Have you been in therapy before and felt like you haven't made enough progress?
Have you always wanted to take a legitimate psychological test but assumed it would be too expensive?
Are you worried that other people will see your results?
Interested in Psychological Testing?
Psychological testing is a wonderful tool to assist your psychiatrist and psychotherapist in diagnosing and treating you as rapidly and appropriately as possible. You can take screening tests online but nothing is as effective as a true psychometric test administered by a trained professional.
At DCTC, we pride ourselves on maintaining your privacy. NO ONE sees your results except the clinician administering your test and your psychotherapist at DCTC. If you would like for us to send your results to your psychiatrist or release a copy of your results to you, we will gladly do that. Your results do not go into any sort of "database" and no one, including your employer, military personnel, family members, licensing boards, etc... will ever have access to this information unless we are subpoena'd by a court of law or you sign a release of information form giving us direct permission to release your results to a specific entity or person.
MMPI- Adult Version
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) is a psychological test that assesses personality traits and psychopathology. It is the most widely used psychometric test of adult personality and psychopathology. The MMPI-2 is a protected psychological instrument, meaning it can only be administered by trained professionals so you cannot find the test online. While it is commonly administered by a computer nowadays, it still requires an interview with a clinician who is doing the testing. After the computer scores the test results, the psychologist writes up a report interpreting the test results in the context of the person's history and current psychological concerns.
The MMPI is primarily intended to test people who are suspected of having mental health or other clinical issues. The version of the MMPI that DCTC uses is the MMPI-2, which has 567 true/false questions. There is a shorter, revised version however, the MMPI-2 has a large research base that we feel more comfortable with.
The MMPI-2 is designed with 10 clinical scales which assess major catagories of abnormal human behavior and four validity scales which assess the person's general test taking attitude and whether they answered the questions in a truthful accurate manner. Basically, the MMPI-2 has built in components to detect deception or manipulation.
The MMPI-2 can greatly assist your psychiatrist and psychotherapist with determining a definitive diagnosis for you as well as assist them in treatment planning. This test can provide your clinician with a great deal of information about you in a short period of time which in some cases, can speed up the therapy process.
MMPI-A for Adolescents
A version of the test designed for adolescents ages 14 to 18, the MMPI-A, was released in 1992. The youth version was developed to improve measurement of personality, behavior difficulties, and psychopathology among adolescents. It addressed limitations of using the original MMPI among adolescent populations.
The MMPI-A has 478 items. Strengths of the MMPI-A include the use of adolescent norms, appropriate and relevant item content and strong evidence of validity. The MMPI-A is one of the most commonly used instruments among adolescent populations.
At this time, we are unable to accept insurance for psychological testing.
If you are interested in the MMPI, the cost is $250. This includes a meeting with your testing clinician and the administration of the test. If you are seeing a DCTC therapist, that person will meet with you separately to review the results of the test. If you need an entire test report to take with you to another mental health provider or psychiatrist, we charge an additional $100 as this is a very lengthy report.
Are you ready to test?
If you are ready to take the next step, please click "schedule your appointment" below and fill out the contact form or email us directly at Appointment@DallasCTC.com and we will get you scheduled for psychological testing. We strive to return all calls and emails within a 2 hour time frame during normal business hours.