Rorschach Interpretation

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R

<17:defensive/resistant, low IQ, Neuropsychological Impairment, malingering, depressed, admin problems

>27: obsessive-compulsive, manic, over-ideational, expect high Dds

L >.9

avoiding or oversimplifying stimuli,response style that rejects complexity, narrow world view, often in trouble because they don't view or value social demands

L <.28

overinvolved with stimuli, can't keep economical distance, fears and inhibitions impede processing efficiency, high achievement orientation

EB style

M:WsumC- coping, problem solving, Decision-making,
M= Cog Resources
WsumC= Affective Resources

EA

M+WsumC
EA>10: 2 sides must have 2.5pt difference
EA<10: 2 sides must have 2 point difference
WsumC >M= Extratensive
M>WsumC= Introversive
None= ambitent

EBper

divide larger by smaller/ cutting score of 2.5 or > = pervasive

eb

F+m: SumShading
F+m+ Cognitive stressors
Sumshading= Affective stressors
information concerning stimulus demands/ kinds of psychological activities that promote frequency of demands

es

FM+m+Sumshading current stimulus demands

D-Score

current capacity for maintaining stress and adequate control of reaction EA-es

AdjD

Typical capacity for managing stress and maintaining adequate control over reactions
Low: stress overload, overwhelmed, impulsive, disorganization

Adjes

-Y and m
EA-Adjes- situational coping capacity

D-AdjD

Negative: stressors outweighing coping resources
Positive: Superior coping abilities
0= well adjusted

Consider L

High L= avoidant style- filters

Intellectualization Index

diffusing impact of stressors?

shading blends

painful affective experience

# of blends

psychological complexity

color-shading blends

emotional confusion

Sum C'

uncomfortable affective constraint- uneasiness, anxiety, discomfort

Sum T

1= willingness/reasonable interest in connecting with others and experiencing closeness
T>1: state of neediness
T<1: very cautious of developing closeness, interpersonally distant

Sum V

most troubling: self-review, good hard look at self and don't like what you see- you can't win- painful affect- focus on negative features of onself (self-berating due to guilt)/ higher among seriously depressed or suicida

Sum Y

emotional stress, situational, feeling anxious, worried, sad- immobilization- helpless passivity in response to affective experience

AFFECT

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DEPI/CDI

CDI:: managing stress in interpersonal/social world: relational stress
When both DEPI and CDI are elevated- CDI compounds DEPI?
Intell index high- coping problems- may be due to defenses- affect clamped down. Affective experience is being reduced by use of intellectualization

EB style and Lambda:

EB: how is affect projected into the world (intra: control over emotions/ extra- display emotions openly- influenced by emotion and much more responsive to them/ ambi: mixed- variable use and expression
Lambda: not attuned to nuisances of experience- not attuned to shades of gray. When high- not attuned to the nuisances of emotion

FC: CF + C

FC: Control- more modulated side- should be higher than other side for adults- if it is lower may be indicative of low emotional control
FC↓: CF + C↑: emotional controls are loose- doesn't maintain stringent control over emotional expression
FC↓: CF + C↓: impoverishment/underdevelopment of affective resources- not enough affective resources built up- if both are low WsumC should be low (affective resources)

Pure C

unrestrained ventilation of feelings- IMPULSIVITY IN AFFECTIVE DISPLAY
Keep EB style in mind- extratensive- not terribly surprising

SumC':WsumC

how much of affective energy being given to restraint
SumC': uncomfortable restraint, holding back
WsumC: affective internal psych resources

Afr

strong variable- EMOTIONAL RESPONSIVENESS- how much does individual respond to affective content in the environment
average: willing to process emotional experiences/content and respond to it
high: drawn into emotional stimulus- extratensive
low: avoidant of emotional stimulation- stay away from it- no attraction- intra

S

Anger, oppositionality, negativism (1, 2 or 3 okay- may reflect a degree of independence) higher than 3- clear characteristic (>4 considerable anger)- after constructional interpretation- eyeball the sequence of scores- first or second card- more reaction to the assessment and situational factors

CP

reports color in achromatic card- form of denial- denial of negative affect and substitution of positive affect

SELF PERCEPTION

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OBS

underlying insecurity/inadequacy- if positive

HVi

hyper vigilance- attributing cause of problems/ failures to external events- "it's not me"- constantly watching his or her back - need to protect self from external danger

Egocentricity Index: 3r+ (2)/R

Pairs and reflections reflect EGOCENTRICITY- developmental variable (higher in kids)
High: high degree of self focus- look at Fr + rF (narcisstic like- juvenile narcissism)/ may be a higher degree of self concern
Low: low self esteem- SELF-NEGLECT- not giving enough focus to the self

