MMPI-2 ADULT INTERPRETIVE SYSTEM

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Client Information
Name : ID : Age : Gender : Marital Status : Ethnicity : Birth Date : Education : Admin. Date : Sample Client 123-45-6789 34 Female Married White 10/22/1964 16 8 /9 /2000

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767 83% Spike 8 0.375 Spike 2 152.169 Cohen's Index _____________________ Codetype rc %ile _________ _____ ____ Spike 8-(1) 0.637 D2: 3387 2083 L 70+ 52 F 6575 K 66++ 37 1 Hs 55 60 2D 80 77 3 Hy 4457 4 Pd 5062 5 Mf 50 50 6 Pa 58 56 7 Pt 62 66 8 Sc 70 75 9 Ma 53 51 0 Si 51-71 _____________________________________________ Mean Clinical Elevation: 60 61 Scatter: 10 11 Client Age: 34 34 Men (Percent): 50% Women (Percent): X 50% _____________________________________________ .302 .509 .309 .372 2-7/7-2 151.PROFILE MATCHES AND SCORES FOR STANDARD VALIDITY AND CLINICAL SCALES Best Three Matches with Client's Profile: Discriminant Function ____________________ Codetype Score Prob ________ _______ ____ 2-8/8-2 152.703 59% Deviation Squared _____________________ Codetype D2 %ile _________ _____ ____ 2-8/8-2-(0) 2083 33% 5-8/8-5 2358 22% 2-6/6-2-(0) 1995 20% Best Fit Client's Prototype Scale Profile Profile Codetype: 2-8/8-2 2-8/8-2-(0) rc: 0.720 67% Spike 8-(7) 0.679 0.

She also is suspicious of their motives if they do offer to help her. She frequently regrets the things that she has done. or when she thinks that she is unable to do something. She finds it hard to talk when she meets new people. An undercurrent of cynicism permeates her interactions. She avoids crises and difficulties and is easily defeated in an argument. She finds it difficult to confide in others about herself. She lacks self-confidence and finds it hard to be assertive because she is so reserved. She is concerned that she may be "losing her mind" and that there is something wrong with her mind. CONFIGURAL CLINICAL SCALES INTERPRETATION Codetype: 2-8/8-2-(0) CLINICAL PRESENTATION: Moods She is experiencing moderate emotional distress that is characterized by chronic brooding. She sees others as being interested only in themselves and unlikely to be of assistance to her. and withdrawn. and she is generally displeased with her life. dysphoria. She may have suicidal ideation that should be evaluated carefully. bashful. She believes that no one seems to understand her. She is fearful and easily frightened. She is very sensitive to the reactions of others and is easily embarrassed in social situations. Other Problem Areas She believes that she is in good physical health and does not report sleep difficulties. Her early family life was conflictual and unsatisfying. and she dislikes having people around her. and she very much wanted to leave home. F. The validity of this administration of the MMPI-2 will need to be ascertained by reviewing these three scales individually as well as other measures of consistency and accuracy of item endorsement. Interpersonal Relations She is very shy. She avoids interactions with others. . and she becomes nervous when people ask her personal questions. She gives up quickly when things go wrong. Cognitions She has difficulty with concentration and forgetfulness. She becomes particularly angry when others interrupt her work. She cannot understand why she is so impatient and grouchy with others. She feels lonely even when she is with people.MMPI-2 Adult Interpretive System Examiner Sample Client Page:3 CONFIGURAL VALIDITY SCALES INTERPRETATION There is no interpretation available for this configuration of the L. and K scales. She is not likely to abuse substances or to get into trouble because of her behavior. and anhedonia. when others criticize her.

