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 [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: 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 [email protected] at the completion of the training.
Meet the AUTHORS

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

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 coauthoring 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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