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Society Conference Reports for 2017

Winter Conference (Number 1)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Maresi de Monchy
Movement in Handwriting

Writing is moving, and in the Western culture, moving forward. Movement in a handwriting is essential; not moving means standing still, in which case writing turns into drawing which does not necessarily require moving forward.

Therefore, writing is different from drawing. A graphologist observes movement as one of the characteristics of life in the handwriting and thus in the person who produces it. In this workshop, the theme movement will be explained and illustrated by handwritings with and without movement. The characteristics of movement has consequences for the analysis which will also be described.

Maresi de Monchy is from The Netherlands and is one of Europeís most respected graphologists. She is a psychologist, the former president of the Dutch Graphological Society, where she taught a multi-year program to become certified in graphology. She is a member of the Dutch Order of Graphologists, the European Graphological Association and the Dutch Institute for Psychological Help.

Winter Conference (Number 2)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Marcel Elfers
One Reason, an Overview of Likeability

Marcel Elfers is a master profiler through written communication. He is the author of We are the Same; Itís the Details that Differ and One Reason. Marcel combines handwriting analysis, statement analysis, and behavioral trend analysis in his professional work.

There is only one reason why people like you. Marcel Elfers explored what, why and how people think through the Enneagram. We all reveal ourselves through our behaviors and handwriting is no exception. Word selection and handwriting are intimately linked to the Enneagram. See a summary of Marcelís last presentation in this Newsletter to find out more about the Enneagram. For those of you who attended his May 2015 talk in New York, this presentation will have a more succinct Enneagram explanation but with more handwriting and statement analysis samples.

Spring Conference

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Annette Poizner
Revelation of Self: Using Graphology and the Earliest -
Recollection Test to Deepen our Understanding

Annette Poizner will analyze the handwriting of a psychotherapy client alongside the client's earliest memories to explore how graphologist's can integrate the insights they derive from handwriting analysis with those that emerge from the Adlerian technique of analyzing early memories, all practices that are accessible to therapists, consultants and graphologists. Using graphology to provide information about personality style, strengths and weaknesses, while employing additional projective techniques to collaborate findings and to generate more detailed information about the individual's core beliefs, brings to light the three-dimensional portrait of personality that can serve the agendas of counselors and consultants.

Annette Poizner, MSW, Ed.D., RSW is a Columbia-educated therapist and executive coach. Her doctoral dissertation, completed at the University of Toronto, explored the use of graphology within psychotherapy. She is the author of "Clinical Graphology: An Interpretive Manual for Mental Health Practitioners," published by Charles C. Thomas Publishers. She has lectured on the psychology of handwriting in academic and professional settings, including presenting at the Canadian Psychological Association annual conference among others. She has a blog on the Huffington Post devoted to the psychology of handwriting. For additional information, visit

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