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4th Edition

Assessing Adolescent Psychopathology
MMPI-A / MMPI-A-RF, Fourth Edition

ISBN 9781138830868
Published August 8, 2016 by Routledge
470 Pages

USD $74.95

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Book Description

Assessing Adolescent Psychopathology: MMPI-A / MMPI-A-RF, Fourth Edition provides updated recommendations for researchers and clinicians concerning the MMPI-A, the most widely used objective personality test with adolescents, and also introduces the MMPI-A-Restructured Form (MMPI-A-RF), the newest form of the MMPI for use with adolescents. Further, this fourth edition includes comprehensive information on both MMPI forms for adolescents, including descriptions of the development, structure, and interpretive approaches to the MMPI-A and the MMPI-A-RF. This text provides extensive clinical case examples of the interpretation of both tests, including samples of computer based test package output, and identifies important areas of similarities and differences between these two important tests of adolescent psychopathology.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Adolescent Development and Psychopathology 2. Development of the MMPI, MMPI-A, and MMPI-A-RF 3. Administration and Scoring Issues 4. MMPI-A and MMPI-A-RF Validity Scales and Validity Interpretation
5. MMPI-A Basic Clinical Scale and Codetype Correlates for Adolescents 6. Beyond the Basic Scales: Interpreting Additional MMPI-A Scales and Subscales 7. Overview of the MMPI-A-RF 8. Interpretive Strategies for the MMPI-A and MMPI-A-RF  References Author Index Subject Index

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Robert P. Archer, PhD, ABPP, is the Frank Harrell Redwood Distinguished Professor and Director of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the co-author of the MMPI-A, and the lead author for the MMPI-A-RF. He was the founding editor of the journal Assessment and is the President-Elect of the Society of Personality Assessment.


“Dr. Archer is the reigning expert on the application of the MMPI family of techniques to adolescents, and the fourth edition of his classic work in this area provides the user with a strong historical foundation as well as updates concerning the most important contemporary developments in the field. As was the case with previous editions, Dr. Archer provides a volume that combines comprehensive scholarship with keen clinical insight. A must read for any clinician or researcher wishing to use these assessment methods.”—Dr. Les Morey, Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University

“This excellent and timely new edition retains the important emphasis on developmental considerations in assessing adolescents, provides updated information on MMPI-A research findings, and instructs us on the newly released MMPI-A-RF.  Comparisons of and distinctions between the MMPI-A and MMPI-A-RF are drawn in a highly informative manner, further illuminated in clinical case examples involving both measures.  This is undoubtedly the premier contemporary text on assessing adolescent personality and psychopathology with MMPI instruments.”—Radhika Krishnamurthy, Psy.D., ABAP, Clinical Psychology Professor, Florida Institute of Technology

“Dr. Archer has produced a major update of his seminal interpretive guide for the MMPI- A by adding chapters detailing the development and interpretation of the first major adaptation of the MMPI-A, the MMPI RF A. Authored by the foremost expert in the MMPI A and co-author of the MMPI A RF, this edition becomes an indispensable tool for both clinicians and researchers engaged in the assessment of adolescent development and psychopathology.  Assessing Adolescent Psychopathology, 4rth ed. provides practical interpretive guidelines for indispensable tools in the clinical evaluation of adolescents.”—Paul A. Arbisi, PhD, ABAP, ABPP, Staff Clinical Psychologist, Minneapolis VA Health Care Center, Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Minnesota