Introduction to R-PAS: Rationale, Administration, Coding, and Interpretation

  • Presenters: Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D., and Joni L. Mihura, Ph.D, ABAP
  • Level: Beginner
  • 27 CEs
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This online workshop comprehensively introduces the foundations for R-PAS and its use in applied practice. It is ideal for two types of participants: a) those with no previous Rorschach training or experience and b) those who are experienced with previous Rorschach systems and want a thorough “hands on” understanding of how to confidently use R-PAS in applied practice or teach it to others. With respect to the latter, many very experienced assessors have found this to be an extremely useful training experience, even though it is also ideal for beginners. 27 CEs included in price.

  • Live Webinar: Full days: November 7 and 8 (9 am to 5 pm EDT) Half days: November 9, 10, 15 & 16, 2024 (11 am to 3 pm EDT)

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My facility with and understanding of the Rorschach and R-PAS improved substantially and more than I anticipated. Thank you for an incredibly helpful and informative program.
The program was excellent and the presenters did a great job and were very knowledgeable. I would definitely attend another workshop or webinar.
Very nice workshop. Well organized in terms of content and flow of topics… Overall it was an excellent training!

Course Overview

  • This online workshop by Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D. and Joni L. Mihura, Ph.D. comprehensively introduces the foundations for R-PAS and its use in applied practice. It is ideal for two types of participants: a) those with no previous Rorschach training or experience and b) those who are experienced with previous Rorschach systems and want a thorough “hands on” understanding of how to confidently use R-PAS in applied practice or teach it to others. With respect to the latter, many very experienced assessors have found this to be an extremely useful training experience, even though it is also ideal for beginners.

    The workshop alternates between lecture, presentations, and interactive experience with every aspect of R-PAS administration, coding, and interpretation. The course takes place across six days spread over three consecutive weeks, with two initial meetings lasting for a full day and the other four lasting for a half day. This structure serves two aims. First, by distributing the training over three weeks, you will have time between meetings to practice administration and coding, discuss questions, and receive feedback in order to better internalize these practical skills. Second, meeting for two full days followed by four half days rather than four full days allows people living in various time zones more flexibility to attend.
    It will be essential for you to have an R-PAS Manual available during the workshop (The Rorschach Performance Assessment System, Administration, Coding, Interpretation and Technical Manual, by Meyer, Viglione, Mihura, Erard, & Erdberg, 2011), and you should read Chapters 1, 2, and 3 before attending. Ideally, you also should have access to a set of inkblots during the training. After registering for the workshop, you will receive a 10% discount code to use when ordering the Manual or other products at https://r-pas.org/.

    To facilitate your ability to use R-PAS, you will receive free electronic aids for administration, coding, and interpretation. In order to code responses and generate normed results on r-pas.org, you will receive two free protocol allocations; one to use for coding practice during the training and one to use with your first R-PAS case. To facilitate case interpretation, you will receive one free Case-Based Interpretive Guide that you can attach to the case protocol. Finally, to facilitate administration you will receive one free use of the electronic administration application (e-Admin App), which provides everything you need for a computerized administration, interfaces with your R-PAS account, and offers optional speech to text functionality.

    In order to receive the protocol allocations, Interpretive Guide, and e-Admin App allocation you will need an R-PAS account prior to the start of the workshop. Accounts are free and R-PAS does not share user information with others. If you are authorized to practice assessment independently, it is easy to register and gain approval (https://r-pas.org/Register.aspx). If you are not yet eligible to practice on your own, you should obtain a free subaccount under another user (e.g., supervisor, instructor). In addition to allocating your complimentary products, you need an account so you can access and use the site during the workshop.

Day 1 - Introduction to R-PAS
(November 7th)

  • 8:45 am: The online meeting room opens; it would be wise to check in to make sure your system is set.
  • 9:00 am to 12:30 pm: Introduction: Why use the Rorschach and why use R-PAS; 6-Step overview of how R-PAS works – Lecture
  • 12:30 to 1:10 pm: Lunch
  • 1:10 to 5:00 pm: Coding, Part 1 – Lecture interspersed with practice as a group
  •        “Homework” – Finish coding 1st 10 of 100 example responses if needed

Day 2 - Coding (November 8th)

  • 9:00 am to 12:30 pm: Coding, Part 2 - Lecture interspersed with practice as a group; Coding principles – Lecture; Review of independently completed practice coding – Group discussion
  • 12:30 to 1:10 pm: Lunch
  • 1:10 to 5:00 pm: Practice coding – Small group practice, followed by group discussion
  •         “Homework” – Code the next 25 Example Responses in the manual

Day 3 - Administration (November 9th)

  • 11:00 am to 2:00 pm: Administration, Part 1 (Response Phase, documentation) – Lecture;
    Administration, Part 2 (Clarification Phase, documentation) – lecture

  • 2:00 to 3:00 pm: Identifying what the assessor should do next and challenges with seating – Group
    discussion.

