Training Programs

TWO DAY ADVANCED PROGRAM- AUGUST 11 & 12, 2016

Enhancing Your Rorschach Skills

Date: Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12, 2016

Program: Two Day Advanced Program – Enhancing Your Rorschach Skills

Location: NYC Health+Hospitals|Kings County, 451 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn,
New York, 11203, T-Building, Classroom 2 & 3.

Program Description:
This two-day program is for psychologists who are already familiar with the Rorschach Comprehensive System. Drs. Barry Ritzler and David Shmerler will be presenting challenging case protocols and discussing coding and interpretations. This is an opportunity to improve your Rorschach skills and enjoy the offerings of the “Big Apple.”

At the end of the two-day program, participants will be able to:
1) Differentiate correct and incorrect scoring for complicated Rorschach responses.
2) Identify updated coding for Comprehensive System responses.
3) Interpret Comprehensive System data to place it in a personality assessment report.
4) Describe limitations of the Rorschach Comprehensive System.

Faculty:
BARRY RITZLER, PHD, ABPP
Barry Ritzler is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York. His specialty is personality assessment; and in addition to working with doctoral students he has taught graduate courses in Personality Assessment and Research Design. He earned his doctoral degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University. For many years he was the Director of Clinical Training at the University of Southern Mississippi and Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Dr. Ritzler has lectured on the Rorschach method at Rutgers University in New Jersey and Yeshiva, Columbia, and St John’s Universities in New York City.

For more than fifteen years he was a Senior Faculty Member of Rorschach Workshops and conducted workshops on the administration and interpretation of the Rorschach Comprehensive System. He served as president of the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) from 1995-1997. Dr. Ritzler has been an invited speaker at international seminars in various countries including Israel, Argentina, Italy, Canada, Spain, Brazil, and Finland. He has published ten book chapters and over 75 articles in scientific peer reviewed journals. In addition, he co-authored a book, The Quest for the Nazi Personality, 1996.

DAVID SHMERLER, Ph.D.
David Shmerler is the Director of Psychological Services at NYC Health+Hospitals|Kings County. Additionally, he maintains a private practice in Manhattan. David earned his doctoral degree from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus and received his training in the Exner Comprehensive System under Dr. Barry Ritzler.
David began his work at Kings County as the Director of Internship Training for the Adult Track. In addition to his stewardship over the program, David provided training and supervision on the Exner Comprehensive System, which he continues to provide annually to the interns and externs who come to Kings County.
Prior to his employment at Kings County, David was the National Measurement Consultant for The Psychological Corporation (now Pearson Assessment) with whom he provided training and support throughout New York State for the many testing products produced by PsychCorp.

In addition, David specializes in LGBT issues and both serves on the LGBT Advisory Board for NYC Health+Hospitals and provides training on treatment of LGBT individuals. Hed has co-published several articles in peer reviewed journals on LGBT issues, including the training of psychologists in working with LGBT individuals.
Continuing Education:
Kings County is providing 12 APA CE credits for the Program and is responsible for its content.

Registration Fee: Online registration is $275.00

Materials: Handouts will be distributed at registration, which opens at 8 am on the first day.
Schedule: The Program will be from 8:30 am to 4:30 PM each day with a 1.5 hour lunch break.
Program Policies: All RTP Policies concerning programs are published on the RTP website.

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JUNE 2016 ‘FIVE DAY’ BEGINNING PROGRAM

Date: June 27-July 1, 2016, Monday through Friday
Location: University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT, 06117

Registration Fee: $875.00 ($50 Discount for Graduate Students)

Contact: carolynritzler@hotmail.com to receive instructions for discount.

Faculty: Barry Ritzler, PhD and Anthony Sciara, PhD

Accommodations: Residence Inn by Marriott
942 Main Street, Hartford, CT, 06103
Guest Room rate is $179 plus tax.
Call 800-331-3131 or hotel direct at
860-524-5550 or online at www.hartfordresidenceinn.com.
Cutoff date for room block hold is Friday, May 27, 2016.
The Residence Inn is located in downtown Hartford. It offers the nearest
accommodations to the University which is about 1.9 miles away. The hotel is only a short distance from bus and train depots. If arriving by car and using a GPS enter the address “113 Market Street, Hartford, CT, 06103” for best directions. The hotel generally offers shuttle service to and from the University. Guests need to check with the hotel. There are many restaurants within walking distance and the hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast daily.
A discounted parking fee of $10.00 per day is offered to RTP attendees who are staying at the hotel. Please refer to Rorschach Training Programs when making your reservation.

Continuing Education: The Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) is providing 35 hours of Continuing
Education credit for psychologists completing this five day Program. The
Society for Personality Assessment is approved by the American Psychological
Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Society for
Personality Assessment maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
There is no additional charge for receiving this continuing education credit.

