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September 30, October 1, 2, 5, and 6, 2021
Session - 10:30am to 4:30pm EDT. 

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5-Day Online Introduction to R-PAS: Rationale, Administration, Coding, and Interpretation 

Donald J. Viglione, Ph.D., ABAP, Philip Keddy, Ph.D., 

and James H. Kleiger, PsyD, ABPP, ABAP

This 5-day online workshop by Donald J. Viglione, Ph.D., ABAP, Philip Keddy, Ph.D., and James H. Kleiger, PsyD, ABPP, ABAP, provides a thorough introduction to the administration, coding, and interpretation of the (R-PAS). It was developed to fulfill the needs for both (a) those with no previous Rorschach training or experience and also (b) those who are experienced clinicians and instructors who have training in previous Rorschach systems and want a thorough “hands-on” understanding of how to use R-PAS in applied practice or teach it to others. The workshop includes lecture, small group, and interactive experiences, case examples, introduction to case processing and support on r-pas.org, helpful support documents, and mention of some expected future revisions of R-PAS. 

All participants should have an R-PAS Manual available during the workshop (The Rorschach Performance Assessment System, Administration, Coding, Interpretation and Technical Manual, by Meyer, Viglione, Mihura, Erard, & Erdberg, 2011). After registering for the workshop, participants will receive a 10% discount code so that they can order the Manual or other products at www.r-pas.org. In addition, all participants will receive two free protocol allocations, which allow you to code and process a protocol on r-pas.org, and one free Case-Based Interpretive Guide that you can attach to the protocol to facilitate clinical interpretation. One of these protocol allocations will be used for practice during the workshop, the other can serve for a live R-PAS case after the workshop. 

Participants should register for a free account before the workshop. This account allows you to receive protocol allocations and an Interpretive Guide for the workshop. In addition, we will show you the site during the training to familiarize you with its features. Participants should also read Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of the R-PAS manual before attending. “Homework” assignments to enhance your learning experience are included. Finally, there will be a follow-up group consultation to address questions when using R-PAS after the workshop.

Comments from Previous Workshop Attendees  

  • "I would absolutely recommend this program to others! This was worth every cent and the time commitment!"
  • "Very clear, organized information, thoughtfully and knowledgeably presented."
  • "Very helpful from basic introductory knowledge to complex aspects of administration, interpretation, and coding."
  • "Clarity of presentation was great. Great guidelines for differentiation of various R-PAS variables."
  • "This was a great training, and I will recommend it to my coworkers. Thank you very much!"


Thursday (30th)

  1. List two reasons how the Rorschach task can helpfully complement self-report inventories.
  2. Describe the primary consideration when selecting variables to include in R-PAS.
  3. List two of the main problems with using the Rorschach that R-PAS aimed to fix.
  4. List two of the “Six Steps to Using R-PAS in Practice.”
  5. Describe how to code one variable from each of the following: Location, Content, Object Qualities. 

Friday (1st

  1. Describe what “fit” and “frequency” mean regarding the empirical foundation for the R-PAS Form Quality tables.
  2. Describe how to code one variable from each of these more complex coding categories: Determinant, Cognitive, and Thematic codes.
  3. Explain how coding Oral Dependent Language differs from coding all other variables.
  4. Demonstrate basic coding skills with practice examples from the manual and discuss challenges. 
  5. Describe the components of R-Optimized administration.

Saturday (2nd)

  1. Describe the primary task when completing the Response Phase.
  2. Identify the main goal of Clarification Phase questions.
  3. Describe the main choice point for deciding if you need to ask a Clarification Phase question.
  4. Describe the transformations from a raw score to a standard score for  R-PAS norming.  
  5. Demonstrate administration skills via small group practice.  

Tuesday (5th)

  1. Describe two of the composite variables computed at the protocol level.
  2. Describe two of the general principles for R-PAS interpretation.
  3. Identify the key features that differentiate the Page 1 and Page 2 variables in the results output. 
  4. Describe the four procedural steps used for interpretation (“The 4 Ss”). 
  5. Describe the normative sample(s) used for the child & adolescent norms. 

