using the MMPI-A

Keith is short on time and needs to complete his assessment quickly. He likes using the MMPI-A and decides to send a protocol home for the girl to complete.  Once she returns it, he’ll score it and determine if the girl’s personality is somehow influencing her grades and behavior changes.

Refer to the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct Standard 9 on Assessment (APA, 2010).

  • What ethical concerns does Keith need to consider?
  • As Keith’s colleague, what advice can you give him based on what you have learned about psychological assessment?