The Narrative Interpretation is a detailed, highly individualized narrative description which includes the following four sections.
Our interpretive reports are assembled very largely one sentence at a time. The algorithms then generate a dictation-formatted report. About three-fourths of these reports now contain the new Adaptation and Attachment Hypotheses section, an exploration of Etiology for the more frequent codetypes.
These interpretations are actuarial to the fullest extent. That is, the content comes from a detailed scrutiny of cases with the same type of test pattern. They are as little as possible what one would “suppose” a person with such a pattern “should” be like. Given the wide range of sources of protocols and different contexts of testing, the Caldwell Reports can never be exactly quantified as to the probabilities of any given behavior or outcome.
Not only for use in psychotherapy, the Caldwell Report interpretations have mattered greatly in:
and a host of other settings where the status of an individual’s personality makes a difference.
Thus, the Caldwell Report interpretations of the MMPI-2 Test remain highly informative as to psychological aspects in the individual’s complaints and the clinical picture more generally across multiple contexts of assessment.