Forensic Assessment with the Millon Inventories

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Guilford Press, 1996 - Psychology - 241 pages
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This book outlines the various forensic applications of the Millon inventories, including the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI) and the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory(MACI). Mental health professionals involved as "expert witnesses" in legal cases increasingly rely upon these clinical assessment instruments to determine the presence of personality disorders and other forms of psychopathology. Integrating empirical research, forensic case studies, case law, and theoretical applications, Forensic Assessment with the Millon Inventories addresses legal and ethical considerations, guides professionals in the effective application of the Millon inventories in both civil and criminal cases, and offers guidelines for the preparation of courtroom testimony. This book will be of value to novice and experienced practitioners of forensic psychology, as well as attorneys interested in the field of forensic psychological evaluation. It serves as a text in advanced courses on psychological assessment; forensic psychology; law and mental health; and related topics.
 

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Contents

An Overview of the Millon Inventories
1
The MCMIII and MCMIIII Scales
8
The MCMIII versus MCMIIII for Forensic Practice
20
The MACI Scales
30
Admissibility of Expert Testimony
36
Conclusion
43
Conclusion
57
Domestic Violence
64
Understanding and Testifying about
160
General Principles for Preparing Testimony
167
Qualifying the Expert Witness
174
CrossExamination
180
Conclusion
186
Computers and the Millon Inventories
195
Conclusion
202
References
225

Evaluating Criminal Defendants
75
Civil Applications and Issues
102
Liability Issues in Test Interpretation
113
Psychometric Issues in Court
146
Psychometric Properties of the MACI
153

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About the author (1996)

Joseph T. McCann, Psy.D., J.D., is a psychologist and attorney in Binghamton, New York whose clinical and forensic practice encompasses a range of criminal, civil, and family court matters. His numerous publications are in the area of personality assessment and forensic psychology. A Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment and Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners, Dr. McCann is frequently called upon as an expert witness. He also serves as a consultant examiner for the New York State Office of Professional Discipline and is on the staff of the Binghamton Psychiatric Center's Children and Youth Mobile Mental Health Team.

Frank J. Dyer, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is a former member of the New Jersey Board of Psychological Examiners and served as Chair of the Board's committee to develop guidelines for psychological evaluation in divorce/custody cases. He is currently in private practice in Montclair, New Jersey and serves as a consultant to a number of state agencies and professional boards.

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