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Georgia Court Competency Test -- MSH Revision
The Georgia Court Competency Test-MSH Revision is administered to ascertain an individual's understanding of courtroom procedures, the roles and duties of court participants, their ability to rationally assist their attorney in their defense, their understanding of the charges lodged against them, and the consequences of those charges. The test allows for coaching after the initial administration of the test if an inadequate score is obtained in order to ascertain the individual's capacity to profit from experience, retain new information, and develop increased conceptualization of the legal process.

Jesness Inventory -- Revised (JI-R)
The Jesness Inventory -- Revised (JI-R) is a 160 item questionnaire appropriate for use with both male and female youth and adults aged 8 years and older. The test was originally used in the assessment and classification of male delinquent youths, but several revisions have been made to make the instrument appropriate for use with males and females and with offenders as well as nonoffenders. The JI-R contains 11 personality scales and 9 subtype scales, and 2 DSM-IV subscales. The test is scored and the assessment is given a subtype classification that helps describe the tester's personality and outlook. Published by Multi-Health Systems, Inc. WWW.MHS.COM

Kaufman Functional Academic Skills Test (K-FAST)
The Kaufman Functional Academic Skills Test (K-FAST) is used to measure an individual's ability to demonstrate competence in reading and mathematics as applied to daily life situations. The items relate to everyday activities that occur outside of a school setting. Results provide an indication of how well a person applies mental ability and previous learning to realistic situations and familiar experiences. It specifically addresses a person's ability to perform typical life tasks that demand mathematical reasoning or reading comprehension. It actually provides measures of a person's capacity to deal with daily life tasks such as reading signs, understanding symbols and comprehending labels on prescription drugs or recipes. Published by American Guidance Service. AGS.PEARSONASSESSMENTS.COM

Level of Service Inventory -- Revised (LSI-R)
The Level of Service Inventory -- Revised (LSI-R) is a quantitative survey of attributes of offenders and their situations relevant to level of service decisions. The LSI-R is composed of 54 items and divided into subcomponents. The LSI-R is used in several contexts including assessing the likelihood of recidivism, identifying treatment targets, and deciding appropriate security-level classification. Published by Multi-Health Systems, Inc. WWW.MHS.COM

Life Stressors and Social Resources Inventory -- Adult Form (LISRES-A)
The Life Stressors and Social Resources Inventory-Adult Form (LISRES-A) provides an integrated picture of an individual's current life context. The eight domains of the LISRES-A include: physical health status, lousing and neighborhood, finances, work, relationship with spouse or partner, relationship with children, relationships with extended family, and relationships with friends and social groups. This measure has 16 scales; 9 measure life stressors and 7 measure social resources. There is an index of ongoing stressors, an index of negative life events as well as positive life events that occurred in the past year. The LISRES-A may be used with healthy adults, psychiatric patients, and medical patients. Published by Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. WWW.PARINC.COM

Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test (M-FAST)
The Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test (M-FAST) is a test that has been developed for use with adults 18 years or older to look at the clinical possibility of malingering. It has been validated to assess malingered psychopathology on both clinical forensic and nonclinical samples and examines an individual's responses on several dimensions including reported vs. observed symptoms, extreme symptomatology, rare combinations of symptoms, unusual hallucinations, unusual symptom course, negative image, and suggestibility. Each dimension of the test has cut-off scores that indicate when an individual’s responses are likely to be indicative of malingering on that specific dimension. An aggregate score is then computed. Published by Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. WWW.PARINC.COM

Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI)
The Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI) is a 160 item, 31 scales; self-report inventory designed specifically for assessing adolescent personality characteristics and clinical syndromes. The MACI was developed specifically for use in clinical, residential, and correctional settings. The MACI can be administered to adolescents ages 13 to 19. The MACI can aid in identifying, predicting, and understanding a wide range of psychological difficulties that are characteristic of adolescents. Published by Pearson Assessments. WWW.PEARSONASSESSMENTS.COM

Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory -- Third Edition (MCMI-III)
The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory -- Third Edition (MCMI-III) consists of a total of twenty-four scales: Fourteen Clinical Personality Patterns scales (Axis II), three Severe Personality Pathology scales (Axis II), seven Clinical Syndrome Scales (Axis I), three Severe Clinical Syndrome scales (Axis I), three Modifying Indices and a Validity scale. The personality scales parallel the personality disorders of the DSM-IV-TR, as refined by theory. They are grouped into two levels of severity, the Clinical Personality Patterns scales and Severe Personality Scales. The Axis I scales represent clinical conditions frequently seen in clinical settings. They are also grouped into two levels of severity, the Clinical Syndromes scales and the Severe Syndrome Scales. The three Modifying Indices - Disclosure, Desirability, and Debasement - assess response tendencies which are connected with particular personality patterns or Axis I conditions. Published by Pearson Assessments. WWW.PEARSONASSESSMENTS.COM

Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)
The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) is a brief screening for orientation and dementia that has a demonstrated reliability and validity. It is designed to sample a broad variety of cognitive functions and covers a wide variety of difficulty levels in short-term memory, delayed recall, cognition, and orientation. Published by Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. WWW.PARINC.COM

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory -- Adolescent (MMPI-A)
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory -- Adolescent (MMPI-A) is compiled of 478 true and false statements that force the test taker to choose a specific point of view regarding personality traits that are commonly characteristic of psychological abnormality. The MMPI-A is specifically normed for adolescents ages 14 to 18. It consists of several scales that measure different personality traits and also include validity scales that help to ensure accuracy in diagnosis. Published by Pearson Assessments. WWW.PEARSONASSESSMENTS.COM

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory -- Second Edition (MMPI-2)
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory -- Second Edition (MMPI-2) is compiled of 567 true and false statements that force the test taker to choose a specific point of view regarding personality traits that are commonly characteristic of psychological abnormality. The MMPI-2 is the most widely used personality instrument in psychological assessment. It consists of several scales that measure different personality traits and also include validity scales that help to ensure accuracy in diagnosis. Published by Pearson Assessments. WWW.PEARSONASSESSMENTS.COM

Mooney Problem Checklist
The Mooney Problem Checklist-Adult Form contains 288 items that can possibly be problematic in an individual's life. The individual is to mark the problems that they believe interfere in their daily activities and thoughts. Then they are to mark whether any of those problems are of serious concern to them. It must be emphasized that the checklist is based on the individual's perception of problems and is not necessarily based on objective observations. Published by The Psychological Corporation. WWW.PSYCHCORP.COM