Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Dear colleagues, we regret to inform you that Dr. Robert Erard passed away September 26, 2016. He was 61 years old. We convey our  condolences and sympathy to all his family and colleagues.  We will  pay tribute to his memory during the Paris Rorschach Congress in July  2017.

Conference in English, translated in French, Spanish and Japanese

Lecturer: Barton Evans

Barton Evans, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Psychological and Forensic Assessment Services, Quillen College of Medicine, Mountain Home, Tennessee where he teaches psychological assessment, forensic psychiatry and psychodynamic psychotherapy. He is a member of the Board of the International Society for the Rorschach and Projective Methods and a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and Society for Personality Assessment. He is co-author of two books on the use of the Rorschach in forensic assessment and another on the life and work of Harry Stack Sullivan.

Discussant: Dr. Odile Husain

Odile Husain completed her studies in clinical psychology as well as her Ph.D. in Switzerland. Her professional endeavors in private practice include psychodynamic psychotherapy with an adult clientele, psychological assessment for patients considering psychotherapy, clarifying complex diagnostic and/or therapeutic situations as well as supervising fellow psychologists. Founding member of the Institut de Psychologie Projective (Institute of Projective Psychology), she directs the only existing post-graduate training program for projective assessment in Quebec, and this, after having trained psychologists in Europe and Asia. Affiliated to the Swiss Group called « Groupe de Lausanne », she has participated in creating a qualitative and psychodynamic approach to speech analysis in projective testing, the latter combined with a rigorous knowledge of structural psychopathology. Odile Husain publishes regularly in francophone journals on projective techniques and a number of her works have been translated in other languages. She has taken a special interest in non-scorable relational phenomena, in the link between discourse and personality structure and in the issue of feedback following assessment. Her most recent team research topic involved bipolar disorder and manic-depressive personality, as well as subtle phenomena linked to psychotic personality structures. She has completed mandates as Secretary General, as Member-at-Large of the International Society of the Rorschach and Projective Methods  (ISR), and presently holds a seat as Vice-president on the Executive Board of this same Society while also being the Editor of the Bulletin. She is also a Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment.