Saturday, October 7, 2017
Gayna Scott on "Campaign for Cursive"
Gayna prepared the video (on the left) in recognition of all the things done and people involved in the Campaign for Cursive.
Below, is the video from the conference. We have made enormous progress in the past year, and building quite a momentum!
The Campaign for Cursive is always looking for help! We welcome ideas, and volunteers! Email Gayna at email@example.com
"Post Traumatic Disorder," by Dr. Cynthia Crosson
There are video problems from the beginning until 16:18 minutes into this video. We do apologize for this inconvenience. I am going to try to rebuild this video. For now, you can still watch and listen to this version.
Cynthia shares some amazing stories of traumatic issues and how they have a lasting effect on the psyche. Knowing how this develops into a disorder, affecting coping skills, helps us as graphologists to find the clues in the handwriting.
"Effects of Medication on Handwriting" by Oladipupo Macjob
Macjob came all the way from Nigeria to speak with us at the Tucson Conference! It was an fantastic presentation. Macjob demonstrated that the different types of pharmaceuticals have an effect on the brain and muscles we use to create writing.
Below is the wonderful handout he prepared to provide you with details every graphologist should know in this regard!
"Dialectic Behavior and Coping in the Handwriting", by Dr. Donna Whipple
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an innovative treatment approach that was developed in 1993 by Marsha Linehan. It is a broad based cognitive behavioral treatment which was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal borderline patients. It is now used broadly in psychotherapy.
Dr. Whipple has been practicing DBT since its inception in 1993. In this unique presentation, she will provide an overview of DBT as well as explore how this framework can be useful for graphologists in their efforts to understand their clients. She will demonstrate techniques and present cases with corresponding handwriting samples.
"Breaking Global Paradigms"
By Roberto E Villagran and Josue Briseno
Roberto E. Villagrán and Josue Briseño, provided powerful presentations about getting government recognition for graphology as an official profession.
Roerto's video comes first. He is the current President of SOMEGRAF, the Mexican Society of Scientific Graphology and coordinator for the committee for the standard official certification in graphology.
In December of 2012, the Mexican federal government approved the standard competence EC0293 which allowed graphology experts to assess organizations based on local and international legal standards outlined in this competence. The purpose of this standard competence is to certify people based on a standard methodology, in order to make evaluations and assessments for public and pri- vate sectors in alignment with local employment laws.
The new challenge sits in the U.S.: graphology and HR have been dealing with myriad regulations in place. For instance one of the top priorities of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), is the fight against dis- crimination. Based on international agreements like NAFTA, graphology could be seen as a recognized competence in the U.S. as international agreements oversee local constitutions.
The second part of this video is the presentation by Josue Briseño. Josue, who is based in Seattle WA, is a Human Resource practitioner with over 18 years of global experience and is currently leading the people agenda for the 7th largest pure play software company for the Latin America region. His passion has been to find the right balance when coaching people, based on Graphology, and best HR practices.
His video is second on this tape (they came so close, that I did not have time to set up a second video). It is a wonderful demonstration of how we as graphologists should start now, and petition for professional recognition. He presents quite a roadmap, and his words are inspiring!
(There are no handouts with these 2 presentations.)
"Graphology Travels and Cursive Camps" by Theresa Ortega
(There is no handout with this amazing program.)
Theresa Ortega has been an invaluable connection to our Spanish-speaking colleagues, involving them in our annual National/International Handwriting Week events via social media.
She was invited in 2016 to represent AHAF in Mexico City at the 3rd Annual World Congress of Graphology and Psychology. While there, she presented 2 lectures in Spanish about our Campaign for Cursive and AHAF’s white paper, The Truth About Cursive Hand- writing: Why It Matters in a Digital Age.
In her TED-type talk, Theresa will share with us what she has learned from her travels and communications with graphologists across the globe.