Introduction to the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) For Users of Exner’s Comprehensive System (CS) 

  • Presenters: Donald Viglione Ph.D., ABAP &
    James H. Kleiger, PsyD, ABPP, ABAP.
  • Level: Intermediate
  • 14 CEs
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This practical three-day workshop is designed to facilitate Rorschach Comprehensive System (CS) users to transition to the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) in applied settings and research. 14 CEs included in price.

  • Live Webinar: June 15, 16, & 17 (11 am to 4:30 pm EDT)

Course Overview

  • This practical three-day workshop is designed to facilitate Rorschach Comprehensive System (CS) users to transition to 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 the CS.

    The Workshop begins with a delineation of the key administration, inquiry/clarification, coding, calculation, and normative differences between the Comprehensive System and R-PAS. Training in the subtleties of administration, inquiry, and coding follow and continue through the second day. Day three will focus on a case demonstration and involve coding, administration, and calculation of normed scores for interpreted variables. It will also include practical issues and introduce what is available on the R-PAS website and how to input and process case information,
    During the workshop, participants should have a copy of Rorschach Performance Assessment System, Administration, Coding, Interpretation and Technical Manual (Meyer, Viglione, Mihura, Erard, & Erdberg, 2011). It is available at the R-PAS website ( To best prepare for the R-PAS Basic Workshop, it is helpful if attendees read Chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the R-PAS Manual. After registering for the workshop a 10% discount code will be forwarded to participants for the Manual. Also, they will be eligible for a free account, two free online case protocols (scoring and normative score processing) one free Interpretive Guide (i.e., automated case interpretation). Participants are also invited to a free follow-up consultation on Zoom to be held in late July.

Day 1 - Thursday
(June 15th)

  • 10:45 am: The online meeting room opens; it would be wise to check in to make sure your system is set.
  • 11:00 am to 12:40 pm: Introduction and Rationale. R-PAS Distinctive Features
  • 12:40 am to 1:05 pm: Break
  • 1:05 am to 2:35 pm: R-PAS Distinctive Features
  • 2:35 pm to 3:00 pm: Break
  • 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm: R-PAS Distinctive Features, Coding and Clarification

Day 2 - Friday 
(June 16th)

  • 11:00 am to 12:40 pm: Coding and Clarification Training, Calculations
  • 12:40 pm to 1:05 pm: Break
  • 1:05 pm to 2:35 pm: CS to R-PAS Coding Review & Administration Breakout Rooms
  • 2:35 pm to 3:00 pm: Break
  • 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Calculations and Normative Foundation

Day 3 - Saturday 
(June 17th)

  • 11:00 am to 12:40 pm: Case Interpretation
  • 12:40 pm to 1:05 pm: Break
  • 1:05 pm to 2:35 pm: Case Interpretation (cont.) & R-PAS Website
  • 2:35 pm to 3:00 pm: Break
  • 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Report Writing, Q & A

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 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 14 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 at the completion of the training. 
Meet the instructorS

Donald Viglione Ph.D., ABAP

Dr. Viglione is a Distinguished Professor at the California School
of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego and past director of both the Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs in clinical psychology there. He has nearly 40 years of experience teaching the Rorschach and has more than 70 Rorschach publications. Most recently, he was the lead author of an invited article published in the Journal of Personality Assessment entitled Legal Admissibility of the Rorschach and R-PAS: A Review of Research, Practice, and Case Law. He is active as a practitioner and 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.
Patrick Jones - Course author

James H. Kleiger, Psy.D., ABPP, ABAP

A member of the R-PAS Research and Development Group, Dr. Kleiger served as Training Director of its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, KS. While at Menninger, he completed his psychoanalytic training at the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis. After moving to Bethesda, MD, Dr. Kleiger served as
President for the Washington Baltimore Society for Psychoanalysis and developed a private practice in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and psychological assessment. He has authored four professional books: Disordered Thinking and The Rorschach, 1999 (Analytic Press), followed by Assessing Psychosis, 2015 (Routledge, coauthored with Ali Khadivi), Rorschach Assessment of Psychotic Phenomena, 2017 (Routledge), and Psychological Assessment of Disordered Thinking
& Perception
, In Press (APA Books, coedited with Irving Weiner). Also, underway is an APA volume entitled Psychological Assessment of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, edited by Kleiger and
Weiner. Dr. Kleiger published his debut novel, The 11th Inkblot (IP Books) in 2020 and continues to write psychologically-based fiction.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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