Collaborating in the Past, Present, & Future: TA Pre-Con Institute

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (CDT)
Category: Training

Collaborating in the Past, Present, and Future:

Pre-Conference Institute on Therapeutic Assessment

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | 8:30am-5:30pm | Austin, TX

Presented by the Therapeutic Assessment Institute with the Society for Personality Assessment

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This year the Therapeutic Assessment Institute (TAI) is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the founding of The Center for Therapeutic Assessment (CTA) in Austin, TX. Since that time Therapeutic Assessment (TA) has contributed to a paradigm shift in psychology and to increasing numbers of clients around the world being included as collaborators in their psychological assessments. In this Pre-Conference Institute, held in conjunction with SPA, TAI faculty and practitioners will reflect on the development of TA over the last 30 years, discuss TA’s implementation in different settings around the world, and consider the future of training in Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment. In keeping with the core values of TA, we aspire to involve attendees as active participants and collaborators in considering these topics. Finally, in the evening, we will host a dinner party celebrating this special anniversary of the CTA. (Registration for the dinner will be handled separately.)

The Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Society for Personality Assessment is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0218. 


March 28
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Introductions
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM What We Have Learned from 30 years of Being in Our Clients’ Shoes
Opening address by Stephen E. Finn, TAI President
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Symposium: TA Around the World
Chair: Filippo Aschieri | Clinicians from various countries will discuss the implementation of TA around the world, and how TA has been adapted to different cultures. Presenters include the following: Inge Van Laer – The Netherlands, Qiwu Sun – People’s Republic of China, Ernesto Pais – Latin America, Erich Bieber – Sweden, Mitsugu Murakami – Japan, Erica Dell’Acqua - Italy
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Open Discussion Session: Questions, Quandaries, and Quagmires
Chair – Hilde de Saeger | TAI faculty will respond to questions from participants about dilemmas they encounter in practicing TA. Attendees will also contribute their knowledge.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Symposium: TA in Action in Different Settings
Chair: Raja David | C/TA practitioners will present cases showing how TA can be adapted to different practice settings, such as community mental health centers, inpatient treatment, student counseling centers, and neuropsychological assessment. Presenters include the following: Casey O’Neal – Forensic, Lindsey Hogan – Adult Inpatient, Alison Wilkinson-Smith – Neuropsychology with Children/Adolescents, Francesca Fantini – Student Counseling, Krista Brittain – Outpatient Insurance
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Roundtable: TA and the Future Generation of Assessors
Chair: Pamela Schaber | Practitioners who provide C/TA training &/or supervision/consultation will give presentations on experiences in different settings. Attendees & presenters will discuss training future TA practitioners & updating experienced practitioners on new developments. Hilde De Saeger – Consultation and Internal Training for Companies, Hale Martin – Supervision of Psychology Graduate Students, Dale Rudin – Consultation to Licensed Professionals Pamela Schaber – Group Consultation
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM Video Presentation: “What TA Means to Me”
We will close with a series of brief videos from psychologists around the world speaking about how TA has affected them and their work.
5:30 PM - 5:30 PM Adjourn
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM CTA 30th Anniversary Party/Dinner
Additional Registration and Details to be announced

This Pre-Con Institute is one of the workshops available at the 2023 SPA Convention.

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