Report from the International Congress of Rorschach and Projective Methods in Tokyo

At the XXth International Congress of Rorschach and Projective Methods in Tokyo, Japan from July 16-20, 2011, I co-presented with J.B. Allyn a session titled “Rorschach Trauma Index, Timeline, and Therapeutic Story: Bridge into a Young Woman’s World.” I also chaired the session “Assessment Techniques 1: Baum-Drawing Process, Stein Sentence Completion, Wartegg Drawing Completion, and Story Stem Assessment.” In addition, I was pleased to be selected as a delegate to the International Rorschach Society Assembly … Read more

Presented Sessions at 2011 SPA Meeting

At the Society for Personality Assessment Annual Meeting in Boston from March 9-13, 2011, I co-presented the workshop “In Your Client’s Brain: Cognitive Testing in Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment.” I also chaired the paper session “Making a Difference: The Power of Metaphor in Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment.” The paper I presented was “Metaphor and the Brain.”

New Article Published on Health Care Self-Advocacy

My article “Through the Land of Oz: Self-Advocacy in Today’s Health Care System” was just published in the Society for Participatory Medicine’s e-Patient.net blog. It tells the story of my daughter Hilary’s heart valve repair surgery, and how she and I had to advocate for her treatment repeatedly with our HMO, and ultimately, with the State Board of Managed Health Care. Here’s an excerpt:

Presented Sessions at 2010 SPA Meeting

At the Society for Personality Assessment Annual Meeting in San Jose, CA from March 26-28, I co-presented with JB Allyn the workshop “ A Complicated Diagnosis: Collaborative Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment.” I also chaired the paper session “Choosing the Right Words: Verbal and Written Feedback in Therapeutic Assessment.” The paper I presented was “Anticipating the Assessment Results: ‘I Think I Might be Borderline.’”