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Society for Personality Assessment Presidents

Robert Bornstein R. Bornstein
Ronald J. Ganellen R. Ganellen
Radhika Krishnamurthy R. Krishnamurthy
Robert E. Erard R. Erard
Virginia M. Brabender V. Brabender
Irving B. Weiner I. Weiner
Leonard Handler L. Handler
Stephen E. Finn S. Finn
Sandra W. Russ S. Russ
Bruce L. Smith B. Smith
Barry A. Ritzler B. Ritzler
Years of Service President
2015-2017 Robert Bornstein
2013-2015 Ronald J. Ganellen
2011-2013 Radhika Krishnamurthy
2009-2011 Robert E. Erard
2007-2009 Virginia M. Brabender
2005-2007 Irving B. Weiner
2003-2005 Leonard Handler
2001-2003 Stephen E. Finn
1999-2001 Sandra W. Russ
1997-1999 Bruce L. Smith
1995-1997 Barry A. Ritzler
1993-1995 Mary S. Cerney
1991-1993 Paul M. Lerner
1989-1991 S. Philip Erdberg
1986-1989 Charles D. Spielberger
1984-1986 Sidney J. Blatt
1982-1984 George Stricker
1980-1982 Richard H. Dana
1978-1980 Nelson F. Jones
1976-1978 Irving B. Weiner
1975-1976 Carl N. Zimet
1974-1975 John E. Exner
1973-1974 Bernard I. Murstein
1972-1973 Theodore H. Blau
1971-1972 Arthur C. Carr
1970-1971 Norman L. Farberow
1969-1970 Louise B. Ames
1968-1969 Kenneth B. Little
1967-1968 Herman B. Molish
1966-1967 Martin Mayman
1965-1966 Fred Wyatt
1964-1956 Albert I. Rabin
1963-1964 Walter G. Klopfer
1962-1963 Pauline G. Vorhaus
1961-1962 Edwin S. Shneidman
1960-1961 Bertram R. Forer
1959-1960 Gordon F. Derner
1958-1959 William E. Henry
1957-1958 Leopold Bellak
1956-1957 Bruno Klopfer
1955-1956 Jules D. Holzberg
1954-1955 Samuel J. Beck
1953-1954 Samuel B. Kutash
1952-1953 John E. Bell
1951-1952 Edward M. L. Burchard
1949-1951 A.Irving Hallowell
1947-1949 Theodora M. Abel
1946-1947 Douglas M. Kelley
1944-1946 Ruth Munroe
1943-1944 Molly R. Harrower-Erickson
1942-1943 Maria Rickers-Ovsiankina
1941-1942 Zygmunt A. Piotrowski
1940-1941 Marguerite R. Hertz
1939-1940 Morris Krugman

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Proficiency

The American Psychological Association (APA) officially recognizes Personality Assessment as a Proficiency in Professional Psychology. SPA has taken lead role in developing and implementing Personality Assessment Proficiency

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Ask your favorite personality assessor what the biggest personality assessment convention is, and he/she will tell you it's the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment. Ask him/her what the best personality assessment convention is, and he/she will tell you it's the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, held every March in a different city.

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Each April, candidates statements and a Ballot for electing new members to the Board of Trustees is made available to Members, Fellows, Life Members or Life Fellows by the Nominations and Elections Committee. The persons elected to the Board take office in September.

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The Society for Personality Assessment YouTube channel offers full-length lectures from past annual conventions and expert speakers in the field of personality assessment. A great resource to expand your knowledge.

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How Therapeutic Assessment Works: Theory and Techniques - Presented by Stephen E. Finn, PhD. In this webinar, Dr. Stephen Finn, the main developer of Therapeutic Assessment, will explain the techniques of TA and how they relate to TA’s underlying theory of client change. This session is particularly suited to those who are new to TA, including graduate students, or who wish to deepen their understanding of its therapeutic mechanisms.

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