Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Assessment Director
Dr. Wright is a board-certified assessment psychologist who consults widely in the assessment and evaluation field. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, as well as a Master’s in Psychology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is currently on faculty in the Ph.D. program in psychology at New York University, where he founded and runs the Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing, as well as teaching and supervising psychological testing and assessment for the doctoral students.
Dr. Wright wrote the sixth edition of the Handbook of Psychological Assessment (2016), the most widely used textbook in the field on the topic. He has also published several other books on assessment, including Conducting Psychological Assessment: A Guide for Practitioners (2nd Edition; 2020), the Essentials of Psychological Assessment Supervision (2019), and the Essentials of Psychological Tele-Assessment (2021). Additionally, he has written many articles on the topic of psychological assessment, including on neuropsychological assessment of ADHD (in Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2021) and education and training in psychological assessment (in the American Psychologist, 2020). He is a fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment and the American Academy of Assessment Psychology, as well as serving on the board of the American Board of Assessment Psychology and having been a past president of the Assessment section of the American Psychological Association. He has also written widely on issues of LGBTQ+ psychology and other aspects of psychotherapy.
Dr. Wright works hard to ensure that the psychological assessment process is a collaborative one with clients, so that questions get answered as well as they can be. Psychological assessment is a weird process—one that asks a client to be open and honest with a near-stranger, only to be told about parts of themselves that they may not even be aware of, or have not yet attached a label to. Dr. Wright tries to ensure that all psychologists he supervises conduct assessments with both accuracy and empathy.