IAFMHS CONFERENCE MONTREAL 2019
JUN 25 - 27
Introducing the MMPI-2-RF (Restructured Form) to Forensic Mental Health practitioners: Translating Empirical Evidence Into Practice
PRESENTER: Martin Sellbom, Ph.D.
DATE: June 11, 2018
TIME: 9am - 5pm (Full Day)
COST: $250 CAD
This workshop is intended guide evidence-based use of the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2- RF) in forensic psychological assessments. The workshop will begin with a general overview of the test, including the methods used to develop the instrument, the various materials available to score and interpret test findings, a review of the psychometric functioning of the MMPI-2- RF scales, and interpretive guidelines. Next, a substantial portion of time will be devoted to applications of the MMPI-2- RF in both criminal (e.g., competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, risk assessment) and civil (e.g., parental capacity, child custody) forensic evaluations. Psychometric findings and the peer-reviewed literature from these settings will be reviewed, with a particular emphasis on translating this evidence to forensic practice. The workshop will also include discussion on how to respond to challenges to MMPI-2- RF-based opinions in court. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice the recommended strategy for MMPI-2- RF interpretation with forensic case examples in an interactive manner. Case illustrations will be derived from a variety of criminal and civil settings with ample opportunity for discussion.