Training Programs

MARCH 2015 BEGINNING PROGRAM

Date: March 19 – 22, 2015, Thursday through Sunday

Location: Comfort Suites Hotel, Frisco, Texas

Registration Fee: $875.00 ($50 Discount for Graduate Students – Contact carolynritzler@hotmail.com to receive instructions.)

Faculty: Barry Ritzler, PhD, ABPP and Anthony Sciara, PhD, ABPP

Accommodations:
Comfort Suites Hotel, Frisco Square
9700 Dallas Parkway, Frisco, Texas, 75034

Single Room @109 + tax; Double Room $119 + tax

To make reservation call:  972-668-9700 (refer to Rorschach Training Programs)

Cut-Off Date for guest room block is Friday, March 6, 2015.

The hotel is near the professional soccer stadium and within walking distance of a number of excellent restaurants.   The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, daily hot breakfast buffet, business center, fitness center, indoor pool, laundry facilities, etc.  No charge for parking.   Taxi and Limo transportation is available from both Dallas airports (DFW and Love Field).

Continuing Education:   The Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) is providing 35 hours of Continuing Education credit for psychologists completing this four 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.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in standardized administration.

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 professional level of competence in all phases of the method (administration, coding, and interpretation).

To help psychologists who have difficulty taking a week away this program is being condensed to four days with longer instruction hours over a weekend.   It will cover the same content as the five day program.

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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JULY 2015 BEGINNING PROGRAM

Date: July 6 – July 10, 2015, Monday through Friday

Location: Dana Hall, 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.)

Faculty: Barry Ritzler, PhD and Anthony Sciara, PhD

Accommodations:

Residence Inn by Marriott
942 Main Street, Hartford, CT, 06103
Guest Room rate is $159 plus tax.

Call 800-331-3131 or hotel direct at

860-524-5550 or online at www.hartfordresidenceinn.com.

Cutoff date for room block is June 5, 2015.

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, 006103” 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 $5.00 per day is offered to RTP attendees who are staying at the hotel.  Please let the hotel know you are part of the room block.

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 Systemfrom 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.

Register Now via PayPal


APRIL 2015 ADVANCED PROGRAM “NAZI WAR CRIMINAL RORSCHACHS AND THEIR RELEVANCE TO MODERN TERRORISM”

Date: April 17 and 18, 2015, Friday and Saturday

Location: Comfort Suites Hotel, Frisco, Texas

Registration Fee:   $265 

Faculty: Barry Ritzler, PhD, ABPP

Accommodations:

Comfort Suites Hotel, Frisco Square
9700 Dallas Parkway, Frisco, Texas, 75034

Single Room @109 + tax; Double Room $119 + tax

To make reservation call:  972-668-9700 (refer to Rorschach Training Programs)

Cut-Off Date for guest room block is Friday, March 6, 2015.

The hotel is near the professional soccer stadium and within walking distance of a number of excellent restaurants.   The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, daily hot breakfast buffet, business center, fitness center, indoor pool, laundry facilities, etc.  No charge for parking.   Taxi and Limo transportation is available from both Dallas airports (DFW and Love Field).

Continuing Education:  The Society for PersonalityAssessment is providing 12 hours of Continuing Education Credit for psychologists completing this Program.  The Society for Personality Assessment is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.   The Society for Personality Assessment will maintain responsibility for the program and its content.  There is no additional charge for participants receiving this continuing education credit.

Objectives: At the close of the Program, participants will be able to:

  1. Use the Rorschach for identifying something other than psychological disabilities and strengths.
  2. Describe the phenomena consistent with genocide and terrorism.
  3. Determine if an individual has personality characteristics consistent with genocide and terrorism.
  4. Delineate the psychology of genocide and terrorism.
  5. Explain that clinical pathology is not a prerequisite for genocide or terrorism.

Program Description

Nazi Rorschach protocols will be interpreted with emphasis on the personality characteristics that are consistent with genocide and terrorism.  The following protocols will be included: The Commandant of Auschwitz, Hermann Goering, Adolph Eichmann, a rank-and-file Nazi, and a member of the Wehrmacht who participated in the occupation of Denmark (if time permits).

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..

Requirements to Attend an Advanced Program

To attend an Advanced Program it is required that the participant will have attended one or more previous RTP Program(s) or Rorschach Workshops, or a graduate level university course on the Rorschach.

Receipt of Materials: All materials for the Program will be handed out during onsite registration.

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AUGUST ADVANCED PROGRAM “RISK FOR SUICIDE”

Date: August 13 and 14, 2015, Thursday and Friday

Location: Hartford University, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

Registration Fee: $325.00

Faculty: Barry Ritzler, PhD, ABBP and Christopher, Fowler, PhD

Accommodations:

Residence Inn by Marriott
942 Main Street, Hartford, CT, 06103

Guest Room rate is $169 plus tax.
Call 800-331-3131 or hotel direct at
860-524-5550 or online at www.hartfordresidenceinn.com.

