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Millon® Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III
(MCMI®-III)

 

Overview: Assessment of DSM-IV®-related personality disorders and clinical syndromes.

Age Range: 18 and older

Reading Level: 8th Grade

Other Languages: Spanish

Administration: Paper-and-pencil, computer, or online administration

Completion Time: 25–30 minutes (175 true/false items)

Scores/Interpretation: Adult inpatient and outpatient clinical sample; inmate correctional sample

Scoring Options: Q-global™ web-based, Q Local™ Software, Mail-in Scoring, or Manual Scoring

Report Options: Interpretive and Profile Reports

Publication Date: 1994

 
 
 

Product Details

Updated in 2009 with combined gender norms and a new Inconsistency (W) scale, the empirically validated, relevant, and reliable MCMI-III assessment provides support for the opinions of psychologists and other mental health professionals in clinical, counseling, medical, forensic, and other settings.

Users & Applications

Engaging and accessible, the MCMI-III is ideal for use with individuals being evaluated for emotional, behavioral, or interpersonal difficulties. The instrument helps:

  • 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
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Features & Benefits

  • Developed by Dr. Theodore Millon and supported by more than 30 years of research
  • Updated norms increase the utility of the MCMI-III in forensic settings
  • A new inconsistency scale has been added, which greatly improves the ability of the instrument to detect random responding
  • Correlates with DSM-IV®
  • Time-efficient and cost-effective, the MCMI-III is designed to obtain the maximum amount of information with a minimal amount of patient effort
  • The Grossman Facet Scales identify personality processes that underlie overall scale elevations on the Personality Patterns scales

Scales

14 Personality Disorder Scales (Coordinate with DSM-IV Axis II disorders)

Moderate Personality Disorder Scales 1 - Schizoid
2A - Avoidant
2B - Depressive
3 - Dependent
4 - Histrionic
5 - Narcissistic
6A - Antisocial
6B - Sadistic (Aggressive)
7 - Compulsive
8A - Negativistic (Passive-Aggressive)
8B - Masochistic (Self-Defeating)

Severe Personality Pathology Scales
S - Schizotypal
C - Borderline
P - Paranoid

10 Clinical Syndrome Scales (Coordinate with DSM-IV Axis I disorders)

Moderate Syndrome Scales
A - Anxiety
H - Somatoform
N - Bipolar: Manic
D - Dysthymia
B - Alcohol Dependence
T - Drug Dependence
R - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Severe Syndrome Scales
SS - Thought Disorder
CC - Major Depression
PP - Delusional Disorder

Correction Scales (Help detect careless, confused or random responding)

Modifying Indices
X - Disclosure
Y - Desirability
Z - Debasement

Random Response Indicators
V – Invalidity
W – Inconsistency

Grossman Facet Scales

The facet scales are designed to help clinicians interpret elevations on the
Clinical Personality Patterns and the Severe Personality Pathology Scales.

 

Clinical Personality Patterns (11) and Corresponding Grossman Facet Scales

1 - Schizoid
1.1 - Temperamentally Apathetic
1.2 - Interpersonally Unengaged
1.3 - Expressively Impassive

2A - Avoidant
2A.1 - Interpersonally Aversive
2A.2 - Alienated Self-Image
2A.3 - Vexatious Representations

2B - Depressive
2B.1 - Temperamentally Woeful
2B.2 - Worthless Self-Image
2B.3 - Cognitively Fatalistic

3 - Dependent
3.1 - Inept Self-Image
3.2 - Interpersonally Submissive
3.3 - Immature Representations

4 - Histrionic
4.1 - Gregarious Self-Image
4.2 - Interpersonally Attention-Seeking
4.3 - Expressively Dramatic

5 - Narcissistic
5.1 - Admirable Self-Image
5.2 - Cognitively Expansive
5.3 - Interpersonally Exploitive

6A - Antisocial
6A.1 - Expressively Impulsive
6A.2 - Acting-Out Mechanism
6A.3 - Interpersonally Irresponsible

