Barry Ritzler, PhD

Greetings from Rorschach Training Programs!

I am sure it has been a busy summer for most of you and we appreciate your continued interest in receiving this Newsletter.

Rorschach International Meeting

July was busy with traveling to Tokyo, Japan to attend the International Rorschach and Projective Techniques Congress July 15-22. It was a grand success, and in spite of the problems in Japan, the meeting went off without a hitch. Tony Sciara and I gave our workshop on the 16th to about 30 participants. The plenary session was held on the next day. Bruce Smith, the president of the Congress, gave an excellent opening address, urging that the current Rorschach controversies be settled in an ethical, scientific fashion.

The meeting involved many competently-delivered paper sessions and symposia. One of the highlights of the meeting was a case presentation by a panel of experts representing different methods and approaches to assessment.

Tokyo turned out to be a fascinating place to visit. I even had an opportunity to participate in a tea ceremony available to Congress participants. The Japanese people were excellent hosts and we owe a lot to Noriko Nokamura, the chairperson for the meeting. Her plans were extremely well-executed and the Japanese Rorschach Societies are obviously very viable organizations.

The next Congress will be in Istanbul in 2014. It is one of my favorite places in the world, and I encourage you to attend. If the meeting is anything like the one in Tokyo, it will be well worth your effort.

RTP Programs for 2012

By the end of the month the 2012 Programs should be posted on the RTP Website. The educational opportunities include two Advanced Programs and two Beginning Programs.

– February 17-19, 2012
Advanced Program on the Child and Adolescent,
Tampa, FL. Faculty – Irving Weiner, PhD and Barry Ritzler.

– February 22- 26, 2012
Beginning Program for the Rorschach Comprehensive System, San Francisco, CA. Faculty – Anthony Sciara, PhD and Anita Boss, PsyD.

– March 30-April 1
Advanced Program on Integration of the Rorschach and MMPI-2 in Dallas, TX. Faculty – Roger Greene, PhD and Barry Ritzler, PhD.

– Mid June 2012
Beginning Program on the Rorschach Comprehensive System in the Hartford, Connecticut local area. Faculty – Anthony Sciara, PhD and Barry Ritzler, PhD.

Details and registration information will be available on the RTP website.

Keep in mind that registration is limited so don’t wait too long if you want to attend one of the Programs.

New Article Published on the RTP Website

Carl-Erik Mattlar’s monograph on the current status of the Comprehensive System and the Rorschach Performance Assessment System is available on the RTP website. It is entitled “The Issue of an Evolutionary Development of the Rorschach (RCS) Versus a Revolutionary Change (R-PAS)” and is an attempt to begin an ethical, scientific comparison of the two Rorschach approaches.

Thanks for your continued interest and support of RTP programming. Let us hear from you if you have questions or concerns.

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