Posted by: Ja9 | 2006/11/09

Milon Test ?????

Doc, they say that when you want to foster a child or open your home to a child for the holidays that you should do a Milon Test.
What exactly is this test?

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Sorry, never heard of it. I remmber there was a notable American shrink called Millon, but NO test named after him or any other Millon is a standard, widely accepted test of ANYTHING. It is possible that some ill-informed social services agency is mistakenly insisting on administering this or some other specific test, placing far too much reliance on it, but that is another matter. Naive administrators also very often forget that a test that may have been standardized and proven useful and valid in the USA or Europe is NOT automatically valid or reliable when used in South Africa.

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Posted by: HomoeoPsych | 2006/11/11

Hi Ja9

It is somewaht disturbing that CS has never heard of the "Millon".

The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (generally known as the MCMI & presently availible in it's 3rd edition - ie the MCMI III) is one of the most widely used, respected & recognized personality inventories currently in use. It is considered to be an extremely accurate & measure of many possible personality disorders & tendences, such as anti-social, paranoid or hysterical (histrionic) personalities.

As such, this test could quite appropriately be used in the screening of possible adoptive parents in order to (in conjunction with many other measures, such as clinical interviews & background checks), screen out persons that superficailly appear to function well, but actually have problems. The MCMI III is often used in conjunction with the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), as both of these inventories are considered to be extremely valuable in identifying personality pathology

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