August 24, 1992
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
George Washington University
Department of Psychiatry
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Dear Dr. Cuenco:
In about April 1980, while in therapy with a psychologist at the Spokane Community Mental Health Center in Spokane, Washington, I was administered a Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). The psychologist, John Brennan, told me that the results were unlike any he had ever seen before, and was unable to interpret their significance. The test results indicated unusually high scores on all eight measures of psychopathology evaluated by the test.
If you wish to obtain a copy of the test scores you may contact the Spokane Community Mental Health Center, South 107 Division Street, Spokane, Washington. I have confirmed that a psychiatrist with whom I consulted periodically at the Center, Dr. Elizabeth Ekin, is still employed there. John Brennan is no longer associated with the Center.
Studies of creative persons have shown that the MMPI results for such persons tend to indicate high scores on MMPI scales that measure the more positive aspects of personality. Analysis of MMPI scores can identify the specific personality traits associated with creativity.
In 1993 I sent a request for medical records to the Spokane Community Mental Heath Center while I was in psychotherapy with Suzanne M. Pitts, M.D. at GW. The Center advised me that it destroys medical records after 10 years.