I was invited to join as a member of the Therapeutic Assessment Institute in June 2012. The Therapeutic Assessment Institute coordinates and sponsors training for those who wish to achieve certification in Therapeutic Assessment.
On March 30, 2012, I presented to the members of the Center for Collaborative Psychiatry, Psychology, and Medicine on therapeutic neuropsychological assessment. My topic was “Getting In Clients’ Shoes via Psychological Tests: A Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment Case Discussion.”
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:
I recently hosted a CTNA peer consultation group with a group of my colleagues, to discuss cases and share information about Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment and Neuropsychology. I hope to host similar groups again in the future, and will post about them here as they develop.
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.”
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.’”
My colleague Leonard F. Koziol has just published Subcortical Structures and Cognition: Implications for Neuropsychological Assessment, with his co-author Deborah Ely Budding. Len kindly acknowledged me for reading his manuscript before publication and providing some helpful comments. Here’s a bit about the book: