Attended An Advanced Training for Wartegg Drawing Completion Test

I attended an advanced level workshop on the Wartegg Drawing Completion Test this month. Recent research has demonstrated a high degree of validity for this test in assessing personality, created in 1926 by the German psychologist Ehrig Wartegg. Because the WDCT can be completed in 5’-10’ and is appropriate for children, adolescents, and adults, psychologists in Italy, Japan, Scandinavia, and South America frequently use it in psychological assessments.

Authored Chapter in New Book on Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment

I’m pleased to announce that my colleagues Stephen E. Finn, Constance T. Fischer, and Leonard Handler have just released their new book Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment: A Casebook and Guide. My associate J.B. Allyn and I co-authored a chapter in this book titled “Collaboration in Neuropsychological Assessment: Metaphor As Intervention with a Suicidal Adult.” Here’s a description of the book:

Will Chair Two Panels at 2012 SPA Meeting

My proposals were accepted to chair two panels at the Society for Personality Assessment Annual Meeting in Chicago from Mar 14-18, 2012. Stephen E. Finn and I will co-chair a panel titled “Getting in Clients’ Shoes via Psychological Tests: A Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment Case Discussion.” I’ll also be chairing a symposium panel on “Using and Teaching the Written Word in Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment: Reports, Letters, and Stories.”

New Book on Report-Writing for Psychological Assessment

In J.B. Allyn’s recent book, Writing to Clients and Referring Professionals about Psychological Assessment Results, I was honored to be mentioned as her collaborator. J.B. and I have worked together for the past seven years on creating therapeutic stories to translate the critical aspects of client evaluations into metaphorical narratives. Here’s a description of J.B.’s book:

Attended Intermediate Training for Wartegg Drawing Completion Test

I attended the second intermediate level workshop on the Wartegg Drawing Completion Test this month. Recent research has demonstrated a high degree of validity for this test in assessing personality, created in 1926 by the German psychologist Ehrig Wartegg. Because the WDCT can be completed in 5’-10’ and is appropriate for children, adolescents, and adults, psychologists in Italy, Japan, Scandinavia, and South America frequently use it in psychological assessments.

New Cogmed Working Memory Coach Tracy Ryaru

I’m happy to announce that I’ve added my daughter Dr. Tracy Ryaru to my practice as a Cogmed Working Memory coach. Cogmed training helps adults, teenagers, and children who have difficulty concentrating or paying attention. As qualified professional Cogmed Coaches, Tracy, my associate J.B. Allyn, and I direct clients through the training, analyze results, and provide encouragement through weekly phone calls and emails. Learn more about Cogmed Training.