R-PAS Article: Legal Admissibility of the Rorschach and R-PAS: A Review of Research, Practice, and Case Law (2 CEs)

  • Authors: Viglione, de Ruiter, King, Meyer, Kivisto, Rubin, & Hunsley
  • Level: Beginner or Intermediate
  • 2 CEs
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This self-paced article reading provides an overview of the Rorschach and R-PAS in forensic and legal settings.
2 CEs are included with purchase. 
  • Reading time: 2 hours
  • Exam: At the conclusion of the reading.

What's included?

  • 1 Article
  • 5 Questions
  • 2 CEs

Utilizing the R-PAS in Forensic Settings

The authors present the current data regarding the legal admissibility of R-PAS and the Rorschach in general.

Review of Current Literature

The authors present data concerning norms, reliability, validity, utility, general acceptance, forensic evaluator use, and response style assessment.


  • General Admissibility Considerations
  • Rorschach Task and Procedures
  • The Psychological Operations Engaged 
  • Coding and Interpretation
  • Rorschach Recent History and Controversy
  • Use in Practice
  • Current Psychometric Status of R-PAS
  • Reliability and Convergent Validity Evidence from Published R-PAS Research
  • Research on Rorschach Use in FMHA
  • Case Law Referencing the Rorschach
  • Implications for Admissibility and Forensic Use
  • Conclusion

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 info@r-pas.org. 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: Participants are eligible for 2 hours of continuing education credit. The program must be completed in its entirety with a 70% or above on the post-quiz. At the conclusion of the training, the user must complete the course evaluation in order to receive CEs. CEs will be processed and emailed to the user within five business days of course completion. 
  • CE Sponsorship: 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. 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 info@r-pas.org at the completion of the training.

Donald J. Viglione, Ph.D., ABAP

Dr. Viglione is an Emeritus Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University and past director of both the Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs in clinical psychology there.  He is a co-author of the R-PAS and has 40 years of experience teaching the Rorschach, more than 100 publications, and has published a total of three test manuals and reference guides.  His assessment research focuses on the Rorschach, but also 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.  He maintains a clinical and forensic assessment practice.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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