Interpreting discrepancies between the MMPI-2 and the Rorschach Inkblot test: a case report

I. Durosini 1, F. Fantini 2, L. Chudzik 3, F. Aschieri 2

1Department of Psychology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy; 2 European Center for Therapeutic Assessment, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy; 3 Department of Psychology, University of Tours, France

This article covers a prototypical discrepancy between MMPI-2 and Rorschach results by interpreting the tests administered to an inmate sentenced for domestic violence. The results of his MMPI-2 and his Rorschach tests were evaluated and integrated on the bases of Finn’s (1996) theoretical model. Finn’s model for the integration of self-report tests and performance-based tests allows the clinician to make sense of discrepancies between test results.

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