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Butcher Treatment Planning Inventory

James N. Butcher, Ph.D.

Technical Information

The BTPI normative sample included 400 men and 400 women who were recruited from eight American cities. Their ages ranged from 18 to 72 years.


Interpretive Reports
Interpretive Reports provide scale scores graphically and numerically, as well as narrative text to aid in the treatment planning process.

Progress Reports
Progress reports compare the results of two to four administrations for the same individual. They are free with the BTPI Version 5 Software Reports.


For more information on the BTPI click here.

About the Author

James N. Butcher, Ph.D.
James N. Butcher, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus of psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He graduated from Guilford College in North Carolina with a B.A. in psychology in 1960, received an M.A. in experimental psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1962, and received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1964. He was awarded honorary doctorates for his international personality assessment research (Doctor Honoris Causa) from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, in 1990 and from the University of Florence, Italy (Laurea ad Honorem in Psychology) in 2005. He received the Bruno Klopfer Award from the Society for Personality Assessment in 2004 for longstanding contributions to personality assessment.

He has maintained an active research program in the areas of personality assessment, abnormal psychology, cross-cultural personality factors, and computer-based personality assessment. He is a past member of the University of Minnesota Press's MMPI Consultative Committee. Since 1982, the committee has been actively engaged in a large-scale project to revise and restandardize the MMPI. He is the former editor of Psychological Assessment and currently serves as consulting editor for numerous other journals in psychology and psychiatry. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Society for Personality Assessment and the Executive Committees of Divisions 1 (General Psychology) and 5 (Division of Measurement and Evaluation) of the American Psychological Association. He is an active fellow of the American Psychological Association.
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James N. Butcher, Ph.D.

Age 18 and older

Administration Time
Full Form: 40 minutes
Symptom Moitoring Form: 20 minutes
Administration Type Self-report

Qualification Level B

  • Handscored