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Rorschach Integrative System II

Code: LPSI315     Acronym: ROSC II

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Psychology

Instance: 2021/2022 - 2S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Psychology
Course/CS Responsible: First degree in Psychology

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
PSIC 5 Official Curricular Structure 3 - 3 27 81

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
António Abel Pires

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 2,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 2,00
António Abel Pires 2,00

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


Mastering the technique of interpretation and analysis of results obtained from the Rorschach test protocols - Comprehensive System.
Demonstrate the mastering the methodologies of administration and coding of responses as well the analysis of results.
Integrate the Rorschach results in a psychological assessment process, with other test results.

Learning outcomes and competences

Skills to administer, score and interpret protocols of the Rorschach Test..

Analyze and integrate results consistently to achieve understanding psychological functioning of the individual assessed.

Working method


Pre-requirements (prior knowledge) and co-requirements (common knowledge)

To attend this UC, it is recommended to have knowledge about the Rorschach Test administration, the coding of answers and the calculation of the structural summary.


The methodology for analyzing the results of the Rorschach Test (Comprehensive System) with the use of practical exercises:
- Clusters of variables;
- Sorting clusters and organizing steps.
- The method of progressive interpretation from the most important variables for each cluster;
- Conceptualization and integration of results with information from other sources;
- Training of protocols interpretation. with mid and high level difficulty.
Integration of the results of a Rorschach test psychological assessment conducted with different methodologies.
- Skills supervision on administration, coding and interpretation through the analysis of 5 protocols collected, coded and interpreted by each student.
The contents focus on the interpretation and analysis of the results of the Rorschach Test - Comprehensive System. It is based on the bibliographic production of John Exner, Jr. on this topic and the Rorschach normative study results in the Portuguese population.

Mandatory literature

Exner John E. Jr.; The Rorschach, A Comprehensive System, Vol. 1, Basic Foundations and Principles of Interpretation, 4th Edition, Wiley, 2002. ISBN: 978-0-471-38672-8
Meloy J. Reid 340; Contemporary rorschach interpretation. ISBN: 0-8058-1920-7
Pires António Abel; O^estudo normativo do teste de Rorschach na população portuguesa
Exner John E. Jr. & Erdberg Philip+; The Rorschach, A Comprehensive System, Volume 2, Advanced Interpretation, 3rd Edition, Wiley, 2005. ISBN: 978-0-471-41983-9
Sendín Bande María Concepción; Manual de interpretación del Rorschach para el sistema comprehensivo. ISBN: 978-84-88909-15-2

Complementary Bibliography

Exner John E. 340; Issues and methods in rorschach research. ISBN: 0-8058-1902-9
Exner John E.; The^present status and future of the Rorschach
Tibon-Czopp Shira & Weiner Irving B.; Rorschach Assessment of Adolescents, Springer, 2016. ISBN: 978-1493931507

Teaching methods and learning activities

- Explanation of results analysis methodology.
- Discussion of clinical cases for demonstration.
- Display cases for discussion with students by class.
- Supervision of the protocols collected and analyzed by students.
- Tutorial support.

The content explanation with demonstration and the discussion of the practical work of students foster the development of skills in the field of use of the Rorschach Test - Comprehensive System, in psychological assessment.


Social sciences > Psychological sciences > Psychology > Clinical psychology
Social sciences > Psychological sciences > Behavioural sciences

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Trabalho laboratorial 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 34,00
Frequência das aulas 27,00
Trabalho laboratorial 20,00
Total: 81,00

Eligibility for exams

Attendance of 75% courses.
Administration, scoring and interpretation of 5 Rorschach protocols. All students must obtain a minimum value of 8.5/20 for each protocol and the average of all protocols must be at least 10/20.

Calculation formula of final grade

Evaluation distributed throughout the semester through the 5 protocols collected and analyzed by students: 100%.
The student must obtain a minimum value of 8.5 (rating 0-20). The average results of all protocols should be at least, 10 values.

Examinations or Special Assignments

Collection, codification and interpretation of 5 Rorschach protocols.

Classification improvement

The improvement of the distributed classification is possible, only once, by taking an exam until the appeal period of the academic year following the one in which approval was obtained, which consists of a case study through the interpretation of a Rorschach protocol with the integration of a life story, provided by the teacher.
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