Wednesday (6th)

  1. Demonstrate interpretation skills via a case interpretation.
  2. List a benefit of showing the raw score values (i.e., underlying units) on the Profile Pages.
  3. Identify when it may be beneficial to consider Complexity Adjusted scores for interpretation.
  4. Describe the role of non-normed idiographic response information for informing interpretation.
  5. Identify the two types of information provided for each variable in the Case-Based Interpretive Guide. 


There will be two 30-minute breaks in each of the 5 sessions.


Day 1 – Thursday (30th) Intro, How R-PAS works, Coding (Times are Approximate)10:45 – 11:00 am:            The online meeting room opens; it would be wise to check in to make sure your system is set.

10:30 – 11:30 am:         Background & Introduction to R-PAS 

11:30 am – 12:15 pm      Begin 6 Step Overview of how R-PAS works

12:15 – 12:45 pm:         Break

12:45 – 2:30 pm:           Complete 6 Step Overview, Coding–Lecture

2:30 – 3:00 pm:             Break

3:00 – 4:30 pm:             Coding, continued. 

Homework” – Spend an hour coding Case 1 & Attend to Assessor’s Administration activity 


Day 2 – Friday (1st) Coding and Introduction to Administration

10:30 am – 12:15 pm:    Complete Coding Lecture

12:15 – 12:45 pm:         Break

12:45 – 2:30 pm:           Administration & Entering Codes on R-PAS.org                      

2:30 – 3:00 pm:             Break

3:00 – 4:30 pm:             Breakout Groups Review Case 1 Coding, Explore Administration

Homework” – Code Case 2 and Attend to Assessor’s Administration Activity


Day 3 – Saturday (2nd)

10:30 am – 12:15 pm:    Breakout Groups Review Case 2 Coding, Explore Administration 

12:15 – 12:45 pm:         Break

12:45 – 2:30 pm:           Counts & Calculations, Norms, R-PAS Summary Scores, and Profiles Interpretation – refer to Case 2  

2:30 – 3:00 pm:             Break

3:00 – 4:30 pm:             R-PAS Summary Scores and Profiles Interpretation – refer to Case 2  

Homework” Review Checklist for Initial R-PAS Administration document & Prepare questions  


Day 4 – Tuesday (5th

10:30 am – 12:15 pm:    Full Group – Questions about Administration & Intro to Administration Exercise & Breakout Groups – Administration Exercise & Discussion 

12:15 – 12:45 pm:         Break 

12:45 – 2:30 pm:           Child Adolescent Administration, Norms, Interpretation  

2:30 – 3:00 pm:             Break

3:00 – 4:30 pm:             R-PAS Summary Scores and Profiles, Principles & Procedures of Interpretation – refer to Case 2

Homework” – Review Quantitative (Summary Scores and Profiles, Page 1) and Qualitative 

Interpretation (verbatim transcript) Information Summary from Day 5 Case 3 


Day 5 – Wednesday (6th

10:30 am – 12:15 pm:    Research, Psychosis & Severity of Disturbance

12:15 – 12:45 pm:         Break

12:45 – 2:30 pm:           Breakout Groups Day 5 Case 3 Interpretation & Interpretive Guidelines 

2:30 – 3:00 pm:             Break

 3:00 – 4:30 pm:             Interpretation & Summarizing R-PAS Data for Reports. 


Fees: The cost for the five days is $700. Students (40% off), university instructors (20% off), and clinical supervisors (10% off) may request a discount code before 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: Cancellations can be requested up to seven (7) days prior to the start of the event (no later than September 23rd).  Qualified cancellation requests will result in a refund of the amount paid minus a $25 processing fee, payable by check or PayPal (credit cards will not be credited).

Continuing Education Credit:  Participants are eligible for 25.5 hours of continuing education credit. The program must be completed in its entirety with sign-in each morning and sign-out each evening 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.