Rorschach Test- Lit
- Well I was recent at the Society for Personality Assessment conference in San Francisco late last month and the audiance was exclusively psychologists in which persons came as far away as Italy, Israel, and Sweden. Keep in mind this is in addition to the International Rorschach conference held yearly in Europe. I have been amiss in presenting some research on the the attack and the defense of the Rorschach. There has only been one instance that has been documented that the Rorschach was considered inadmissable in court. It serves as one of the best forensice assessment tools ever developed and it is almost always used in conjunction with the MMPI-IIgreat place to start, but don't stop there, esp. if you are concerned about the idea of a moratorium on the Rorschch in the courtroom. Take a look at the various forensic Rorschach series: McCann, J.T. (1998). Defending the Rorschach in court: An analysis of admissiblity using legal and professional standards. Journal of Personality Assessment, 70, 125-144. Was answered by: Grove, W.M. & Barden, R.C. (1999). Protecting the integrity of the legal system: The admissibility of testimony from mental health experts under Daubert/Kumho analyses. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 5, 224-242. Which was answered by: Ritzler, B., Erard, R. & Pettigrew, G. (2002). Protecting the integrity of Rorschach expert witnesses: A reply to Grove and Barden (1999) Re: The admissibility of testimony under Daubert/Kumho Analyses. PPP&L, 8(2), 201-215. Which was answered by: Grove, WM, Barden, RC, Garb, HN,! & Lilienfeld, SO. (2002). Failure of Rorschach-Comprehensive -System-Based Testimony to be Admissible Under the Daubert-Joiner-Kumho Standard. PPP&L, 8(2), 216-234. Which was--whew!--answered by: Ritzler, B., Erard, R. & Pettigrew (2002). A final reply to Grove and Barden: The relevance of the Rorschach Comprehnsive System for expert testiony. PPP&L, 8(2), 235-246. Then look at: Hamel, Gallagher, & Soares. (2001). The Rorschach: Here we go again. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 1(3), 79-88, answered by: Wood, J. M., Nezworski, M.T., Stejskal, W.J, & McKinzey, R.K. Problems of the Comprehensive System for the Rorschach in forensic settings: Recent developments. JFPP, 1(3), 89-103. Finally, see Gacono, C.B. (2002). Introduction to a special series: Forensic psychodiagnostic testing. JFPP, 2(3), 1-10 and Gacono, CB, Evans, FB, & Viglione, DJ (2002). The Rorschach in forensic practice. JFPP, 2(3), 33-53. !
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