Date: February 18-21, 2016, Thursday through Sunday
Location: Comfort Suites Hotel, Frisco, Texas
Registration Fee: $875.00 ($50 Discount for Graduate Students)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive instructions for the discount.
Faculty: Barry Ritzler, PhD, ABPP and Anthony Sciara, PhD, ABPP
Accommodations: Comfort Suites Hotel, Frisco Square
9700 Dallas Parkway, Frisco, Texas, 75034
Single/Double Room @ $99 + tax
To make reservation call: 972-668-9700 (refer to Rorschach Training Programs)
Cut-Off Date for guest room block is Thursday, January 31, 2016.
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.
6. Demonstrate proficiency in standardized administration.
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 prepare 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.
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 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.