PSMB034 New interpretative techniques in projective diagnostics

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Anton Polák (lecturer), PhDr. Zuzana Slováčková, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Anton Polák
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Fri 10. 5. 12:00–19:40 K12, Sat 11. 5. 9:00–18:40 K12
Knowledge of projective methods - course: Psychodiagnostic of adults.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 35 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/35, only registered: 0/35
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The goal of this block of lectures is to introduce students to the basic principles of theory and practice of Rorschach method from the perspective of the comprehensive system of John E. Exner. Students will be introduced into the history of this system, its empirical statistical background, perceptional and cognitive aspects of the test, and its practical application from the point of view of standard procedures of administration, assessment and interpretation. In connection with this goal the block includes as a requisite some educating in psychopathology, dynamic models of personality assesment and corresponding developmental context, as well.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course student will be capable of understanding the Rorschach test in the context of its theoretical foundations, historical development from the beginning to the present.
Students will be introduced to the principles of test administration, scoring, quantitative and qualitative processing of acquired materiál, structural summary compiling and its use for clinical report and differential diagnostic considerations.
Acquired knowledge will be practised in working with protocols of concrete clinical cases.
  • The development and the present state of Rorschach diagnostics, comparison of „the european“ tradition and the comprehensive system of John E. Exner.
  • The theory of Rorschach method – the Rorschach as a perceptional cognitive m ethod, the Rorschach as a projective method.
  • The principles of Rorschach interpretation, employed psychodiagnistic schemas.
  • The Rorschach method administration, initial interview, instructions, association phase, inquiry. Technical and psychological aspects of administration.
  • General principles of scoring the perceptional and cognitive style, determinants, reponse contents, practicing of scoring using concrete clinical materials.
  • Data quantification, scores and indices interpretation.
  • Assessment of personality, psychological functions and their disorders. Cognitive functions, reality testing, emotionality, defense mechanisms, aggression.
  • Final interpretation and report formulating using the obtained clinical material.
    required literature
  • Polák A.: Prejavy obrán a úrovne objektových vzťahov v ROR (Ročenka ČSRaP č. 2, IPVZ Praha 2006)
  • Polák Anton, Obuch Igor (2011): Komprehensivní systém J. E. Exnera, Jr. Standardizovaný přístup k vyhodnocovaní Rorschachovy metody (Hogrefe-Testcentrum, Praha)
  • Exner J. E., Jr.: A Rorschach Workbook for the Comprehensive System, 5th Ed. (Hogrefe Testcentrum 2009)
    recommended literature
  • Polák A.: Exnerov CS (nepublikovaný interný materiál)
  • Telerovský R., Ženatý J.: Stručné uvedení do Exnerova systému administrace a skórování; srovnání s českou učebnicí Rorschachovy metody (Ročenka ČSRaP č. 1, MSD 2006)
  • Říčan, Morávek, Šebek, Ženatý: Úvod do ROR metody.
  • Lerner P. M.: Psychoanalytic Theory and Rorschach (Analytic Press 1991)
  • Exner J. E., Jr.: The Rorschach, A Comprehensive System Vol. 2, 4th Edition (Wiley&Sons 2003)
  • Exner J. E., Jr.: Rorschach a studium jednotlivce (Ročenka ČSRaP č. 1, MSD 2006)
  • Exner J. E., Jr.: The Rorschach, A Comprehensive System Vol. 1, 4th Edition (Wiley&Sons 2003)
  • Weiner I. B.: Principles of Rorschach Interpretation (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publisher 1998)
  • Krejčířová D.: Použití Rorschachovy metody u dětí (Ročenka ČSRaP č. 3, IPVZ Praha 2008)
  • KLOPFER, Bruno and Helen H. DAVIDSON. The Rorschach technique :an introductory manual. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962. ISBN 0-15-577873-0. info
  • BOHM, Ewald. Psychodiagnostisches Vademecum : Hilfstabellen für den Rorschach-Praktiker. Bern: Hans Huber, 1960. info
  • BOHM, Ewald. Lehrbuch der Rorschach-Psychodiagnostik : für Psychologen, Ärzte und Pädagogen. Bern: Hans Huber, 1951. 499 s. + 1. info
Teaching methods
Teoretical lectures, group discussion and practicing using the concrete clinical case materials. Recommended literature reading.
Assessment methods
Completing the course (the credit) is determined by full attendance and active participation on working with training clinical materials.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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