Nominated for a 2018 Gradiva Award for Best Book by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, Using Projective Methods with Children is an enhanced synthesis of Steve Tuber’s previously published research on the study of projective methods to assess the representations of self and others, as well as the actual interpersonal experiences children internalize in the form of these representations. Integrating conceptual and empirical work, with an emphasis on the Rorschach Inkblot Method (RIM), the book offers unique, evidence-based information on the importance of assessing particular aspects of a child’s inner self. The studies cover a broad range of topics such as dreams, anxiety disorders, political oppression, homelessness, and multiculturalism, and each is supplemented with an analytical introduction. A section that discusses future areas of research is also included.

part One|23 pages

The Conceptual Links Between an Object Relational Approach to Normal and Pathological Development and Projective Methods

chapter 1|21 pages

A Conceptual Framework for Projective Assessment

The Domains of Negative and Positive Object Relations

part Two|48 pages

The Projective Tasks Used in This Book

part Three|53 pages

Assessing the Object Relations of Varying Child Populations

part Four|46 pages

Assessing Object Relations With Child Populations Under Extreme Duress

part Five|59 pages

Using Projective Methods in N of 1 Case Studies

part Six|8 pages

More Recent Research, Including Future Possibilities