Faculty

Directors

Anthony D. Sciara, PhD, ABPP, CLCP

Anthony Sciara is a Clinical Psychologist who, from 1988-present, 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. From 1988-2006 Dr. Sciara was a senior faculty member for Rorschach Workshops headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina.

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.

Barry A. 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. D. 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. Currently, he is a consulting editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment and serves as an editorial consultant for several other psychology journals.

Faculty

Anita Boss, PSY D

Anita Boss is Board Certified in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and has over sixteen 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, Ferkauf Graduate 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.  Dr. Boss has been increasing her clinical practice, focusing on collaborative and therapeutic assessment.  In the past, she was the instructor for the doctoral-level personality assessment courses at The Catholic University in Washington, DC.  She remains active in providing continuing education to other professionals.

Roger Greene, PHD

Roger L. Greene is a Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, California.  Dr. Greene has worked in a variety of clinical settings and with different types of patients in his clinical career.  He is an expert in utilizing the MMPI and integrating the use of the MMIP with the Rorschach Comprehensive System.

His particular area of interest clinically is in the assessment and treatment of alcohol and drug abuse.  He has written a number of texts and articles on the use of the MMPI-2 both clinically and forensically.  The next edition of his MMPI-2 manual, The MMPI-2/MMPI-2-RF:  An Interpretive Manual (3rd Ed.) will be published in October, 2010.  He recently received the Bruno Klopfer award from the Society for Personality Assessment for lifetime contributions to the field of assessment.  His books on the MMPI-2 have been among the standard references for over two decades.

Irving Weiner, PHD

Irving Weiner is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral medicine at the University of South Florida and former Director of Psychological Services at the University of South Florida Psychiatry Center in Tampa, Florida.  He resides in Tampa and is in the practice of clinical and forensic psychology.

Dr. Weiner received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan in 1959.  His positions since that time have included Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Head of the Division of Psychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center; Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Case Western Reserve University; and Vice-President and Chief Academic Officer at the University of Denver and at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the Association for Psychological Science, a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical and in Forensic Psychology, and is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Florida.

Dr. Weiner is currently Past President of APA Division 5(Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics).  He has previously been President of APA Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology), from which he received its Distinguished Professional Contribution Award; President of the Society for Personality Assessment, from which he received the Distinguished Contribution Award; and President of the International Rorschach Society.  He served as Editor of the Journal of Personality Assessment from 1985-1993 and as Editor of Rorschachiana:  Journal of the International Rorschach Society from 1990-1996.  His writings include numerous articles and book chapters.