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

  • Presenter: Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D.
  • Level: Intermediate
  •    14 CEs
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This practical two-day workshop is designed to facilitate assessors who are currently using Exner’s Comprehensive System (CS) to make the transition to using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) in applied settings and research. 14 CEs included in price.

  • Live Webinar: December 9th and 10th
    9am to 5:30pm EDT

Course Overview

  • This practical two-day workshop is designed to facilitate assessors who are currently using Exner’s Comprehensive System (CS) to make the transition to using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) in applied settings and research. R-PAS is a replacement for the CS that fixes five well-known limitations of the CS and that also improves on it in other ways. R-PAS was created by psychologists who worked closely with John Exner from 1997 until he passed away in 2006 to identify CS limitations and help fix them. This was accomplished in the context of Exner’s Rorschach Research Council (RRC), which was a group of seven psychologists who met twice per year for weekend retreats that focused on making progress advancing the CS. This workshop focuses on the development of proficiency in coding and administration and provides a response process foundation to foster clearer interpretation of scores and understanding of respondents. Participants should have previous
    experience with Exner’s CS.

    The Workshop begins with a broad focus on the Rorschach task and the type of data it provides, which provides a strong foundation for understanding administration, coding, and interpretation. After this, we will shift focus to delineate the key differences in administration, clarification, coding, score calculation, norms, and interpretation between the CS and R-PAS, which includes an introduction to the R-PAS website and all the resources and functions available there to account holders. Training in the subtleties of clarification and coding continue into the second day. The morning of the second day will be a cased-focus demonstration of coding, administration, and calculation of normed scores for
    interpreted variables. On the afternoon of the second day, this same case will be interpretated.

    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). 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. It is available at the R-PAS website ( After registering for the workshop a 10% discount code will be forwarded to participants for use when purchasing the Manual or other tangible products. Also, all attendees are expected to obtain a free account, so that R-PAS can provide you with two free online case protocols (to code a protocol and obtain normatively
    referenced summary score results), one free Interpretive Guide (i.e., automated case interpretation), and one free administration application (i.e., an all-inclusive app to guide a complete administration, including the option for speech-to-text transcription).

Day 1 - Friday 
(December 9th)

  • 8:45 am: The online meeting room opens so you can check in to make sure your system is set.
  • 9:00 am: Introduction, Rationale, Distinctive Features of R-PAS 
  • 12:45 pm: Lunch
  • 1:25 pm: Distinctive Features of R-PAS; Coding and Clarification Training
  • 5:30 pm: Close of Day 1

Day 2 - Saturday 
(December 10th)

  • 9:00 am: CS to R-PAS Coding Review, Summary Score Calculations, Normative Foundation
  • 12:45 pm: Lunch
  • 1:25 pm: Website Features, Case Interpretation, Q & A
  • 5:30 pm: Close of Day 2

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 instructor

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 165 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 co-authoring the manual for the Rorschach Performance Assessment System, he co-edited a casebook entitled Using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS).
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