The Rorschach Performance Assessment System® (R-PAS®) is an approach to using the Rorschach inkblot test in applied practice. R-PAS grounds the Rorschach in its evidence base, improves its normative foundation, integrates international findings, reduces examiner variability, and increases utility. All while maintaining clinical richness and keeping the needs of the new learner in mind. It is was developed by Gregory Meyer, Donald Viglione, Joni Mihura, Robert Erard, and Philip Erdberg, along with Fabiano Miguel.
Our goal is to have a clinically rich, evidence-based, logically transparent, user-friendly, internationally-focused system of behavioral assessment with inkblot stimuli that is available for applied practice and generates sound inferences. Towards this end, R-PAS provides everything one needs to conduct an individualized Rorschach assessment, including:
evidence-based variable selection
detailed guidelines for test administration
concise procedures to optimize the number of responses
basic rules and advanced guidelines for coding responses
detailed guidelines for clarifying coding uncertainties
new internationally-based normative reference values
form quality tables that emphasize both accuracy and conventionality
data presentation using easy-to-read graphs of percentile-based standard scores
case-based interpretive guides that can be downloaded and edited
the ability to adjust for protocol complexity to see what stands out as distinctive
scoring using any web-enabled platform
translations underway into many languages
On this web page you can find links to the introductory chapter and Table of Contents from our complete 534-page Manual. Published in August 2011, the manual includes information on administration, coding, interpretation, and technical psychometric issues. You will also find a link to an early presentation from the 2011 APA Convention that provides a brief overview of R-PAS. For those who want more information, manuals can be ordered here, free accounts can be obtained here, and R-PAS related research and scholarship can be obtained here. If you are interested in making the transition from other systems to R-PAS, we offer two free 3-hour webinars for account holders. Please explore. We hope you like what you learn.