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

  • Presenters: Donald J. Viglione, Ph.D., ABAP, Philip Keddy, Ph.D., & James H. Kleiger, PsyD, ABPP, ABAP
  • Level: Beginner
  • 25.5 CEs
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This 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. 25.5 CEs included in price.

  • Live Webinar: Sept 21, 22, 23, 26 and 27 11am to 5pm EDT

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Course Overview

  • This 5-day online workshop by Donald J. Viglione, Ph.D., ABAP, Philip Keddy, Ph.D., and James H. Kleiger, PsyD, ABPP, ABAP, 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.

    All participants should 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). After registering for the workshop, participants will receive a 10% discount code so that they can order the Manual or other products at www.r-pas.org. In addition, all participants will receive two free protocol allocations, which allow you to code and process a protocol on r-pas.org, and one free Case-Based Interpretive Guide that you can attach to the protocol to facilitate clinical interpretation. One of these protocol allocations will be used for practice during the workshop, the other can serve for a live R-PAS case after the workshop.

    Participants should register for a free account before the workshop. This account allows you to receive protocol allocations and an Interpretive Guide for the workshop. In addition, we will show you the site during the training to familiarize you with its features. Participants should also read Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of the R-PAS manual before attending. “Homework” assignments to enhance your learning experience are included. Finally, there will be a follow-up group consultation to address questions when using R-PAS after the workshop.

Day 1 - Introduction to R-PAS & Coding
(September 21st)

  • 11:00 am Background & Introduction to R-PAS
  • 12:00 pm Begin 6 Step Overview of How R-PAS Works
  • 12:45 pm Break
  • 1:15 pm Complete 6 Step Overview, Coding–Lecture
  • 3:00 pm Break
  • 3:30 to 5:00 pm Coding, continued.
  •        “Homework” – Spend an hour coding Case 1 & Attend to Assessor’s Administration activity

Day 2 - Coding & Administration (September 22nd)

  • 11:00 am Complete Coding Lecture
  • 12:45 pm Break
  • 1:15 pm Administration & Entering Codes on R-PAS.org   
  • 3:00 pm Break
  • 3:30 to 5:00 pm Breakout Groups Review Case 1 Coding, Explore Administration
  •         “Homework” – Code Case 2 and Attend to Assessor’s Administration Activity

Day 3 - Norms & Summary Scores (September 23rd)

  • 11:00 am Breakout Groups Review Case 2 Coding, Explore Administration
  • 12:45 pm Break
  • 1:15 pm Counts & Calculations, Norms, R-PAS Summary Scores, and Profiles Interpretation – refer to Case 2  
  • 3:00 pm Break
  • 3:30 to 5:00 pm: R-PAS Summary Scores and Profiles Interpretation – refer to Case 2 
  •        “Homework” Review Checklist for Initial R-PAS Administration document & Prepare questions  

Day 4 - Group Administration Exercises (September 26th)

  • 11:00 am Full Group – Questions about Administration & Intro to Administration Exercise & Breakout Groups – Administration Exercise & Discussion
  • 12:45 pm Break
  • 1:15 pm Child Adolescent Administration, Norms, Interpretation 
  • 3:00 pm Break
  • 3:30 to 5:00 pm R-PAS Summary Scores and Profiles, Principles & Procedures of Interpretation – refer to Case 2
  •        “Homework” – Review Quantitative (Summary Scores and Profiles, Page 1) and Qualitative

Day 5 - Group Interpretation Exercises (September 27th)

  • 11:00 am Research, Psychosis & Severity of Disturbance
  • 12:45 pm Break
  • 1:15 pm Breakout Groups Day 5 Case 3 Interpretation & Interpretive Guidelines
  • 3:00 pm Break
  • 3:30 to 5:00 pm Interpretation & Summarizing R-PAS Data for Reports.

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 25.5 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

Donald J. Viglione, Ph.D., ABAP

Dr. Viglione is a Distinguished Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University where he has been a past director of both the Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs in clinical psychology. He is a co-author of the R-PAS and has more than 35 years of experience teaching the Rorschach, more than 100 publications, a test manual for a malingering test (Inventory of Problems-29, 2020), and a reference guide for scoring the Rorschach. His assessment research focuses on the Rorschach, but also includes work on malingering, trauma, violence, child, psychometric, and forensic issues.  He has offered Rorschach workshops internationally and is a Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment.  He maintains a clinical and forensic assessment and consulting practice.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Philip J. Keddy, Ph.D.

Dr. Keddy is an Adjunct Faculty member at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA, and has been teaching the R-PAS system there since 2011, the year it was released. In his independent practice he provides both therapy and assessment services, and he has over 30 years of experience with the Rorschach. Dr. Keddy has a chapter in the 2017 book, Using the Rorschach Performance Assessment book edited by Drs. Mihura and Meyer. He had another case study published in the Journal of Personality Assessment in 2010. Dr. Keddy has presented at annual conventions of the Society for Personality assessment, and at the 2014 meeting of the International Society for the Rorschach in Istanbul. He worked half-time in an adult outpatient alcohol and drug program for eleven years and maintained the APA Certificate of Proficiency in Substance Use Disorders from 1996 until 2018. Dr. Keddy has researched the concept of introversion/extraversion for Rorschach and Jung and is interested in the history of the Rorschach. Dr. Keddy recently completed a new translation of Rorschach’s book, Psychodiagnostics which is now available on the R-PAS website.
Patrick Jones - Course author

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

Dr. Kleiger is 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 of 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, (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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