMPI-2 and/or MMPI-RF.”

Although Dr. Edelson may well n...

January 30, 2010

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Brings Lasting Benefits through Self-Knowledge.

Patients Continue to Improve After Treatment Ends, New Study Finds—Psychodynamic psychotherapy is effective for a wide range of mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety, panic and s...

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