June 1965

The Rorschach in Practice.

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By Theodora Alcock. Price, $12.50. Pp 252, with 10 illustrations. J. B. Lippincott Co., E Washington Sq, Philadelphia, Pa 19105, 1964.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1965;12(6):626. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1965.01720360098016

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The Rorschach in Practice is presented to the reader as being an example of the British development of the test with a markedly psychoanalytic emphasis. Miss Alcock is a child psychotherapist who is described in the Foreword as ". . . the outstanding British exponent of the Rorschach method." However, if this be true, this volume should reassure those who have questions as to the results of individual variations in the use of the Rorschach. This writer finds a great deal of congruence with American approaches to and uses of the Rorschach method in this well-written and useful book.

There is a brief discourse upon the theoretical foundation of the Rorschach which is followed by an integration of many of the points of information which have formerly either been scattered through the literature or not formally written down. This book contains many of those points of administration and interpretation which previously were

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