The International Society of the Rorschach and Projective Methods (ISR) was founded in 1952 in Bern Switzerland. It consists of about 2,800 individual members who belong to societies or groups in 19 countries. The goal of the ISR is to create an international link between national societies, associations, groups interested in the Rorschach and implicit measures of personality assessment so as to facilitate scientific exchanges among specialists, practitioners and researchers in the field. It also publishes the journal Rorschachiana and a newsletter designed to facilitate communication among the membership. The ISR holds a congress every three years.
For an annual fee of $40.00, SPA members can join the ISR, which includes a subscription to Rorschachiana and potential participation in the triennial International Congress.
Membership in SPA offers many benefits - Subscription to the Journal of Personality Assessment, Research, Advocacy, Interest Groups, Exchange Newsletter, Annual Convention and more!
Receive 6 Issues of the prestigious JPA Journal each year.
The American Psychological Association (APA) officially recognizes Personality Assessment as a Proficiency in Professional Psychology. SPA has taken lead role in developing and implementing Personality Assessment Proficiency
Ask your favorite personality assessor what the biggest personality assessment convention is, and he/she will tell you it's the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment. Ask him/her what the best personality assessment convention is, and he/she will tell you it's the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, held every March in a different city.
Each April, candidates statements and a Ballot for electing new members to the Board of Trustees is made available to Members, Fellows, Life Members or Life Fellows by the Nominations and Elections Committee. The persons elected to the Board take office in September.
The Society for Personality Assessment YouTube channel offers full-length lectures from past annual conventions and expert speakers in the field of personality assessment. A great resource to expand your knowledge.
How Therapeutic Assessment Works: Theory and Techniques - Presented by Stephen E. Finn, PhD. In this webinar, Dr. Stephen Finn, the main developer of Therapeutic Assessment, will explain the techniques of TA and how they relate to TA’s underlying theory of client change. This session is particularly suited to those who are new to TA, including graduate students, or who wish to deepen their understanding of its therapeutic mechanisms.