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: June 6 and 7 (9 am to 5 pm EDT) Half days: June 8, 9, 14 & 15, 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
(June 6th)

  • 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 (June 7th)

  • 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 (June 8th)

  • 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 (June 9th)

  • 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 (June 14th)

  • 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 (June 15th)

  • 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 [email protected]. 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 seven (7) days prior to the start of the event.  Qualified cancellation requests will result in a refund of the amount paid minus a $25 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). CEs are provided through Alliant International University. Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to Sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant International University maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Alliant University is not registered as an approved CE provider in the state of New York. 
  • 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 Adrienne at [email protected] at the completion of the training.
Meet the instructors

Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D.

Dr. Meyer, is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo, where he has been since 2003. Before this, he was at the University of Alaska Anchorage and the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was the director of the inpatient and outpatient Psychological Assessment Service. He was the Editor of the Journal of Personality Assessment from 2002 to 2013. His research focuses on psychological assessment, with an emphasis on the integration of personality assessment methods. Much of his work has addressed performance-based measures of psychological processes, most notably with the Rorschach. With more than 90 peer-reviewed publications, he has made many contributions to the published literature in this area, as well as in psychometrics and assessment more generally. He regularly provides invited lectures and trainings internationally. On four occasions, the Society for Personality Assessment recognized him with Distinguished Contribution Awards for articles in the published literature. He also received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Assessment Psychology by the Assessment Section of Clinical Psychology (American Psychological Association, Section IX, Division 12). He is a Fellow of Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics) of the American Psychological Association and of the Society for Personality Assessment. In addition to coauthoring 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

Dr. Mihura is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo. She received early career awards from the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA), as well as the Walter G. Klopfer Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literature from SPA. 7 She is an SPA Fellow, has served several years on its board of trustees, and is currently the President Elect. Dr. Mihura serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Personality Assessment and Rorschachiana. She has published many articles and chapters on psychological assessment and is coeditor of the Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in Psychological Assessment and Using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS). She is a codeveloper of R-PAS (www.r-pas.org) and presents invited lectures and trainings internationally
Patrick Jones - Course author
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