SumV

painful self review of negative features- lacking, falling short

FD

INTROSPECTION- intraversives more likely
High: routinely engages in introspection- can promote reevaluation of self (denotes potential)- too high (3, 4 or 5) abusive introspection- stick in a rut0 unproductive (not necessarily negative)
Low or 0: not good for adults- no introspection

An+Xy

BODILY CONCERN
Sense of vulnerability that comes from unusual bodily focus or preoccupation- sense of Personal vulnerability

MOR

negative self image involving sense of oneself as damaged, unfavorable and negative- don't make a big deal over 1/ 2 or more= negative self image

H: (H)+Hd+(Hd)

interpersonal self reference
H: Realistic object recognition- higher- self image rests on realistic foundation and real experiences instead of fantasy
(H) + Hd + (Hd): unrealistic view- cognitive distortions

FQ-

missed the mark somehow- look at verbiage- where is the distortion?

Movement

any kind of movement is a projection

INTERPERSONAL

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HVI

harm and danger from others- social ineptness

SumT

Low: interpersonal space- keep distance- physically and psychologically

p>a+1

if passive outweighs active- interpersonal passivity

Fd

dependency- passive dependent features

H contents

amount of interest in people- high interest with high HVI=paranoia and self-protection
Diminished H content: not oriented towards people

Pure H

realistic side- reality-based interest in people

GHR:PHR

human representational variables- good or poor?
GHR: effective and adaptive interpersonal histories- well liked
PHR: ineffective/maladaptive, interpersonal hx- conflict, failure, rejection

PER

explains response because of personal experience- defensively authoritarian in interpersonal relationships- suggestive of insecurity

Isol/R

Involvement and social interaction
High: socially isolated/not involved
Low: no meaning

COPvsAG

COP: view relationships as positive-willing to participate in them
AG: increased likelihood of hostile attitudes and/or aggressive verbal/nonverbal bx towards others- view that relationship have combative or conflict component- natural part
M Responses w/ pairs: look at how action is described- positive, cooperative, joyul- how does person conceptualize humans in motion.

INFORMATION PROCESSING

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Lambda

high: more slack- lackadaisical in information processing actions- minimalistic, blinders- don't want to look into nuances- simplified approach to life (not as much influence on ambitents and intraversives)

OBS

exerting great effort to being alter- thinking-over processing and thinking about environment

Zf

information processing effort- amount of effort put into information processing
Too high? Excessive amount of effort- does it pay off?
Lower than 10: less effort

W:D:Dd

W: big picture, global viewpoint as opposed to D  less holistic- minute/irrelevant details
Dd: high avoidance of complexity- don't want to work hard to reflect something bigger and tie into whole

W:M

aspirations to functional capabilities/capacities
2xs as many Ws as Ms varies by EB style
If W tends to outweigh M: more than expected for EB style striving much more than capable of
M outweighs W: underachiever

Zd

: degree of efficiency
-3: underincorporator- always a liability
+3: overincorporator of information- sometimes good, sometimes bad- how much info
does person try to take in & organize before proceed to processing

PSV

being stuck in set- rigidity- impaired cognitive operations-can't look at other viewpoints in processing

DQ+.and DQv

Degree of sophistication of processing
+: pretty sophisticated
V: little lapses- unsophisticated, inadequately processed immature lapses

Approach Summary

Is there a constant/reliable method? May start holistically and move to details

COGNITIVE MEDIATION

interpretation of information in the process of developing thoughts and ideas

L

high: not highly responsive to nuances- straightforward idea formation-degree of complexity that foes into forms ideas

OBS

very careful- putting a lot of thought into it- if high- whole cluster should be average or greater/if not- OBS style not working for them

P

: is the individual willing and/or able to think about things as normal people do/ conventionality
Average: willingness/ ability
Low: highly individualistic in ways of forming thoughts
High: may reflect a preoccupation with conventionality

X+%

perceptual thinking conventional/ accurate

Xu%:

idiosyncratic/individualistic- very high = departure

X-%:

distortions that reflect violations of reality

XA%

good conventionality

WDA%:

able to perceive/ develop ideas in conventional ways and can do this when areas are obvious.
*if X=% is not good- would hope that XA% would be better and WDA% would be even better*

S-

how often do misses occur in presence of anger- does negativism contribute to anger?

IDEATION

conceptualization of thoughts and ideas

EBper

may be influential- how committed to ideas?

a:p

more far apart= rigid/ close=flexibility

Ma:Mp

if Mp is high- passivity-reliance on fantasy- detrimental and passive

MOR

high- pessimistic thinking

Raw Sum6/Wsum

when any special score- concern- distortions- look and see what types

M-/Mnone

M-: peculiarties in thinking, ideas and concepts
Mnone: disturbance

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