Dr. Bellak was referred to as Leo the Lion

The CAT is published in the following countries:

Spain, Brazil, India, France, South Korea, Mexico, Germany, Poland, Romania, Italy, Israel, Hungary, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, France, and Croatia

(Photo of Dr. Henry Murray and Dr. Leopold Bellak)

CEO – Kerin Bellak Adams
with Dr. Erik Erickson 1970 NYC Conference

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Member of Therapeutic Assessments.

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Leo the Lion and the Kangaroos

Coming to you this Fall!

Leo the Lion Testimonies

Leo the Lion and the Kangaroos book  is another important piece of your work, such an interesting and unexpected spin on the CAT.   I  like all of your work, which  shows your care and your  love for those who need our attention and our professional services.
I liked the short opinion piece published by Vetor Publishers on your website  also. 
Dr. Dragos Iliescu
dragos.iliescu  CEO of Test Central- Romania

As a neuropsychologist i have found thematic apperception tests are a good way to get a behavioral sample, a language sample, a sample of visual analysis, and a sample of social cognition; as well as the traditional use as an assessment of mood, attitude, beliefs, and expectancies.

We use thematic apperception tests when² we think schemas from prior stages of life may negatively affect the healing process. This is especially true of prior trauma and somatization tendencies, affecting recovery from a current injury. By Catskill Neuropsychology
Dr. Ronald Turner- 2023


As a teacher of over 40 years experience I found the story Leo the Lion and the Kangaroos to keep my interest throughout. The author kept the book short and with some  wonderful color images to keep the interest of the reader.   It is a clever and gentle,  and practical approach to a sensitive topic.  Using animals as the major focus is inspiring and yet it is written in such a way it would engage the interest of both children parents, while also being of great use to teachers, especially of elementary and high  school  students.  This positive spin book provides the inspiration for discussion within the classroom,  and or by librarians. It can be utilized  in support groups for parents and siblings. University students studying could use this book as a basis for research and or their papers. This book is a first  of it’s kind as it is based on a film on Autism  presented to the author that reflects the work her late father began many decades ago.  

Sue Hanning/UK

Synopsis Of Leo The Lion and the Kangaroos

For Families / Psychologists / Neuropsychologists

The first of its kind, “Leo the Lion and the Kangaroos” is a short and imaginative but practical book written by Kerin Bellak Adams, and based on an incredible film, “The Kangaroo Complex” by Dr. Sarah Moon Howe. Adams says her book “offers simple solutions to complicated problems.” In short, this book can be of great benefit to people coping with the diagnosis of AUTISM. It offers courage to those coping in Autism for all ages.

“Leo the Lion and the Kangaroos” can be utilized with a range of approaches. This includes as bed time stories, read by librarians, or in groups led by psychologists, with or without the CAT assessment, Children’s Apperception Test, (a well-known clinical assessment used by psychologists and clinical neurologists to diagnose (Autism). It will be used in universities to train PH.D students , and others.

The book’s theme offers a lighthearted and positive spin through the dialogue between the Lion and the other characters in the story. The goal of this book is to offer practical and potential solutions for both employment and residential prospects with insights and hope increasing solutions.

Leo the Lion and the Kangaroos!  (On Autism)


T.A.T. / S.A.T. (Gerontological Psychology is a rising field) Each test enhances the other!

Clinical Psychologist and Expert in the CAT

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Dr. April TureanuTest Central- Romania - 8/3/2021
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The B.A.T. offers a wonderful new and fresh pair of glasses on projective tests!

This test is both practical and wonderfully innovative. This B.A.T. will truly help the examiner enable more precisely into how a patient feels and thinks!

2023- Introducing the BAT Assessment!  Bellak Apperception Test  (color and black and white versions)Includes 5 cards and 1 five page manual - Manual includes Revised Haworth Schedule and Research Design - Ages 14+

CPS is a global 72-year-old publishing house, specializing in projective assessments including the famous Children’s Apperception Test and, most recently, the Bellak Apperception Test (BAT). Both the black and white and color versions of the BAT are composed of five cards, with reference to five cultures, as requested by students. It also includes a 5-page manual, which includes an outline for research.

The SAT Senior Apperception Test, the TAT, and the BAT can also be used for geriatrics.

The CAT- A color version, created in 2012, has been so successful that in 2017, the CAT H color edition was created. The CAT is used with the Weschler Assessment to measure social cognition. It is also often used to diagnose Autism in group and individual therapy in conjunction with assessments ADOS, ADI-R, or CARS2. These thematic measures offer insight into social dynamics, emotional regulation, visual analysis, and beliefs. Recurring themes in stories can unravel trauma and somatization tendencies. (Conversion of a mental state such as depression or anxiety may result in physical symptoms in the absence of a recognized medical condition.) Catskill Neuropsychology, New York, Dr. Ronald Turner, 2023.

