An empirically based measure of adolescent psychopathology, the MMPI-A test contains adolescent-specific scales, and other unique features designed to make the instrument especially appropriate for today’s youth. Offering reports tailored to particular settings, the MMPI-A test helps provide relevant information to aid in problem identification, diagnosis, and treatment planning for youth (ages 14–18).
How to Use This Test
School, clinical, and counselling psychologists can use this self-report inventory to help:
- Support diagnosis and treatment planning in a variety of settings.
- Identify the root causes of potential problems early on.
- Provide easy-to-understand information to share with parents, teachers, and others in the adolescent’s support network.
- Guide professionals in making appropriate referrals.
- Item content and language are relevant for adolescents.
- At the psychologist’s discretion, the clinical scales and three of the validity scales can be scored from the first 350 items, a significant savings in administration time.
- Norms are adolescent-specific.
- Scales help address problems clinicians are likely to see with adolescents, including family issues, eating disorders, and chemical dependency.