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Wechsler's Anonymous


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The infamous 12-step Wechsler Anonymous presentation hatched by Brian Stone

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Wechsler's Anonymous

  1. 1. THE WECHSLER’S ANONYMOUS TWELVE STEP PROGRAM (Brian Stone, 1996, personal communication)
  2. 2. WARNING: The psychologist general has determined that this presentation may contain content which is detrimental to some conceptions of intelligence This presentation is rated R . It contains data and ideas that may threaten the Wechsler conditioned psyche of some psychologists. Viewer discretion is advised .
  3. 3. Moses may have gone to the mountain to get the ten commandments, but where is it written that David Wechsler went to the mountain to get the twelve subtests? ( McGrew, 1986) THE INERTIA OF TRADITION
  4. 4. WECHSLER’S ANONYMOUS - STEP 1 <ul><li>We admitted we are powerless over alcohol--that our lives had become unmanageable </li></ul><ul><li>We admitted we were powerless over our Wechslers--that our assessments had become unmanageable </li></ul>
  5. 5. WECHSLER’S ANONYMOUS - STEP 2 <ul><li>We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity </li></ul><ul><li>We came to believe that tests existed that were greater than Wechsler, and that these tests could restore us to sanity </li></ul>
  6. 6. WECHSLER’S ANONYMOUS - STEP 3 <ul><li>We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him/her </li></ul><ul><li>We made a decision to turn our assessment lives over to other publishing companies, as we understood them </li></ul>
  7. 7. WECHSLER’S ANONYMOUS - STEP 4 <ul><li>We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>We made a searching shared abilities analysis and strengths and weaknesses inventory of ourselves and our instruments </li></ul>
  8. 8. WECHSLER’S ANONYMOUS - STEP 5 <ul><li>We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs </li></ul><ul><li>We admitted to publishing companies, ourselves, and others our indefensible overreliance on tradition </li></ul>
  9. 9. WECHSLER’S ANONYMOUS - STEP 6 <ul><li>We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character </li></ul><ul><li>We were entirely ready to ask graduate schools to remove these defects from their syllabi </li></ul>
  10. 10. WECHSLER’S ANONYMOUS - STEP 7 <ul><li>We humbly asked Him/Her to remove our shortcomings </li></ul><ul><li>We humbly asked the special ed. directors to show us other approved tests, or how to go about approving them, and we removed tests with major shortcomings and total lack of empirical support </li></ul>
  11. 11. WECHSLER’S ANONYMOUS - STEP 8 <ul><li>We made a list of all persons we had harmed, and become willing to make amends to them all </li></ul><ul><li>We made a list of all persons we had given Wechslers to, and how they had benefited, if at all </li></ul>
  12. 12. WECHSLER’S ANONYMOUS - STEP 9 <ul><li>We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others </li></ul><ul><li>We apologized to those persons, and gave them tests that measured additional factors </li></ul>
  13. 13. WECHSLER'S ANONYMOUS-STEP 10 <ul><li>We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it </li></ul><ul><li>We continued to research our other tests and when appropriate, we admitted it would be okay to give a Wechsler under certain conditions </li></ul>
  14. 14. WECHSLER’S ANONYMOUS-STEP 11 <ul><li>We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God...praying only for knowledge of His/Her will for us and the power to carry that out </li></ul><ul><li>We sought more strength for carrying better and heavier test kits wherever we went </li></ul>
  15. 15. WECHSLER’S ANONYMOUS-STEP 12 <ul><li>Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Having had this psychometric awakening, we tried to carry this message to other school psychologists </li></ul>