Transitioning from MMPI-2-RF to MMPI-3 in Psychological Practice

Presenter: Professor Martin Sellbom, University of Otago
Duration: 2 Hours

Webinar Link: This webinar can be accessed as an on-demand recording via this link

**Please note: prior knowledge of the MMPI-2-RF is essential for this bridging workshop

This two-hour webinar will assume knowledge of the MMPI-2-RF and will provide an overview of the similarities and differences between the MMPI-2-RF and MMPI-3, including a description of the rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-3. The webinar will describe the new normative sample and psychometrics of MMPI-3 scales, including how psychologists can rely upon the previous MMPI-2-RF literature in generating inferences based on MMPI-3 information. Furthermore, the second section of this webinar will include case illustrations from different contexts to further illustrate interpretation and use of MMPI-3 information in psychology practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Know the main similarities and differences between MMPI-2-RF and MMPI-3
  • Assess the rationale for and general methods used to develop the 52 MMPI-3 Scales
  • Describe the new MMPI-3 normative sample
  • Become familiar with initial psychometric findings for MMPI-3 and relevance of previous MMPI-2-RF literature


Introduction to Using the MMPI-3 in Psychological Practice

Presenter: Professor Martin Sellbom, University of Otago
Duration: 6 hours

This workshop introduces the 335-item MMPI-3, the most recent version of the MMPI instruments, to psychologists. Topics include the rationale for, and methods used to develop the instrument, the various materials available to score and interpret the test, understanding the nature of the new normative sample, psychometric functioning of the MMPI-3 scales, and interpretive recommendations. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice the recommended strategy for MMPI-2-RF interpretation with clinical case examples. Case illustrations will be derived from a variety of settings.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the rationale for and methods used to develop the 52 MMPI-3 Scales
  • Describe the 52 scales of the MMPI-3
  • Utilize the MMPI-3 materials and documentation
  • Become familiar with psychometric findings available to guide MMPI-3 interpretation
  • Become familiar with the MMPI-3 interpretative framework


Advanced Interpretation of the MMPI-3

Presenter: Professor Martin Sellbom, University of Otago
Duration: 6 hours

This workshop will assume introductory knowledge of the MMPI-3 and will provide instruction on the use and interpretation of the MMPI-3 for specific purposes and/or settings. The first topic will centre on advanced validity scale interpretation; the validity scales are among the more difficult scales to interpret but also very important to determine the validity of an MMPI-3 profile. The second topic will focus on using the MMPI-3 in forensic psychological settings and how to defend MMPI-3-based opinions in court. The final topic will focus on advanced case studies from a variety of mental health settings, which will include some briefer discussion of assessment of personality disorders and assessment of public safety personnel. 

Learning Objectives

  • Interpret the MMPI-3 Validity Scales
  • Describe general considerations when using the MMPI-3 in forensic evaluations
  • Become familiar with using MMPI-3 findings in criminal court and disability evaluations
  • Gain advanced knowledge about how to interpret MMPI-3 scale scores in complex cases