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About Minnesota Center For Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment

Founder and owner of the MN Center for Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment

Dr. Raja David

Dr. David received his Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) in 2002. He was licensed as a psychologist (LP) in Minnesota in 2004, and his clinical work has focused on both psychotherapy and psychological evaluations. He is board certified in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology (ABPP) and specializes in working with adolescents and young adults.  In addition to his private practice, Dr. David is the Program Dean at MSPP and teaches courses related to providing psychological services to children and families, including a course on Therapeutic Assessment (TA). He has participated in intensive training on TA with the model’s creator Dr. Stephen Finn in Austin, Texas.  In 2015, Dr. David earned certification in the adult model of TA by the Therapeutic Assessment Institute.  

While Dr. David has been conducting TAs since 2011, he founded the Minnesota Center for Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment in 2018 and has provided consultation and supervision to other practitioners who are learning this approach.

Dr. David has also presented on TAs at local and international conferences.

Dr. David’s recent presentations:

David, R. (2018). Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment: Using psychological tests to help clients change their lives. Presentation at the Minnesota Psychological Association Annual Conference. Plymouth, MN.

David, R. (2017). Informed consent when conducting Therapeutic Assessments with adolescents and parents.  Presented as part of the symposium Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment: Ethical considerations. Second International Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment Conference.  Austin, TX.

David, R. (2017). Stuck with shame:  Use of the TCTS as part of an assessment intervention session.  Presented as part of the symposium Using the Thurston Craddock Test of Shame (TCTS) in Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment. Second International Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment Conference.  Austin, TX.

David, R., (2015). Teaching a graduate course in Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment. Presented as part of the symposium Teaching and learning Therapeutic Assessment: Getting in our students’ shoes.  Society for Personality Assessment Annual Conference. Brooklyn, NY.

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