1st Edition

A Cross-Cultural Psychological Assessment Manual The Raphael Methodology

    210 Pages 83 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    210 Pages 83 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This user-friendly manual provides a cross-cultural psychological assessment battery, including projective methods. Authors outline a new, empirically validated, reliable system, which seeks to update the scoreable and interpretable factors and entwine commonly respected “tried and true” graphomotor tests, thereby maximizing their efficacy in the assessment of significant psychological traits in children and adults.

    Because of its use as a gender fair, culture free, language free testing method, it will be a valuable asset in all areas of current psychological assessment. The CCPAB test takes approximately 20 to 40 minutes to administer, and does not require any administration materials that most practitioners would not have readily available. The CCPAB can be used by evaluators on its own or in conjunction with other psychological and neuropsychological test data, as well as by mental health treatment providers seeking a quick and accurate way to assess the psychological functioning of individuals aged six years and older. Multiple appendices contain information on scoring criteria, scoring keys, and a wealth of sample questions which will also be a useful resource for evaluators.

    This manual is appropriate for users ranging from graduate-level students in training and supervision to even the most skilled assessment psychologists for quick and valid assessment of a wide range of clients.




    1. Introduction

    2. Administration

    3. House-Tree-Person Test

    4. Draw-A-Person Test

    5. Kinetic Family Drawing Test

    6. Free Drawing Test

    7. Advanced Scoring System for the Bender Gestalt Test – Revised (ABGT-R)

    8. Case Examples

    9. Research on the Cross-Cultural Psychological Assessment Battery: The Raphael Methodology (CCPAB)

    Appendix A: Scoring Key for HTP, KFD, and Free Drawings

    Appendix B: House Drawing Inquiry Phase Sample Questions

    Appendix C: Tree Drawing Inquiry Phase Sample Questions

    Appendix D: Person Drawing Inquiry Phase Sample Questions

    Appendix E: Kinetic Family Drawing Inquiry Phase Sample Questions

    Appendix F: Quantitative Interpretation of The RGBGT

    Appendix G: Bender Gestalt Test – Advance Interpretation Scoring Key




    Alan J. Raphael, Ph.D., ABAP is Board Certified in Assessment Psychology. He is the CEO of International Assessment Systems, Inc. He is a former Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. He is the co-developer of the Advanced Psychological and Neuropsychological Scoring System for the Bender Gestalt Test. Dr. Raphael is the President of the American Board of Assessment Psychology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Assessment Psychology. He is the former co-editor of the Archives of Assessment Psychology journal. He has published three books and over 30 professional articles.

    Dr. R. Lauren Miller, Psy.D., J.D. is the Associate Clinical Director and a Consultant for International Assessment Systems, Inc., where she provides neuropsychological and psychological testing to personal injury litigants for issues related to brain injury, psychological trauma, and/ or vocational rehabilitation. Dr. Miller served as an adjunct faculty member and clinical supervisor for seven years, teaching and training doctoral-level assessment and psychopathology. 

    Theresa Ascheman Jones, Psy.D. is a Forensic Psychologist and conducts evaluations for the Court regarding competency to stand trial and violence risk. She is the primary neuropsychological evaluator and consultant at a forensic hospital. She regularly serves as an expert witness to the Court. 

    Charles J. Golden, Ph.D., ABAP, ABCN, ABPN is internationally known for his clinical research in neuropsychological assessment. He has given over 1000 presentations, posters, and workshops, and published over 500 articles, book chapters, and books. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and holds a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, and Psychological Assessment. He received the DistinguishedNeuropsychologist Award from the National Association of Neuropsychologists in 2003.

    "The Raphael Cross Cultural Battery (RCCB) addresses a much-needed area in the practice of personality assessment by equipping clinicians with an integrated system of projective measures that is empirically supported and culture sensitive. An ingenious system that bring new life to the applicability of projective testing across multiple clinical settings."

    Anthony Castro, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine