New Standard in Adolescent Personality Assessment Now Available From Pearson

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Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent Restructured Form™ (MMPI-A-RF™) launches

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Pearson, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Press, today launched the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent Restructured Form™ (MMPI-A-RF™), the most up-to-date, empirically based personality assessment for use with adolescents. Now available on Q-global, Pearson’s web-based system for assessment administration, scoring and reporting, the MMPI-A-RF aids clinical, school and counseling psychologists in problem identification, diagnosis and treatment planning for adolescents ages 14 to 18.

The MMPI-A-RF mirrors the structure of the well-known Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-RF® (MMPI-2-RF®), the most recent version for use with adults. Clinicians can use the MMPI-A-RF for diagnosis and treatment planning in a variety of settings; early identification of potential problems and possible root causes; information sharing with parents, teachers, and others in the adolescent’s support network; and decision making for appropriate referrals.

“With today’s launch of the MMPI-A-RF, we are setting a new standard in adolescent personality assessment by building on the foundation of the MMPI-2-RF,” said Beverly Kaemmer, manager of the University of Minnesota Press Test Division, publisher of the MMPI suite of tests.

Hope Goldberg, Ph.D., who uses the MMPI-A-RF with clients in her private practice in adult and adolescent clinical neuropsychology in Pasadena, California, said, “With outstanding psychometric properties, theoretically driven hierarchical organization, and clinically relevant scales, the MMPI-A-RF is now the most comprehensive measure available for assessing and understanding adolescent emotional, interpersonal, and behavioral functioning and personality characteristics.”

The MMPI-A-RF joins more than 65 other assessments on Q-global, the only scoring and reporting system that features today's leading assessments on a simple-to-use, web-based interface that is accessible anytime, anywhere. Q-global offers clinicians 24/7 secure, web-based access and portability. In addition, clinicians can order tests online when they need them to support their practice. Q-global allows for on-demand, reliable scoring and expansive and comprehensive reporting solutions not available through hand scoring. The test will also be available on Q Local™, Pearson’s software-based scoring and reporting system.

“As the exclusive distributor of the MMPI tests, Pearson is proud to provide this new assessment to clinicians via Q-global. Now clinicians who work with adolescents can leverage the power of the MMPI-A-RF combined with the latest digital technology to gain the insights that they need, anytime, anywhere,” said Aurelio Prifitera, Ph.D., managing director of Pearson’s clinical assessment group.

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Pearson’s Clinical Assessment group provides a comprehensive portfolio of research-based instruments to help clinicians develop insights that support evaluations and shape treatment plans. For more information about Pearson Clinical Assessment visit

About The University of Minnesota Press
The publication program of the University of Minnesota Press Test Division focuses on well-researched tests of personality, including the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). The division's long-established research and development program actively supports the tests published by the Press. The division is also committed to facilitating translations of its tests. For more information visit

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