Evaluation Process

Through the groundbreaking use of an integrative mental health evaluation, the MCMI-IV, our Veterans Rehab helps with mental health diagnoses to meet your needs.

MCMI-IV mental health evaluation

After identifying additional problem areas, Veterans, Medical Professionals, and First Responders complete an MCMI®-IV mental health evaluation. This evaluation identifies clinical disorder or personality disorders as possible co-occurring disorders.

The MCMI was developed and standardized specifically on clinical populations for example, clients in clinical settings or people with existing mental illness. However, there is evidence base that shows that it may still retain validity on non-clinical populations, and so psychologists will sometimes administer the test to members of the general population, with caution. The concepts involved in the questions and their presentation make it unsuitable for those with below average intelligence or reading ability.

The Millon® Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-IV, or MCMI-IV, helps our Veterans Rehab clinicians quickly identify Veterans who may require more intensive evaluation. MCMI-IV reports provide an in-depth analysis of personality and symptom dynamics and include action-oriented suggestions for therapeutic management. Using this evaluation also helps our Veterans Rehab determine whether DetoxResidential Treatment, and Outpatient Therapy, will benefit you the most.

person participating in a group therapy session


15 Personality Pattern Scales

10 Clinical Syndrome Scales

5 Validity Scales: 3 Modifying Indices; 2 Random Response Indicators

45 Grossman Personality Facet Scales

(based on Seth Grossman’s theories of personality and psychopathology)

Possible Co-Occurring Disorders

About the authors of the MCMI-IV

About the authors of the MCMI-IV

Dr. Theodore Millon served as co-creator of the MCMI-IV, one of the best diagnostic tools for mental illness and co-occurring disorders.

Theodore Millon, PhD, DSc

Despite his humble beginnings as the son of Polish immigrants struggling to survive during the Depression, Dr. Millon excelled in his collegiate studies of psychology and anthropology. After completing his dissertation in 1953, Dr. Millon began his teaching career at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. It was during his first year in this position that he began his own evolution from merely teaching psychology to patient advocacy, revolutionizing the assessment treatment continuum, and development of the personality test that would eventually become today’s MCMI-IV. While touring the Allentown State Hospital with his students, he was appalled with the conditions the patients were forced to endure. It was during this time that he immersed himself into the lives of the patients, going incognito and sleeping overnight—often entire weekends—at the hospital. He was rewarded for his efforts with a much deeper understanding of the patients housed in the chronic wards, and has credited his time there during “unconventional visiting hours” with a good portion of his inspiration for writing Modern Psychopathology (MP) and developing diagnostic tools such as the MCMI®, the original iteration of the MCMI-IV.

Dr. Seth Grossman served as co-creator of the MCMI-IV, one of the best diagnostic tools for mental illness and co-occurring disorders.

Seth Grossman, PsyD

Dr. Grossman is a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida. He is the founder and clinical director of the Center for Psychological Fitness in the Fort Lauderdale region, as well as a member of the clinical faculty at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. For nearly two decades, Dr. Grossman worked under the leadership of the world-renowned personality theorist, Dr. Theodore Millon, co-authoring several books, scientific articles, and personality tests with him. Dr. Grossman has also been a guest lecturer on personality and clinical assessment at universities and professional settings nationally and internationally.

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If you or a loved one is struggling, Warriors and First Responders Resorts, can help. You can enroll into one of our specialized treatment programs yourself or refer someone. Our Veterans Rehab admissions staff is available to answer any questions and help to guide you through the process. Admissions staff members are there to arrange admissions, facilitate transportation, evaluate, and assist with insurance verification.

 Once a Veteran enters our Rehab and completes their mental health evaluations, they will be given a daily schedule. It is important to adhere to all the rules and do their best to complete all the work laid out for them in their individualized treatment plan. When Veterans work hard on their recovery and want to improve their situation, they will experience the healing process. Those that enroll in our program have the opportunity to change and begin the journey to sobriety.