  •        “Homework” : Read the instructions for the Administration Packets and pick one packet (A, B, or C) to familiarize yourself with the 
             roles

Day 4 - Group Administration Exercises (November 10th)

  • 11:00 am to 2:00 pm: Practice with Administration Packets – Small group practice, followed by group
    discussion
  • 2:00 to 3:00 pm: Converting response level codes to protocol level variables, Part 1 – Lecture
  •        “Homework” – Practice an R-PAS administration

Day 5 - Response Level Codes (November 15th)

  • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm: Processing your practice administration
  • 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Converting response level codes to protocol level variables, Part 2 – Lecture
  • 1:00 to 3:00: Normative data – Lecture; Introduction to www.r-pas.org and understanding the R-PAS
    output – Lecture and group discussion
  •        "Homework" – Read the RM case interpretation in the manual

Day 6 - Interpretation (November 16th)

  • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm: Principles of interpretation – Lecture
  • 12:00 to 3:00 pm: Interpretation with a case example and summarizing R-PAS data to generate
    interventions and recommendations – Interactive lecture with group discussion

Discounts & CEs

  • Discounts: Students (40% off), university instructors (20% off), and clinical supervisors (10% off) may request a discount code prior to completing registration by contacting us at info@r-pas.org. Students should submit proof of academic enrollment or an unofficial transcript, while instructors and supervisors should submit some documentation attesting to their role. Discounts are not available after registration is completed and partial refunds are not available if you do not apply relevant discount codes in advance. Thus, if for some reason it appears your discount code is not working, contact us prior to completing the registration.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations can be requested up to one month prior to the start of the event.  Qualified cancellation requests will result in a refund of the amount paid minus a $75 administrative processing fee, payable by check or PayPal (credit cards will not be credited). 

  • Continuing Education Credit:  Participants are eligible for 27 hours of continuing education credit. The program must be completed in its entirety, attendees must be online at the beginning and at the conclusion of each session to qualify for this credit (i.e., partial hours cannot be accommodated). Pending CEs through Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and R-PAS for psychologists licensed in the state of New York. Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to Sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0123.
  • Certificate of Completion:  Participants can receive a Certificate of Completion if they are not eligible to receive CEs. If you would like to receive a certificate please contact Kim at info@r-pas.org at the completion of the training.
Meet the instructors

Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D.

Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo. His research focuses on psychological assessment, with an emphasis on the integration of personality assessment methods and using the Rorschach as a measure of psychological processes grounded in behavioral performance. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and an h-index of 52. He has received Distinguished Contribution Awards for specific articles and general contributions to assessment psychology, and in 2024 he received the Bruno Klopfer Award for outstanding, long-term professional contribution to scholarship in the field of personality assessment. He served as the Editor of the Journal of Personality Assessment for 11 years and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 5) and of the Society for Personality Assessment. In addition to co-authoring the manual for the Rorschach Performance Assessment System, he co-edited a casebook entitled Using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS).
Patrick Jones - Course author

Joni L. Mihura, Ph.D., ABAP

Joni L. Mihura, Ph.D., ABAP is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo specializing in psychological assessment and psychosis. She is Board Certified in Assessment Psychology (ABAP). Dr. Mihura received early career awards from both the Society for
Personality Assessment (SPA) and the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) as well as an SPA award for contributions to the literature. She is a Fellow of SPA, a past President, and Associate Editor of the journal Assessment. She has numerous publications on psychological assessment and is best known for her work with the Rorschach inkblot test—including systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the test’s validity. She is the co-developer of a new
Rorschach system, the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS), for which she presents invited lectures and trainings internationally. She is taking the lead on developing a new Rorschach test specifically to assess psychosis: the Thought and Perception Assessment System (TPAS). She is the co-editor of two books—Using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) and the Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in Psychological Assessment, and sole editor of The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Psychopathology Assessment.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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