Evaluating clients for malingered symptoms of mental illness is a critical skill for mental health professionals. In this comprehensive training, attendees will learn to accurately and reliably administer and interpret the findings of the Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test (M-FAST), a popular screening tool for the assessment of feigned mental illness. The training begins with an overview of the diagnostic issues and malingering assessment theory, as well as a comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of currently available assessment tools. Next, the development of the M-FAST is discussed, and the research literature on the reliability and validity of the tool is described. The training includes two live case studies in which the M-FAST is administered and attendees have the opportunity to practice scoring and interpreting the findings of the tool along with the trainer. Presented by the developer of the M-FAST, this On Demand workshop is eligible for 6 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit.
Attendees should have access to the M-FAST Professional Manual purchasable through the instrument’s publisher, Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. For details, visit: http://www4.parinc.com/
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