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The Rorschach has been a source of mystery and debate in our field for decades now. As someone who went through grad school at a time when the Rorschach had fallen out of favor (especially with my advisor), I don’t use it and know very little about it. That’s why I’m so grateful to be talking today with Dr. Joni Mihura, co-author/developer of the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS). The R-PAS has come to be regarded as the most current set of norms and administration guidelines for the Rorschach, and Joni shares a wealth of knowledge not only on the R-PAS but the Rorschach in general. Here are just a few things we talk about:
- The history of the Rorschach
- The state of the Exner scoring system
- Key differences between the comprehensive system and the R-PAS
- Clinical utility for the Rorschach
Cool Things Mentioned
- ISR guidelines
- Exner and the comprehensive system
- Book: Using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (affiliate link)
- R-PAS library
- User forum on the R-PAS website (accessible with an account)
- Email Joni: firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Dr. Joni Mihura
Joni L. Mihura, PhD, ABAP is a Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at the University of Toledo where she teaches graduate courses in Assessment, supervises Assessment Practicum, and undergraduate Psychological Testing and Abnormal Psychology. She is Board Certified in Assessment Psychology (ABAP). She received early career awards from Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) and the American Psychoanalytic Association as well as an SPA award for contributions to the literature. She is a Fellow of SPA, and currently serving as its President-Elect. She has published numerous articles and chapters on psychological assessment, and best known for her groundbreaking work with the Rorschach inkblot test—including systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the test’s validity. She is the co-editor of two recent books—Using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) and the Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in Psychological Assessment—and the co-developer of a new Rorschach system, the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS), for which she presents invited lectures and trainings internationally.
About Dr. Jeremy Sharp
I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include nine licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.
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