CWS guidelines for remote mode WDCT administration 6 Luglio 2020

Among the many problems caused by the Covid-19 epidemic, we must also include the one related to the difficulty, like for psychotherapy, of being able to carry out a psychological assessment. In attachment, you will find the CWS guidelines for the remote mode administration of the WDCT elaborated by the IIW thanks to the contribution of Alessandro Crisi and Jacob Palm. At present, an experiment on this method is underway in the United States  conducted by our colleague Raja David, Ph.D.

Linee guida per la somministrazione del Wartegg in modalità remoto.pdf

20 Maggio 2020 :
Nuovo processo di certificazione.pdf


 The Wartegg Drawing Completion Test (WDCT) was created in 1926 by the German psychologist Ehrig Wartegg (1897-1983).

It is a simple performance-based (projective) test that asks the assesses to make a series of drawings in 8 boxes, each of which contains an ambiguous mark. The assesses complete each panel by making a meaningful drawing that incorporates the mark in that panel.

In the last years, Alessandro Crisi, Psy.D. (1998, 2007), the founder and director of the Italian Institute of Wartegg in Rome, Italy, has standardized the administration and scoring, collected normative data, and conducted an impressive series of research studies (see the references at the end).

The Crisi system, called CWS (Crisi Wartegg System) for the WDCT is now used as a selection screening procedure for the Italian army and navy.

At the present, a group of 16 American psychologist who completed the advanced training have been so excited about the Wartegg that they are now assisting Dr. Crisi to collect American normative data for the test. A second group of 12 American psychologist are finishing their advanced training. 

In the CWS, the drawings are rigorously scored (e.g., for popular, contents, form quality, etc.), and  a meta-analysis recently published in Psychological Assessment (Gronnerod & Gronnerod, 2012) demonstrated that the WDCT has validity at least equal to that of the WAIS, MMPI, and Rorschach. It takes about 30-40 minutes to administer, score, and interpret the Wartegg (once one is competent), and the test is applicable to children, adolescents, and adults and to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

The process to become certified in the CWS consists of the following steps:

1. Level 1  Administration, Scoring & Computations, workshop, three days (18 hours)

2. Level 2  Diagnostic Meaning and Basic Interpretation, workshop, 4 days (24 hours)

3. Level  3 Advanced level, Intermediate Interpretation and Report Writing4 days (24 hours).

4. A final exam to obtain certification (2 original Wartegg protocols complete with scoring, computations and interpretation will be examined).

As optional training, the IIW organizes a 4th Level,  Advanced Interpretation and Case Conceptualization, (5 days, 20 hours) focused on case presentation held in Rome, Italy.

Alessandro Crisi, Psy.D., SPA Fellow, is a licensed psychologist and psychotherapist in Rome, Italy. He is the founder and president of the Italian Wartegg Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Clinical Psychology School of Specialization at the Sapienza University of Rome.

For many years, Dr. Crisi has been a consultant to the Rome Institute of Speech Therapy and to the criminal and civil courts in Rome. He also serves on the executive committee of Italian Association for Forensic Psychology (AIPG).

Dr. Crisi presents frequently around the world on psychological assessment and the Wartegg and he is the author of many publications concerning psychological assessment and psychodiagnosis. 

Corso CWS_28 marzo_2020.pdf

3 Ottobre 2020 :

15 Ottobre 2020 :

21 Ottobre 2019 :
MMPI-2 FAD Ottobre 2020 ale.pdf

24 Ottobre 2020 :
CWS_Depressione_idezione suicidaria_24 ottobre 2020.pdf

18 Novembre 2020 :
FAD_MMPI-2RF_Novembre 2020.pdf

27 Novembre 2020 :
CWS_Disturbi del pensiero_percezione_27 novembre 2020.pdf

10 Aprile 2018

12 Dicembre 2018 :

Supervision/ Consultation Group 22 Settembre 2020

The IIW has begun a series of Supervision/ Consultation Groups focused on the clinical use of the Wartegg Drawing Completion Test (WDCT) according to the Crisi Wartegg System (CWS).  These groups will be led by Professor Alessandro Crisi or, in case of his unavailability, by IIW collaborators. Supervision/ Consultation Groups are available to colleagues who have completed training in the CWS, gained experience in the use of the Wartegg according to the CWS, and currently utilize the Wartegg consistently in their professional activity. The goal of these meetings is to consolidate and deepen expertise in clinical and forensic use of the Wartegg (including with children, adolescents, and adults), and to further develop the integration of the CWS with other frequently used diagnostic tools (i.e., Rorschach, MMPI and MMPI-2-RF, WAIS, AAP, EMP). Each group will consist of 5 participants, and over the sequence of group meetings, each participant will have the opportunity to present a clinical case. Therefore, each supervision/ consultation sequence will consist of 5 sessions each lasting 1½ hours.  Attendance at all meetings is expected.

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