Thematic Apperception Test Notes

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What do the stories tell you:
oHow the person views the world
When dealing with kids always look for issues of safe and supportive oHow the person views parental figures
Superficial/unavailable/untrustworthy
Enjoyable/supportive/talented/available
oHow the person sees themselves
Vulnerable/fragile/unattractive/inept/lonely/entitled/
Talented/attractive/clever
oHow the person views relationships
Unsupportive/hurtful/missing/distant/insincere
Ease/difficulty with which relationships occur
Superficial? Aggression
Sincere/enduring/loving
oSignificant conflicts and what do their anxieties surround •What conflicts are they exposing in their stories
Are they owning the stressors
oFear of disapproval
oPhysical harm/abuse
oLoss of love
oWork failure
oSexual content
oLoss of status
oSubjects level of insight into understanding their issues
Nonexistent/ minimal
Card#1: Task orientation card
Personal pressure, goals, needs, competence
Bodily integrity i.e. if string is broken
Card #2: Family
Sex roles, ambition,
Card #3bm: depression card
Card #4: Heterosexual peer conflict
Female demands, male wishes
Problems with controlling impulses
Card #6: Father daughter cards “sometimes”
Reaction of woman to more dominant male figure
Sexual interests
Recurring themes of distrust, secrecy and deception
Card #6bm- Mother son card “sometimes”
Feelings toward maternal figures
Loss of father, changing role, individuation
Card #7: mother daughter
Control, dependence, intimacy
Card #7 bm: father son
Intimidation, antisocial trends, cooperation, conscience, justice/fairness Card #8bm: attitudes toward reality orientation
Movie- distancing
Card #13b: underlying loneliness and isolation
Pulls for childhood memories/ financial stability
Where is the family?
Card #14: Suicide card
Thinking about death

Everybody is administered 1, 2, 3bm, 4, 8bm, 13b, 14
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