Co-Sponsored by The Gittinger Personality Assessment System Foundation and The University of Akron School of Counseling

Hosted by Dr. Paul Sletten, President, PASF

The Gittinger Personality Assessment System (GPAS) Training program is designed for professional counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals interested in developing in-depth skill in personality assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning.


Dr. Roxanne DuVivier, Ms. Kathleen Kutsko, Mr. Earl Rodd, Dr. Peter Shea, Dr. Paul Sletten, and Dr. Elizabeth Wilton


  • October 25-26, 2018
  • The University of Akron Chima Building, 27 South Forge St. Akron, OH 44325
  • 9 CE credits
  • Approved by CSWMFT for Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists


  • Professionals: LPCC, LPCC-S, IMFT, IMFT-S | $100
  • New Professionals: LPC/MFT | $70
  • Students | $50
  • UA Students/Faculty/Staff | $25
  • Scholarships: Available for Spring Conference OCA attendees, please email


Workshop registration includes a FREE one year membership to the Gittinger Personality Assessent System Foundation

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Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the GPAS theory of personality development with emphasis on personality development in implications of cognitive style and emotions on relationship development
  • Discuss of the GPAS theory of personality development with emphasis on the social dimension of personality development and the impact on social interactions, relationship formation and activity/energy levels
  • Utilize traditional GPAS scoring methods and behavioral observation for profile development and how these factors are represented in GPAS profiles
  • Practice profile interpretation and gain practical skills in relating assessment results to DSM 5 diagnostic categories
  • Access the website and utilize tools available for developing GPAS profiles and reports.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

1 – 3 p.m.

Tour of the Gittinger PAS Collection and History of Psychology Archives
(No CE credits given for this portion of the workshop)
**Please note this portion of the workshop will be held at The Cummings
Center for the History of Psychology, 73 S. College St., Akron, OH 44325

3 3:30 p.m.

Break (beverages and snacks provided)

3:30 – 5 p.m.

Pre-Conference Assessment

Friday, October 26, 2018

8 9 a.m.         

History and Research: Gittinger Personality Assessment System (GPAS)

9 – 10 a.m.

GPAS Theory I

10 – 10:15 a.m.

Break (beverages and snacks provided)

10:15 – 11 a.m.

GPAS Theory II

11 – Noon

GPAS Scoring and Profile Development

Noon – 1 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1 – 2 p.m.

GPAS Profile Development via Indirect Assessment

2 – 3 p.m.

Diagnosis and Treatment: Understanding Reference Groups - Motivations,
Affiliations, and Stress

3: 3:15 p.m.         

Break (beverages and snacks provided)

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.         

Case Interpretation, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning

4:30 – 5 p.m.

PASF Website and Online Resources