6B - Sadistic (Aggressive)
6B.1 - Temperamentally Hostile
6B.2 - Eruptive Organization
6B.3 - Pernicious Representations

7 - Compulsive
7.1 - Cognitively Constricted
7.2 - Interpersonally Respectful
7.3 - Reliable Self-Image

8A - Negativistic (Passive-Aggressive)
8A.1 - Temperamentally Irritable
8A.2 - Expressively Resentful
8A.3 - Discontented Self-Image

8B - Masochistic (Self-Defeating)
8B.1 - Discredited Representations
8B.2 - Cognitively Diffident
8B.3 - Undeserving Self-Image

Severe Personality Pathology (3) and Corresponding Grossman Facet Scales (9)

S - Schizotypal
S.1 - Estranged Self-Image
S.2 - Cognitively Autistic
S.3 - Chaotic Representations

C - Borderline
C.1 - Temperamentally Labile
C.2 - Interpersonally Paradoxical
C.3 - Uncertain Self-Image

P - Paranoid
P.1 - Cognitively Mistrustful
P.2 - Expressively Defensive
P.3 - Projection Mechanism

Psychometric Information

The updated norms are based on a nationally representative sample that included 752 males and females with a wide variety of diagnoses, including patients seen in independent practices, clinics, mental health centers, forensic settings, residential facilities and hospitals.

The Corrections Report builds on the clinical norms and has norms based on 1,676 male and female inmates.

Scoring

Reports

Interpretive Report
This 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. This report provides:

  • Patient's demographic information
  • Graphic presentation of base rate scores for all scales
  • Listing of possible DSM-IV diagnoses
  • Treatment Guide - provides short-term treatment options based on individual results
  • Capsule Summary of results - helps clinicians readily put results to work

View a sample MCMI-III Interpretive Report

View a sample MCMI-III Annotated Interpretive Report

Profile Report
Providing a graphic representation of base rate scales for all scales, this report can help quickly identify clients who may require more intensive evaluation.

View a sample MCMI-III Profile Report.

Corrections Report

Read about the MCMI-III Corrections Report.

Scoring and/or Reporting Options

Q-global™ Web-based Administration, Scoring, and Reporting – Enables you to quickly assess and efficiently organize examinee information, generate scores, and produce accurate comprehensive reports all via the Web.

Q Local™ Scoring and Reporting Desktop Software - Enables you to score assessments, report results, and store and export data on your computer.

Mail-in Scoring Service - Specially designed answer sheets are mailed to Pearson for processing within 24–48 hours of receipt; results returned via regular mail.

Resources

Training

Past Webinars

  • MCMI-III: Clinical Application and Updates

    Presenter: Seth Grossman, PsyD

    The MCMI-III Webinar will be presented by Seth Grossman, Psy.D, and will cover the practical application of the instrument as well as some valuable updates, including clinical utility of the MCMI-III facet scales for treatment planning, information on the recently released combined gender norms and new Inconsistency (W) scale.

    Valued for its brevity, the MCMI-III instrument helps clinicians quickly and accurately assess DSM-IV®-related disorders and clinical syndromes. A hallmark of this proven assessment is its treatment-oriented Interpretive Report, which presents an integrated and personalized view of results.

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FAQs

Questions

Frequently asked questions follow. Click on a question to see the response.

Test Content

  • When is it appropriate to use the MCMI-III test?

    The MCMI-III test should be used for diagnostic screening or clinical assessment of adults who evidence problematic emotional and interpersonal symptoms or who are undergoing professional psychotherapy or a psychodiagnostic evaluation. It should not be used with nonclinical cases. Individuals under the age of 18 should be administered the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI® test) or the Millon Pre-Adolescent Clinical Inventory (M-PACI®), depending on the individual’s age, rather than the MCMI-III test.

  • How is the MCMI-III test different from the MCMI-II test?

