Evidence-Based Applications of MMPI-3 in Forensic Evaluations (part 2)

Thursday, July 21, 2022
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
Zoom information will be provided to registrants at a later date.
Category: Training

Evidence-Based Applications of the MMPI-3 in Forensic Psychological Evaluations (Part 2)

July 20 and 21 | 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET

Please visit the Part 1 webpage to register.


This workshop introduces the 335-item MMPI-3 to psychologists working in forensic settings. The workshop will begin with an introduction to the instrument in general, then proceed with a discussion of applications of the MMPI-3 in both criminal (e.g., competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, risk assessment) and civil (e.g., personal injury, disability, family court) forensic evaluations. Evidence-based practice will be reviewed. The workshop will also emphasize discussion on how to defend MMPI-3 opinions in court for general purposes of use, with an emphasis on Daubert and Frye challenges. Finally, case illustrations derived from a variety of criminal and civil settings will be provided.

Goals and Objectives:

1. Assess the rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-3

2. Evaluate the psychometric findings available to guide MMPI-3 interpretation, with an emphasis on forensic settings

3. Become familiar with how to defend MMPI-3 opinions in court for general purposes of use

4. Know how to apply the MMPI-3 in forensic psychological evaluations

5. Apply knowledge in interpreting MMPI-3 profiles to forensic cases

Skill Level:

This is an intermediate workshop, with participants expected to have basic background in personality assessment and some previous exposure to the MMPI instruments.


Registration is now open!

Member Type  Rate
Student Member $124
Early-Career Member $174
Member/Fellow/Associate $249
Student Non-Member $154
Early-Career Non-Member $234
Non-member $324


Martin Sellbom is a Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from Kent State University. His research focuses on psychopathy and other personality disorders, the integration of personality and psychopathology, and personality assessment with the MMPI instruments. Prof Sellbom's work has been featured in about 250 publications and he has co-authored a book on the forensic applications of the MMPI-2-RF (published by the University of Minnesota Press). He has won several awards, including the American Psychological Foundation’s Theodore Millon mid-career award for advancing personality science, American Psychology-Law Society’s Saleem Shah Award and Society for Personality Assessment’s Samuel and Anne Beck Award for early career achievement. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Personality Assessment. For his clinical practice, Prof Sellbom specializes in forensic psychological evaluations.

The Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

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