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 or train depots.   If arriving by car and using a GPS enter the address “113 Market Street, Hartford, CT, 006103.  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 each morning.   Discounted parking fee of $5.00 per day is offered to RTP attendees who are staying at the hotel.  Please let the hotel know you are part of the room block.

Continuing Education: The Society for Personality Assessment is providing  12 Continuing Education Credits for psychologists completing this Program.  The Society for Personality Assessment is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education on for psychologists.  The Society for Personality Assessment will maintain responsibility for the program and its content.   There is no additional charge for participants receiving this continuing education credit.

Objectives: At the close of the Program participants will be able to:

  1. Delineate the major aspects of Dr. Fowler’s research related to suicide and performance on the Rorschach Comprehensive System.
  2. Describe the different cutoff levels for inpatient and outpatient suicide risk based on Rorschach scores and interpretation.
  3. Explain the psychology of suicide.
  4. Describe what Rorschach phenomena outside the Comprehensive System are associated with risk for suicide.
  5. Demonstrate whatcharacteristics on the Rorschach can help to identify risk for suicide.

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 August 6 and 7, 2015, which will 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

Dr. Christopher from the Menninger Clinic, Houston, Texas will discuss his extensive research in suicide and the Rorschach.  He will identify the different levels of risk factors for inpatients and outpatients.  Dr. Barry Ritzler will interpret several Rorschach protocols where suicide is a major issue.  Characteristics described in these protocols will be helpful to both clinical psychologists and school psychologists in identifying those needing preventive intervention.

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.  

CHRIS FOWLER, PHD

Dr. Fowler is the associate director of Clinical Research and a staff psychologist.  He is a nationally recognized psychological assessment researcher and currently serves as a consulting editor for Psychotherapy and the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic.  His research interests include personality disorders, non-suicidal self-injury and suicide, as well as psychotherapy treatment outcomes.  Dr. Fowler has written or co-authored more than 60 articles and book chapters on personality assessment, suicide risk, and long-term psychoanalytically-oriented residential treatment for severely disturbed patients.

He received his doctoral degree from the University of Tennessee. He completed a pre-doctoral internship in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School and an advanced fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MASS.

Participant Requirements

To attend this Program it is required that the participant will have attended one or more previous RTP Program(s) or Rorschach Workshops, or a graduate level university course on the Rorschach.

Receipt of Materials

All materials for the Program will be handed out during onsite registration.

RTP PROGRAM POLICIES

RTP Cancellation Policy: If, for any reason, Rorschach Training Programs cancels a scheduled Program registered participants will receive a full refund.

Participant Cancellation: If a participant cancels any time up to 31 days prior to the Program the registration fee minus an administrative fee of $125.00 will be returned to the participant.

No refunds are permitted if a participant cancels within 30 days or less prior to the Program because all the program costs such as materials, hotel fees, etc. are guaranteed at that time.

Any refund requests must be received in writing via email or letter. Refunds will be paid within 30 days following the Program.

 

AUGUST 2014 ADVANCED PROGRAM ON FORENSICS

Date: August 21 and 22, 2014 (Thursday and Friday)

Location: Asheville, North Carolina

Registration Fee: $375 (Includes materials and breakfast and lunch each day)

Faculty: Anita Boss, PsyD, and Anthony Sciara, PhD

ANITA BOSS, PSYD

Anita Boss is board Certified in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and has over twenty years of experience in forensic and clinical psychology.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of forensic Psychology, Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment and Member-at-Large of the American Psychology-Law Society, and foreign affiliate of the British Psychological Society.  She is a member of the Examination Faculty for the American Board of Forensic Psychology.

Dr. Boss is a graduate of Yeshiva University and the Ferkauf Graduate of School of Psychology.  Her early experience as a psychologist in correctional institutions and as a forensic psychologist at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC served as a foundation for her current private forensic practice.  She provides forensic psychological assessment and consultation to attorneys and the courts in criminal, civil, and immigration matters.

ANTHONY SCIARA, PHD

Anthony Sciara is a Clinical Psychologist who, from 1988 to 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.

Accommodations:         Sleep Inn and Doubletree Hotel (Within walking distance of MAHEC)

Continuing Education:  The Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) is providing 12 hours of Continuing Education credit for psychologists completing this three day Program.  The Society for Personality 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.  Provide a clear rationale for using the Rorschach in certain forensic cases.

