General donations to the TAI support costs of trainings, scholarships for students and new professionals to be trained in TA, and the development of training materials. All donations are tax deductible, as the TAI is recognized as a 501c3 organization by the US Internal Revenue Service. To make targeted donations for a specific project or purpose, you can consult the list below or please contact Dale Rudin or click here.
Constance T. Fischer Scholarship Fund
Established in 2014 by a generous donation from Dr. Constance T. Fischer, this fund provides financial assistance to psychology graduate students and early career professionals to attend TAI co-sponsored trainings on Therapeutic Assessment. Dr. Fischer was a pioneer of Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment and wished young psychologists to be exposed to CTA principles and techniques early in their professional development. Ongoing donations support the future of TA. To make a donation click here.
Leonard Handler Fund
This fund assists economically disadvantaged clients who would benefit from a Therapeutic Assessment but are unable to pay for one. Leonard Handler (1936-2016) was a brilliant researcher, teacher, and clinician who developed groundbreaking methods of Therapeutic Assessment, especially with children and families. Donations to this fund make TA available to everyone, regardless of income level. To make a donation click here.
Would you consider funding a Therapeutic Assessment Dissertation Award in your name?
It is hard to think of a more meaningful gift you might extend to the TA community and initiative than a (yearly) dissertation award. Conducting research into any subject is like the lifeblood of continued progression of any serious evidence-based clinical intervention. Therefore, stimulating original and significant work from (professionally) young persons interested in clinically relevant psychological assessment is crucial to TA. In other words, please consider the possibility of funding a dissertation award in your name. The announcement would run something like this:
The Therapeutic Assessment Institute now accepts nominations for the (first) [your name] Dissertation Award. This award, established by a generous gift from [your name], who [relevant description etc]. The award will provide eligible graduate students with the financial means to complete their research prior to the start of dissertation writing, to be used for expenses connected with the dissertation, particularly to help Ph.D. candidates complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. Eligibility: The dissertation must involve an original and significant study relative to Collaborative/ Therapeutic Assessment and be methodologically rigorous. Award - up to $5,000 for a period of one summer or one semester of travel and/or research support.
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