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Society Conference Reports for 2011

Winter Conference

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Graziella Pettinati
Graphology in Executive Coaching

Graziella Pettinati is a leading Canadian graphologist and handwriting identification expert. In this workshop she will describe her work with executive coaches, and explain an evaluation form she created for these professionals that assesses the strengths and weaknesses of their clients in four areas: intellectual ability, relational ability, quality of activity, and fears and insecurities.

Graziella is former Executive Co-Director of The International Graphological Colloquium, a graphology instructor at Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy, principal of the Scripto Center for Handwriting Study, and a member of the National Association of Document Examiners.

Spring Conference

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Iris Hatfield

Iris Hatfield, who has devoted over 40 years to the study and practice of graphology, is president of HuVista International Inc., a full-service handwriting analysis firm. She is presenting on two relevant topics: graphology in business and handwriting's relationship to academic success. Over the years, Iris has also become increasing concerned about the poor penmanship of students and its consequences. As a result, she developed and is currently promoting the New American Cursive Penmanship Program. She is also founder and curator of Human Graphics Sample Library, a non-profit organization that collects handwriting samples for students and researchers.

Morning: Practical Applications of Graphology in Business

Iris will describe ways to successfully deal with graphology clients using real-life case studies, showing how clients were sold, how analyses were prepared, and then how they were presented. She will explain how to combine and use both gestalt and trait stroke analysis to increase accuracy.

Afternoon: The Relationship between Handwriting and Academic Success

Is penmanship still important? Interesting case studies of cursive and manuscript writers will be presented. There will be many handwriting samples with some amazing results.

Fall Conference

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Patricia Siegel and Lois Vaisman

Morning: The Faces of Criminality as Seen in Handwriting (Patricia Siegel)

The category "Criminals" incorporates a wide variety of personality types. Each criminal has his or her unique writing style and individual dynamic. This workshop will explore the handwritings of known criminals, observing graphic elements that reflect their emotional characteristics and behavior. Participants will work together to determine the writing qualities most significant in selected writings. When applicable, the backgrounds of these criminals will also be discussed in relation to what is expressed in their handwritings.

Afternoon: Mental Disorders as seen in Handwriting (Lois Vaisman)

Diagnosing mental illness has become an activity that many people feel comfortable discussing without the necessary knowledge of such labels. However, utilizing the psychodynamic tool of graphology, and concurrently describing the personality, may serve as an initial step to recognize the underpinnings that might characterize any disorder. In the hands of a mental health practitioner, with the input of a skilled graphological analysis, a broader understanding can be obtained. The aim of this workshop is to help the graphologist put the personality pieces together in order to make a diagnosis which would be consistent with the "bible" of mental health, DSM-IV TR.

  Mental illness will be examined through the handwriting of known people, as well as those who are "invisible." The power of graphology will help any level graphologist appreciate the comprehensive potential of the handwriting to animate a personality, with valid and consistent traits, degree of emotional regulation, and overall ability to function.

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