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Thomas Rosen

Thomas Rosen

Master of Science Clinical Psychology, University of Gothenburg, 2000 Graduate diploma in Psychotherapy, University of Uppsala, 2007


Current Positions

CEO and owner at Mindmeasure AB Chairman of Swedish Rorschach society


How did you become interested in Personality Assessment?

During university training, I learned a lot about projective methods for children. After university, I took a 3-semester part-time training in psychodiagnostics for children. After that, the next logical step was the Rorschach. Doing the Rorschach training was a great experience and a way to re-connect to the enthusiasm I had when I started out as a psychologist.

Tell us about your current job. We are interested in hearing about the different things that people do who work in the area of personality assessment.

Currently, I mainly work as a private consultant within psychiatric out-patient clinics, doing neuropsychological assessments. Within that framework, I get to do a good deal of personality assessments as well. I do some assessments on parents, whose parental rights might be revoked. In some cases, I do assessments with prospective adoptive parents, since some countries demand psychological evaluations. I do some work with school children, where there are questions about learning disabilities and school placements.

What are the most interesting and/or meaningful aspects of your job?

Connecting to and helping people understand themselves, through the process of an assessment.

Tell us how you initially learned about and joined SPA.

I think it must have been through the Journal of Personality Assessment. I have read it for a couple of years, but I joined SPA only last year.

How has SPA impacted or benefited you or your career?

For the past two years, I have attended quite a few events in the US and elsewhere. I have met very knowledgeable and generous colleagues there, and they have all been members of SPA. This has expanded my professional network and given me access to a wealth of knowledge and experience.

As we look forward to SPA's 100th anniversary in 2038, what do you think is important in order for the field of personality assessment to thrive and to benefit others?

Proving and communicating the potentially transforming and therapeutic value, of sensibly performed assessments.

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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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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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