I just called our mental health dept to ask about the evaluation- specificaly about trying to make sure the evaluator has correct hx on me as suggested by my previous psychiatric in order to be sure the assessment would be as accurate as possible. Well, it seems that when they do different things depending on whether or not psychological testing was ordered or a mental health evaluation was ordered. Verbally, the judge ordered a mental health evaluation but the MST guy wrote on paperwork MMPI. The lady today told me this was not the same thing and I ask when was the MMPI given and she said it wouold be ordered in cases where they think a person might be lying or when they don't know what the diagnosis is or if they think there might be an underlying psychosis. So now I don't know how to proceed- she said I could talk to MST guy's supervisor but I doubt that would do any good and would probably just add fuel to the fire. She said I could get previous mental health records and have them sent there but since these were from over 20 years ago, I don't think there is any way I could get them in a reasonable amount of time. The first issue though is if they view a mental health evaluation and this test differently, and the judge verbally said and the court order said a mental health evaluation but MST guy wrote up to do an MMPI, what should I do? Second thing, if psychiatric had told me that in order for any mental health assessment to be accurate, they would need to know my hx but if the issue is that courts don't believe me and I can't prove it (at least within a reasonable amount of time), so the courts will only allow info to be provided by them, it seems like this is doomed to be inaccurate. If they think I'm lying, why not order a Lie detector test instead? Furthermore, my previous psychiatric (PhD level who also did testing), said this MMPI should only be administered by a qualified tester but the lady on the phone today said it would be given by a clinician- does that sound right? The biggest concern though is that it sounded clear that they don't include a clinical interview or getting hx from person when it's court ordered and credibility is in question and I guess that's the issue they are having with me. ETA: I guess shouldn't have titled this thread that now I'm more confused. It did help clarify things to know that if I was getting a real mental health evaluation, there would be a clinical interview and review of hx with me, etc. I still find it a little annoying though that judge ordered "mental health evaluation" and MST guy put in for MMPI if this is considered two different things by the mental health dept. I wonder if I am allowed to ever learn the results of it.