Utility of the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) in the Assessment of DSM-5 Personality Psychopathology

[Speaker] Sellbom, Martin:1
1:University of Otago (New Zealand)

The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF; Ben-Porath & Tellegen, 2008) is the most recent installation among the MMPI family of instruments. Its 338 items compose scales that are psychometrically up-to-date and map onto contemporary models of personality and psychopathology. The MMPI-2-RF has been in the forefront with respect to using omnibus personality inventories in the assessment of DSM-5 Section II and Section III personality traits (e.g., Anderson et al., 2013, in press). The current presentation will show associations between personality traits and disorders from both the DSM-5 Section II and Section III perspectives and conceptually-relevant MMPI-2-RF scales. In large community, university, and patient samples from North America and the Netherlands, results revealed that MMPI-2-RF scale scores converge with both DSM-5 Section II and Section III personality traits/disorders in conceptually expected ways, which lends promise to this widely used instrument being used in the assessment of these traits in patients.
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