Acklin, Marvin W.
Early Life and Educational Background
Acklin was born on October 11, 1949, in Louisville, Kentucky. He obtained his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Houston in 1972, M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1976, and M.A. in Psychology (1980) and Ph.D. (1984) in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University, under the direction of Earl Brown and Roger Bakeman. He studied in the Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University in 1977–1978.
Acklin taught at Loyola University of Chicago from 1984 to 1988. He served as Chief Psychologist and Director of Clinical Training at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu in 1988–1990. He has been in full-time independent practice since 1990. Acklin has authored over 80 publications in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Assessment, Journal of Personality Assessment, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, and Rorschachianaand several book chapters on the clinical...
- Acklin, M. W. (1991a). Alexithymia, somatization, and the Rorschach response process. Rorschachiana XVII. Bern: Verlag Hans Huber.Google Scholar
- Acklin, M. W. (1991b). Rorschach assessment of the borderline child. Rorschachiana XVII. Bern: Verlag Hans Huber.Google Scholar
- Acklin, M. W. (1994a). How to select personality tests for a test battery. In J. N. Butcher (Ed.), Clinical personality assessment: A practical approach. New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
- Acklin, M. W. (1994b). Some contributions of cognitive science to the Rorschach test. Rorschachiana: Journal of The International Rorschach Society. New York: Hans Huber.Google Scholar
- Acklin, M. W. (2007). The Rorschach test and forensic psychological evaluation: Psychosis and the insanity defense. In C. B. Gacono & F. B. Evans (Eds.), The handbook of forensic rorschach assessment. New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
- Acklin, M. W. (in press-a). Assessing insanity: The Rorschach–performance assessment system (R-PAS) in a criminal responsibility evaluation. In J. Mihura, G. Meyer, and P. Erdberg (Eds.). Applications of the Rorschach performance assessment system (R-PAS). New York: Guilford Press.Google Scholar
- Acklin, M. W. (in press-b). Madness, mayhem, and murder: A comparative Rorschach case Study of methamphetamine psychosis and paranoid schizophrenia. In B. Evans and R. Erard (Eds.). The Rorschach in multimethod forensic practice. New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
- Acklin, M. W., & Gray, B. T. (2007). The use of the Rorschach inkblot method in trial competency evaluations. In C. B. Gacono & F. B. Evans (Eds.), The handbook of forensic Rorschach assessment. New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
- Acklin, M. W., & McDowell, C. (1995). Statistical power analysis and the Rorschach research literature. In J. E. Exner (Ed.), Methods and issues in Rorschach research. Hillsdale: Lawrence Erlbaum.Google Scholar
- Acklin, M. W., Wright, D., & Bruhn, A. (1997). He, she, it: The construction and deconstruction of an illusory identity. In R. Meloy, C. Gacono, M. W. Acklin, C. A. Peterson, & J. Murray (Eds.), Contemporary Rorschach interpretation. Hillsdale: Lawrence Erlbaum.Google Scholar
- Acklin, M. W., Le, S., & Tyson, J. (2006). Rorschach assessment of personality disorders: Applied clinical science and psychoanalytic theory. In S. Huprich (Ed.), Rorschach assessment of personality disorders. Mahwah: Lawrence Erbaum Associates.Google Scholar
- Meloy, J. R., Gacono, C., Acklin, M. W., Peterson, C. A., & Murray, J. (1997). Contemporary Rorschach interpretation. Hillsdale: Lawrence Erlbaum.Google Scholar