The Rorschach Inkblot Test: An Interpretive Guide for Clinicians
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
In this highly readable interpretive guide to the Rorschach Inkblot Test, James Choca describes the uses to which it is best suited. Used appropriately, the Rorschach uniquely reveals a person's level of energy, control of emotions, and thought processes — something that other tests are unable to do.
Choca reviews the current literature, emphasizing those markers that have the strongest scientific support, and illustrates how to integrate the science and clinical art of Rorschach interpretation when working with patients. Case examples deftly illuminate these principles.
After reading this book, graduate students and professionals will have acquired a solid foundation for administering and interpreting this constructive clinical tool.
- Interpretative Basics
- Global Scores
- The Psychogram
- Form Quality and Special Scores
- Composites, Complex Ratios, Indices, and Constellations
- Response-Level Interpretations
- Interpretative Process
- Rorschach Profiles
- Psychological Test Report
Appendix: Psychiatric Norms
About the Author
James P. Choca, PhD, is the chair of the Psychology Department and a full professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He joined Roosevelt in 1999 to head the doctoral program in clinical psychology.
Dr. Choca had been the head of the Psychology Service at the Lakeside Veterans' Administration Medical Center and an associate professor in the psychology program at the Northwestern University Medical School. His work with the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory culminated with the publication of an interpretative guide for this instrument, a popular APA book that is currently on its third edition.
More recently, Dr. Choca has been involved in the creation of computerized tests, such as the Halstead Category Test. A Cuban American, he has done diagnostic and research work with psychological instruments for Spanish-speaking individuals.