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Essentials of Rorschach Assessment. Comprehensive System and R–PAS. Essentials of Psychological Assessment

  • ID: 3944797
  • Book
  • 384 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • Complete coverage of administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting
  • Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls
  • Conveniently formatted for rapid reference

Leading–edge coverage of Rorschach personality assessment

Essentials of Rorschach Assessment: Comprehensive System and R–PAS offers practical, step–by–step guidance to clinicians administering Rorschach personality assessment, with expert discussion of administration, coding, and interpretation. Providing uniquely dual coverage of both the Comprehensive System and the R–PAS, this invaluable reference details each method in–depth before placing them side by side for direct comparison. The same case study is used for both methods to provide a clear illustration of differences and similarities, and deliberative coverage breaks down the jargon and technical language to facilitate a deeper level of understanding.

Like all volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy practitioners quickly acquire the knowledge they need to conduct accurate, informative assessments. Key points are highlighted throughout to allow for quick reference as needed, and coverage of the latest research provides up–to–date perspective in line with leaders in the field. Downloadable resources including sample forms, checklists, and charts assist in all phases of the assessment, and help clinicians transition cleanly between the Comprehensive System and the R–PAS.

The Rorschach Inkblot Test assesses unconscious perceptions, thought processes, needs, motivations, and conflicts; the Comprehensive System has a well–established track record, but new evidence shows that the more recent R–PAS method may be advantageous in some situations. Essentials of Rorschach Assessment: Comprehensive System and R–PAS offers practical guidance and comparative examination to quickly bring clinicians up to speed.

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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

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