Take an MMPI-2 for Your Level 3 or 4 License Application

 

Starting from January 1, 2024, aspiring Level 3 Commissioned Security Officers (CSOs) or Level 4 Personal Protection Officers (PPOs) seeking licenses in Texas are now required to undergo an MMPI-2 evaluation, as mandated by state law. This is an important step to ensure that security officers are mentally and emotionally fit for their roles. To comply with this requirement, a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist will administer the MMPI-2 and conduct an interview with you, which is necessary for completing the PSP-13 form required with your license application.

Below, you’ll find some frequently asked questions about the MMPI-2 and the evaluation process:

The MMPI(Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory)-2 is a comprehensive assessment tool that evaluates various aspects of psychological health. It covers areas such as mood, thinking patterns, interpersonal relationships, and potential substance abuse issues. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) uses this test to ensure that individuals don’t have significant psychological issues affecting their ability to perform their duties.

The MMPI-2 involves responding to true or false answers, typically taking 60 minutes to complete. Once finished, the psychologist can generate a score report for review.

Only licensed psychologists are authorized to administer the MMPI-2 due to the complexity of the test and its interpretation. This ensures that individuals administering the test have the necessary training and expertise.

When a psychologist administers an MMPI-2, it’s not just about crunching numbers. It’s about understanding you as an individual. While it’s not a full-blown psychological evaluation, it goes beyond simply analyzing test results.

Here’s how my process works: First, you’ll fill out an intake form, sharing bits about your background—your family, upbringing, education, work, relationships, and more. Then, you’ll take the MMPI-2 online. Finally, we’ll have a chat. This allows me to blend your MMPI-2 scores with my insights gathered from our conversation and your intake form. It’s a holistic approach to understanding you better.

The evaluation process includes completing an intake form about your background, taking the MMPI-2, and having a discussion (either in-person or virtually) with the psychologist. This allows the psychologist to integrate the MMPI-2 scores with their impressions from the intake and discussion.

In most cases, you can complete the intake form and the MMPI-2 on the same day. A follow-up appointment, either online or in-person, can be scheduled within a week. This appointment typically lasts 60 minutes.

No, once you have a valid MMPI-2 profile, it remains valid indefinitely according to the Texas DPS website.

You can initiate scheduling an appointment by leaving a message on my voicemail or sending an email using the form below. I’ll get back to you within 24 hours to confirm and set up your appointment. If you have any additional questions, feel free to give me a call at (469) 549-4200.

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