    •  Ninety items were revised or replaced.
    • One new personality scale (Depressive) was added.
    • One new Clinical Syndrome scale (PTSD) was added.
    • New Noteworthy Responses sections were added for childhood abuse and eating disorders.
    • The Axis I scales, specifically Alcohol Dependence, were improved.
    • The item-weighting scheme was changed.
    • There are fewer items per scale and less item overlap among scales.

Scoring

  • What are base rate scores?

    Base rate scores are a kind of standardized score that differs from the standardized scores that are reported for most personality and clinical inventories. Instead of standardizing all scales in the inventory to the same mean and standard deviation (e.g., a mean of 50 and standard deviation of 10) in the inventory’s normative sample, base rate scores are scaled to reflect the differing prevalence rates of the characteristics measured by the inventory. Base rate scores are unique to the Millon inventories. See the MCMI-III manual for a more complete description of the rationale and implementation of base rate scores.

  • What is the purpose of the Grossman facet scales?

    The facet scales help pinpoint the specific personality processes (e.g., self-image, interpersonal relations) that underlie overall elevations on the Clinical Personality Patterns and Severe Personality Pathology scales, thereby aiding in the interpretation of those scales. For each of the primary personality scales, three scales measuring “facets” specified by Millon’s theory as prominent structural or functional features of that personality pattern are reported. Thus, there are 42 total facet scales tied to the 14 primary personality scales.

  • How are the Grossman facet scale results reported?

    The profile report includes a graph showing the most salient facet scale scores and a table showing all 42 facet scale scores. The interpretive report includes the graph, the table, and a section with interpretive text for the scales. Printing the facet scale results is optional for both the profile report and the interpretive report.

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  • MCMI-III Q-global Interpretive Report Starter Kit
    63552
    $169.00
     
    Includes MCMI-III manual, 3 answer sheets, 1 test booklet, and 3 Q-global administrations
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  • MCMI-III Q-global Interpretive Report
    63550
    $44.00
     
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    5 - 49 $40.00
    50 - 99 $38.50
    100 - 249 $37.00
    250 - 499 $35.00
    500 - 999 $33.50
    1000+ $32.00
  • MCMI-III Q-global Profile Report
    63551
    $22.25
     
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    5 - 49 $20.25
    50 - 99 $19.25
    100 - 249 $18.25
    250 - 499 $17.25
    500 - 999 $16.75
    1000 - 2499 $16.25
    2500+ $15.25
 
 
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  • Q Local/MCMI-III Starter Kit with Interpretive Reports
    00763
    $169.00
     
    Includes MCMI-III Fourth Edition manual, 3 answer sheets, 1 softcover test booklet, and 3 Q Local administrations. (Does not include Q Local software)
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  • MCMI-III Manual Fourth Edition
    33016
    $60.00
     
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  • MCMI-III Test Booklets - Softcover
    33011
    $33.50
     
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  • MCMI-III Test Booklets - Laminated Softcover
    33022
    $10.75
     
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    25 - 99 $10.00
    100 - 249 $9.25
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    $22.50
     
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    5 - 24 $21.50
    25 - 74 $21.00
    75+ $20.50
  • Spanish MCMI-III Test Booklet
    33021
    $7.00
     
    Sold individually
  • Spanish Q Local / MCMI-III Answer Sheets
    51512
    $22.50
     
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    5 - 24 $21.50
    25 - 74 $21.00
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  • Q Local/MCMI-III Interpretive Reports
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    $44.00
     
    (Price per administration)
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    1 - 4 $44.00
    5 - 49 $40.00
    50 - 99 $38.50
    100 - 249 $37.00
    250 - 499 $35.00
    500 - 999 $33.50
    1000+ $32.00
  • Q Local/MCMI-III Profile Reports
    51514
    $22.25
     
    (Price per administration)
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    1 - 4 $22.25
    5 - 49 $20.25
    50 - 99 $19.25
    100 - 249 $18.25
    250 - 499 $17.25
    500 - 999 $16.75
    1000 - 2499 $16.25
    2500+ $15.25
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  • MCMI-III Audio CD
    33024
    $58.00
     
    (administration time: 45 min.)
  • Spanish MCMI-III Audio CD
    33023
    $58.00
     
