Based on Dr. Theodore Millon’s ground-breaking theory of personality and psychopathology, the MCMI–III test provides one of the most wellresearched and widely used measures of adult psychopathology available today. Now updated to include the Grossman Facet Scales, this powerful tool has gained even greater strength.
Valued for its brevity, the MCMI–III instrument helps quickly and accurately assess DSM–IV- related personality disorders and clinical syndromes. A hallmark of this proven instrument is its treatmentoriented Interpretive Report which presents an integrated view of results. Mental health professionals around the world have come to rely on the MCMI–III test as indispensable support for personalized therapy that focuses on returning patients to long-term healthy functioning.
New Facet Scales Help Identify Underlying Issues
The MCMI–III test provides valuable support to psychologists and other qualified mental health professionals in clinical, counselling, medical, forensic and other
- Assess the interaction of Axis I and Axis II disorders based on the DSM–IV classification system
- Identify the deeper and pervasive personality characteristics underlying a patient’s overt symptoms
- Gain an integrated understanding of the relationship between personality characteristics and clinical syndromes to facilitate treatment decisions
- To facilitate more precise therapy planning, three facet scales have been added for each MCMI– III personality scale. The new facet scales were developed by Seth Grossman, PsyD, using factor analytic techniques within the framework of Dr. Millon’s theory. These scales help clinicians pinpoint specific personality processes (e.g., self-image, interpersonal conduct, cognitive style) that are the key elements composing overall elevations on the personality scales.
- To help clinicians readily puttest results to work, the Interpretive Report includes a Treatment Guide that provides short-term, focused treatment options as well as a convenient C apsule Summary of test results.
- Unlike some other measures of personality and psychopathology, theMCMI–IIIInterpretive Report provides an integrated interpretation of the scales, including a description of the patient’s personality characteristics and an assessment of clinical syndromes within the context of those characteristics.
- Taking only 25 minutes to complete, theMCMI–IIIinstrument is designed to obtain the maximum amount of information with a minimal amount of patient effort. As the need for efficient and accurate differential diagnosis of complex disorders grows, mental health professionals have increasingly come to value the MCMI–III test’s brevity.
The extensive normative sample for the MCMI–III test consists of 998 males and females with a wide variety of diagnoses. This group includes patients seen in independent practices, clinics, mental health centres, forensic settings, residential facilities, and hospitals.
The Interpretive Report records the patient’s demographic information and graphically presents the base rate scores for all scales, including the new Grossman Facet Scales. The integrated interpretation provided by this report includes a description of the patient’s personality characteristics, an assessment of clinical syndromes, a listing of possible DSM–IV diagnoses, and treatment recommendations based on individual results.