Without training it would be very easy to mistakenly use a singular characteristic from the drawings and assume it to be a conclusive indicator of certain traits and feelings. Even if the correct underlying psychopathology was unearthed, these findings are usually not acceptable to patients and therefor have limited effect. Even when presented this information in a warm ,nurturing manner, forced insights or information on patients who are trying to keep such insights hidden could lead to disaster. Your best bet G. Greene, is to listen, gather data objectively and suspend judgement. You should focus on your clients stengths and modes of coping with weaknesses which maintain functional autonomy .
I have a question. Is anyone familiar with research regarding the interpretation of chromatic HTP, KFD or DAP's? I have notes from grad school re the significance of colors chosen by individuals- using crayons -on projective drawings, but I have no research info to back up chromatic interpretive analysis.
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