Rorschach Training Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 4, July-August 2010

THE RORSCHACH COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM USE IN THE FORENSIC SETTING

Anthony D. Sciara, PhD, ABPP

In 1966 Weiner, Exner and Sciara published an article “Is the Rorschach Welcome in the Courtroom?” The article reported on a survey of almost 8000 federal and state court cases in which psychologists presented Rorschach testimony. That survey revealed in only six cases was the appropriateness of the Rorschach challenged and in only one case was the testimony not admitted. The conclusion of the study was clearly that the Rorschach is welcome in the courtroom. That study is now 14 years old and a similar study should be initiated to explore if there are different rates of acceptance now.

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