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Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessment

Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessment
Author: Stephen Strack
ISBN 13: 9780470168622
ISBN 10: 470168625
Edition: 3
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2008-03-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 414
List Price: $44.00

Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the Millon personality assessment tests

Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessment, Third Edition provides state-of-the-art, practical guidelines for using the Millon personality tests. In one easy-to-use new edition, you can access comprehensive information on these seven instruments:

  • The Millon Pre-Adolescent Clinical Inventory (M-PACI)—new to this edition
  • The Millon College Counseling Inventory (MCCI)—new to this edition
  • The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III)
  • The Millon Behavioral Medicine Diagnostic (MBMD)
  • The Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI)
  • The Personality Adjective Check List (PACL)
  • The Millon Index of Personality Styles (MIPS®) Revised

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessment, Third Edition provides comprehensive instruction in test administration, scoring, and interpretation. As well, this informative text provides expert evaluation of the methods' relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on their clinical applications, and illuminating case studies. Complete with a Foreword by Theodore Millon, PhD, DSc, who developed most of the tests covered in this book, you'll learn how to most effectively employ these popular measures of personality.

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Reviewer:Christopher J. Graver, PhD(Madigan Army Medical Center)
Description:The Essentials of Psychometric Assessment series spans many topics, from intellectual testing to psychological inventories. This addition to the series tackles the topic of Millon assessment inventories, which includes the MCMI-III along with six other instruments.
Purpose:This book is intended to provide clinicians with an interpretive guide to the Millon family of measures. The third edition provides updates on test revisions.
Audience:The intended audience includes licensed clinical psychologists who are qualified to administer and interpret psychometric testing, or doctoral students in this field. This is not a cookbook to assist unqualified users to learn and implement the tests. It requires a firm foundation in psychometrics and clinical psychology to reap the benefits and avoid harm to the patient. The author is well versed in personality assessment and developed the PACL, which is included in this book.
Features:The book is laid out in a very user-friendly manner, especially for students. Each chapter describes the inventory, provides a history of its development, and cites relevant psychometric research. The book then provides descriptions of the scales involved in each measure and walks the reader through a step-by-step interpretation strategy. While this is helpful for novice assessors, it lacks an overarching perspective on interpretation that more advanced clinicians will adopt. Strengths and weaknesses of each measure are discussed. Each chapter ends with practice questions for review and self-testing. There are sample printouts accompanied by illustrative case examples that walk through the interpretive steps previously outlined. The references are fairly current, but it appears that the most recent ones are about three years old. The index is full of topics, but missing some key points that have it falling short of optimal.
Assessment:Whereas more detailed and comprehensive information on each of these measures can be found in various publications, this book provides a single, concise place to find information about all of the Millon inventories. On the one hand, it is very well suited for instructing graduate students and should definitely be considered as part of required course reading. On the other hand, clinicians already familiar with these measures are unlikely to find much benefit. The third edition is helpful if readers are using one of the newer measures, but otherwise previous editions will suffice.