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OT evaluations

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College: First year

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    projective test
    is a “snapshot” in the life of the person. It is valid for the moment in which it was created. Be careful that you do not take it too far
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    The person who completed the projective evaluation
    is the final expert on what it means. You must consult with him or her to determine the validity of your interpretation.
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    Because it is “projective”
    it is possible for the interpreter to put personal meaning into the interpretation which has nothing to do with the experience of the person completing the test.
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    Be cautious about making assumptions which
    cannot be substantiate
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    projective test first step =
    Provide the client with a blank 8 ½” x 11 white paper and a well-sharpened No. 2 black lead pencil.
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    projective test 2nd step =
    Do not give any further instructions. Answer questions with reassurance, e.g. “You may do as you like.” You may reassure the client that it is not of artistic ability
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    What do you say to instruct the client
    Please draw a picture of a person
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    When/after the first figure is drawn,
    give the client another blank 8 ½” x 11 white paper and ask him/her to draw a figure of the opposite sex.
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    projective test Do not use the words
    “male” or “female.”
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    What do you look for on a projective test
    Placement of the figures on the paper. This roughly shows where the subject places himself relative to his environment.
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    projective test- High on page =
    feels up in the air; no sound foundation
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    projective test Above mid-point of page -
    tendency to turn to fantasy; may be aloof and inaccessible
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    projective test Center of page –
    possibility of insecurity and rigidity
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    projective test Below mid-point of page -
    concrete or “reality-bound” in living and thinking; need for solid foundation, balance, control
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    projective test Left side of page -
    emphasis on past; may be tendency toward impulsivity
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    projective test Right side of page –
    emphasis on future; making strong efforts to succeed
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    projective test Upper left corner of page -
    Desire to shun new experiences and return to the past or seek fantasy satisfaction
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    projective test should study
    four major areas of the drawings.
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    projective test Head - The face is the
    indicator of emotion or mood
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    projective test Hands, arms, shoulders and chest
    Combines as the unit that carries out the commands of the brain or the impulses of the body
    Can reveal perceptions about ability to function
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    projective test Torso
    Symbolically the façade presented to the world
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    projective testLegs and feet
    Site of autonomy, self-movement, self-direction and balance
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    projective test THINGS TO LOOK FOR:
    Obvious areas of conflict
    Line Quality
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    projective test conflicts to look for
    Conflicts relating to power may be shown by:
    Conflicts relating to sexuality may be shown by
    Conflicts between rigidity and impulsiveness may be shown by:
    Conflicts about autonomy and sexuality
    Conflicts relating to feelings of adequacy
    Conflicts about autonomy
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    projective test Obvious areas of conflict shown by:
    Unusual size – very large or very small in proportion to the rest of the drawing
    Missing elements
    Reworked areas – lots of erasures, overdrawn
    Multiple areas relating to a particular conflict or issue present in the drawing
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    projective testConflicts relating to power may be shown by:
    Very broad shoulders
    Feeble or no hands
    Feeble or no arms
    Jagged lines a the neckline
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    projective testConflicts relating to sexuality may be shown by:
    Exaggerated makeup
    Emphasis on pelvic or groin area
    Very large feet (particularly in men)
    Timid or shaky lines in crotch
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    projective test Conflicts between rigidity and impulsiveness may be shown by:
    Very long neck
    Very short or no neck
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    projective test
    Conflicts relating to feelings of adequacy
    Shading of hands
    Omission of arms
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    projective test Conflicts about autonomy and sexuality
    Excessive erasures of feet
    Breaks in the drawn line of the nose
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    projective test Conflicts about autonomy
    Timid or shaky lines in legs
    No legs
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    projective test Line Quality
    Faint indicate lack of assertiveness; uncertainty; depression; introversion
    Heavy may indicate assertiveness; dominance; striving for power and control; hostile impulses; self-assurance
    Variable pressure may indicate impulsiveness, or easily frustrated.
    Jagged lmay indicate anxiety; poor motor control
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    Deformities indicate
    real or symbolic difficulties with the area
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    projective test Head
    Site of the sense of self or ego
    Deals with perceptions of the outside world
    Deals with acceptance of things outside world has to offer
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    projective test A large head =
    intellectual strivings; aggression; areas of pain or tension (migraines, head trauma); possible grandiosity and egocentric attitudes; feelings of intellectual inadequacy
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    projective test A small head indicates
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    projective test Over detailed or overemphasized suggests
    active fantasy
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    projective test Looking away from viewer is a
    possible sign of withdrawal- possible indication of evasion or guilt
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    projective test Ears
    Provide auditory connection to the outside world; can warn of danger. Body feature most frequently not indicated, e.g. covered by hair.
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    projective test Ears Omission is
    less significant than omission of other features.
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    projective test Ears Emphasis indicates
    sensitivity to the outside world; may include criticism
    Extreme may indicate auditory hallucinations
    Lack of may indicate refusal to listen to criticism