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Pioneers of Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment

Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment is one of the major innovations of the last 25 years in the field of psychological assessment. In this DVD set, the Society for Personality Assessment presents individual lectures by three pioneers of Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment: Stephen Finn, Constance Fischer, and Leonard Handler. In these lectures, each expert discusses her/his underlying theory, explains specific collaborative assessment techniques, and provides moving case illustrations. The final DVD contains a roundtable discussion-- moderated by Radhika Krishnamurthy--in which Finn, Fischer, and Handler discuss their commonalities and differences, as well as how they began a fruitful collaboration that has lasted for years. These DVDs will serve as a resource for those already interested in Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment, an introduction to the field for students and others who are just learning about this topic, and a teaching tool for instructors of graduate courses in psychological assessment. Above all, these DVDs radiate the warmth, creativity, and humanity of these three pioneering psychologists, and will inspire viewers to practice psychological assessment at its very highest level.

Disc 1: Stephen E. Finn, Ph.D., Center for Therapeutic Assessment, Austin, TX

  1. Principles of Therapeutic Assessment
  2. Assessment Intervention Sessions in Therapeutic Assessment

Disc 2: Constance T. Fischer, Ph.D., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

  1. Individualized/Collaborative Psychological Assessment
  2. Excerpts Illustrating Collaborative Discussion During Assessment; Plus Answers to Some FAQs

Disc 3: Leonard Handler, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

  1. Therapeutic Assessment of Children

Disc 4: A Roundtable Discussion with Finn, Fischer, and Handler moderated by Radhika Krishnamurthy, Psy.D., Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

The History of the Rorschach Inkblot Method

Irving B. Weiner, Ph.D., University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

In this DVD Dr. Weiner begins by talking about the life and work of Hermann Rorschach and the early history of the inkblot method he originated. He then reviews the career course of Sam Beck, Bruno Klopfer, Marguerite Hertz, Zygmunt Piotrowski, David Rapaport, and Roy Schafer and their pioneering contributions to the further development and propagation of Rorschach assessment. The presentation then turns to the emergence of the Rorschach Comprehensive System as formulated by John Exner and its role in establishing the substantial psychometric foundations of the inkblot method of personality assessment. Dr. Weiner concludes with some observations on the current scientific and professional status of Rorschach assessment and its future prospects.

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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.

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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.

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