Objectives: At the close of the Program, participants will be able to:
1. Summarize the history and the development of the Comprehensive System
and how it differs from other systems.
2. Explain the purpose of a standardized administration procedure and
demonstrate proficiency in administration.
3. Demonstrate skills of scoring, coding, and interpretation of case protocols
through pre and post-practice sessions.
4. Identify the more significant characteristics of Rorschach responses that
should be considered in diagnosis and prognosis and create an initial plan for
therapeutic intervention based on test interpretation.
5. Identify individual personality strengths through responses on the Rorschach.
6. Describe limitations of the Rorschach Comprehensive System.

Program Hosted by the University of Hartford Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology at the University of Hartford is pleased to host the beginning level training program on the Comprehensive System from July 6 -10, 2015, to be held on the University of Hartford campus. The Department of Psychology is one of the largest academic units on campus, offering a full spectrum of degree programs, including a bachelor’s degree in psychology; master’s degrees in clinical practices, general psychology, organizational psychology, and school psychology; and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. The department has 22 full-time faculty, approximately 220 undergraduate majors, 100 master’s students, and 130 doctoral students. The faculty represents a diversity of interests and specializations, including clinical, developmental, experimental, health, industrial/organizational, school, and social psychology. The Department is located in East Hall, which houses classrooms, offices, computer labs, observation rooms, research facilities, and collections of resource books and diagnostic materials. The Department promotes self-awareness and life-long learning aimed at developing well-rounded, resourceful, ethical, competent, and compassionate graduates at all levels of education.

Program Description
This training program provides the equivalent of one semester of graduate training in the Rorschach Comprehensive System (35 hours) – a minimum standard for competence with the method, set by the Society of Personality Assessment. The Program is designed to teach participants adequate procedures for the administration of the method. It also teaches the criteria and guidelines for coding that provide participants with competence near the expert level. Furthermore, it introduces participants to a knowledge of interpretation procedures that prepares them for a second semester equivalent in training, (e.g. an advanced Rorschach Training Program) that will take them to an expert level of competence in all phases of the method (administration, coding, and interpretation).


Faculty Description

BARRY RITZLER, PHD, ABPP
Barry Ritzler is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York. His specialty is personality assessment; and in addition to working with doctoral students he has taught graduate courses in Personality Assessment and Research Design. He earned his doctoral degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University. For many years he was the Director of Clinical Training at the University of Southern Mississippi and Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Dr. Ritzler has lectured on the Rorschach method at Rutgers University in New Jersey and Yeshiva and Columbia Universities in New York City.

For more than fifteen years he was a Senior Faculty Member of Rorschach Workshops and conducted workshops on the administration and interpretation of the Rorschach Comprehensive System. He served as president of the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) from 1995-1997. Dr. Ritzler has been an invited speaker at international seminars in various countries including Israel, Argentina, Italy, Canada, Spain, Brazil, and Finland. He has published ten book chapters and over 75 articles in scientific peer reviewed journals. In addition, he co-authored a book, The Quest for the Nazi Personality, 1996.

ANTHONY SCIARA, PHD, ABPP
Anthony Sciara is a Clinical Psychologist who, from 1988 to the present time, has had a private practice in Asheville, North Carolina. He specializes in evaluations for clients with physical, psychological and neuropsychological deficits; prepares vocational, rehabilitation and Life Care Plans, and, provides evaluations for clients involved in criminal, domestic, and other civil proceedings. He has had extensive experience in forensic psychology.

Dr. Sciara earned his PhD degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and a fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology. He has published articles in a number of publications such as the Journal of Personality Assessment, American Psychologist, Forensic Reports, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, The Psychiatric Hospital, Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology, etc. He is a past president of the North Carolina Psychological Association, and previous chairperson of the Asheville Area psychologists. Currently, he is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Personality Assessment, and the International Rorschach Society.

Participant Preparation for the Beginning Training Program
Program materials, daily schedule, etc. will be mailed approximately four weeks prior to the training program. Reading and completion of pre-training protocol is expected.

Materials Provided to Participants in the Beginning Level Training Program:
1. The Rorschach Workbook for the Comprehensive system, 5th Ed. (RW, 2001)
2. Primer for Rorschach Interpretation (RW, 2000)
(Note: these texts are sent as a required set.)
3. Practice Protocol

Recommended Reading (not required)
The Rorschach: A Comprehensive System, Vol I, 4th Edition
The Rorschach: A Comprehensive System Interpretation, Vol II, 3rd Edition
(Note: Books are available from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,
605 Third Avenue, NY, NY, 10158-0012

Requirements to Attend the Beginning Program
1. Doctoral degree in Psychology.
2. Graduate student in an APA-approved doctoral graduate training program.
3. If Intern provide name of Internship site and name of supervisor.
Graduate Student Discount of $50
1. Go to “Contact Us.”
2. Send an email requesting instructions to receive the discount.
3. Include, in the email the name of your Program and Supervisor.
A special PayPal invoice with the discounted fee will be emailed back to you.

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