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9780805831085

Principles of Rorschach Interpretation

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    9780805831085

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    0805831088

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publisher: LEA, Inc.
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Summary

This second edition of Irving Weiner's classic comprehensive, clinician-friendly guide to utilizing the Rorschach for personality description has been revised to reflect recent modifications in the Rorschach Comprehensive System.

Author Biography

Irving B. Weiner is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of South Florida.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 BASIC CONSIDERATIONS IN RORSCHACH TESTING 3(52)
1 The Nature of the Rorschach
3(26)
Objective and Subjective Features of the Rorschach
4(6)
Rorschach Measurement of Perception and Association
10(8)
Rorschach Assessment of Personality Structure and Personality Dynamics
18(2)
The Rorschach as Test or Method
20(3)
Psychometric Foundations of the Rorschach
23(6)
2 Approaches to Rorschach Interpretation
29(26)
Justifying Interpretations: The Ouija Board, Authoritative, Empirical, and Conceptual Approaches
29(5)
Formulating Interpretations: Structural, Thematic, Behavioral, and Sequence Analysis Strategies
34(7)
Age, Gender, and Cross-Cultural Considerations in Interpretation
41(14)
II ELEMENTS OF RORSCHACH INTERPRETATION 55(186)
3 The Comprehensive System Search Strategy
55(24)
Grouping Variables Into Clusters
57(10)
Employing a Sequential Search Strategy
67(12)
4 Projection and Card Pull in Rorschach Responses
79(26)
Monitoring the Impact of Projection
82(4)
Identifying the Influence of Card Pull
86(10)
Common Meanings of the 10 Inkblots
96(9)
5 Interpreting Structural Variables
105(69)
Attending to Experience
107(11)
Using Ideation
118(6)
Modulating Affect
124(13)
Managing Stress
137(13)
Viewing Oneself
150(11)
Relating to Others
161(13)
6 Interpreting Content Themes
174(30)
Identifying Responses Rich in Thematic Imagery
175(2)
Generating Associations and Formulating Interpretive Hypotheses
177(10)
Determining the Plausibility of Thematic Interpretations
187(7)
Assigning Meaning to Specific Content Themes
194(10)
7 Interpreting Test Behaviors
204(25)
Card Turning and Handling
205(9)
Comments and Personals
214(7)
Expressive and Interpersonal Style
221(8)
8 Conducting a Sequence Analysis
229(12)
Implementing a Sequence Analysis
230(1)
A Model for Sequential Interpretation
231(4)
Monitoring Response Quality
235(6)
III IDENTIFYING ADAPTIVE STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES: CASE ILLUSTRATIONS 241(170)
9 Introduction to Case Illustrations
241(6)
10 Attending to Experience
247(30)
Case 1: Guardedness in a Woman Being Evaluated for Administrative Purposes
248(12)
Case 2: Multiple Adjustment Problems in a Substance Abusing Man With Difficulty Limiting His Focus of Attention
260(17)
11 Using Ideation
277(32)
Case 3: Emotional Breakdown in a Chronic Paranold Schizophrenic Man
278(16)
Case 4: Obsessive-Compulsive Features in an Adolescent Girl With Anorexia Nervosa
294(15)
12 Modulating Affect
309(35)
Case 5: Unsuspected Depression in a Woman Leading Two Lives
310(17)
Case 6: Suicidal and Homicidal Tendencies in a Severely Depressed Woman With Probable Bipolar Disorder
327(17)
13 Managing Stress
344(34)
Case 7: A Teenage Gang Member Charged With Being an Accessory to Murder
346(14)
Case 8: Concentration Difficulty in an Academically Dysfunctional Dental Student
360(18)
14 Viewing Oneself and Relating to Others
378(33)
Case 9: Violence Potential in a Man Who Had to Have His Own Way
379(16)
Case 10: Intemperate Outbursts Jeopardizing the Career of a Successful But Self-Centered Businesswoman
395(16)
References 411(6)
Author Index 417(4)
Subject Index 421

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