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Join us for a two-part series on Therapeutic Assessment with Dr. Raja David, who trained extensively with the creator of the Therapeutic Assessment model, Dr. Stephen Finn. Over the next two episodes, we’ll spend time on the background and theory of TA, what measures are typically included, how to bill for TA appointments, what a TA “report” looks like, and – in part 2 – an in-depth case study utilizing the TA approach. Enjoy!
Cool Things Mentioned
- Steve Finn’s book (affiliate link), In Our Client’s Shoes
- Wartegg drawing test
- Thurston Craddock test of shame
- Rorschach and R-PAS
- Thematic Apperception Test
- Roberts Apperception Test
- Adult Attachment Projective
- Raja’s website
- Therapeutic Assessment Institute
- Society for Personality Assessment
- International Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment Conference
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About Dr. Raja David
Dr. David received his Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology in 2002. He was licensed as a psychologist in Minnesota in 2004, and his clinical work has focused on both psychotherapy and psychological evaluations. He is board certified in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology (ABPP) and specializes in working with adolescents and young adults. He is the founder and owner of the Minnesota Center for Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment, which was established in 2019, but he has been conducting Therapeutic Assessments at his private practice since 2012. He has participated in intensive trainings on Therapeutic Assessment with the model’s creator Dr. Stephen Finn in Austin, Texas. In 2015, he earned certification in the adult model of Therapeutic Assessment by the Therapeutic Assessment Institute.
Dr. David is the former Program Dean of the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, and as a faculty member he taught doctoral courses related to providing psychological services to children and families, including an elective course on Therapeutic Assessment (TA). Dr. David has also presented at professional conferences on Therapeutic Assessment and was one of the plenary speakers at the Inaugural Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment Conference and presented on the model with Stephen Finn at the 2019 Society for Personality Assessment Annual Conference.
About Dr. Jeremy Sharp
I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include nine licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.
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