October 2023 | Newsletter Updates


Elections | Expert Insights | MAC ReceptionGrantsScholarships | Community Events & News | Job Postings 

Election Results

We would like to thank all of our SPA members that participated in our election process for the new 2024 SPA Leadership Board members. Please help us in welcoming the following individuals to their Board roles, and thank you to all who agreed to be on the ballot!

Nicole Cain, PhD Stephen Finn, PhD Len Simms, PhD
Rutgers University Center for Therapeutic Assessment SUNY at Buffalo

Expert Insights 

Join us for SPA's new Fall conference, Expert Insights, between November 2-4, 2023

Register for just one of the days or the full event, but don’t miss out on this opportunity to engage with esteemed researchers, clinicians, and professors at the forefront of this field. 

Proudly partnering with the Multicultural Assessment Community (MAC) and other content leaders, topics will include: 

  • Artificial Intelligence within assessment, 
  • Self-care of the clinician, 
  • Conceptualizing DEISJ in assessment, 
  • Ethics, standards, appropriate boundaries, and practice guidelines, and 
  • The relationship among psychology, assessment, and race. 

Abstracts and presenter bio's are now available.  

ALL SPA STUDENT MEMBERS receive a FREE registration!
All other members, if you register by October 5, 2023 you will receive a discounted rate! 

Register Here

MAC Welcome Reception & Film Screening 

Sponsored by the Society for Personality Assessment

SPA will be hosting a reception and film screening to kick off the 2023 Multicultural Assessment Conference. The filmmakers, Corbin Coleman and Charles Crouch, will be in attendance to discuss their film, Understanding Black Male Depression, which highlights how depression is often experienced but rarely talked about. Register below to save your spot at the FREE event for all SPA members and non-members. 

Thursday, October 12, 2023 | 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET

Register Here


SPA Dissertation and Student Research Grant process is closing soon! 

This is a great opportunity for you to explore your dissertation/research ideas and contribute to the field of personality assessment. Applicants will have until October 13th to submit their applications including any supplemental documents. We're excited to see the innovated ideas you propose. For additional information on each grant, please visit this page. Please share with a student who might be interested in either of these grants. 

Dissertation Grant

  • These Grants of up to $800 dollars must have an approved dissertation proposal before applying.

Student Research Grant 

  • These Grants of up to $500 dollars are open to undergraduate or graduate students in psychology or related fields.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at info@personality.org

Deadline for Grant Applications is October 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET!


 Dissertation Grant Application  Student Research Grant Application


Last month, SPA opened three different scholarships for our 2024 SPA Convention. IF you have already applied or are interested in applying please DO NOT register for the Convention until notices have been sent out in December. Click on scholarship name below to apply. 

  • Student Scholarship | This $430.00 scholarship award includes a complimentary member early-bird rate registration and one night hotel. International applicants may be awarded an additional travel stipend of up to $400 depending on the stated need and the number of applications received. 
  • Diversity Scholarship | This scholarship awards up to $1,100 which includes a complimentary member early-bird rate registration, one night hotel, and up to $500 for reimbursable expenses
  • Early-Career Scholarship | This $650.00 scholarship award includes a complimentary member early-bird rate registration and one night hotel. International applicants may be awarded an additional travel stipend of up to $800 depending on the stated need and the number of applications received. 
Deadline for Scholarship Applications is
November 27, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET!

Community Events & News 

  • MAC Event: The third annual Multicultural Assessment Community Conference (MAC 2023) will be held October 12th - 14th. The conference features two full days of virtual sessions on key topics central to the treatment of diverse populations. All programming supports MAC's goal of: Advancing the field toward Unity, Justice, and Equity. Society for Personality Assessment members will receive a discounted rate of $175. Click here to register. 
  • Call for Papers: It is with great pleasure that the Organizing Committee for the XXIV Congress of the International Society for the Rorschach and Projective Methods can announce the Call for papers. We are excited to receive papers from all over the world and look forward to both oral presentations, symposia and posters to the congress that is held in Copenhagen, Denmark in July 2024. We encourage everyone to visit the official congress website:  https://rorschachcph2024.dk where all the latest information can be found and where you can sign up for our newsletter. We also have a facebook group: XXIV Congress of the ISR - Copenhagen 2024. Call for Papers - English Abstract Guidelines- English | Call for Papers - SpanishAbstract Guidelines- Spanish
  • Training: Join Dr. Kari Carstairs, an SPA Fellow since 2012, for a three hour introductory webinar in September (which will repeat in October) that will cover the Comprehensive System-Revised. 

    Here is the link for this:


    This will be followed by a full one week in person training that will take place in Singapore in 2024.  Here is the link with further information about this:


    Both the training and the webinars are being run from a practice in Singapore with whom you need to register your interest, but you are also very welcome to contact me directly if you have any questions.  My direct email is:


Job Posting

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