An Outcome Study: Changes in Rorschach Variables of Adolescents in Residential Treatment

Pamela Pressiey Abraham, Brenda Lovegrove Lepisto, M. Gale Lewis, Lara Schultz, Sarah Finkelberg

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Abstract

Admission Rorschach variables were compared to 2-year reevaluation responses of adolescents (n = 50) in residential treatment using Werner ana Exner's (1991) 27 structural variables. Fifty adolescents who had previously failed to improve in outpatient treatment and multiple hospitalizations were subsequently placed in residential treatment. Following 2 years of residential treatment, they showed positive personality changes as indicated by a reduction in Rorschach indices of impaired functioning. Positive treatment changes in interpersonal, awareness were discussed utilizing a social identification index formulated for this population. Results indicate the utility of the Rorschach test-retest. method of assessing treatment outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-514
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1994

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