Using the Rorschach with Children

Authored by: Philip Erdberg

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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Among omnibus personality instruments, the Rorschach is the one measure that covers the life span most extensively. By the time children have reached early school age, clinicians can feel comfortable using standard Rorschach variables to help create personality descriptions and plan interventions. From that point on, as Leichtman (1996) put it, “Examiners can now give the test in its most complex forms and expect that children will respond in ways comparable to those of older subjects” (p. 62).

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