2-Day workshop NVVR (2)

Algemene klinische psychologie

Data van dit evenement

9;30 - 17.00
Oudegracht 99 , 3511 AE Utrecht

Psychological Testing that Matters: Creating a Road Map for Effective Treatment

Anthony Bram in Utrecht

Psychological testing is most valuable to the extent that it
makes a meaningful difference in a person’s treatment.
Too often, though, testing falls short as treatment
implications described in test reports are generic,
unelaborated, or would have been obvious without the
time and money invested in the evaluation. In this
workshop, Dr. Anthony Bram will present a person- and
treatment-centered — as opposed to the more common
test-centered — approach to psychological testing aimed
to redress this. This workshop will take participants
through a way of thinking about testing from the eliciting
and clarifying questions posed by the referring colleague
through the written report and other feedback. Specific
topics include: (1) the concept of treatment-centered
diagnosis, (2) principles of inference-making, (3) how to
assess crucial ego functions (reality testing, reasoning,
emotional regulation, relatedness/alliance potential),
linking each to their relevance in treatment planning, (4)
how to make use of the patient-examiner relationship as
data source and means of hypothesis testing, and (5) use
of the inference map as a tool to organize data to refine
our formulation and treatment implications. There will be
discussion of assessment emphasizing the Rorschach (RPAS)
but also the TAT, Wechsler tests, as well as the
patient-examiner relationship as key data sources.