Rorschach History Roundtable

Coordinating Author Information: Marvin Acklin, PhD | John A. Burns School of Medicine Session Abstract: The upcoming centenary celebration of Rorschach’s Psychodiagnostics (ISR 2022), recent translations of important historical documents, including Rorschach’s letters to his colleagues, and the forthcoming newly translated and annotated 100th anniversary edition of Psychodiagnostics, promises to infuse new interest and excitement into … Continue reading Rorschach History Roundtable

Considerations and Reflections on Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment in Community Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coordinating Author Information: Jessica Lipkind, PsyD | WestCoast Children's Clinic Session Abstract: During the COVID-19 pandemic, assessors in community-based settings had to make a quick shift to tele-assessment (Corey & Ben-Porath, 2020; Wright & Raiford, 2021). Doing so has required flexibility, creativity, and a willingness to grow and reimagine how we engage with our clients. Over … Continue reading Considerations and Reflections on Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment in Community Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reigniting the Flame of Hope: CTA Approaches to Attachment, Shame, Mistrust, and Suicide

Session Abstract: SPA’s 2022 Call for Programs requests offerings that 1) give fresh perspectives on personality assessment and 2) connections to overall psychological assessment. Hope is not a new idea; its use and perspective in psychology goes back decades. Its “freshness” stems from the perspective it continues to give in confronting and surmounting life’s challenges. This … Continue reading Reigniting the Flame of Hope: CTA Approaches to Attachment, Shame, Mistrust, and Suicide

An Exploratory Study of Intellectualization in the Rorschach Inkblot Test

Corresponding Author Information: Karary X. Gonzalez Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The defense mechanism of intellectualization has long been written about within the psychoanalytic literature (A. Freud, 1936/1946; Howe, 1934). However, the empirical examination of this defense has been limited. Exner described intellectualization as a “naïve form of denial… it is a pseudo-intellectual process that … Continue reading An Exploratory Study of Intellectualization in the Rorschach Inkblot Test

An Exploratory Study of Rorschach Administration Behaviors and Their Empirical Correlates

Corresponding Author Information: Adam W Anderson Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rorschach Inkblot Test research has validated many individual variables used in interpretation. The development of the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) (Meyer, Viglione, Mihura, Erard, & Erdberg, 2011) involved administrative procedures to “optimize” the number of responses subjects provided so as to limit the impact of protocol … Continue reading An Exploratory Study of Rorschach Administration Behaviors and Their Empirical Correlates

Conceptualizing and Assessing Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (1.5 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: James Kleiger Session Abstract: The concept of Bipolarity has changed and now includes a broader range of mood disturbances, which challenge conventional diagnostic assumptions. Panel members present multiple methods for assessing mood and bipolar spectrum conditions beginning with history-gathering and clinical interview techniques, and using selected rating scales, and projective, performance-based methods. … Continue reading Conceptualizing and Assessing Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (1.5 CE Credits)

Deconstructing Psychosis and its Assessment with Relevant R-PAS Measures (1.5 CE Credits)

MARCH 19TH | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (ET) Session Abstract:In the past decade, the psychopathology research literature, including that on psychosis, has emphasized deconstructing disorders into dimensional components. The first presentation by Mihura provides an overview of the key psychosis components and how R-PAS scores map onto those components, summarizing the literature to date. … Continue reading Deconstructing Psychosis and its Assessment with Relevant R-PAS Measures (1.5 CE Credits)

Ego Impairment Index (EII-2) as a Predictor of Psychotherapy Outcome During a Five-Year Follow-Up

Corresponding Author Information: Jaakko Stenius Session Abstract: BACKROUND AND PURPOSE: Interview-based pre-treatment evaluation of patient characteristics may help selecting optimal type or length of psychotherapeutic treatment. The Rorschach-based Ego Impairment Index (EII-2) provides a yet uninvestigated performance-based approach for evaluating these kinds of qualities that are not gauged by the interview methodology. We hypothesized lower … Continue reading Ego Impairment Index (EII-2) as a Predictor of Psychotherapy Outcome During a Five-Year Follow-Up

Emerging Research with the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (1.25 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Donald J. Viglione Session Abstract: These five, diverse, international studies demonstrate the growth of the research base to R-PAS. Complexity as a Moderator of the Relationship of Rorschach Measures with Psychosis and Severity of Disturbance: Research has demonstrated that the R-PAS Perception and Thinking problems variables are valid measures of psychotic phenomena … Continue reading Emerging Research with the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (1.25 CE Credits)

Experimental and Neurophysiological Rorschach Research (1.5 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Benjamin A. Berry Session Abstract: This session focuses on recent research using an experimental and/or neurophysiological approach to advance our understanding of the Rorschach response process. First, Berry and Meyer report on an experimental manipulation of visual processes on the Rorschach task through the use of specially-designed goggles. In two experiments, they … Continue reading Experimental and Neurophysiological Rorschach Research (1.5 CE Credits)