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Virtual CE: R-PAS: The Rorschach Performance Assessment System
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/23/2020
When: Friday, October 23, 2020
Where: Zoom Webinar
United States
Presenter: William L. Buchanan, Ph.D., ABPP
Contact: Hannah Steinberg, Marketing Specialist and Administrator

Online registration is available until: 10/23/2020
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R-PAS: The Rorschach Performance Assessment System

Live Zoom Webinar

CE: 3 Hours

Workshop Description: 

The Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) was developed to replace the Exner’s Comprehensive System (CS). When John Exner died in 2006, his will did not address what was to become of the CS. His family, not being psychologists or academicians, decided to honor John by keeping the CS as it was when he died; thus, innovations based on new research could not be added to the CS. As a result, the R-PAS was born, with simplified administration (maximum of 4 responses per card), vastly improved and more accurate norms collected internationally, retention of those variables with the strongest empirical support (and elimination of variables with insufficient support), development of new and revised indices, improved consistency and reliability across examiners, simplified scoring, and offers secure, encrypted scoring on the internet. Because of systematic reviews of the validity of the Rorschach and numerous meta-analyses of 65 Rorschach variables, in 2015 the critics of the Rorschach (i.e., Wood, Garb, Lilienfeld) rescinded their call for a moratorium on the use of the Rorschach in clinical and forensic settings. This workshop looks back at the life of Herman Rorschach based on a recent biography, and looks forward at the R-PAS. A side-by-side comparison will be made comparing the CS and the R-PAS. Psychologists trained in Exner’s CS will learn the basics of the R-PAS, and with sufficient self-study after the workshop, may be ready to start using the R-PAS. (Intermediate)


Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the history of the Rorschach, the strength and weaknesses of the Comprehensive System, and critique and discuss recent research on the Rorschach.
  2. Compare and contrast the Comprehensive System and the R-PAS, explaining the new and revised variables in the R-PAS.
  3. Demonstrate the internet-based scoring for the R-PAS.
  4. Explain and discuss the interpretation of the R-PAS.


      About the Presenter:

      William L. Buchanan, Ph.D., ABPP has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University, and did his internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the Medical College of Oklahoma. He is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Buchanan is also an Approved Supervisor and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Dr. Buchanan serves on the Editorial Board of The American Journal of Family Therapy, co-authored The Dictionary of Family Psychology and Family Therapy, has written chapters in professional textbooks, published research in professional journals, and has made numerous workshops and presentations at national and state conferences on family therapy, ADHD, psychotherapy, health care reform, ethics, mental health law, legislative issues, attachment disorders and neuropsychology. Dr. Buchanan practiced psychology in Gainesville, GA for 14 years.

      For three years he served as the Assistant Director of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, and for 11 years was a partner in Affiliated Psychological and Medical Consultants. In 2001, Dr. Buchanan founded North Point Psychology, LLC in Alpharetta, GA. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Buchanan is a consultant and supervisor to Eagle Ranch for Children, in Chestnut Mountain, GA. For seven years he served as the Chair of the Legal and Legislative Committee of the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA), and served for three years as the GPA representative to the Psychology Licensing Board. In graduate school, he took three graduate level courses on the Rorschach, and in January, 2019 he did a four-day training in San Francisco on the R-PAS with Dr. Philip Erdberg, one of the developers of the R-PAS.


      Registration Costs (per workshop): 

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before October 9, 2020 to receive this rate.)

      • $70: GPA Members
      • $105: Non-members
      • $20: *GPA Student Members

      Registration (After October 9, 2020)

      • $80: GPA Members
      • $115: Non-members
      • $30: *GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      *If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Hannah Steinberg via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to October 16, 2020. No refunds will be given after October 16, 2020.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.