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Introduction to Therapeutic Assessment Workshop: Using Psychological Assessment as Brief Therapy

Boulder, CO 4-5 October, 2019

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Gain a powerful tool for use in helping people change

Therapeutic Assessment (TA) is a brief intervention that uses psychological assessment to help people change their lives. Clinicians practicing TA work collaboratively with clients to develop a more accurate, compassionate, clear, and useful story about themselves and the world. Decades of research show that TA helps clients feel better and more capable of taking their next steps in life.

This workshop presents a new paradigm for psychological assessment that offers a powerful therapeutic intervention for individuals, children/adolescents, and even couples. Moving beyond the traditional view of assessment as an information gathering tool, Stephen Finn and colleagues have developed and researched Therapeutic Assessment, a collaborative effort between client and assessor with the goal of promoting therapeutic change.

In this introductory workshop, Dr. Martin will provide an introduction to Therapeutic Assessment, including the foundation upon which it is established, the empirical evidence supporting its efficacy, and its current semi-structured nature. In addition to the presentation of didactic material and discussion, Dr. Martin will show video vignettes from his sessions with a client to demonstrate the power and impact of this model. The workshop assumes some familiarity with standard psychological assessment instruments such as the MMPI-2, the Rorschach, and the TAT and is the introductory step toward advanced training in and practice of Therapeutic Assessment.

CEUs are available for this workshop.

What is Therapeutic Assessment?

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About the Presenter

Hale Martin, PhD

Hale Martin, PhD is a clinical professor at the University of Denver and a member of the Board of Directors of the Therapeutic Assessment Institute. He is certified in Therapeutic Assessment (TA) with adults and has TA at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology for the past 18 years. He also practices TA in private practice and is a fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment. Dr. Martin writes and speaks internationally about TA. He is an annual visiting professor at the University of Bergamo in Italy where he teaches TA. Dr. Martin received his PhD in clinical psychology in 1993 from the University of Texas at Austin and subsequently practiced with Dr. Finn in the early years of development of TA.

Boulder, Colorado

Hampton Inn and Suites -- Boulder North


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Friday, October 4, 2019

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Development of Therapeutic Assessment
  • Elements of Therapeutic Assessment
  • Evidence for Therapeutic Assessment
  • Initial Session
  • Extended Inquiry
  • Assessment Intervention Sessions

Saturday, October 5, 2019

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Assessment Intervention Sessions
  • Summary/Discussion Sessions
  • Written Feedback to Clients
  • Follow up sessions
  • Adaptions to child assessment                       
  • Stories
  • Changing the family story 
  • Adaptions to adolescents
  • Adaptations to couples
  • Recent developments                        
  • Diversity                        
  • Epistemic Trust


Please join us in beautiful Boulder, Colorado for an immersive training in the use of Therapeutic Assessment as a brief intervention. Presented by Dr. Hale Martin of the Therapeutic Assessment Institute, this workshop will provide you with a grounding in the use of this powerful use of psychological assessment.
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