Annette Poizner

Therapist, Author

Annette Poizner, MSSW, Ed.D., RSW, is a Columbia-trained therapist in private practice, a community educator and author of Clinical Graphology: An Interpretive Manual for Mental Health Practitioners. Her doctoral dissertation, completed at the University of Toronto, explored the use of graphology (handwriting analysis) within psychotherapy. She has presented on the psychology of handwriting at the annual conference of the Canadian Psychological Association and in a range of other academic and professional contexts. Her practice has her using handwriting analysis and projective personality assessment within psychotherapy. Her work has been featured in dailies across Canada and in Reader's Digest. For additional publications, visit

Additionally, she has worked with a graphic designer to produce a 20 panel display Signature Traits, An Exploration of Signature and Self, designed to motivate young people to develop their signatures. The panels are currently on display at pubic libraries in Toronto and are available free of charge for use in classrooms, community centers and other venues.

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