Rorschach Assessment in Forensic Practice

Rorschach Assessment in Forensic Practice


2 Hours | 2 CEs


Program Description

This lecture on Rorschach Assessment in Forensic Practice is presented by Dr. Irving B. Weiner. It addresses the nature of the Rorschach Inkblot Method as a relatively unstructured performance-based personality assessment measure that can facilitate decision-making in forensic cases by providing information that might not otherwise become available and by being relatively resistant to impression management. The presentation identifies specific applications of Rorschach findings in criminal, personal injury, and child custody cases. The lecture additionally elaborates guidelines for effective presentation and defense of Rorschach testimony, including a review of the well-documented psychometric soundness of Rorschach assessment, the typical admissibility of Rorschach findings into evidence, and the Rorschach’s customary welcome presence in the courtroom.

The fee for this training program is $100 and participants should expect to commit approximately 2 hours to complete this training program. At the end of the training program, there is a quiz that must be passed with a 70% in order to advance in the course. Once the course is completed participants will complete a course evaluation and then will be able to print their certificate of completion.

Intended Audience

This course is relevant for psychologists–beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

– Describe the Rorschach technique
– Describe the general relevance of the Rorschach technique for forensic cases
– Describe specific applications of the Rorschach technique in criminal and civil cases
– Describe ways in which the Rorschach technique can be defended in court

About Dr. Irving Weiner

Irving B. Weiner, PhD is a psychologist and past president of Division 12 of the American Psychological Association. He is the author and editor of many books on psychology.

Weiner obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology in clinical psychology and forensic psychology. In 1983, he received the Bruno Klopfer Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution for “outstanding, long-term professional contribution to the field of personality assessment” from the Society for Personality Assessment. He is the author of many books and articles, and also an active editor of books and book series. He edited the Handbook of Psychology, published in 2003, which is listed in the “Selective Bibliography of Reference Sources in Psychology” for the Psychology Library at Princeton University.

Currently he is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and behavioral Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He is a licensed psychologist within the state of Florida and practices clinical and forensic psychology.

Continuing Education Credit

This Distance Learning Course is a Home Study Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the course quizz and evaluation for this Home Study Distance Learning Course. No partial credit is available. For this course, you will need to pass the course quizzes with 70% correct and complete a course evaluation form to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 2 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be able to print their CE certificate immediately after completing and passing the post-test and evaluation.
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