Introduction to the Rorschach Performance Assessment System: Practical Clinical Training and Case Illustrations

Price: $300.00

Donald J. Viglione, Jr., Ph.D.


Introduction to the Rorschach Performance Assessment System:

Practical Clinical Training and Case Illustration

13.5 CE Credits

Alliant International University - Los Angeles, CA

October 9 & 10, 2015

October 9th
8:30am to 9:00am Check In


October 10th

This practical two-day workshop is designed to prepare participants to use the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) in applied settings and research.  It focuses on the development of proficiency in coding and administration and provides a basic introduction to interpretation.  Participants should have previous experience with Rorschach-based assessment.  The Workshop begins with a delineation of the key administration, inquiry/clarification, coding, calculation, and normative foundation of R-PAS and key differences with the Comprehensive System.  Training in the subtleties of proper administration, inquiry, and coding follow and continue into the second day. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice coding.  On the afternoon of the second day, the practical features of R-PAS interpretation are illustrated by applying the system to a clinical case.  Participants will also be introduced to the new child norms and to the online computer system and resources.

Learning Objectives:

  1.       Describe basic administration essentials, introducing the test, Response & Clarification Phases
  2.      Describe basic coding principles.         
  3.      Describe coding categories.
  4.      Decipher coding symbols.
  5.      Describe protocol level calculations, norms, and R-PAS output.
  6.        Describe interpretation of key variables
  7.     Demonstrate interpretation skills via case interpretation

To prepare for the R-PAS Basic Workshop, attendees should read Chapters 1, 2, & 3 of the R-PAS Manual (The Rorschach Performance Assessment System, Administration, Coding, Interpretaton and Technical Manual, Meyer, Vilglione, Mihura, Erard, Erdberg, 2011)  Bring the manual to the workshop.  

About Dr. Viglione:

In addition to being a co-author of R-PAS, Dr. Viglione is a licensed and practicing Clinical Psychologist and Distinguished Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, in San Diego.  He received his Ph.D. from Long Island University where he studied with John Exner, Ph.D.  He is certified by the American Board of Assessment Psychology and a Fellow in the Society of Personality Assessment.  Scholarship numbers over 80 papers and chapters and two books primarily on the Rorschach but also on other assessment issues.  Currently, he has presented papers and workshops in teh U.S., Asia, Europe, and South America, and currently has a clinical and forensic assessment consulting practice.