0 Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood 309. Depressive Type Axis II . and she is reluctant to think of making changes in her life. Her difficulty in self-disclosing complicates the development of a therapeutic alliance.4 Dysthymic Disorder 311 Depressive Disorder NOS R/O Adjustment Disorders 309.R/O Mood Disorders 300. She responds well to structured treatment approaches that prescribe what she should do.70 Schizoaffective Disorder.82 Avoidant Personality Disorder 301.28 Adjustment Disorder with Mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood R/O Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders 295.83 Borderline Personality Disorder 301.MMPI-2 Adult Interpretive System Examiner Sample Client Page:4 TREATMENT: Her prognosis is fair. Cognitive-behavioral approaches that focus on her depressive cognitions will also be beneficial.9 Personality Disorder NOS . Social skills and assertiveness training are frequently beneficial.22 Schizotypal Personality Disorder 301. Group psychotherapy will be helpful in providing a social perspective for her problems and in dealing directly with her avoidant behaviors. POSSIBLE DIAGNOSES: Axis I .R/O Personality Disorders 301. She is very accustomed to her characterologic problems.

303. . and lacking in insight. She is prone to minimize and disregard problems with herself. unstable. Social withdrawal. unhappy. Psychiatric patients who score in this range and have all clinical scales below a T score of 65 may exhibit a psychotic disorder. She is very concerned about how she is perceived by others and typically views emotional problems as weaknesses. as well as her responses to items 150. She often feels inadequate. K T = 66 She tends to be defensive and unwilling to acknowledge psychological problems and distress. Suicidal ideation and potential should be evaluated carefully. socially conforming. dissatisfied. 4 Pd = 50 This score is considered to be within normal limits. 3 Hy = 44 She is described as caustic. and low frustration tolerance are possible. 2 D = 80 She feels depressed. cynical. restless. or a naive and unsophisticated individual who is attempting to create a very favorable impression of herself. Increasingly higher scores are usually associated with an increase in the number and severity of depressive symptoms. She is constricted. Self-insight and self-understanding are usually lacking. CLINICAL SCALES 1 Hs = 55 This score is considered to be within normal limits. and lacking in self-confidence. She has few coping skills for dealing with psychological stressors. F T = 65 She is likely to be described as moody. She often feels guilty and is self-critical. rigid. 520. sarcastic. and socially isolated. She may believe that others are too optimistic.MMPI-2 Adult Interpretive System Examiner Sample Client Page:5 VALIDITY AND CLINICAL SCALES VALIDITY SCALES L T = 70 She may be either a normal individual who is very self-controlled. a person who uses excessive repression and denial. and fixed on a narrow range of interests. and pessimistic about the future. changeable. appetite and sleep disturbances. 506. opinionated. sad. and self-critical. and 524. poor concentration. helpless.

difficulty in meeting responsibilities. Adolescents and college students tend to score in the upper end of this range (T scores of 54-57). 0 Si = 51 This score is considered to be within normal limits. 9 Ma = 53 Scores in this range are considered to be within normal limits. and she tends to be conscientious. These symptoms may reflect an acute and/or mild stressor or an adjustment to more chronic stressors. . 6 Pa = 58 She tends to be sensitive to the opinions of others. She may be overly sensitive to criticism and overly responsive to the reactions of others toward her. and a general dissatisfaction with her circumstances. She usually does not see herself as anxious. Persons older than 55 years who score in the upper end of this range are likely to be overly energetic and active. She usually prefers to get things done ahead of time. social withdrawal.MMPI-2 Adult Interpretive System Examiner Sample Client Page:6 5 Mf = 50 She has traditional feminine interests and activities. 7 Pt = 62 She is generally punctual in fulfilling obligations and may worry if unable to do so. 8 Sc = 70 She is experiencing alienation.

