R-PAS Applications to Children and Adolescents with Case Examples

Price: $300.00
Friday, February 2, 2018 (8:30am-5:00pm) - Saturday, February 3, 2018 (8:30am-4:00pm), 13 CE credit hours

Alliant International University
One Beach Street
San Francisco, CA

This practical, two-day workshop supports the clinical application of the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) with children and adolescents.  The current status of R-PAS, recent research with R-PAS with children, and developmental trends are highlighted as foundation for applying the test to youth.  Participants will be introduced to the child norms, the online computer system and resources, and the R-PAS interpretive output, and practical demonstrations will be provided.  Clinical application of R-PAS is emphasized on the second day by presenting both an adolescent and a child case.  In addition, we will schedule a phone conference about a month after the workshop to enable participants to ask follow-up questions and to consolidate their knowledge and skills.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe important Rorschach administration factors that might differ for children and adolescents versus adults.
2. Analyze and interpret child and adolescent normative foundations of the child norms.
3. Utilize online systems for scoring child and adolescent protocols.
4. Identify variables that are associated with development distributions.
5. Translate R-PAS normative output to interpretative statements.


For this intermediate level workshop, we assume attendees have previous experience and training with R-PAS.  Reading the R-PAS Manual (Meyer, Viglione, Mihura, Erard, & Erdberg, 2011; chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, & 10), will be particularly helpful for participants, as would be scheduling a practice administration a week or two after the workshop.

The manual is
available at the R-PAS website (www.r-pas.org).  After registering for the workshop a 10% discount code will be forwarded to you so that you can order it.

Following is a schedule for this four-day workshop.  

Day 1 Morning --  8:30 AM -- Registration --

9:00am - Noon -- Conceptual & Practical issues in using R-PAS with children, current status of R-PAS, child norms, recent research with R-PAS with children, developmental trends.

Afternoon -- 1:15 to 5pm -- Interpretation with children and adolescents, key variables, the online computer system and resources, and the R-PAS interpretive output

Day 2 Morning --  8:30 AM - Noon --  Child Case

            Afternoon -- 1:30 to 4pm -- Adolescent Case 

Faculty Philip Erdberg, PhD, ABPP;  Donald Viglione, PhD, ABAP & Jessica Lipkind, PhD.

Philip Erdberg PhD, ABPP -- Dr. Erdberg is a diplomate in clinical psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology.  He is a past-president of the Society for Personality Assessment, the 1995 recipient of the Society's Distinguished Contribution Award, and the 2001 recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California.  Dr. Erdberg is on the faculty of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and is an associate clinical professor at the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine.

Donald Viglione Ph.D., ABAP -- Dr. Viglione is a Distinguished Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University and past director of both the Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs in clinical psychology there.  He has more than 30 years of experience teaching the Rorschach and has more than 80 publications.  His assessment research focuses on the Rorschach and includes work on malingering, trauma, violence, child, and psychometric issues.  He has offered Rorschach workshops internationally and is a Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment.

Jessica Lipkind, Ph.D. -- Dr. Jessica Lipkind is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in treatment and psychological assessment of children and adolescents. She is the Assistant Director of the Assessment Program at the WestCoast Children's Clinic.  In addition, Dr. Lipkind maintains a private practice where she conducts evaluations using the Therapeutic Assessment model with children, adolescents, and families.  She is a member of the R-PAS Research and Development Group.  She has presented nationally and internationally on the assessment of children, trauma, and attachment.