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Friday December 3, 2021
Saturday December 4, 2021

10:30 AM -to- 2:00 PM EDT

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  Coding Solutions  

Donald J. Viglione 

This two-day online, intermediate, scoring workshop by Donald J. Viglione, Ph.D, is designed to help R-PAS users develop intermediate and advanced coding proficiency. Beginning with key principles for R-PAS coding, those attending this workshop will learn to identify and address the major sources of coding errors and inconsistencies. This will include learning coding terminology and procedures and learning about thresholds that distinguish the presence or absence of scoring codes. They will apply these principles and specific guidelines in sorting out recognizing distinctions between important and unimportant objects for purposes of Location and Form Quality coding, deciding between borderline cases of Space Reversal, Vague, and Synthesis responses, conducting reliable Form Quality extrapolations, discriminating among determinants close to the coding threshold, weighing the evidence in assigning cognitive codes at varying levels, and honing their skills in coding ODL, MAP, ABS and other thematic elements.  Helpful handouts will be provided. 


  1. Apply the general principles of R-PAS coding to a wide range of coding situations. 
  2. Develop a deeper understanding of interpretation related to the concepts of shading, active and passive codes as well as the interpretation of color.  
  3. Utilize helpful terminology, distinctions, and routines to assist in identifying, describing, and resolving coding challenges. 
  4. Identify key issues associated with common coding dilemmas for most categories.
  5. Apply coding principals to practice settings to gain confidence and overall understanding. 

Two 3 hour sessions

Day 1 Friday, Dec 3., 10:30 PM to 2 PM Eastern Time 

  • 10:30 AM to 12PM: General principles of R-PAS Coding w/implications for Clarification and Sources of Coding Inconsistency, Terminology, Card Orientation, Location and Space, & Content 
  • 12PM to 12:30 PM: Break
  • 12:30 AM to 2:00 PM: Object Qualities, Form Quality, Popular

Day 2 Saturday, Dec. 4, 10:30 PM to 2 PM Eastern Time 

  • 10:30 AM to 12PM: Popular (Continued), Determinants, & Cognitive Codes
  • 12PM to 12:30 PM: Break
  • 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM: Cognitive Codes, Thematic Codes, Prompts & Pulls, Q & A

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 are eligible for 6 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.


Donald J. Viglione, Ph.D.ABAP, is a Distinguished Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University and past director of both the Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs in clinical psychology there.  He is a co-author of the R-PAS and has more than 35 years of experience teaching the Rorschach, more than 100 publications, and has published a total of three test manuals and reference guides.  His assessment research focuses on the Rorschach, but also includes work on malingering, trauma, violence, child, and psychometric issues.  He has offered Rorschach workshops internationally and is a Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment.  He maintains a clinical and forensic assessment practice.