The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory IIi

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The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III (MCMI-III) was first presented in 1994 during a meeting of the American Psychological Association (Retziaff, 1996). This edition of the assessment along with the MCMI and the MCMI-II editions were developed by Theodore Millon, his daughter C. Millon and colleagues R. Davis and S. Grossman. However, the first edition (the MCMI) was developed in the late 1970s as it used the criteria on different disorders from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III). Since then, two other editions have been published by NCS Pearson Inc., one in 1987 which used the DSM-R, and the current edition of the assessment, the MCMI-III was published in 1994 which uses the criteria established by…show more content…
(n.d.). In the second phase, the administrator will “determine the presence of Axis I or Axis II disorders” (Millon® Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III. (n.d.). Meanwhile, in the third phase the administrator will “identify the pervasive personality characteristics of an individual” (Pearson 2015), lastly, in the last phase, the administrator’s main focus or goal is to “gain an integrated understanding of the relationship between personality characteristics and clinical syndromes” (Millon® Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III. (n.d.). Uses According to Retzlarff, (1996) there are several potential uses for the MCMI-III. In his article MCMI-III Diagnostic Validity: Bad test or bad validity study, Retzlarff described one of the uses as “attempts to predict the dichotomous presence or absence of a clinical disorder through the use of base rate scores”. Even though Millon constructed this assessment to evaluate and individuals’ personality, it has been known to facilitate in many different scenarios in which a psychological evaluation or consultation is needed. Some of the scenarios as described by the original manual include forensic settings, neuropsychology, substance abuse, PTSD, correctional settings, marital counseling, treatment planning, and psychotherapy (Millon, 1997). Characteristics of examinees Furthermore, when it comes to the administration of a psychological test, it is important to provide specific
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