Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST
-to- 4:00 PM EST

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Mark Lafferty 
Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) 

Multimethod Assessment of Psychotic Dimensions Using Clinical Interview, Self-Report Measures, and The Rorschach  

Joni L Mihura, PhD, ABAP, Ali Khadivi, PhD, ABAP, 
James H. Kleiger, PsyD, ABPP, ABAP

This webinar provides a detailed review of the multimethod assessment of psychotic symptoms. Through presentations and case examples, Drs. Mihura, Khadivi, and Kleiger demonstrate the use of different assessment methods in targeting specific psychotic phenomena such as hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking, and negative symptoms. Drs. Khadivi and Kleiger have written and presented extensively on this topic. Since demonstrating the robust nature of Rorschach scores for assessing psychotic symptoms with meta-analytic studies, Dr. Mihura continues to study and write about the assessment of psychosis and is working on an abbreviated R-PAS method, Thought and Perception Assessment System (TPAS), designed specifically to assess psychosis. Each presenter will focus on a different aspect of understanding and assessing psychosis. For example, Dr. Kleiger will provide a conceptualization of psychosis to frame the webinar. Dr. Khadivi will instruct attendees on the clinical interview in assessing psychosis. Dr. Mihura will describe the assessment of psychosis with R-PAS, with a special focus on understanding how the Cognitive Codes target disorganized thinking by comparing to The Scale for the Assessment of Thought, Language, and Communication (TLC). Presenters will describe the nature of cognitive impairment in psychosis, including a comparison of bipolar versus schizophrenia. The presenters will also explain how self-report questionnaires like the PAI and MMPIs fit within the assessment battery. Attendees are not required to have expertise in assessing psychosis nor R-PAS. 


  1. Improve general understanding of the core symptoms of psychosis
  2. Learn the best assessment methods for each core psychosis symptom
  3. Learn the basics of how to use clinical interviewing to assess psychotic symptoms
  4. Learn how to follow-up on self-report measures of psychosis to reduce false positives
  5. Learn how the R-PAS assessment of disorganized thinking maps onto interview-based ratings of disorganized thinking (TLC)
  6. Obtain applicable skills for clinical practice by illustrations of cases in which psychosis was a referral question or was identified by the assessment


12:00 - 12:10    Introductions and Overview of the Webinar
12:10 – 12:40    Nature of Psychotic Symptoms, Development & Course
12:40 – 1:00     Overview of Multimethod Assessment Targeting Specific Psychotic Symptoms
1:00 – 1:45       Clinical Interviewing to Target Psychotic Symptoms and New Developments in Assessment of Psychosis
1:45 – 2:00       Break
2:00 – 2:30       Self-Report and Clinical Follow-up Interview to Assess Psychosis
2:30 – 3:00       Assessment of Cognitive Impairment in Psychosis
3:00 – 3:30       Using R-PAS to Assess Thought Disorder and Reality Testing
3:30 – 4:00       Overview of Typical Assessment Battery, Assessment Process, & Differential Diagnosis

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. 

Cancellations: You may cancel and receive 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 4 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 an additional $15 and can be obtained by entering a value of 1 in the "CE Credits" section of the registration page. 

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.