MCMI Results for Batterers: A Response to Gondolf

  title={MCMI Results for Batterers: A Response to Gondolf},
  author={Don G. Dutton},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
Gondolph [Gondolf, E. W. (1999). J. Fam. Violence 14: 1–17] recently published MCMI-III results on men in batterer treatment groups that appeared to indicate much lower levels of psychopathology than previous studies. Gondolph concluded from these results that the existence of an “abusive personality” was debatable. Gondolph is mistaken in drawing conclusions about the abusive personality based solely on MCMI results. The assessment of the abusive personality is not based on this instrument… CONTINUE READING

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