The Rorschach, Basic Foundations and Principles of Interpretation / Edition 3by John E. Exner, John E. Exner
Pub. Date: 04/28/1993
The Rorschach: A Comprehensive System Volume 1: Basic Foundations Third Edition The name of John Exner is familiar to every clinician who uses the Rorschach Test. His monumental undertaking of integrating the empirically defensible components of the five predominant Rorschach Systems (the Beck, Klopfer, Hertz, Piotrowski, and Schafer systems) into a unified… See more details below
The Rorschach: A Comprehensive System Volume 1: Basic Foundations Third Edition The name of John Exner is familiar to every clinician who uses the Rorschach Test. His monumental undertaking of integrating the empirically defensible components of the five predominant Rorschach Systems (the Beck, Klopfer, Hertz, Piotrowski, and Schafer systems) into a unified Comprehensive System has, in the words of one reviewer, "injected new life into the aging Rorschach." As a consequence, 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 test. Volume 1 of The Rorschach serves as a basic introduction to the Rorschach inkblot test and focuses on its administration, scoring and interpretation according to the Comprehensive System. This new Third Edition reflects an amplification of the many refinements to the System covered in its predecessor, published in 1986. Approximately twenty percent larger than its predecessor, 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. Volume 1 of The Rorschach is divided into five parts. Part 1 offers an historical overview of Rorschach. Part 2 shows how to administer and score the test. Part 3 comprises working tables necessary for accurate scoring and interpretation. Part 4 deals with the principles of interpretations, and reviews important literature on the significance of the test’s components. And Part 5 contains protocols which illustrate a variety of examples and shows how the test may be used for each. Integrating positive findings from more than 400 studies involving more than 12,000 subjects into a system which is easily taught, manifests high interclinician reliability, and stands well against the various tests of its validity, this book is an essential resource for clinical, counseling and industrial psychologists, as well as school psychologists and personality theorists.
Table of Contents
THE HISTORY AND NATURE OF THE RORSCHACH.
The Nature of the Rorschach.
ADMINISTRATION AND SCORING.
Decisions and Procedures.
Scoring: The Rorschach Language.
Location and Development Quality: Symbols and Criteria.
Determinants: Symbols and Criteria.
Blends, Organizational Activity, and Form Quality.
Content Categories and Populars.
The Structural Summary.
WORKING TABLES AND DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS.
Normative Data and Reference Samples.
Some General Guidelines.
The Tactics of Interpretation.
Key Variables 1SCZI, DEPI, CDI.
Key Variables 2The D Scores: Control and Stress Tolerance.
Key Variables 3Dominant Personality Styles.
Cluster Interpretation 1The Cognitive Triad.
Cluster Interpretation 2Affect, Self-Perception, Interpersonal Perception.
Integrating Findings to Address Issues.
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