May 10 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)


Donald Viglione, PhD, CSPP |  California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University - San Diego
Jessica Lipkind, PsyD | Private Practice & West Coast Children's Clinic

Workshop Information:

This half-day workshop provides information to support applying and interpreting the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) with children. Recent guidelines about administration are addressed, along with psychometric and normative issues. Recent R-PAS research applicable to children is highlighted as a foundation for applying the test to youth. R-PAS interpretive procedures for children, as well as current and future developments are outlined. These principles and techniques will be illustrated with brief clinical vignettes. For this intermediate level workshop we assume attendees have previous experience and training with R-PAS. At the end of this workshop, attendees should be able to apply the test to routine clinical cases.

Goals and Objectives:

1. Adapt administration procedures for children.

2. Apply R-PAS research to guide the use of R-PAS with children.

3. Derive normatively-based interpretive inferences for youth.

4. Recognize variables that are closely associated with development and change as children age.

5. Use R-PAS in routine clinical cases with children .

Skill Level:

Attendees should have attended R-PAS training, read the R-PAS Manual, or enjoyed a graduate level course with at least a third of a semester on R-PAS.

Dr. ViglioneDr. Donald J. Viglione

Donald J. Viglione, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego. He is a co-author of the two international measures, the Inventory of Problems, a malingering test, and the Rorschach Performance Assessment System, a widely used Rorschach system. At Alliant in San Diego, he was the founding Director of the Doctor of Psychology degree program and later the Director of Doctor Philosophy degree. He trained with Dr. John Exner at Long Island University, where he was awarded his Ph.D and served an internship in the United States Navy. He has focused his teaching, research, and clinical/forensic practice on assessment and has published more than 100 professional papers. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology and a Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment.

Dr. LipkindDr. Jessica Lipkind

Jessica Lipkind is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in treatment and psychological assessment of children and adolescents. She is the Associate Director of the Assessment Program at WestCoast Children's Clinic. In addition, Dr. Lipkind maintains a private practice where she conducts evaluations using the Collaborative Assessment model with children, adolescents, and families. She is a member of the R-PAS Research and Development Group. She has presented nationally and internationally on the assessment of children, trauma, and attachment.

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