More on the MMPI-3 and fitness for duty evaluations

Will they won't they and the MMPI-3

You may have seen a previous blog post where I called your attention to the FAA not using the MMPI-3 for their fitness for duty evaluations (FFD). If you missed it you can find it here:

I own the MMPI-3 manual and have administered it a few times out of curiosity so full disclosure I’m not boycotting it or anything. I do tend to use other tests though in general rather than the MMPI family of tests. However, I also do very little where I’d end up in court and I also choose not to do fitness-for-duty evaluations any more. I’m not sure I’d choose the newest version (MMPI-3) at this point for anything that would be at a higher risk of me testifying in court or where the interpretation of the results had a significant impact on something like public safety, though, but that is just my level of risk tolerance I suppose.

I would like to also call your attention to a similar item that is in contrast to my blog post about the FAA and FFD. R3 Continuum, a company that does lots of fitness for duty evaluations, sent out their May newsletter today and at the very top of it they wrote this:

MMPI-3 Announcement
Regarding the use of the MMPI, it is R3’s position that while we strongly encourage the use of the most recent version, the MMPI-3, we will continue to accept the use of the MMPI-2 and the MMPI-2-RF. However, we anticipate requiring the use of the MMPI-3 by April of 2022.