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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

Fall Conference

Saturdays, October 21, 2017 and January 6, 2018

Claudio Garibaldi
Enneagram, a Training and Self-training Tool for Graphologists

This workshop, given in two parts, introduced graphologists to the potential of using the Enneagram integrated with graphology as a means of self-knowledge, understanding of others, as well as for evaluating the internal consistency of handwriting analysis.

Our identity, besides being based on a biological component, is an adaptive scheme in childhood, constantly fed by the stories we tell about ourselves and to others. According to the Enneagram model, this story revolves around a main strategy, which have its roots in childhood, giving rise to a multiplicity of automatic reactions that permeate our whole being.

The visions of the human being proposed by the Moretti graphological system and the Enneagram have a poignant convergence in the concept of the Ruling Passion, considered an all-encompassing element that influences our emotional, cognitive and behavioral paradigms. This main strategy influences our thinking and the storytelling that we make of ourselves, also in our role as graphologists. As adults, we can expand the meaning of the story we tell ourselves. Graphology and the Enneagram used in synergy are a valuable tool to help us do this.

Claudio presented this program from Italy where he is a graphology consultant and an Enneagram teacher. He received his degree as a consultant in graphology from the University of Urbino. Claudio integrates the Moretti system of graphology with a practical application of the Enneagram that can be used in many fields. He was a regular contributor to Enneagram Monthly on the Enneagram and Graphology from 2005-2007. His book, The Ruling Passion: A Meeting Point between the Enneagram and the Moretti Graphological System was published in Italian in 2016. Claudio also has a specialization in family graphology where he has collaborated with lawyers and psychologists in the mediation process. He is an expert in autobiographical techniques, which he integrates in his workshops. Claudio shared his expertise with ASPG many years ago, and we are fortunate to again learn from his wide experience.

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