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An Introduction to the Wartegg Drawing Completion Test (WDCT) according to the Crisi Wartegg System (CWS)
Friday, April 07, 2023, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM MDT
Category: CPA Sponsored Event


An Introduction to the Wartegg Drawing Completion Test (WDCT) according to the Crisi Wartegg System (CWS) 

Date: Friday, April 7, 2023 
Time: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm 
Location: Univ of Denver Ammi Hyde Building
(Participants may also attend via Zoom)
CE: 1.5 Available 

Level: Introductory 
Topic overview: This luncheon will focus on the Crisi Wartegg System (CWS), a methodology for the clinical use of the Wartegg Drawing Completion Test (WDCT). The WDCT, created in 1926 by the German psychologist Ehrig Wartegg (1897-1983), is a projective drawing technique that can be completed in 5-10 minutes and is appropriate for children, adolescents, and adults. The WDCT consists of eight boxes, labeled 1 to 8, displayed in two parallel rows, with each row consisting of four boxes. Each box is delineated by a thick black margin and contains a different graphic stimulus or “mark”. The client is invited to complete each panel by making a meaningful drawing that incorporates the mark in that panel. The resulting drawings are rigorously scored and interpreted according to the CWS (Crisi, 1998). 

A recent meta-analysis (Gronnerod & Gronnerod, 2012) attests to its 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 Therapeutic Assessment. Psychologists in Italy, USA, Japan, China, Scandinavia, and South America frequently use it in psychological assessments. Since 2002, it is also a selection tool of the Italian armed forces. In this luncheon, Dr. Alessandro Crisi will discuss WDCT and demonstrate the utility of the test in a case presentation showing several clinical cases. 

Goals & objectives: At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe personal experience of test completion
  2. Discuss the history of the WDCT as a performance-based personality assessment tool
  3. Summarize the empirical and conceptual foundations of the CWS and its applications in clinical research and practice
  4. Discuss cases of use of the test with some of the main diagnostic tools (Rorschach and MMPI-2)

Tentative Schedule:

  • 11:00am-11:30am Take the test (optional)*
  • 11:30am-12:00pm Lunch (provided by CAS)
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm Presentation by Dr. Crisi
  • 1:30pm-2:00pm Questions

*People who would like to have the Wartegg test administered are kindly required to be in their seat at 11:00am.

Presented By: Alessandro Crisi, Psy.D.

 Alessandro Crisi, Psy.D., SPA Fellow, member of the ISR, is a licensed psychologist and psychotherapist in Rome, Italy. He is the founder and president of the Italian Institute of Wartegg and an Adjunct Professor in 2016 and 2018 in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology of the University of Denver. For 20 years, Dr. Cirisi 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 CWS. Recently (2018), Dr. Crisi published The Crisis Wartegg System (CWS): Manual for Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation, Routlegde, New York. In 2022, the Japanese translation of the handbook had been published by Japan Uni Agency, INC., Tokyo.  


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