R-PAS Chapter: The Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) in Multimethod Assessment (2 CEs)

  • Authors: Joni L. Mihura, Ph.D, ABAP, & Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D.
  • Level: Beginner or Intermediate
  • Study time: 2 hours
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This self-paced chapter reading provides a description of the most contemporary and empirically supported version of the Rorschach inkblot test—the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS)
2 CEs are included with purchase. 
  • Reading time: 2 hours
  • Exam: At the conclusion of the reading.

What's included?

  • 1 Chapter
  • 5 Questions
  • 2 CEs

Creation of R-PAS

The authors explain the history of how R-PAS was created after the death of John Exner (in 2006) who had the most popular Rorschach system (Comprehensive System; CS).

Differences Between Systems

The main changes from the CS to R-PAS are described as well as citations and references provided for the supporting research


  • History of the Rorschach and the Development of R-PAS
  • R-PAS Empirical Foundations
  • Norms
  • What Kind of Assessment Data Does R-PAS Provide?
  • What Can and Cannot the Rorschach Tell You?
  • Overview of Psychometrics
  • Use of R-PAS in Forensic Settings
  • Human Diversity and R-PAS
  • Why Use the Rorschach in a Multimethod Assessment?
  • Conclusions, Limitations, and Future Directions

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.

    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 info@r-pas.org at the completion of the training.
Meet the AUTHORS

Joni L. Mihura, Ph.D., ABAP

Joni L. Mihura, Ph.D., ABAP is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo specializing in psychological assessment and psychosis. She is Board Certified in Assessment Psychology (ABAP). Dr. Mihura received early career awards from both the Society for
Personality Assessment (SPA) and the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) as well as an SPA award for contributions to the literature. She is a Fellow of SPA, a past President, and Associate Editor of the journal Assessment. She has numerous publications on psychological assessment and is best known for her work with the Rorschach inkblot test—including systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the test’s validity. She is the co-developer of a new
Rorschach system, the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS), for which she presents invited lectures and trainings internationally. She is taking the lead on developing a new Rorschach test specifically to assess psychosis: the Thought and Perception Assessment System (TPAS). She is the co-editor of two books—Using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) and the Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in Psychological Assessment, and sole editor of The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Psychopathology Assessment.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D.

Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo. His research focuses on psychological assessment, with an emphasis on the integration of personality assessment methods and using the Rorschach as a measure of psychological processes grounded in behavioral performance. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and an h-index of 52. He has received Distinguished Contribution Awards for specific articles and general contributions to assessment psychology, and in 2024 he received the Bruno Klopfer Award for outstanding, long-term professional contribution to scholarship in the field of personality assessment. He served as the Editor of the Journal of Personality Assessment for 11 years and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 5) 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
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