On Demand - Introduction to the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) For Users of Exner’s Comprehensive System (CS) 

  • Presenter: Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D.
  • Level: Intermediate
  • 14 CEs
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This practical on-demand workshop is designed to facilitate assessors who are currently using Exner’s Comprehensive System (CS) to make the transition to using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) in applied settings and research. 14 CEs included in price.

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Course Overview

  • This practical self-paced on-demand workshop is designed to facilitate assessors who are currently using Exner’s Comprehensive System (CS) to make the transition to using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) in applied settings and research. R-PAS is a replacement for the CS that fixes five well-known limitations of the CS and that also improves on it in other ways. R-PAS was created by psychologists who worked closely with John Exner from 1997 until he passed away in 2006 to identify CS limitations and help fix them. This was accomplished in the context of Exner’s Rorschach Research Council (RRC), which was a group of seven psychologists who met twice per year for weekend retreats that focused on making progress advancing the CS.

    This workshop focuses on the development of proficiency in coding and administration and provides a response process foundation to foster clearer interpretation of scores and understanding of respondents. Participants should have previous experience with Exner’s CS. The Workshop begins with a broad focus on the Rorschach task and the type of data it provides, which provides a strong foundation for understanding administration, coding, and interpretation. After this, we will shift focus to delineate the key differences in administration, clarification, coding, score calculation, norms, and interpretation between the CS and R-PAS, which includes an introduction to the R-PAS website and all the resources and functions available there to account holders. Subtleties of clarification and coding followed by a cased-focus demonstration of coding, administration, and calculation of normed scores for interpreted variables. The modules end with an overview of the case interpretation. After completing the modules, participants will participate in a 2-hour live training session with an R-PAS author, reviewing administration and coding procedures and addressing any questions participants may have concerning the recorded modules.

    During the workshop, participants should have a copy of Rorschach Performance Assessment System, Administration, Coding, Interpretation and Technical Manual (Meyer, Viglione, Mihura, Erard, & Erdberg, 2011). To best prepare for the R-PAS Basic Workshop, it is helpful if attendees read Chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the R-PAS Manual. It is available at the R-PAS website (www.r-pas.org). After registering for the workshop a 10% discount code will be forwarded to participants for use when purchasing the Manual or other tangible products. Also, all attendees are expected to obtain a free R-PAS.org account, so that RPAS can provide you with two free online case protocols (to code a protocol and obtain normatively referenced summary score results), one free Interpretive Guide (i.e., automated case interpretation), and one free administration application (i.e., an all-inclusive app to guide a complete administration, including the option for speech-to-text transcription).

Video Modules

  • #1 - Rationale for the Rorschach
  • #2 - Rationale for R-PAS
  • #3 - Administration
  • #4 - Clarification
  • #5 - Administration Application & Coding
  • #6 - Coding: FQ, Determinants, Cognitive, & Thematic
  • #7 - Coding: MAH, MAP, & ODL
  • #8 - Response to Protocol Level
  • #9 - Norms & Online Scoring
  • #10 - Interpretive Guide & Interpretation
  • #11 - RB Case Presentation
  • #12 - RB Case Interpretation
  • #13 - RB Case Review and Closing Comments
  • Live Question and Answer Session - To Be Scheduled

Discounts & CEs

  • Discounts: The cost for the two days is $460. 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 you complete 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 Andrew at info@r-pas.org at the completion of the training. 
Meet the instructor

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).
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