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

  • Presenters: Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D., and Joni L. Mihura, Ph.D, ABAP
  • Level: Beginner
  • 23 CEs
Write your awesome label here.
Join today
This self-paced webinar provides a thorough introduction to the administration, coding, and interpretation of the (R-PAS). It was developed to fulfill the needs for both (a) those with no previous Rorschach training or experience and also (b) those who are experienced clinicians and instructors who have training in previous Rorschach systems and want a thorough “hands-on” understanding of how to use R-PAS in applied practice or teach it to others. The workshop includes lecture, small group, and interactive experiences, case examples, introduction to case processing and support on r-pas.org, helpful support documents, and mention of some expected future revisions of R-PAS. 23 CEs included in price.

  • Video time: 19 hours
    Live Presentation: 4 hours
  • Exams: At the end of selected chapters

Course Description

  • This self-paced 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 a four-hour interactive experience with every aspect of R-PAS administration, coding, and interpretation. 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 training, 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 one free protocol allocation to use for coding practice. 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 training. 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.

What's included?

  • 14 Video Modules
  • 4 Hour Live Practice Session
  • 41 Questions
  • 17 PDFs

Learn R-PAS

You will learn everything you need to know to begin using R-PAS in a self-paced setting. From the origins and history of R-PAS to the steps for administering, coding, interpreting, and using the online scoring program. 

Participate in a live session for coding and administration!

As part of your self-paced training, you will be able to participate in an online live session with an author, receiving real-time feedback in small groups for coding and administration!

Video Modules

  • #1 - R-PAS History & Development
  • #2 - Six Steps to Using R-PAS
  • #3 - Content Codes & FQ Tables
  • #4 - Determinants
  • #5 - Cognitive Codes
  • #6 - Thematic Codes
  • #7 - Coding Principles
  • #8 - Code Sequencing
  • #9 - Administration
  • #10 - Administration Examples & Composites
  • #11 -  Norms & Online Scoring
  • #12 - Case RB Overview
  • #13 - Case RB Scoring & Interpretation (Part 1)
  • #14 - Case RB Scoring & Interpretation (Part 2)

Live Coding & Administration Exercises (April 19th, 2024 11:00am-3:00pm EDT)

  • Overview of Coding Exercise
  • Breakout Rooms - Coding Exercise
  • Overview of Administration Exercise
  • Breakout Rooms - Administration Exercise
  • Q & A Session

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: You may cancel and receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee within the first 24 hours of registration.
  • Continuing Education Credit: This program is co-sponsored by Alliant International University and R-PAS. 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.

    In addition, this program is co-sponsored by 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 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 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 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

Dr. Mihura is a Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at the University of Toledo where she teaches graduate courses in Assessment, supervises Assessment Practicum, and undergraduate Psychological Testing and Abnormal Psychology. She is Board Certified in Assessment Psychology (ABAP). Dr. Mihura received early career awards from Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) and the American Psychoanalytic Association as well as an SPA award for contributions to the literature. She is a Fellow of SPA, and currently serving as its President-Elect. She has published numerous articles and chapters on psychological assessment, and best known for her groundbreaking work with the Rorschach inkblot test—including systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the test’s validity. She is the co-editor of two recent books—Using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) and the Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in Psychological Assessment—and the co-developer of a new Rorschach system, the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS), for which she presents invited lectures and trainings internationally. In the past few years, Dr. Mihura has been developing a new area of expertise in psychosis for which she currently has articles and chapters in press and presented at the Schizophrenia International Research Society in 2020. Her new area of expertise is designed to inform the development of the new Thought and Perception Assessment System, a Rorschach system designed to assess psychosis specifically.
Patrick Jones - Course author
Created with