Teaching at Therapeutic Assessment Immersion Course

At an Essential Concepts and Skills Training workshop co-sponsored by the Therapeutic Assessment Institute and the Society for Personality Assessment, I will be co-leading role play breakout groups in which participants will practice the essential skills of therapeutic assessment. I will also be teaching about writing therapeutic stories for adults. The workshop will take place in Austin, Texas from June 4 through June 8, 2012.

Presentation on Therapeutic Neuropsychological 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.”

Chaired Two Panels at Chicago SPA Meeting

At the Society for Personality Assessment Annual Meeting in Chicago from Mar 14-18, 2012, I chaired two panels. Stephen E. Finn and I co-chaired a panel titled “Getting in Clients’ Shoes via Psychological Tests: A Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment Case Discussion.” We were pleased that this panel was very well-attended and the audience participated in a lively discussion about the case we presented. I also chaired a symposium panel on “Using and Teaching the Written Word … Read more

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:

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.”