Each year this series provides a unique, timely, and readable behind-the-scenes look at the world of Rorschach: surveys of the most recent clinical research results, discussions of the instrument's usefulness with regard to specific medical and psychological disorders, how the Rorschach is used in various countries around the world, as well as new insights from seasoned practitioners. As a result, this annual update is engaging, very practical, and almost entertaining. It is helpful for experts, and especially interesting for those just learning Rorschach techniques, such as graduate students in clinical programs.
Volume 22 of Rorschachiana marks the end of Dr. Irving Weiner's tenure as the senior editor for this series of books. Beginning with Volume 18, he developed annual editions of Rorschachiana, each of which has substantially enriched us all. We are grateful to him not only for his careful dedication, but also for his leadership, which has guided us much further ahead. Through his supportive attitude, he has succeeded in building many bridges of understanding across different approaches, and among practitioners from many different parts of the world. As a successor to Dr. Weiner's accomplishments, Professor Anne Andronikof took over the Editorship and rigorously supported the transformation of Rorschachiana into a publication which engaged with contemporary issues. Sadegh Nashat, form the Tavistock Clinic, London, is the current Editor of Rorschachiana. The new Editorial Board hopes to further insights and developments which will be forthcoming with regard to the Rorschach Ink Blot test.
Rorschachiana is the official publication of the International Society of the Rorschach and Projective Methods, now consisting of more than 2,800 members throughout the world, which for half a century has played an important role in supporting the use of the instrument, as well as helping to develop extensive empirical research on its effectiveness in specific clinical situations.