R-PAS Workshop Day 2 (9/14)

The Colorado Assessment Society (CAS) is excited to invite you to two workshops on the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) on September 13th and 14th. You may register for one or both workshops. If you plan on attending both days, make sure you register and pay for both workshops. 

Day 2: Interpreting Complex Cases with the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS)

Presented by Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D.  

September 14, 2019

9:00AM – 5:00PM

University of Denver

Lindsay Auditorium, Sturm Hall 128


If you plan on attending both days, make sure you register and pay for both workshops. 

The Presenter

Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo, where he has been since 2003. Before this, he was at the University of Alaska Anchorage and the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was the director of the inpatient and outpatient Psychological Assessment Service. He was the Editor of the Journal of Personality Assessment from 2002 to 2013. His research focuses on psychological assessment, with an emphasis on the integration of personality assessment methods. Much of his work has addressed performance-based measures of psychological processes, most notably with the Rorschach. With more than 90 peer-reviewed publications, he has made many contributions to the published literature in this area, as well as in psychometrics and assessment more generally. He regularly provides invited lectures and trainings internationally. On four occasions, the Society for Personality Assessment recognized him with Distinguished Contribution Awards for articles in the published literature. He also received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Assessment Psychology by the Assessment Section of Clinical Psychology (American Psychological Association, Section IX, Division 12). He is a Fellow of Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics) of the American Psychological Association and of the Society for Personality Assessment. In addition to co-authoring the manual for the Rorschach Performance Assessment System, he co-edited a casebook entitled Using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS).

Training and Topic Overview

This workshop applies the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) to two complex cases in which clinicians would consider using Complexity Adjusted scores. At the outset, attendees will learn principles and procedures for Complexity Adjusted interpretation before applying them to the cases. Attendees will receive case material in advance to review for the workshop. Although time will not be devoted to coding, as coding questions arise they will be discussed. The primary focus for both cases is to consider how the R-PAS data contribute to understanding each client and answering their referral questions. This is an advanced workshop and attendees already should be familiar with R-PAS, including from completing the workshop offered on September 13, 2019.

Skill Level of Participants

Advanced; attendees should be familiar with R-PAS and its basic interpretive principles and procedures.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Describe the conditions when Complexity Adjustment might aid interpretation.
  2. Summarize the benefits and limitations of Complexity Adjusted scores.
  3. Explain which variables Complexity Adjustment most affects.
  4. Explain which variables Complexity Adjustment least affects.
  5. Apply Complexity Adjusted interpretive procedures and guidelines to two complex cases.

Continuing Education

This workshop qualifies for 6.5 hours of CE credits for psychologists pending SPA approval. This program is co-sponsored by SPA. SPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. CE credits will be available for an additional $15 (see registration and payment form below).

Tentative Workshop Schedule

(15 minute breaks at 10:30am and 3:00pm)

9:00-10:00 am           Principles and Procedures for Complexity Adjusted Interpretation

10:00am- 12:00pm   Case 1, Part 1

12:00- 1:00 pm          Lunch (Provided by CAS)

1:00- 2:00 pm            Case 1, Part 2

2:00- 5:00 pm           Case 2



Due to the popularity of this workshop, the location of the workshop has been changed to the following:

University of Denver

Sturm Hall 128, Lindsay Auditorium

2000 E. Asbury Ave,

Denver, CO 80208

***Location of Sturm Hall is at the red graduation cap***

Parking: Paid parking is available in either lot 317 (by the tennis courts on Asbury Ave near High St) or lot 321 (near Evans and Gaylord St). There is construction at DU so please allow plenty of time to navigate the parking. Here is a photo showing the locations of lots 317 & 321. 

Special Accommodations

GSPP is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act. Please feel free to notify the committee if any additional accommodations are needed or if you have any dietary restrictions.