MMPI-2RF: Psychometrics, Psychopathological Convergence, and Setting-Specific Utility (3 CE’s)

Presented by Curtis Mattson, Psy.D.
September 14th at 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

This presentation will cover the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – 2nd Edition Restructured Form. Specifically, the topics to be covered include an overview of the improved psychometric characteristics of the MMPI-2-RF and the implications of these improvements, the mapping of the MMPI-2-RF’s hierarchical structure onto current models of psychopathology, interpretive approach and consideration of validity scale interpretation, and setting-specific application of the MMPI-2-RF. The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc). The materials for this presentation are primarily based on current, peer-reviewed research. Remaining information is based on direct clinical experience. There are no potential risks anticipated with this presentation or the information therein.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to explain the improved psychometric properties of the MMPI-2-RF and the implications of these improvements.
  • Participants will be able to explain how the hierarchical structure of the MMPI-2-RF maps onto current empirical conceptualizations of psychopathology.
  • Participants will be able to explain the purpose and interpretive approach associated with the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales – including the recently added RBS.
  • Participants will be able to connect MMPI-2-RF findings to setting-specific considerations when providing interpretations and client feedback.

Presenter Information

Dr. Mattson is a licensed psychologist in the state of Missouri. He completed an 18-month Post-Doctoral Residency with Dr. Ben-Porath, the first author of the MMPI-2-RF. During that time, Dr. Mattson ran Dr. Ben-Porath’s MMPI Research Lab and used the MMPI-2-RF in many of the settings which will be covered today. In addition, Dr. Mattson has a long history of using the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF in his own assessment practice and independent research endeavors.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.