Friday, September 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM CDT
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM CDT

Add to Calendar 


Norris Conference Center 
2525 W. Anderson Lane #365
Austin, TX 78757

Driving Directions 


Mark Lafferty 
Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) 

Advanced Interpretation of R-PAS in Clinical Practice 

This 2-day workshop by Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D. and Philip Erdberg, Ph.D. is an intermediate level workshop for individuals already familiar with the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) and who wish more training and experience using the test clinically. The workshop will begin with updates on latest developments in R-PAS scoring and interpretation, including a recently refined set of scores associated with narcissistic traits. The remaining day and a half will be devoted to in-depth discussion of three assessments, involving 2 adult clients and one child or adolescent client. Workshop participants will receive the case materials several weeks beforehand so that they may study them on their own. Each case will include background information and clients’ and referring professionals’ assessment questions developed at the beginning of the assessments. During the workshop, the presenters will lead the participants in discussing scoring dilemmas, Rorschach content, interpretation of R-PAS indices, integration of R-PAS findings with other tests, and how one would answer the clients’ and referring professionals’ assessment questions. The goal is to explore the utility of R-PAS in clinical assessment in general and in Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment.


At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • discuss new developments in R-PAS
  • employ recently refined Rorschach codes associated with narcissism
  • describe the limitations associated with the Reflection variable as an indicator of narcissism
  • explain the interpretation of core R-PAS indices
  • use the response process as a foundation for interpretation and understanding clients
  • apply interpretive principles and procedures to adult cases
  • interpret a child or adolescent case using age-based norms
  • explain the important differences between R-PAS norms and CS norms
  • discuss the utility of R-PAS in Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment


Day 1 - Friday

9:00                Introductions and review of schedule
9:30                R-PAS updates
10:30              Break
10:45              R-PAS updates (cont.)
12:00              Lunch
1:30                Case #1
3:15                Break
3:30                Case #1 (cont.)
5:00                Close

Day 2 - Saturday

9:00                Questions and comments
9:15                Case #2
10:30              Break
10:45              Case #2 (cont.)
12:00              Lunch
1:30                Case #3
3:15                Break
3:30                Case #3 (cont.)
4:45                Questions and comments
5:00                Adjourn

Fees: The cost for the two days is either $325 (early registration, by August 7th) or $350 (regular, after August 7th). Students may request a $125 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 cannot be given after registration is completed. 

Cancellations can be made with a full refund minus a $25 processing fee up to seven days before the event. 

Continuing Education Credit:  Participants in this program are eligible for 12 hours of continuing education credit. The program must be completed in its entirety to qualify for this credit (i.e., partial hours cannot be accommodated). CE Fee: There is an additional $15 charge to obtain a CE certificate. If you wish to receive CE, please select this option when registering.

Tangible Benefits: After registering for the workshop a 10% discount code will be forwarded to participants for purchases at www.r-pas.org. In addition, all participants will receive both one free protocol allocation that allows for the coding and processing of a protocol on r-pas.org and one free Case-Based Interpretive Guide that can be linked to the protocol to facilitate clinical interpretation. 

This program is co-sponsored by the Center for Therapeutic Assessment (CTA), the Society of Personality Assessment (SPA), and R-PAS. SPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. SPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Skill Level of Participants:



Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo, where he has been since 2003. Before this, he was at the University of Alaska Anchorage and also the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was the director of the inpatient and outpatient Psychological Assessment Service. He was the Editor of the Journal of Personality Assessment from 2002 to 2013. His research focuses on psychological assessment, with an emphasis on the integration of personality assessment methods. Much of his work has addressed performance-based measures of implicit processes, most notably the Rorschach. He has made seminal contributions to the published literature in this area, as well as in psychometrics and assessment more generally. On four occasions the Society for Personality Assessment has given him Distinguished Contribution Awards for articles in the published literature. He is a Fellow of Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics) of the American Psychological Association 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 published by Guilford in 2018 entitled Using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS).

Philip Erdberg, Ph.D., is a diplomate in clinical psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a past-president of the Society for Personality Assessment, the 1995 recipient of the Society's Distinguished Contribution Award, and the 2001 recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California. Dr. Erdberg is on the faculty of the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine. He is a member of the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) development team.

Suggested Hotels (Offering Discounts and Shuttle Service)

Double Tree by Hilton – Austin Northwest Arboretum
8901 Business Park Drive
(512) 343-0888
Shuttle Service Available
Distance from Norris: 2.7 miles
Use Corporate code #0002663518 for discount

Hyatt Place Austin North-Central
7522 North IH-35
(512) 323-2121
Shuttle Service Available
Distance from Norris: 3 miles
Use Corporate code NRCN for 10% discount

TownePlace Suites
10024 N Capital of Texas Hwy
(512) 231-9360
Shuttle Service Available
Distance from Norris: 3 miles
Use Corporate code NR5 for 10% discount

Fairfield Inn & Suites
11201 North Mopac Expressway
(512) 527-0734
Shuttle Service Available
Distance from Norris: 3 miles
Use Corporate code NR5 for 15% discount