Raja is a international expert on the Therapeutic Assessment (TA) model and co-author of the forthcoming TA manual: Therapeutic Assessment for Adults--Using Psychological Testing to Help Clients Change. He participated in intensive trainings on TA with the model’s creator Dr. Stephen Finn in Austin, Texas. In 2015, he earned certification in the adult TA model by the Therapeutic Assessment Institute, of which he is now a member. In addition to conducting TAs, he has trained hundreds of clinicians in this approach through workshops and graduate courses. He has also presented at professional conferences and was a plenary speaker at the 2015 & 2021 International Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment Conferences and presented on the model with Stephen Finn at the 2019 Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) Annual Conference. In 2019 he recorded two podcasts on TA for The Testing Psychologist Podcast. He has written on the model for the professional publications, and has consulted with numerous professionals and agencies seeking to implement TA with their clients.
Raja started his career as a middle school social studies teacher, which built his passion for helping young people. He received his Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology in 2002, and he is board certified in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology (ABPP). In addition to his proficiencies in assessment, he has also provided individual and family therapy throughout his career and conducts such services in a highly collaborative and relational fashion. He is the former Program Dean of the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, and as an assistant professor taught doctoral courses related to providing psychological services, including a course on Therapeutic Assessment. Raja lives in St. Paul with his wife and three daughters.
Raja M. David, PsyD, ABPP, LP
Dr. David’s recent publications & presentations:
Fantini, F., Aschieri, F., David, R. M., Martin, H. & Finn, S. E. (2022). Therapeutic Assessment with adults: Using psychological testing to help clients change. Routledge.
David, R. (2021). Conducting the initial Therapeutic Assessment session. In J. Mihura (Ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Psychopathology Assessment, 2nd Ed. Oxford University Press.
Boilen, S., David, R. M., & Kulish, M. (2022-March). Building an assessment practice: Practical applications and real-world experience. [Roundtable presentation]. Society for Personality Assessment Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.
David, R. M., Carroll, A. J., & Smith, J. D. (2021). Virtual delivery of Therapeutic Assessment: An empirical case study. Journal of Personality Assessment, DOI: 10.1080/00223891.2021.1929262
David, R. M. & Schaber, P. (2020). Live Therapeutic Assessment with a Young Adult and Their Parents-Level 2 TA Training. Therapeutic Assessment Institute & MNCCTA. Presented virtually.