Workshop: Developing Scoring and Administration Proficiency for R-PAS Research & Practice‏ - September 24-25

17 Giugno 2015

One and a Half Day Workshop
September 24th & 25th, 2015 – Milazzo (Messina)
Developing Scoring and Administration Proficiency for R-PAS Research & Practice‏ 
Donald J. Viglione* & Luciano Giromini** 
*Alliant International University – San Diego, California, U.S.
**Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università di Torino, Italia

  (Deadline - August 1, 2015) 

More than 90 years since its introduction, the Rorschach remains one of the most powerful methods for studying personality in action, but it is time to bring it into the 21st century. This one and a half day workshop will prepare participants to start using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS), and will also include brief suggestions for R-PAS research in Italy. R-PAS is a new, evidence-focused Rorschach system based on the latest available research. It emphasizes those aspects of test performance that have the strongest empirical foundation, the most transparent connections with underlying psychological processes, the greatest utility as rated by experienced Rorschach users, and the most reliable normative comparisons. The Italian version of the R-PAS manual has just been published, and thus…welcome to the future of the Rorschach!

Organizer: Alessandro Zennaro
Department of Psychology, University of Turin, Italy
Pre-Conference Workshop
XVII National Conference
Clinical and Dynamic Psychology Section

Milazzo (Messina), 25-27 September 2015

Workshop Description
This practical one and a half day workshop is designed to prepare participants to use the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) in applied settings and research. It focuses on the development of proficiency in coding and administration and provides a basic introduction to interpretation. Additionally, it will include brief comments about suggestions for R-PAS research in Italy.
Participants do not need to have previous experience with Rorschach-based assessment, though they are required to carefully read chapters 1, 2, and 3 of the R-PAS manual prior to attending the workshop. 
Donald Viglione, Ph.D., A.B.A.P., is a Distinguished Professor at Alliant International
University and Founding Director of the Doctorate in Psychology program at the San Diego campus of Alliant International University. He is one of the co-authors of R-PAS. He also has more than thirty years experience in teaching the Rorschach. His assessment research focuses on (l) Rorschach and (2) clinical and forensic issues including malingering, trauma, violence, sexual offending, and child issues.
Luciano Giromini, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology of the University of Turin. He has worked in San Diego with Dr. Viglione for several years and has contributed to the development of R-PAS by co-authoring a number of key papers. He serves as reviewer for the Journal of Personality Assessment and is a senior reviewer of the R-PAS administration proficiency exam. His research focuses on Rorschach, emotion regulation, and malingering.

Target Audience
Min 20, Max 30 participants: Practitioners and Health Care Service Psychologists; Teachers, Professors, Researchers, and Students.

Curriculum Content
The Workshop begins with a delineation of the key administration, inquiry/clarification, and coding procedures of R-PAS. A description of the emerging research findings and their implications for the use of the Rorschach in clinical and forensic practice follows. Next, a more detailed training in the subtleties of proper administration, inquiry, and coding will follow and will continue into the second day. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice coding and will be trained on how to successfully prepare for the R-PAS administration and coding proficiency exams. On the morning of the second day, the practical features of R-PAS interpretation are illustrated by applying the system to a clinical case. Participants will also be introduced to the emerging research needs related to the investigation of the R-PAS in Italy.

1) Day 1 – 9am to 5.30pm
a. Morning
i. Introduction and Rationale 60 minutes
Coffee break
ii. R-PAS Distinctive Features
iii. Emerging Research Findings
b. Afternoon
i. Coding Training
Coffee break
ii. Administration and Clarification Training
2) Day 2 – 9am to 12.00pm
a. Morning
i. Coding Training
Coffee break
ii. Review of R-PAS Proficiency Exams – Examples
iii. Introduction to Interpretation
Coffee break
iv. Research Advances and Goals for Italian R-PAS Research

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