7 Gennaio 2019


Level 4 Training (Rome, Italy- June 3-7, 2019)

The IIW is excited to host a Level 4 training in Rome in June 2019 (June 3-7)!  Whether you have just completed Levels 1-3, haven’t had the opportunity to participate in Level 4 previously, or have already attended a Level 4 training and would like to repeat the experience, all are welcome to join us for a week of advanced/integrated interpretation and cultural activities.  Please see the attached training flyer for more details.

Registration Details

Please note that the registration deadline for this Rome-based Level 4 training is March 1, 2019.  A $100 early registration discount is available to those participants who register prior to February 1, 2019!

Space is limited, and available slots will be filled on a first-received, first-registered basis.  

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at   or Jacob Palm at

CWS Level 4 Flyer (Rome, June 2019).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. 

S_20 anni_Wartegg_21 sett_2019.pdf

27 Settembre 2019 :
S_20 anni_CWS_Casi_CLINICI_settembre 2019.pdf

5 Ottobre 2019 :
S_20 anni_TEst_amplificatori_empatia_ottobre 2019.pdf

10 Ottobre 2019 :
S_20 anni_FAD_CWS_Ottobre_2019.pdf

26 Ottobre 2019 :

9 Novembre 2019 :
S_20 anni_PD_09_nov_2019.pdf

10 Aprile 2018

12 Dicembre 2018 :

Supervision/ Consultation Group 27 Maggio 2019

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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