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Friday December 11, 2020
11:00 AM -to- 2:00 PM EST

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In-Depth Child and Adolescent Case Interpretation


Philip Erdberg & Jessica Lipkind

This 3-hour online workshop by Philip Erdberg, Ph.D. and Jessica Lipkind, Psy.D. focuses on R-PAS interpretation with two illustrative cases. The workshop focuses on one child and one adolescent case that will illustrate the clinical application of R-PAS with children and adolescents. For this workshop, the R-PAS protocols of siblings will be presented and discussed. Upon proof of enrollment in the workshop, participants will be able to request a copy of the R-PAS results for this clinical case in order to familiarize themselves with the case specifics before the workshop. This will not only maximize the time spent in the workshop but allow the participants to be more meaningfully involved in discussing the interpretations for the case. In general, participants will receive training in the principles and procedures for generating interpretive inferences that are most closely aligned with the research literature and the psychological processes that are involved in generating each response. 

Throughout the training, we provide time for questions, comments, and discussion with those in attendance. This workshop should be useful for people who teach personality assessment, but it is especially aimed at the needs of practitioners. It should appeal to practitioners and teachers interested in learning how to more fully and accurately understand clients through multimethod clinical assessments that incorporate making careful inferences from valid, performance-based R-PAS scales.


  1. Summarize the R-PAS principles for accurate interpretation and contrast them with previous models.
  2. Apply R-PAS interpretive procedures and guidelines to a case.
  3. Utilize the R-PAS results output to make accurate interpretations.
  4. Utilize and apply the R-PAS interpretive output to a case.


11am – 12pm:   R-PAS Updates and review of considerations in working with children and adolescents 
12pm – 1pm:    Child Case Interpretation Using the Scoring Protocol and Interpretive Guide
1pm – 2pm:      Adolescent Interpretation Using the Scoring Protocol and Interpretive Guide


Fees: The cost for the webinar is $100. Students (40% off), university instructors (20% off), and clinical supervisors (10% off) may request a 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 are not available after registration is completed and partial refunds are not available if you do not apply relevant discount codes in advance. Thus, if for some reason it appears your discount code is not working, contact us before completing the registration.

Cancellations: Cancellations can be requested no later than Dec. 4th.  Qualifying cancellations will result in a refund of the amount of the registration fee paid minus a $25 processing fee, payable by check or PayPal (credit cards cannot be credited).

Continuing Education Credit:  Participants are eligible for 3 hours of continuing education credit. The program must be completed in its entirety with sign-in at the beginning and sign-out at the conclusion of the webinar in order 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. 

This program is co-sponsored by 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.


Philip Erdberg PhD, ABPP -- Dr. Erdberg 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 Center for Psychoanalysis and is an associate clinical professor at the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine.

 Jessica Lipkind, Psy.D. -- Dr. Jessica Lipkind is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in treatment and psychological assessment of children and adolescents. She is the Assistant Director of the Assessment Program at the WestCoast Children's Clinic.  In addition, Dr. Lipkind maintains a private practice where she conducts evaluations using the Therapeutic 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.