2. Effectively respond to direct and cross-examination questions about opinions based on the Rorschach.

3.  Develop a style of managing attorney demands that fit with a participant’s personal  style.

4.  Determine when the Rorschach is useful in answering the psycho-legal question and when it is not.

5.  Integrate Rorschach data with other sources of information.

Program Hosted by MAHEC

It is anticipated that this Advanced Program will be hosted by the Mountain Area Health Education Center, which is a private not-for-profit institution providing state of the art educational programs designed to meet the educational and training needs of health and human services professionals.  Collaboration and diversity of the workforce is emphasized.

Program Description

The 2 Day Program will focus on preparation and performance in the forensic arena.  In addition to discussing a number of case protocols, participants will discover the essentials of courtroom preparation, have the opportunity to practice testifiying– dealing with direct and cross examination challenges, and developing a clear rationale for use of the Rorschach with certain forensic cases.

Requirements to Attend an Advanced Program

It is required that participants will have completed a previous Rorschach Training Program or a Rorschach Workshop Program.  A graduate level university course in the Rorschach will also qualify for acceptance in the Advanced Program.

Receiving Materials

All materials will be handed to participants at registration.

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FEBRUARY 2014 BEGINNING PROGRAM

Date: February 19-23, 2014, Wednesday – Sunday

Location: Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria
14901 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX, 75274-7551

Registration Fee: $875.00

Faculty: Barry Ritzler, PhD and Anthony Sciara, PhD

Accommodations:          Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria

Standard Single/Double Room $119 + tax

To make reservation call:  800-228-9290 (refer to Rorschach Training Programs)

Cut-Off Date for guest room block is Monday, January 27, 2014.

The hotel is near the Dallas Galleria adjacent to the Dallas North Tollway.  It is near many restaurants (several within walking distance) entertainment and shopping.   The hotel offers complimentary transportation within 3 miles, has a restaurant, business center, fitness center, connecting indoor/outdoor and hot tub.  There is ground parking and a parking garage for use by hotel guests.  Self-parking is complimentary for attendees.

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 history and development of the Comprehensive System and how it differs from other systems.

2.  Explain the purpose of a standardized administration procedure and demonstrate proficiency.

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.  Describe limitations of the Rorschach Comprehensive System.

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).    

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 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.  If graduate student (not PhD) provide supervisor‘s name.

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 the discount.

3.  Include, in the email, the name of your Program and Supervisor.

Instructions for submitting payment will be sent via email.

Registration Closed

JUNE 2014 BEGINNING PROGRAM

Date: June 23-28, 2014, Monday – Friday

Location: University of Hartford

200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT, 06117

Registration Fee: $875.00

Faculty: Barry Ritzler, PhD and Anthony Sciara, PhD

Accommodations:          2 Hotels Offering Accommodations:

 

Marriott Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown Hartford

113 Market Street, Hartford, CT, 06103,

Nightly room rate $175.00.  Parking $17.00 per day. Amenities include complimentary breakfast, daily newspaper, wireless internet, fitness center and  Shuttle Service to/from University.

(Downtown Hartford is approximately 2 miles from the University.)

Book reservation by calling 800-331-3131 or hotel direct 860-524-5550. Refer to Rorschach Training Programs group code RRTRRTD.  Or go online at www.hartfordresidenceinn.com.

Cut off date for room block is May 23, 2014.

Avon Old Farms Hotel

279 Avon Mountain Road, Avon, CT, 06001

Nightly room rate $129.00.  Complimentary Parking.

Amenities include complimentary breakfast, wireless internet, outdoor pool and Shuttle Service to/from the University and to/from the airport.   The Hotel is approximately 9 miles from the University.

Cut off date for room block is Monday, June 9, 2014.

Book reservation by calling 860-677-1651 and refer Rorschach Training Programs – ID13909.

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 history and development of the Comprehensive System and how it differs from other systems.

2.  Explain the purpose of a standardized administration procedure and demonstrate proficiency.

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.  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 June 22-27, 2014, which will 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).    

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 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.  If graduate student (not PhD) provide supervisor‘s name.

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 the discount.

3.  Include, in the email, the name of your Program and Supervisor.

Instructions for submitting payment will be sent via email.

Registration Closed

SPECIAL 2 DAY TRAINING PROGRAM: “RISK FOR VIOLENCE”

August 22-23, 2013, University of Hartford, Dana Hall

Hartford logoIn response to the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, Rorschach Training Programs is offering a special 2 Day Program on using the Rorschach to assess the potential for violence.  The Program is being hosted by the University of Hartford Department of Psychology in Dana Hall, Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23, 2013.

