lecture 6 (1) - for a clinical interview The clinical...

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Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Precautions Although the MMPI-2 may be administered by trained clerical staff or by computer, for best results the examiner should meet the test taker before giving the test in order to establish the context and reassure the client. Most importantly, the test responses should be interpreted only by a qualified mental health professional with postgraduate education in psychological assessment and specialized training in the use of the MMPI-2. While computer-generated narrative reports are available and can be a useful tool, they should be evaluated (and edited if needed) by the on- site professional to individualize the reported results. Computer scoring and hypothesis generation is complex, and only reputable software programs should be used. Although the MMPI-2 may yield extensive information about the client, it is not a replacement
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Unformatted text preview: for a clinical interview. The clinical interview helps the test administrator to develop conclusions that best apply to the client from the many hypotheses generated from test results. Furthermore, important aspects of the client's behaviors may emerge in an interview that were not reflected in the test results. For similar reasons, the test results should not be interpreted until the clinician has obtained a biopsychosocial history from the client. The MMPI-2 should be administered as part of a battery, or group, of tests rather than as an isolated assessment measure. A comprehensive assessment of a person will typically include the Rorschach technique , the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) or the Sentence Completion Test, and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale , Revised (WAIS-R) or similar test of cognitive functioning as well as the MMPI-2....
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