IV CSIRA Congress 2023

The Rorschach Comprehensive System of J.Exner today. The CS-Revised

2023, September 14-15-16

University of Milan, La Statale

Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milan, Italy

Dear friends and colleagues, we are pleased to announce the

4th congress of CSIRA – Comprehensive System International Rorschach Association entitled: The Rorschach Comprehensive System Today. The Comprehensive System Revised

The congress will be held in Milan, in the historic fifteenth-century building of the University of Milan, Via Festa del Perdono 7, “La Statale,” on September 14-15-16, 2023, under the sponsorship of the Department of Psychology, University of Milan, Department of Health Sciences.

The theme at the center of this fourth congress is really important for all those who practice the Comprehensive System and also for those interested in the developments and extraordinary interpretive power of the Rorschach Test.

In fact, all those who use the Rorschach CS test in their practice are well aware of its power in describing the subtle facets of psychic functioning and appreciate its depth, as much in clinical as in research and forensic medicine, and its pliability, in that it can be integrated with different models of the mind and different theories of personality and psychopathology.

In this new edition of the congress we will be able to appreciate not only, as always, these major themes, but also learn about the latest developments in the Comprehensive System and its recent major revision.

Since the death of its founder, J. Exner, many Rorschachists trained by him have carried on his extraordinary legacy, continuing his research and practice work with CS. In fact, in clinical and forensic evaluations it is still the most requested and most widely used personality test, in Italy as in most European countries and in many countries outside Europe.

In recent years, thanks to a team led by Anne Andronikof and Patrick Fontan, CS has experienced interesting developments and insights that have already been announced at the recent congress of the International Society for the Rorschach and Projective Methods, held last July in Geneva. These innovations will have an in-depth presentation and further dissemination at the 2023 CSIRA Congress. These innovations were also supported by the invaluable contribution of John Exner’s family, who collaborated in the continuation of his father’s work by sharing in the evolution and necessary updating of the system within the lines he drew.


Abstract NEW DEADLINE June 15, 2023

Send proposals for oral/symposium/poster presentations to The abstract should be in English and contain no more than 300 words. The subject line of the email should begin with [CSIRA-2023].


  • Trauma and dissociation
  • Psychosis
  • Neurocognitive area
  • Assessment in child custody
  • Assessment of mental capacity
  • Assessment of victims of violence
  • Integration with other tests in multi-method assessments
  • Innovations in the system: The Comprehensive System Revised, the integration of new indexes, and the clarification of initialing guidelines
  • Use of normative samples
  • Single case


University of Milan La Statale
Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milan


Thursday, September 14, 2023 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, September 15, 2023 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, September 16, 2023 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Saturday day will be reserved for workshops.

The official language will be English with simultaneous English/Italian and Italian/English translation on the first two days of the congress.


By July 15, 2023:
150 € (CSIRA members)
250 € (non CSIRA members)
80 € (students)

After July 15 the registration fee will be increased by € 100


June 15 : deadline for abstract
June 20: registration
July 15, 2023 : early board registration

Start Time


14 September 2023

Finish Time


16 September 2023