R-PAS in Multimethod Forensic Practice - An Intermediate Workshop

Price: $0.00
Robert Erard, Ph.D.,  Donald Viglione, Ph.D., ABAP,  & Philip Erdberg, Ph.D., ABPP

Alliant International University
San Francisco, CA 
October 14 & 15, 2016
13.5 CE credit hours

This two-day workshop is designed for participants who have used R-PAS or who have had previous training in using the system. It will focus on R-PAS coding, administration, and interpretation within a multimethod forensic context.  Participants will have an opportunity to practice skills and learn more about key issues in small break-out groups.  Two cases will be presented.  In addition, we will schedule a phone conference a few weeks after the workshop to enable participants to ask follow-up questions, review case, and consolidate their knowledge and skills. 

To prepare for workshop, attendees should have read Chapters 1, 3, through 5, and 8 through 10 of the R-PAS Manual ( The Rorschach Performance Assessment System, Administration, Coding, Interpretation and Technical Manual, Meyer, Viglione, Mihura, Erard & Erdberg, 2011)   which is available at the R-PAS website (www.r-pas.org) After registering for the workshop, a 10% discount code will be forwarded to you to purchase your Manual or other R-PAS publications.  In addition, attendees should code the protocol for Case 1 (sent in advance to all registrants)

Day 1 - Friday

8:45am-9:00am- Registration

9:00am- Noon-
    1) Strengths and Limitations of R-PAS in Multimethod Forensic Practice
    2) Presenting and Defending R-PAS findings in court
          a) Research Foundation
          b) Legal foundations
    3) Frequent Coding Challenges

    1) Review of Pre-workshop Coding for Case 1
    2) Demonstration of Interpretation with Case 1

Day 2 - Saturday

9:00am - Noon-
    1) Review of Advanced Clarification Skills
    2) R-PAS Administration Small Group Practice & Skill Session
    3) Using R-PAS in Specific Types of Forensic Cases

1:15pm-4:45pm - Case 2 - In Depth, Multimethod Interpretation, Applying R-PAS to a Psycholegal Question


Learning Objectives:

1) Score typical R-PAS responses with confidence
2) Know when to clarify R-PAS responses.
3) Identify key research support for R-PAS
4) Explain what the Rorschach adds to self-report and interview assessment in forensic cases.
5) Explain R-PAS normative data presentation for adults and children.

Faculty- Drs. Erard, Viglione, and Dr. Erdberg are members of the R-PAS development team and co-authors of the R-PAS Manual.

Robert Erard, Ph.D. -
Dr. Erard is Clinical Director of Psychological Institutes of Michigan in Bloomfield, Michigan.  He is the co-editor with F. Barton Evans of the soon to be released The Rorschach in Multi method Forensic Assessment, published by Routlege.  He is a past president and Fellow of the Michigan Psychological Assessment and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divs. 31 & 42), from which he received the Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award. He is also a past president and Felllow of the Michigan Psychological Association, from which he received the Distinguished Psychologist Award in 2004.  Dr. Erard is an Editor for the Clinical Case Applications section of the Journal of Personality Assessment and Head of the Assessment Section for Psychological Injury and Law.  He has published over 50 scientific and professional articles and book chapters on Rorschach assessment, forensic psychological assessment, professional ethics, psychometrics, and other topics.

Donald Viglione
, Ph.D., ABAP - Dr. Viglione is a  Distinguished Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego and past director of both the Ph.D and Psy.D. programs in clinical psychology there.  He has more than 30 years of experience teaching the Rorschach and has more than 80 publications.  His assessment research focuses on the Rorschach and 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 and Diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology.

Philip Erdberg Ph.D, ABPP - Dr. Erdberg is a Diplomate in clinical psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology.  He is a past-president of the Society for the Personality Assessment, the 1995 recipient of the Society's Distinguished Contribution Award, and the 2001 recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California.  Dr. Erdberg is on the faculty of the San Francisca Center for the Psychoanalysis and is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine.
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