COMPLETE CWS TRAINING Helsinki, Finland, 2020 – 2021

The Wartegg Drawing Completion Test (WDCT) is a projective drawing technique that can be completed in 5 – 10 minutes and is appropriate for children, adolescents, and adults. It is easy to administer and not overwhelming for clients to complete. A recent meta-analysis (Grønnerød & Grønnerød, 2012) attests to its reliability and validity in assessing personality and psychopathology. It was also recently recognized as a valid performance-based personality test that can be used for certification in Steven E. Finn’s Therapeutic Assessment. Created in 1926 by the German psychologist Ehrig Wartegg (1897 – 1983), the WDCT consists of eight boxes, each containing an ambiguous mark. The client completes each panel by making a meaningful drawing that incorporates the mark in that panel.

The Crisi Wartegg System (CWS) is a new methodology for using the WDCT that rigorously scores and interprets the drawings of the clients. Psychologists in Italy, Japan, Scandinavia, South America and, more recently, in the United States frequently use the CWS in psychological assessments. It is also a selection tool of the Italian military. An English manual for the method, including a broad overview of reliability and validity research, was published in 2018.

The CWS complete training consists of 4 levels, of which the last one is optional (i.e., not required for certification):
Level 1 (September 17 – 19, 2020, Helsinki, Finland, with Dr. Emiliano Muzio) — Learn administration and basics of the test; upon completion you will be able to administer, score the test and make the computations;
Level 2 (January 13 – 16, 2021, Helsinki, Finland, with Dr. Alessandro Crisi) — Review basic interpretation of calculated indices and scores;
Level 3 (February 17 – 20, 2021, Helsinki, Finland, with Dr. Alessandro Crisi) — Learn interpretation and clinical conceptualization;
Level 4 (5 days in Rome, Italy, with Dr. Alessandro Crisi) — (OPTIONAL) Integrate the Wartegg with other measures (e.g., MMPI, PAI, Rorschach) through case consultations. This training is a good way to improve competence and prepare for the certification exam.

Certification is attained after passing a certification exam involving a CWS administration, a test of coding reliability and a test of accuracy of interpretation. These three steps are reviewed by the Italian Institute of Wartegg (Istituto Italiano Wartegg: IIW).

Alessandro Crisi, Psy.D., Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) Fellow, is a licensed psychologist and psychotherapist in Rome, Italy. He is the founder and President of the Italian Institute of Wartegg (Istituto Italiano Wartegg or IIW) and an Adjunct Professor in the GSPP of Denver University, CO. For 20 years, Dr. Crisi has been an adjunct professor at Sapienza University of Rome. He is a consultant to the Rome Institute of Speech Therapy and to the criminal and civil courts in Rome. He also served on the executive committee of the Italian Association for Forensic Psychology. Dr. Crisi is the author of numerous publications on clinical assessment and psychodiagnosis. He frequently makes presentations around the world on psychological assessment and the Wartegg.

Emiliano Muzio, Ph.D., President of The Finnish Rorschach Association (FRA) and Member-at- Large on the Board of the International Society of the Rorschach & Projective Methods (ISR), is a licensed psychologist and psychotherapist in Helsinki, Finland. For many years, Dr. Muzio has organized training on the Rorschach Comprehensive System (RCS) and Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) in Finland. He has regularly lectured on personality assessment in the Universities of Paris, Jyväskylä and Helsinki and made presentations around the world on psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment and the Rorschach. Dr. Muzio is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on the RCS and R-PAS and is the first psychologist in Finland to receive certification from the IIW for the clinical use of the CWS.

With minimal training, one can become familiar with what the CWS offers and can at least administer it, having someone who is certified score and interpret it. It is possible to Skype with Dr. Crisi in Rome for scoring, interpretation and consultation on your cases as soon as you have completed Level 1 training.

Complete CWS Training Helsinki 2020 – 2021