Contemporary Rorschach Interpretation

contemporary-203x300Authors: J. Reid Meloy, Marvin W. Acklin, Carl B. Gacono, James F. Murray, Charles A. Peterson;

Appreciation of the beauty and complexity of the human mind when perceiving an ambiguous stimulus led Dr. Hermann Rorschach to develop his scientific method eighty years ago. Full of gratitude for his brief life and work, the editors hope this volume will stand as an idiographic testament to his brilliance for the Rorschach students of the future. The contributors are clearly the most notable Rorschach clinicians in practice, and their work integrates the Comprehensive System and psychoanalytic methods.

This book is organized into four sections. Within each of the first three sections — devoted to psychotic, borderline, and neurotic disorders respectively — the editors and invited authors have contributed Rorschach case studies which vertically cut a character pathology, personality disorder, or clinical diagnosis through a particular level of personality organization. The last section charts the enormously varied course that Rorschach work can navigate — from the understanding of a Nobel laureate, the pain of trauma and transexuality, and the Nazi perversion of youth, to the consensus Rorschach in couple’s therapy and cutting edge work in neuropsychology.


J. Reid Meloy, Marvin W. Acklin, Carl B. Gacono, James F. Murray, Charles A. Peterson. (1997). Contemporary Rorschach Interpretation. Routledge.

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ISBN-10: 0805819207

ISBN-13: 978-0805819205