From Exner's Comprehensive System to
R-PAS: What Has Changed and Why (1 CE)

  • Presenter: Joni L. Mihura, Ph.D., ABAP
  • Level: Beginner or Intermediate
  • Study time: 1 hour
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This webinar presents the practical and empirical reasons that psychologists—including clinicians, instructors, and supervisors—should transition to using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System

Note concerning Continuing Education -
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  • Video time: 1 hour
  • Exam: At the end of webinar

What's included?

  • 1 Video
  • 5 Questions
  • 1 PDF 
  • 1 CE

Creation of R-PAS

Mihura describes and explains 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

Course Overview

  • This webinar presents the practical and empirical reasons that psychologists—including clinicians, instructors,  and supervisors—should transition to using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS; Meyer et al., 2011).  The presenter is one of the co-developers of R-PAS (Joni L. Mihura, Ph.D., ABAP). She describes the results of doctoral  program training surveys that show, as of the summer 2022, 77% of APA-accredited clinical psychology doctoral programs who taught the Rorschach were training their students to use R-PAS. Mihura describes and explains 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). The main changes from the CS to R-PAS are described as well as citations and references provided for the supporting research. Mihura also describes the differences in interpretation from the CS to R-PAS, including the use of standard scores (M=100, SD=15) instead of frequencies, percentages, and ratios in the CS. Mihura also orients webinar attendees to the free training guidelines and videos for account holders (which is free) at r-pas.org. The webinar is designed for psychologists who received formal training in the CS, and who currently use, teach, or supervise it, to understand the practical and empirical foundations for R-PAS. In addition, the webinar is presented with the expectation that attendees will have at least a doctoral-level competency in (a) administering, coding, and interpretating the Rorschach; and (b) conducting psychological assessments.

Contents

  • What is R-PAS?
  • Who Developed R-PAS: A Brief Overview
  • Why R-PAS Changes from the Comprehensive System 
  • Detailed Summary of R-PAS Changes from the Comprehensive System

Continuing Education

  • Continuing Education Credit: Participants are eligible for 1 hour 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. 
    To purchase the CE please email Mark Lafferty at [email protected]
  • 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 us at [email protected] at the completion of the training. If you do not want to receive the CE and want to view the webinar for free please enter the code RPASFREE when registering.
Meet the instructor

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.

 
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