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Essentials of Rorschach Assessment

Tara Rose, Michael P. Maloney, Nancy Kaser-Boyd

ISBN: 978-0-471-33146-9 December 2000 240 Pages


Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the Rorschach
* Complete coverage of administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting
* Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls
* Conveniently formatted for rapid reference

The Rorschach inkblot test identifies adaptive and maladaptive patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. A projective personality test, the unrestrained structure of the Rorschach allows for a variety of responses. In order to use the Rorschach properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret it. Essentials of Rorschach Assessment guides both the new and experienced professional to a better understanding of the Rorschach and how to implement it in practice.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you to gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

This step-by-step guide provides a clear and concise reference for those who want to understand and use the Rorschach inkblot test with confidence. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style, Essentials of Rorschach Assessment places particular emphasis on the evaluation of adult personality using Exner's Comprehensive System. The authors review the strengths and weaknesses of the Rorschach, and offer valuable advice on its clinical applications, exciting new research data, and several illuminating case reports.

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Essentials of CAS Assessment
Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment
Essentials of Bayley Scales of Infant Development-II Assessment
Essentials of WISC-III and WPPSI-R Assessment
Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessment
Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment
Essentials of Career Interest Assessment
Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment
Essentials of Nonverbal Assessment
Essentials of Cognitive Assessment with Kait and Other kaufman Measures

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How to Administer the Rorschach.

How to Code the Rorschach.

How to Create a Structural Summary of the Rorschach.

How to Interpret the Rorschach.

Strengths and Weaknesses of the Rorschach.

Clinical Applications of the Rorschach.

Illustrative Case Report.


Annotated Bibliography.@References.


About the Authors.
  • Features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material in the Essentials format.
  • Includes test questions to gauge and reinforce students? grasp of the information
  • Provides step-by-step guidance on test administration, scoring, and interpretation
  • Includes several illustrative case reports