PROGRAM BEING HOSTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD

The Department of Psychology at the University of Harford is one of the largest academic units on campus, offering a full spectrum of bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs.  The Department has 22 full time faculty representing a diversity of interests and specialization and approximately 500 psychology students studying clinical, developmental, experimental, health, organizational, school, and social psychology.  The Department is located in East Hall which houses classrooms, offices, computers labs, observation rooms, research facilities and collections of resource materials.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

While the Program is open to all psychologists it may be most helpful to psychologists who may find themselves assessing individuals considered as possible risks for violence.  While research on the assessing of risk for violence with the Rorschach is limited (this problem will be discussed during the Program) much is known about violence potential on the Rorschach through considerable clinical and academic experience.  The Program will identify risk factors on the Rorschach using the Comprehensive System.  Actual case protocols will be used to illustrate these factors.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Presentations and discussions will involve protocols that indicate the strong possibility of violent behavior.  One of the protocols presented will be that of Ted Bundy.  The requirement for attending this Special Program is that you are familiar with the Rorschach Comprehensive System.  Focus will be on interpretation, not on administration or scoring.

OBJECTIVES

At the close of the Program participants should be able to:

1. Identify individuals whose Rorschachs reveal sufficient regression that accompanies a risk of physical violence.

2. Identify individuals whose Rorschachs reveal unusual attitudes to aggression that accompanies a risk of physical violence.

3.  Identify individuals whose Rorschachs reveal pathological narcissism that accompanies a risk of physical violence.

4.  Report their results based on the Rorschach in a way that provides maximum safety; for the community.

5.  Make recommendations that provide maximum safety for the community. 

FACULTY

Barry Ritzler, PhD will be the faculty for this Program assisted by Peter Weiss, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Hartford.  Barry Ritzler is Professor Emeritus at Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY where he taught graduate students in psychology for 17 years.  Previously he was Clinical Director at Farleigh Dickenson University in New Jersey.  He is also a past president of the Society for Personality Assessment.  Dr. Ritzler has led Rorschach Workshops for 20 years and worked directly with Dr. Exner on many of the protocols.

Peter A. Weiss is currently Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Hartford, where he is a core faculty member in their APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology. At the University of Hartford, he teaches the three course sequence on psychological assessment for doctoral students, and maintains an active research program, mainly focusing on personality assessment, police psychology, and forensic psychology. He earned his B.S. in Psychology from the College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. (2001) in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University. Dr. Weiss is the author/editor of two books on psychological assessment, Self-Esteem: A Study of Methods of Measurement (VDM) and Personality Assessment in Police Psychology (Charles C. Thomas Publishers), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. He is a Past-President of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, and is a reviewer for several academic journals, including Journal of Personality Assessment and Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. He has been a regular presenter and symposium chair at professional meetings, especially the Society for Personality Assessment, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, and the American Psychological Association.

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION

The Society for Personality Assessment is providing 12 hours of Continuing Education Credit for psychologists completing this 2 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.

ACCOMMODATIONS

There are no hotel accommodations adjacent to the University.  However, downtown Hartford is approximately 2 miles away.

Marriott Residence Inn Downtown

A block of guest rooms is available for participants at the Marriott Residence Inn Downtown, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT, 06103.  Discounted room rate is $159.00 per night.   To make a reservation call toll free 800-331-3131 or 860 534-5550 and refer to Rorschach Training Programs.   Reservations may also be made  online at: www.hartfordresidenceinn.com.

The cut-off date for taking advantage of the discounted rate is July 22, 2013.

The downtown hotel offers a complimentary full breakfast and newspaper every morning.  There is a fitness center for guest use and complimentary wireless internet service.  Parking is available @$16.00 per night.  Restaurants and shops are within easy walking distance of the hotel.  The University of Hartford is located about 2.5 miles from the downtown area.  Economical bus transportation is available between downtown and the University.  To obtain more information go to:  www.hartford.edu/visitingcampus/public_transportation.aspx.

Avon Old Farms Hotel

A block of rooms is being held for attendees at the Avon Old Farms Hotel, 279 Avon Mountain Road, Avon, CT, 06001.  Phone 860-677-1651 or 800-836-4000.  Refer to Rorschach Training Programs ID# 13223.  The cutoff for making a reservation with this discount is Friday, July 26, 2013.  Room rate for this event is $139.00 per night.  Amenities include complimentary light continental breakfast, wireless internet, outdoor pool, etc.  The hotel is on a major highway (intersection of Route 10 and Route 44) so its location is not conducive to walking to restaurants, etc.  However, there is a full service restaurant inside the hotel and plenty of restaurants, shops, etc. on the highway if you have access to a car.  The hotel is located about 6 miles from the University.

There is complimentary shuttle service available to and from the Bradley airport and to and from the University, but it must be reserved at least 36 hours in advance.  For transportation services you can send an email to:  transportation@avonoldfarmshotel.com .   Or call Jeanne Soto at 860-677-1651.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The cost to attend this 2 day Program is $250.00 and online registration is now open.  Follow the instructions below.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you need to cancel your registration before or on July 22, 2013, you will receive a full refund minus an administrative fee of $50.00.  A cancellation after that date is not eligible for a refund.   A refund request must be submitted in writing, and refunds will be mailed following completion of the Program.