Friday 21 july, 2017

Plenary Session: Case study

Justine McCarthy Woods, Ph.D., is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (British Psychoanalytical Society) and Lead for the Adolescent and Young Adult Service at the Tavistock Clinic in London where she has been based for the past 13 years. She has worked in the National Health Service (NHS) for over 25 years with children, adolescents and adults presenting with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties in various clinical settings. During the course of her career, she has been responsible for managing both adult psychology services and child and adolescent psychology services in Birmingham, Surrey and London. She has a private practice based in Central London, where she offers psychological assessments, consultations and individual therapy to adolescents and adults. She co-founded the British Rorschach Society (BRS) in 2007 and was President from 2007 until 2016. She is an Associate Editor of Rorschachiana: Journal of the International Society for the Rorschach.

Noriko Nakamura. Born in Hokkaido, Japan. Studied clinical psychology at university and then trained in the Comprehensive System under John E. Exner. Director of the Nakamura Psychotherapy Institute, where she has been working as a clinical psychotherapist since 1989. Founded the Japan Rorschach Society for the Comprehensive System in 1993 and co-founded the Asian-Pacific Center for Therapeutic Assessment with Stephan Finn in 2014. Teacher and researcher in the field of health psychology, including human development and the elderly. She has attended the ISR congresses since 1981 and became President of the ISR in 2014.

Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo, where he has been since 2003. Before this he was at the University of Alaska Anchorage and also the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was the director of the inpatient and outpatient Psychological Assessment Service. He was the Editor of the Journal of Personality Assessment from 2002 to 2013. His research focuses on psychological assessment, with an emphasis on the integration of personality assessment methods. Much of his work has addressed performance-based measures of implicit processes, most notably the Rorschach. He has made seminal contributions to the published literature in this area, as well as in psychometrics and assessment more generally. On four occasions the Society for Personality Assessment has given him Distinguished Contribution Awards for articles in the published literature. He is a Fellow of Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics) of the American Psychological Association and of the Society for Personality Assessment.

Catherine Azoulay is a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and Professor of clinical psychology at the ‘Psychology, Psychopathology and Psychoanalysis’ Laboratory. She has worked for 18 years in psychiatric care institutions, in which she carried out psychological assessments with projective tests. In addition, Catherine Azoulay started to engage in research by focusing on adolescents and young adults’ psychopathology, projective tests used both as a research method and a clinical method for the study of psychic functioning, and issues of filiation, origin and psychic temporality. She is currently Chief Editor of Psychologie Clinique et projective, member of the Bureau of the Rorschach Society and French language Projective methods, Vice-President of the CLINAP Association, Director of the University Diploma of Projective Psychology at Paris Descartes University, and Coordinator of the Projective Methods and Psychoanalysis Network with Professor J.-C. Chagnon. ( She published several books with Michèle Emmanuelli: Les épreuves projectives à l’adolescence : Approche psychanalytique (Practice of projective tests in adolescence: psychoanalytical approach) and Nouveau Manuel de cotation des formes au Rorschach (New manual for scoring forms of Rorschach test).