Rorschach-Performance Assessment System (R-PAS): Introduction and Case Illustrations
This workshop provides a practical introduction to the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS). It focuses on how to use R-PAS and implement it in clinical practice. On the first day, a the focus is on practical background issues for using the RPAS, including administration, coding, calculating summary scores, normative comparisons, and the basics of interpretation. Distinctive differences of R-PAS versus other Rorschach approaches will be highlighted. Since the focus is on practical issues and how to use R-PAS, we will not be addressing research foundations. On day two, interpretive features of R-PAS are illustrated by applying the system to an adult and child clinical case. To optimize learning, attendees will be asked to score a Rorschach record after day one.
Previous experience with the Rorschach will be helpful, although an effort will be made on the first morning to introduce the Rorschach method. For those, with minimal experience, reading Chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the R-PAS Manual is recommended (Rorschach Performance Assessment System: Administration, Coding, Interpretation, and Technical Manual, 2011).
By the end of this workshop, participants will learn:
The basics of Rorschach administration, coding, and interpretation. How to calculate protocol level variables from response codes.How to implement normative reference comparisons.
$150 for licensed psychologists or licensed psychological associates;
$100 for graduate students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows in psychology
Donald J. Viglione, Ph.D., is a co-author of R-PAS and a Distinguished Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego. He started at AIU in 1983 and served for 16 years as a Program Director for clinical psychology doctoral programs. As a researcher, instructor, and practitioner, he has focused on psychological assessment. He has published more than 60 professional papers on the Rorschach and other assessment instruments. As an instructor, he has taught assessment courses to graduate students and to a variety of national and international audiences. As a practitioner, he has conducted and supervised psychological evaluations of children, adults, and couples for a wide range of educational, psychiatric, forensic, and professional development/career enhancement purposes. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology and a Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment.