Rorschach Case Formulation in Adolescents: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on the Comprehensive System

Authored by: Shira Tibon , Lily Rothschild

The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents: A Practitioner’s Handbook

Print publication date:  August  2006
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9780805857917
eBook ISBN: 9781315827308
Adobe ISBN: 9781317843474


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For anyone with a psychoanalytically oriented approach, understanding the meaning of a Rorschach protocol constitutes a real challenge: How can we counterbalance the empirical approach of the Comprehensive System (CS; Exner, 2003), with its predominantly empirical focus, by assigning more importance to theoretical psychoanalytic thinking? Many authors, including Exner (1992) and Weiner (2000), have written about the need to employ personality constructs as a conceptual bridge between empirically based CS data, once they have been generated, and clinical inferences.

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