Psychological Assessment And Ethics Of Forensic Psychology

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Psychological Assessment and Ethics Debra Deering FO611 Ethics and Professional Issues in Forensic Psychology Professor Cathy Donnell February 8, 2015 Abstract The purpose of this paper is to discuss the Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III. Information to be included in this paper will detail why this psychological assessment is used, how it is administered ethically, how it is scored, why it is unique, what precautions need to be taken to assure its ethical use, and any ethical concerns there are with this specific assessment tool. MILLION CLINICAL MULTIAXIAL INVENTORY III Identify the Assessment Tool and describe what it is used for The Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III is a 175 question test based on true or false answers. It is administered in clinical settings to clients with coping and or suspected mental health issues. The purpose of this assessment tool is to assist clinicians in diagnosing mental illness and in developing appropriate treatment plans. The MCMI III will also help with treatment decisions made by clinical staff based on patterns found in personality. This test was created to discover specific Axis I (schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, etc.) and Axis II disorders (borderline, narcissistic and antisocial personality disorders). With the help of the clinician interview, the MCMI III is a highly regarded tool for discovering some 24 personality disorders and clinical
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