The Rorschach: A Comprehensive System, Volume 2: Advanced Interpretation / Edition 3

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Overview

The fully revised and expanded edition of the premier guidebook to Interpreting the Rorschach

For the last three decades, Dr. John Exner's Comprehensive System has been the leading approach worldwide to administering and interpreting the Rorschach Inkblot Test. Comprised of three volumes, The Rorschach(r): A Comprehensive System is the authoritative reference for the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Rorschach. This Third Edition of Volume Two: Advanced Interpretation, with new and updated information and case studies, provides an essential companion to the basic foundations and principles outlined in Volume One: Basic Foundations and Principles of Interpretation.

New to this edition:
* All-new case studies describing accurate use of the Rorschach in the assessment of children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of clinical and forensic settings
* New research developments
* New additions to Exner's Comprehensive System
* Expanded reference data, including nonpatient data
* Expanded coverage of the cluster approach to organizing data for interpretation

The leading guide to the study and implementation of the Rorschach for more than three decades, this latest volume from John Exner and Philip Erdberg is must-reading for any serious scholar or user of the Rorschach.

Covers history, admin. & scoring, working tables & descriptive stats., interpretation, applications, etc.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
In the two decades since the publication of the first edition of this groundbreaking work, Exner's Comprehensive System has become the most widely used approach to the Rorschach Test. Volume 1 serves as a basic introduction to the test and focuses on its administration, scoring, and interpretation according to the Comprehensive System. Some 20% larger than its predecessor of 1986, the third edition encompasses new normative data for both adults and children, patients and non- patients. While the overall format has remained the same, this edition includes eight new chapters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471419839
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/12/2005
  • Series: Wiley Series on Personality Processes
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,388,076
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN E. EXNER Jr., PHD, is the Director of Rorschach Workshops in Asheville, North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at Long Island University. He is the Past President of the International Rorschach Society and curator of The Rorschach Archives and Museum in Bern, Switzerland. He is the author of numerous widely used articles and materials related to the Rorschach, including The Rorschach®: A Comprehensive System, Volume One: Basic Foundations and Principles of Interpretation (Wiley).

Philip Erdberg, PHD, ABPP, is an internationally renowned expert in the area of personality assessment. He is Past President of the Society for Personality Assessment and the 1995 recipient of the Society's Distinguished Contribution Award. He serves as a clinical and research consultant in a variety of therapeutic, educational, and correctional settings and is Chairman of the Rorschach Research Council.

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Table of Contents

Table of Tables.

Preface.

PART ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTION.

1. Recent Developments and Interpretive Strategies.

2. Rorschach Assessment: A Consultation Model.

PART TWO: USING THE RORSCHACH IN CLINICAL CONSULTATION AND TREATMENT PLANNING.

3. An Issue of Stress Management.

4. An Issue of Depression and Suicide Risk.

5. An Issue of Panic Attacks.

6. An Issue of Delusional Thinking.

7. An Issue of Dissociation.

8. An Issue of Anxiety and Sleep Problems.

9. Issues Regarding an Acute Psychotic Episode.

10. An Evaluation Related to Substance Abuse.

11. An Issue of Motivation for Substance Abuse Treatment.

12. An Issue of Impulse Control.

13. Problems with Interpersonal Relations.

PART THREE: USING THE RORSCHACH IN FORENSIC CONSULTATION.

14. An Issue of Danger to the Self or Others.

15. Issues of Sanity and Competency.

16. Pain Problems in Personal Injury Litigation.

PART FOUR: USING THE RORSCHACH WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS.

17. An Issue of Deteriorating Academic Performance.

18. A Problem with Aggressiveness.

19. Drug Overdose in an Adolescent.

PART FIVE: THE RORSCHACH AND ISSUES OF IMPRESSION MANAGEMENT.

20. Issues of Malingering.

21. Simulation of Good Adjustment.

PART SIX: SOME NEW NONPATIENT DATA.

22. Progress in Building a New Nonpatient Sample.

23. Frequency Data by Card and Location.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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