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1st Edition

The Handbook of Forensic Rorschach Assessment

ISBN 9781138873087
Published June 17, 2016 by Routledge
644 Pages

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Book Description

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



Table of Contents

Preface/Introduction. Part I: Scientific and Legal Foundations  Essential Issues in the Forensic Use of the Rorschach Gacono, Evans, Viglione  An Overview of Rorschach Psychometrics for Forensic Practice Viglione, Meyer  Admissibility of the Rorschach. Meloy, The Authority of the Rorschach: An Update McCann, Evans  Rorschach Assessment of Malingering and Defensive Response Sets Ganellen  Presenting and Defending Rorschach Testimony Weiner  Part 2: Forensic Applications  Trial Competency Gray, Acklin  The Rorschach Test and Forensic Psychological Evaluation: Psychosis and the Insanity Defense Acklin  Dangerous Risk Assessment Gray, Meloy, Jumes  Death Penalty & Mitigation Kaser-Boyd  Use of the Rorschach in Forensic Treatment Planning Gacono, Jumes, Gray  The Rorschach in Child Custody and Parent Planning Evaluations: A New Conceptualization Evans, Schutz  Rorschach Assessment of Psychological Trauma Kaser-Boyd, Evans  Rorschach Assessment in Tort and Employment Litigation Smith  The Rorschach in Fitness for Duty Evaluations Gormally Part 3: Forensic Reference Groups  The Rorschach and Antisocial Personality Disorder Gacono, Gacono, Evans  A Rorschach Understanding of Antisocial and Psychopathic Women Cunliffe, Gacono  A Rorschach Understanding of Psychopaths, Sexual Homicide Perpetrators, and Nonviolent Pedophiles Gacono, Meloy, Bridges  Inmates in Prison Psychiatric Treatment: A Multimethod Description Young, Erdberg, Justice  Some Considerations for the Rorschach Assessment of Forensic Psychiatric Outpatients Gacono, Gacono  Child Custody Litigants: Rorschach Data From a Large Sample Singer, Hoppe, Lee, Olesen, Walters  Part 4: Special Topics  Battered Women's Syndrome: Assessment-Based Expert Testimony Kaser-Boyd  The Rorschach and Immigration Evaluations Evans  The Use of the Rorschach in Professional Fitness to Practice Evaluations Stacey, Graham, Athey  The Use of the Rorschach in Police Psychology: Some Preliminary Thoughts Weiss, Weiss, Gacono The Rorschach Assessment of Aggression: The Rorschach Extended Aggression Scores Gacono, Gacono, Meloy, Baity  Multi-Method Assessment as a Forensic Standard Erdberg   Appendix A: Three Critiques of “What’s Wrong With the Rorschach?” Martin, Gacono, Evans, Meloy

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