This book serves as an up-to-date Rorschach primer and elaborates on the various applications of Rorschach assessment for adolescents with respect to differential diagnosis, forensic consultation, and therapeutic assessment. It opens with three chapters that provide readers with a basic overview and introduction to the topics integrated throughout the text. The first reviews the development and foundations of the Rorschach Inkblot Method; the second discusses key issues in the assessment of adolescents, with particular attention to differentiating patterns of psychopathology from normal developmental variations; and the third presents general considerations in using performance-based assessment instruments in the assessment of personality functioning in adolescence. Later chapters explore the current status of the Rorschach Inkblot Method with respect to theoretical formulations, research findings, and practice guidelines. The final chapter draws on information in the preceding chapters to present a model for Rorschach assessment of adolescents. This model is designed to facilitate accurate and useful formulations of personality functioning that contribute substantially to advancing responsible adolescent development.
Part I. Basic Considerations.- Chapter 1. Historical Foundations of the Rorschach Inkblot Method.- Chapter 2. Developmental Considerations in Rorschach Assessment.- Chapter 3. Assessing Personality Functioning of Adolescents with Performance-Based Measures.- Part II The Rorschach Inkblot Method: Theory, Research, and Practice.- Chapter 4. The Rorschach Inkblot Method: Theory.- Chapter 5. The Rorschach Inkblot Method: Research.- Chapter 6. The Rorschach Inkblot Method: Practice.- PART III. Applications of Rorschach Assessment of Adolescents.- Chapter 7. Diagnostic Applications: Delineating Psychotic and Affective Disorders.- Chapter 8. Diagnostic Applications: Delineating Internalized Symptoms Patterns.- Chapter 9. Diagnostic Applications: Delineating Externalized Symptom Patterns.- Chapter 10. Forensic Applications.- Chapter 11. Therapeutic Applications.- Part IV. Conclusion.- Chapter 12. Toward Empirically-Based Psychodynamic Assessment: The Rorschach Psychoanalytic Science and Practice (RPSP) Model.