Thursday June 1st & 2nd, 2017
9:00 AM EDT (Registration at 8:30)
5:00 PM EDT

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Nova Southeastern University
Carl DeSantis Building, Knight Auditorium
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

For maps and directions to the Carl DeSantis Building, please visit our web site at http://www.nova.edu/cwis/campusmaps/maincampus.html. Telephone directions to the main campus are available 24 hours a day by calling (954) 262-1563.


Contact Andrew at info@r-pas.org 


Fort Lauderdale can be accessed from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), which offers many flight options. 


NSU has provided some hotel options within the immediate area. Please visit this link for more information. http://www.nova.edu/travel/hotels.html


Understanding and Using Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS)

Gregory J. Meyer, PhD & Joni L. Mihura, PhD

This two-day workshop provides a clinically focused understanding of the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS). R-PAS is a relatively new, empirically grounded system that provides a verbal and perceptual behavior sample obtained under standardized conditions such that personality inferences are based on observed performance rather than self-description. Test scores are compared to internationally based reference norms and graphically displayed using standard scores. R-PAS emphasizes scores with a clear link between the perceptions and behaviors coded in the microcosm of the task and inferences about parallel psychological processes that are expressed in everyday behavior. After describing the rationale for using R-PAS and the problems that it corrects for relative to previous systems, we focus on its distinctive features related to administration, coding, normative reference data, and interpretation, and apply the system to two cases. The presentation is oriented towards those with some previous Rorschach experience, but it is also applicable to participants who are just learning the Rorschach.

This workshop should be useful for practitioners, psychological assessment instructors and supervisors, and students. It should appeal to anyone interested in learning how to more fully and accurately understand clients through multimethod assessments that incorporate careful inferences from valid, performance-based R-PAS scales. The workshop will be largely didactic the first day, followed by more interactive case conceptualizations.

After registering for the workshop a 10% discount code will be forwarded to participants for use to order products from www.r-pas.org.  In addition, all participants will receive one free protocol allocation that will allow for the coding and processing of an R-PAS protocol on r-pas.org. 


Agenda for Thursday:

8:30     Registration
9:00     Orientation and overview of the Rorschach and issues leading up to R-PAS
10:30   Overview of R-PAS and rationale for its development; Administration and coding
12:00   Lunch
1:00     Normative data, complexity adjustments, and overview of the scoring program
3:00     Interpretive principles and procedures and introduction to Case 1
5:00     Closing of Day 1

Agenda for Friday:

9:00     Review of yesterday’s material, Q & A; Continue Case 1
10:45   Complete Case 1 and begin Case 2
12:15   Lunch
1:15     Continue with Case 2
4:15     Complete Case 2, Q & A
5:00     Evaluations and Closing

Fees: The cost for the two-day training is either $340 (early registration, before May 1st) or $400 (regular, May 1st or after). Students (40% off), university instructors (20% off), and clinical supervisors (10% off) may request a discount code 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. 

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 14 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). CEs are included in the cost of workshop registration.  

This program is co-sponsored by Nova Southeastern University's College of Psychology and R-PAS. Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Nova Southeastern University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  

Clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists: Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology is approved by the state of Florida’s Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling to offer continuing education. Provider number: BAP# 330, Exp. 03/31/17  

School psychologists: Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology is approved by the state of Florida’s Board of Medical Therapies/Psychology, Office of School Psychology, to offer continuing education. Provider number: SCE# 11, Exp. 11/30/17.  

Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists. Nova Southeastern University maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Provider# 1024  

Professional counselors: Nova Southeastern University's College of Psychology has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4548. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Nova Southeastern University's College of Psychology is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

All mental health professionals will receive fourteen (14) continuing education credits for the workshop. Full attendance is required.  No partial credit will be awarded. Check your licensing state’s rules and regulations for more information regarding your continuing education requirements. 

Nova Southeastern University is committed to making its programs accessible to all prospective attendees. Let us know if you have specific requirements due to a disability.  

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. 



Joni L. Mihura, Ph.D., is an associate professor in psychology at the University of Toledo, where she teaches personality assessment, an advanced assessment practicum, and psychodynamic/integrative therapy.  She obtained early career awards from the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA). In the psychological assessment domain, she has published many articles and served on SPA’s Board of Trustees and on the editorial board for the Journal of Personality Assessment and Rorschachiana. She is one of the developers of a new Rorschach system – the Rorschach Performance Assessment System, on which she is editing a case book to be published by Guilford in 2016 entitled Applications of the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS).