In The Handbook of Forensic Rorschach Assessment, editors Carl B. Gacono and Barton Evans underscore the unique contribution the Rorschach makes to forensic practice. The chapters, all of which include the expertise of a licensed practicing forensic psychologist, offer a systematic approach to personality assessment when presenting use of the Rorschach in specific forensic contexts.
The book opens with essential information related to the scientific and legal basis of the Rorschach. This section covers fundamental elements for preparing informed court testimony, including admissibility of the Rorschach, the authority of the Rorschach, Rorschach assessment of malingering and defensive response, and presenting and defending Rorschach testimony. Part II addresses models for using the Rorschach in typical forensic evaluations in both criminal and civil cases. The section to follow presents updated references samples for various forensic populations. Gacono and Evans conclude with useful models for the Rorschach use in specialized areas of forensic practice, such as battered women, immigration court assessment, assessing impaired professionals, and working within the field of police psychology.
The Handbook of Forensic Rorschach Assessment is a comprehensive resource designed to guide psychologists in their forensic practice.
Covert art by Carl B. Gacono
Contents: Preface/Introduction. Part I: Scientific and Legal Foundations. Gacono, Evans, Viglione, Essential Issues in Rorschach Testimony. Viglione, Meyer, An Overview of Rorschach Psychometrics for Forensic Practice. McCann, Evans, Admissibility of the Rorschach. Meloy, The Authority of the Rorschach: An Update. Ganellen, Rorschach Assessment of Malingering and Defensive Response Sets. Weiner, Presenting and Defending Rorschach Testimony. Part II: Forensic Applications Criminal: Gray, Acklin, Trial Competency. Acklin, The Rorschach Test and Forensic Psychological Evaluation: Psychosis and the Insanity Defense. Gray, Meloy, Jumes, Dangerous Risk Assessment. Kaser-Boyd, Death Penalty & Mitigation. Gacono, Jumes, Gray, Use of the Rorschach in Forensic Treatment Planning. Civil: Schutz, Evans, Use of the Rorschach in Custody Evaluations. Kaser-Boyd, Armstrong, Evans, Personal Injury and Psychological Trauma. Smith, Rorschach Assessment in Tort and Employment Litigation. Gormally, The Rorschach in Fitness for Duty Evaluations. Part III: Forensic Reference Groups. Gacono, Gacono, Evans, Conduct Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Psychopathy, and the Rorschach. Cunliffe, Gacono, A Rorschach Understanding of Antisocial and Psychopathic Women. Gacono, Meloy, Bridges, A Rorschach Understanding of Sexual Homicide Perpetrators, Psychopaths, and Nonviolent Pedophiles. Young, Erdberg, Justice, Inmates in Prison Psychiatric Treatment: A Multimethod Description. Gacono, Gacono, Some Considerations in Assessing Forensic Psychiatric Outpatients. Singer, Hoppe, Lee, Olesen, Walters, Child Custody Litigants: Rorschach Data From a Large Sample. Part IV: Special Topics. Kaser-Boyd, Battered Women’s Syndrome. Evans, The Rorschach and Immigration Evaluations. Stacey, Graham, Athey, Evaluating Impaired Professionals. Weiss, Weiss, Gacono, The Rorschach and Police Psychology. Erdberg, Multi-Method Assessment as a Forensic Standard. Gacono, Gacono, Meloy, Baity, Appendix A: The Rorschach Assessment of Aggression: The Rorschach Extended Aggression Scores. Martin, Gacono, Evans, Meloy, Appendix B. Three Critiques of “What’s Wrong With the Rorschach?” Appendix C.
This series of books is intended to provide information about personality processes and their implications for the science and practice of clinical psychology. To this end, the books in the series integrate conceptual formulations, research findings, and practical recommendations concerning a broad range of topics, including theoretical perspectives on the nature of personality; biological and psychosocial influences on personality development; continuity and change in dimensions of personality across the lifespan; personality characteristics likely to foster adjustment difficulties; classification of abnormal personality patterns associated with psychopathological conditions; assessment procedures for evaluating individual differences in personality and identifying types of psychopathology; and methods of ameliorating adjustment problems, treating psychological disturbances, and promoting positive mental health.