Ego Strength (Es) = 67 This score is considered to be within normal limits. and impulsive. dissatisfied. exhibitionistic. she is extroverted. MacAndrew Alcoholism-Revised (MAC-R) = 74 She is likely to abuse alcohol and other substances. The clinician is advised to evaluate other measures of validity such as F and FB to evaluate how she endorsed the items. SUPPLEMENTARY SCALES Anxiety (A) = 65 This score is considered to be within normal limits. TRIN = 55 She responded in a consistent manner to test items. Overcontrolled Hostility (O-H) = 53 This score is considered to be within normal limits.MMPI-2 Adult Interpretive System Examiner Sample Client Page:7 ADDITIONAL SCALES TEST-TAKING SCALES/INDICES Fb = 65 She is likely to be described as moody. VRIN = 65 She may have responded to the items in an inconsistent manner. She has a tendency to seek out excitement and take risks. restless. changeable. and self-critical. Behaviorally. Social Responsibility (Re) = 68 . unstable. Dominance (Do) = 55 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Repression (R) = 55 This score is considered to be within normal limits. opinionated.

Alienation-Self and Others (Si3) = 44 She has confidence in herself and her activities. . Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-Keane (PK) = 55 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Social Avoidance (Si2) = 77 She displays introverted behaviors such as disliking and avoiding group activities. distressed. Because of her emotional discomfort. she is often motivated to begin psychological treatment. and generally maladjusted. Gender Role-Masculine (GM) = 55 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Gender Role-Feminine (GF) = 80 She reports a large number of typically feminine behaviors and activities. College Maladjustment (Mt) = 78 She is anxious. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-Schlenger (PS) = 66 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Shyness/Self-Consciousness (Si1) = 44 She is comfortable interacting with others.MMPI-2 Adult Interpretive System Examiner Sample Client Page:8 This score is considered to be within normal limits. High scores are frequently seen in persons who overreport psychopathology.

She believes that most people will lie. or 524. the deviant response for most of these items is true. 520. and steal. Cynicism (CYN) = 66 She is extremely cynical. . The possibility of suicide should be evaluated carefully. Obsessiveness (OBS) = 45 There is no interpretation of low scores on this scale. 506. so any patient who tends to respond "true" to items regardless of their content will elevate these scales. She is likely to brood and cry easily. There are no data at this time for interpretation of low scores on these scales other than the absence of the qualities seen in high scores. She worries excessively about her health. particularly if she has responded "true" to any of the items 150. Fears (FRS) = 55 There is no interpretation of low scores on this scale. Also. 303. These physical symptoms involve a number of bodily systems and functions. it is important that scales or indices of overreporting and underreporting of psychopathology be evaluated carefully when interpreting these scales. cheat. Anger (ANG) = 57 There is no interpretation of low scores on this scale. and that the only reason some people do not engage in these behaviors is their fear of being caught.MMPI-2 Adult Interpretive System Examiner Sample Client Page:9 CONTENT SCALES Since the content of the items on these scales is face-valid. Bizarre Mentation (BIZ) = 44 There is no interpretation of low scores on this scale. Depression (DEP) = 70 She is depressed and sees life as hopeless. Health Concerns (HEA) = 65 She reports a variety of specific and vague physical symptoms that are unlikely to be seen in actual physical illness. Anxiety (ANX) = 60 There is no interpretation of low scores on this scale.

and grouchy. She is impatient. grouchy.MMPI-2 Adult Interpretive System Examiner Sample Client Page:10 Antisocial Practices (ASP) = 55 There is no interpretation of low scores on this scale. Social Discomfort (SOD) = 66 She chooses to isolate herself and to avoid interactions with others. and irritable. the behaviors displayed would be expected to have a detrimental effect on her ability to work. Work Interference (WRK) = 77 She is reporting a number of behaviors that should have a negative impact on her ability to work. Low Self-Esteem (LSE) = 55 There is no interpretation of low scores on this scale. She is extremely shy and uncomfortable in social situations. Family Problems (FAM) = 55 There is no interpretation of low scores on this scale. Negative Treatment Indicators (TRT) = 44 There is no interpretation of low scores on this scale. Physical Malfunctioning (D3) = 55 This score is considered to be within normal limits. HARRIS-LINGOES SUBSCALES Subjective Depression (D1) = 55 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Type A (TPA) = 75 She reports a constellation of behaviors seen in individuals with Type A behaviors. moody. Psychomotor Retardation (D2) = 66 This score is considered to be within normal limits. . She has difficulty concentrating. Less than onehalf of the items actually ask about behaviors seen in the work situation. She is indecisive. She works under a great deal of stress and tension. instead. moody. Her social discomfort reflects more than simple introversion.

Familial Discord (Pd1) = 53 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Somatic Complaints (Hy4) = 57 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Social Imperturbability (Pd3) = 56 She denies social anxiety and dependency needs. Denial of Social Anxiety (Hy1) = 55 This score is considered to be within normal limits. comfortable. She defends her opinions vigorously. satisfied. Need for Affection (Hy2) = 66 She has strong needs for attention and affection. and at times she seems exhibitionistic. Lassitude-Malaise (Hy3) = 43 She is happy. Authority Problems (Pd2) = 52 This score is considered to be within normal limits. and feels that life is worthwhile. She is optimistic and trusting in relationships but is reluctant to express feelings honestly and openly for fear of alienating others. She denies that she has a critical or resentful attitude toward others. She tries to avoid unpleasant confrontations whenever possible. .MMPI-2 Adult Interpretive System Examiner Sample Client Page:11 Mental Dullness (D4) = 66 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Inhibition of Aggression (Hy5) = 67 This score is considered to be within normal limits. and in good health. Brooding (D5) = 44 She is happy and self-confident. is not excessively sensitive to criticism.

Self-Alienation (Pd5) = 67 This score is considered to be within normal limits.MMPI-2 Adult Interpretive System Examiner Sample Client Page:12 Social Alienation (Pd4) = 55 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Defective Inhibition (Sc5) = 55 This score is considered to be within normal limits. . Persecutory Ideas (Pa1) = 63 This score is considered to be within normal limits. She considers herself special and different from other people. and she may seek out excitement or risk when bored. Cognitive (Sc3) = 66 This score is considered to be within normal limits. She also often feels lonely and misunderstood. Conative (Sc4) = 44 She does not report depression or worry. and she seems to have the energy to cope with everyday problems. and believes that she experiences feelings more intensely than other people. Poignancy (Pa2) = 70 She presents herself as sensitive and high-strung. Naivete (Pa3) = 55 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Bizarre Sensory Experiences (Sc6) = 66 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Lack of Ego Mastery. Emotional Alienation (Sc2) = 57 This score is considered to be within normal limits. and she perceives her family in positive ways. Lack of Ego Mastery. She finds her everyday life interesting. Lack of Ego Mastery. Social Alienation (Sc1) = 44 She views interpersonal relationships as rewarding.

feelings of persecution. Paranoia. WIENER-HARMON SUBTLE-OBVIOUS SUBSCALES Depression. grandiose self-concepts. and general social maladjustment. Hysteria. Depression. Hysteria. Imperturbability (Ma3) = 59 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Obvious (Pa-O) = 44 She does not report the more obvious symptoms related to paranoia such as ideas of reference. Obvious (Hy-O) = 66 This score is considered to be within normal limits.MMPI-2 Adult Interpretive System Examiner Sample Client Page:13 Amorality (Ma1) = 48 This score is considered to be within normal limits. . Psychopathic Deviate. Subtle (Pd-S) = 55 This score is considered to be within normal limits. dissatisfaction with life. Subtle (D-S) = 44 She does not report symptoms more subtly reflective of depression. Psychomotor Acceleration (Ma2) = 67 This score is considered to be within normal limits. family problems. Ego Inflation (Ma4) = 55 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Psychopathic Deviate. and suspiciousness. Obvious (Pd-O) = 77 She reports the more obvious symptoms related to difficulties with authority figures. Subtle (Hy-S) = 55 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Obvious (D-O) = 55 This score is considered to be within normal limits.

Obvious (Ma-O) = 53 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Subtle (Ma-S) = 49 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Subtle (Pa-S) = 65 This score is considered to be within normal limits. Hypomania.MMPI-2 Adult Interpretive System Examiner Sample Client Page:14 Paranoia. +++ END OF REPORT +++ . Hypomania.

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