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  • MCMI-III Manual-Scoring Starter Kit
    33005
    $397.00
     
    Includes MCMI-III Fourth Edition manual, hand-scoring user's guide, 10 test booklets, 50 answer sheets, 50 worksheets, 50 profile forms and answer keys.
  • MCMI-III Manual-Scoring Reorder Kit
    33006
    $180.00
     
    Includes 50 answer sheets, 50 worksheets and 50 profile forms.
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  • MCMI-III Manual Fourth Edition
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    $60.00
     
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  • MCMI-III Manual-Scoring User's Guide
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  • MCMI-III Test Booklets - Softcover
    33011
    $33.50
     
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  • MCMI-III Test Booklets - Laminated Softcover
    33022
    $10.75
     
    Sold individually
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    1 - 24 $10.75
    25 - 99 $10.00
    100 - 249 $9.25
    250+ $8.75
  • Spanish MCMI-III Test Booklet
    33021
    $7.00
     
    Sold individually
  • MCMI-III Manual-Scoring Answer Sheets
    33008
    $60.00
     
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  • MCMI-III Profile Sheets
    33009
    $60.00
     
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  • MCMI-III Worksheets
    33010
    $60.00
     
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  • MCMI-III Manual-Scoring Answer Key
    33052
    $28.00
     
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  • MCMI-III Manual-Scoring Answer Keys
    33007
    $175.50
     
    (Full Set)
  • Additional Materials

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  • MCMI-III Audio CD
    33024
    $58.00
     
    (administration time: 45 min.)
  • Spanish MCMI-III Audio CD
    33023
    $58.00
     
    Sold Individually
 
 
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  • MCMI-III Mail-in Starter Kit with Interpretive Reports
    00762
    $174.00
     
    Includes MCMI-III Fourth Edition manual, 3 answer sheets and 1 softcover test booklet: all materials necessary to conduct 3 assessments and receive interpretive reports using the mail-in scoring service.
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  • MCMI-III Manual Fourth Edition
    33016
    $60.00
     
    (required)
  • Administration Materials

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  • MCMI-III Test Booklets - Softcover
    33011
    $33.50
     
    Pkg of 10
  • MCMI-III Test Booklets - Laminated Softcover
    33022
    $10.75
     
    Sold individually
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 24 $10.75
    25 - 99 $10.00
    100 - 249 $9.25
    250+ $8.75
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    $47.00
     
    Price includes answer sheet and scoring
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    1 - 4 $47.00
    5 - 9 $43.00
    10 - 49 $42.00
    50 - 99 $41.00
    100 - 249 $39.00
    250 - 499 $38.00
    500 - 999 $36.50
    1000+ $35.00
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    33013
    $27.50
     
    Price includes answer sheet and scoring
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    1 - 4 $27.50
    5 - 49 $23.50
    50 - 99 $22.75
    100 - 249 $21.75
    250 - 499 $21.00
    500 - 999 $20.50
    1000+ $19.50
  • Spanish MCMI-III Test Booklet
    33021
    $7.00
     
    Sold individually
  • Spanish MCMI-III Mail-In Interpretive Answer Sheets
    33014
    $47.00
     
    Sold individually, price includes scoring and answer sheet
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $47.00
    5 - 9 $43.00
    10 - 49 $42.00
    50 - 99 $41.00
    100 - 249 $39.00
    250 - 499 $38.00
    500 - 999 $36.50
    1000+ $35.00
  • Spanish MCMI-III Mail-In Profile Answer Sheets
    33015
    $27.50
     
    Sold individually, price includes scoring and answer sheet
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $27.50
    5 - 49 $23.50
    50 - 99 $22.75
    100 - 249 $21.75
    250 - 499 $21.00
    500 - 999 $20.50
    1000+ $19.50
  • Additional Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • MCMI-III Audio CD
    33024
    $58.00
     
    (administration time: 45 min.)
  • Spanish MCMI-III Audio CD
    33023
    $58.00
     
    Sold Individually
 
 
 
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