Essentials of Rorschach Assessment

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2000-12-19
Publisher(s): Wiley
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the Rorschach * Complete coverage of administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting * Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls * Conveniently formatted for rapid reference The Rorschach inkblot test identifies adaptive and maladaptive patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. A projective personality test, the unrestrained structure of the Rorschach allows for a variety of responses. In order to use the Rorschach properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret it. Essentials of Rorschach Assessment guides both the new and experienced professional to a better understanding of the Rorschach and how to implement it in practice. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you to gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. This step-by-step guide provides a clear and concise reference for those who want to understand and use the Rorschach inkblot test with confidence. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style, Essentials of Rorschach Assessment places particular emphasis on the evaluation of adult personality using Exner's Comprehensive System. The authors review the strengths and weaknesses of the Rorschach, and offer valuable advice on its clinical applications, exciting new research data, and several illuminating case reports. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of WAIS-III Assessment Essentials of CAS Assessment Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment Essentials of Bayley Scales of Infant Development-II Assessment Essentials of WISC-III and WPPSI-R Assessment Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessment Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment Essentials of Career Interest Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment Essentials of Nonverbal Assessment Essentials of Cognitive Assessment with Kait and Other kaufman Measures For a complete list of books in our Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, visit us on the Web at:

Author Biography

Tara Rose, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Series Preface vii
How to Administer the Rorchach
How to Code the Rorschach
How to Create a Structural Summary for the Rorschach
Principles of Interpretation
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Rorschach
Clinical Applications of the Rorschach
Illustrative Case Report
Appendix 1. Rorschach Response Form 197(1)
Appendix 2. Rorschach Script: Introductory and Free Association Phases 198(2)
Appendix 3. Rorschach Script: Inquiry Phase 200(2)
Appendix 4. Rorschach Scoring Worksheet 202(2)
Appendix 5. Rorschach Scoring Template 204(2)
Appendix 6. ROR-SCAN Scoring Summary, Sequence of Responses 206(5)
References 211(4)
Annotated Bibliography 215(4)
Index 219

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