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Essentials of Rorschach Assessment: Comprehensive System and R-PAS

Essentials of Rorschach Assessment: Comprehensive System and R-PAS

Jessica R. Gurley

ISBN: 978-1-119-06078-9 October 2016 384 Pages




Essentials of Rorschach Assessment provides an invaluable resource for clinicians, offering the only step-by-step guidance toward all aspects of the Rorschach Comprehensive System and Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS). Beginning with an overview of the tests' history and development, the discussion delves into each test separately before placing the two side by side for direct comparison of administration, coding, and interpretation. The same case study is used for both tests, providing a start-to-finish example of how the Comprehensive System and R-PAS differ, and practical resources including checklists, charts, and sample forms help ease implementation, use, and transition. Thorough explanations break down the jargon and technical language to give clinicians a clearer understanding of both tests without sacrificing precision or depth of information, providing a quick and easy reference for Rorschach personality assessment.

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Series Preface xi

One Overview and History of the Rorschach Technique 1

The Rorschach 3

History of the Rorschach 7

Test Yourself 12

Two Comprehensive System Administration 15

Preparing to Administer the Rorschach CS 17

What Is Needed for a Valid Administration 22

Administering the CS 22

Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities and Using Interpreters 35

Conclusion 36

Test Yourself 36

Three Comprehensive System Scoring 39

Location 40

DQ: Developmental Quality 44

Determinants 47

FQ: Form Quality 71

Contents 74

Populars 83

Z Scores: Organizational Activity 85

Special Scores 86

Conclusion 98

Test Yourself 99

Four Comprehensive System Interpretation 101

Controls and Stress Tolerance 107

Situation-Related Stress 115

Affect 123

Information Processing 135

Cognitive Mediation 142

Ideation 151

Self-Perception 158

Interpersonal Perception 164

Conclusion 168

Test Yourself 169

Five Comprehensive System Case Sample 171

Background Information 171

Administration 175

Coding 175

Interpretation 179

Summary and Recommendations 182

Test Yourself 184

Six R-PAS Administration 187

Preparing to Administer R-PAS 188

What Is Needed for a Valid Administration 192

Administering R-PAS 192

Accommodating Disabilities and Using Interpreters 204

Conclusion 205

Test Yourself 205

Seven R-PAS Coding 207

Things to Remember Before Coding an R-PAS Protocol 210

Coded Response Behaviors 210

Location Codes and Numbers 212

Coding All Location Numbers 214

SR and SI: Space Responses 214

Content Codes 215

Object Qualities 221

2: Pairs 223

FQ: Form Quality 224

P: Populars 227

Determinants 228

Special Scores 245

Scoring Platform 258

Conclusion 258

Test Yourself 258

Eight R-PAS Interpretation 261

Interpretation 262

Page 1 Variables 265

Page 2 Variables 284

Conclusion 296

Test Yourself 296

Nine R-PAS Case Sample 299

Background Information 299

Administration 303

Interpretation 308

Summary and Recommendations 310

Test Yourself 312

Ten Comparison of the CS and R-PAS: Strengths and Weaknesses of Both Systems 315

Standardization and Norms 316

Reliability and Validity 319

Administration 321

Coding (Scoring) 323

Interpretation 324

Comparison of the CS and R-PAS 325

Final Thoughts on the CS and R-PAS 330

Test Yourself 330

Appendix Sample Computerized Score Reports 333

CS: Sequence of Scores and Summary of Approach 333

CS: Structural Summary 336

CS: Constellations 343

R-PAS: Code Sequence 346

R-PAS: Protocol Level Counts and Calculations 348

R-PAS: Summary Scores and Profiles 350

References 355

Index 361

About the Author 372

  • This is the only quick and easy reference for learning how to interpret and administer both the Rorschach Comprehensive System and the R-PAS
  • Covers all aspects of Rorschach assesment, including administration, coding, and interpretation
  • Incorporates the latest research
  • Uses Rapid References, Caution Boxes, end-of-chapter questions and other reader-friendly features throughout the text
  • Includes downloadable resources such as sample forms to help administration, coding, and interpretation; checklists to use when scoring and interpreting exams to reduce mistakes; and charts which compare the two systems to help the reader transition from one to the other