The Rorschach Inkblot Test: An Interpretive Guide for Clinicians

Pages: 281
Item #: 4317293
ISBN: 978-1-4338-1200-2
List Price: $59.95
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Copyright: 2013
Format: Hardcover
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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.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. Administration
  3. Interpretative Basics
  4. Global Scores
  5. The Psychogram
  6. Content
  7. Form Quality and Special Scores
  8. Composites, Complex Ratios, Indices, and Constellations
  9. Response-Level Interpretations
  10. Interpretative Process
  11. Rorschach Profiles
  12. Psychological Test Report

Appendix: Psychiatric Norms



About the Author

Author Bio

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.

Reviews & Awards
I wish that I had had this volume available for those 15 years when I was charged with teaching the Rorschach to graduate students. Choca states that his goal is to teach interpretation of the test and he succeeds exceptionally well in this pursuit.