Using the MMPI-2-RF in Public Safety Personnel Evaluations | June 18, 2019

$300.00 $250.00

7 Hours | 7 CEs (CEUs)

Early registration rate available until June 1, 2019

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

8:30am – 4:30pm

Palo Alto University
5150 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022

Program Description

This in-person workshop on Using the MMPI-2-RF in Public Safety Personnel Evaluations is presented by Dr. Martin Sellbom.

This workshop will introduce the 338-item version of the MMPI-2, the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) to psychologists working with public safety personnel. The rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF, the various materials available to score and interpret the test, and interpretive recommendations will be covered. Moreover, a substantial portion of time will be devoted to applications of the MMPI-2-RF in various public safety evaluations, including for pre-employment screening and fitness for duty evaluation purposes. A recommended screening strategy will be covered with a discussion of empirically validated evaluation dimensions (based on California POST guidelines) for screening purposes. A variety of workplace concerns will be discussed and empirical support for various recommendations will be reviewed. Finally, attendees will have an opportunity to practice the recommended strategy for MMPI-2-RF interpretation with case examples. This workshop has been approved by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) for 7 CPE credits.

Wanna join but can’t get to Palo Alto?

If you would like to ‘attend’ this workshop but cannot travel to Palo Alto – consider virtual attendance. This year we are pleased to offer virtual attendance at our summer workshops via ZOOM. Attend from the comfort of your own computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. Virtual attendees will be emailed all the details to connect via ZOOM and will be sent electronic copies of all materials. Since you won’t be joining us in person (missing out on hard copies, coffee, snacks, and fun swag 🙂 please use promo code ZOOM at registration for a $50 reduction in registration rate. We look forward to having you join us either in person or virtually!

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for professionals that want to enhance their understanding on the MMPI-2-RF in public safety personnel evaluations including those working in criminal justice, security, health care, social service, education, and human resources settings. This workshop is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:


  • Describe the rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF
  • Describe the 51 MMPI-2-RF scales
  • Describe the interpretative framework for the MMPI-2-RF
  • Describe recommended procedure for evaluating public safety personnel
  • Describe a rational strategy for interpreting MMPI-2-RF under reporting scales in pre-employment contexts
  • Describe typical responding to the MMPI-2-RF in pre-employment contexts
  • Describe the research literature supporting recommendations for MMPI-2-RF application in pre-employment evaluations
  • Describe procedures and best practices in pre-employment psychological evaluations using the MMPI-2-RF

About Dr. Martin Sellbom

Dr Martin Sellbom is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from Kent State University (Kent, Ohio, USA). Dr Sellbom’s research focuses on psychopathy and other personality disorders, the broader integration of personality and psychopathology, and applied personality assessment with the MMPI-2-RF. His work has been featured in about 200 peer-reviewed publications, and he has co-authored a book titled Forensic Applications of the MMPI-2-RF: A Case Book. He has also won several awards, including the American Psychology-Law Society’s Saleem Shah Award and Society for Personality Assessment’s Samuel and Anne Beck Award – both for early career achievement. Dr Sellbom is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Personality Assessment. For his clinical practice, he specializes in court-ordered forensic psychological evaluations and pre-employment evaluations for public safety positions.

MMPI-2 (Restructured Form)
– Rationale
– Methods
– Development

Applications of the MMPI-2-RF:
– Pre-employment screening
– Fitness for duty

Recommended Screening Strategy and recommendations:
– Workplace concerns
– Empirical support
– Interpretation
– Case Examples

Continuing Education Credit

This workshop is an In-Person Professional Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete a workshop evaluation for this In-Person Professional Training Program. Participants will earn 7 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be given their workshop evaluation upon completion of the workshop.

Board Approvals: APA, CPA, ASWB, NBCC. Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

For in-person workshops we offer a 50% refund up until 2 weeks out from the start date of each workshop. There are no refunds within 2 weeks but will accommodate with access to the online program.​

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