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Monitoring psychotherapy with performance-based measures of personality functioning.
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PMID:  15548468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this commentary, I review a meta-analysis and three original research reports concerning the Rorschach (Exner, 2003; Rorschach, 1921/1942) and the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT; Murray, 1943) assessment in psychological treatment planning and outcome evaluation. The information in these four articles bears witness to the potential utility of performance-based personality assessment measures for this purpose. The strengths and limitations of the articles suggest several guidelines for future research designed to examine this Rorschach and TAT application including an emphasis on effectiveness studies, longitudinal data, integrated independent variables, observable dependent variables, sophisticated data analysis combining nomothetic and idiographic presentation, and the incremental contribution of performance-based measures to psychotherapy-related personality assessment.
Irving B Weiner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality assessment     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0022-3891     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Assess     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-19     Completed Date:  2005-03-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1260201     Medline TA:  J Pers Assess     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry and Behavorial Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33624, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Personality Disorders / diagnosis,  therapy*
Psychomotor Performance*
Psychotherapy / methods*
Rorschach Test
Wechsler Scales

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