Assessment Of Mcmi Assessment

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My research investigation was done on two assessments that can be used in a counseling field and for counseling purposes. One of the assessments was the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, also known as the MCMI. The second assessment was strategies or tools that were put in practice by schools for School-Based Mental Health Counseling centers. These two assessments were of interest to me, primarily the ones used for working with schools in the mental health counseling area and how effective they can be with their students and families.

Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory
The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory is an assessment of a true and false questionnaire that is constructed to assess psychiatric patients on twenty clinical scales that are combined in basic personality patterns, pathological personality disorders and clinical symptom syndromes (Millon, 1982). Though this assessment has been used for diagnostic purposes, authors such as McCabe (1984), Morey, Waugh and Blashfield (1985), have considered the MCMI very similar to that of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, from the (DSM-III) from the American Psychiatric Association (1980) and some-what problematic. Widiger, et al. (1985) and Millon (1985) argued that, even though many of the inventory items in the MCMI assessment do not relate to the DSM-III standards for personality disorders, it does not signify that the test is useless in calculating DSM-III diagnoses.
A study explored the conjunction validity of four MCMI measures for diagnosing mood disorders: Cycloid, Dysthymic, Hypomania and Psychotic Depression scale. Millon (1969), pointed out that the Cycloid scale was taken into consideration due to its theoretic background in the idea ...

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...cords and other assessments made in the past, and many others.
Even though there is research done comparing and trying to validate other assessment methods used in counseling settings, it all depends on how and what you use it for and your best critique on it. For me, working with the youth, in a school setting and coming from a Latino background perspective, I like the strategies used in school settings for mental health services, health services and those used in general by teams of dedicated, compromised and hard-working staff members to talk and learn about their own students, to identify them and their potentials and struggles and connecting with their families because there is nothing more valuable and reliable then involving a student’s family whenever there is a mental health issue, an academic issue or a general health issue, either positive or negative.
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