Who uses these projective tests? Neurologists, clinical neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, in/out house clinics, group & individual therapists, and hospitals (including medical doctors).

BAT: Ages 14+/ Approx. administration time 20-40 minutes

Can be used in Masters Programs, Doctoral and Post Doctoral Research, Court Cases, CPS welcomes case studies and some may be posted onto our website.

  • Child Custody Cases (International only)
  • Human Resources (International only)
  • Air Force, Airline Personal, Cadets- evaluations, West Point, New York
  • Veterans (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome)
  • Autism/ADHD/Aspergers

Card #2 & Card # 5

The Bellak Apperception TEST: A new colored narrative assessment
The Bellak Apperception Test (BAT) is a new thematic projective assessment with a multicultural perspective. Comprising 5 cards, each available both black and white and multi-color versions. The inclusion of color is intended to enhance emotional content within the narratives. No study has been published to date on this new material and the latent content (or themes) of the cards remains to be investigated.
This study aims to identify themes discussed by 40 typical young adults aged 18 to 25 and to investigate the specific influence of color on narrative production. Stories analysis methods include the Abrams Checklist of emotion words, the Social cognition and Object Relations Scale (SCORS-G), and discourse process analysis following the French school of projective methods.
The results will clarify the impact of color on emotional expressiveness, representations of relationships and understanding of social causality, and the narrative and defensive processes involved in story production. This new projective tool, tailored to multiculturalism, may provide an alternative means of exploring internal representations through the generation of narratives.

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Card #4 & Card # 7

C.A.T.-A – Now in Color!

Our C.A.T.-A are now available in vibrant colors, making it easier and quicker for young children to relate to!

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Card #4 & Card # 8

C.A.T. -H In Color (This Version Has Many Asian Subjects In It!)
(Great For Ages 3-14)

“You do great things to continue the legacy of your wonderful measures”

– Dr. Dragos ILiescu- Test Central, Romania

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C.A.T. -H Cultural Edition

Publishing Date To Be Announced!

Please send request for orders to cpspsych2@aol.com


Thank you for your email to the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation (“the Foundation”). Your work seems very wonderful and very productive and will be very useful.

Thank you very much for your creativity and for taking the time and trouble to write to us.

Kind regards.
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
We have had an opportunity to review the sample assessments that you provided, as well as the film on your website. My review has given me an appreciation for the scope of your father’s accomplishments. Curemark is currently focused on drug development and conducting studies that meet FDA’s drug development criteria. One aspect of FDA’s oversight is the requirement that any testing regimens used in a clinical study are developed from validated instruments. The value of the CPS assessments that arenovel and could be to use the test in a clinical trial to demonstrate drug product effect/efficacy.

As per the FDA Guidance however, the test data would need to be from a validated instrument. Anticipating that we may want to incorporate the Apperception test, Curemark will re-review the Apperception tests you provided, prior to undertaking any clinical trials in Autism, ADHD and Schizophrenia. There seems to be inflamation and a missing chromosome.

Thank you for your interest in developing tools that will help in the assessment and development of treatments for these difficult to treat conditions, in which we have a shared interest.

All the best, William
Curemark, Rye New York 2023
"Congrats on the beautiful press on Dr Bellak's work and yourself in the french newsletter of Pearson."
Dr. Selma  Belghiti -Morroco - Psychologia
" Kerin, we consider that the work you are doing continuing your father's legacy is very important for Psychology and specifically for Psychological Assessment around the world. The tests published by you bring very important contributions to all professionals who use them and to the people who benefit from the results. We thank you for all the dedication and all the work you do. We are also very grateful to have you and CPS as partners."

Vetor Editora, Brazil - 8/2022
Kerin, your extremely practical, and it really shows in all your work

Dr. David Abrams
As a neuropsychologist i have found thematic apperception tests are a good way to get a behavioral sample, a language sample, a sample of visual analysis, and a sample of social cognition; as well as the traditional use as an assessment of mood, attitude, beliefs, and expectancies.

We use thematic apperception tests when² we think schemas from prior stages of life may negatively affect the healing process. This is especially true of prior trauma and somatization tendencies, affecting recovery from a current injury. By Catskill Neuropsychology Dr. Ronald Turner- 2023
"I enjoyed watching the video clip The Kangaroo Complex very much. It absolutely reflects the kind of thinking we do in our work with children and parents" - 2023

The Sherkow Center for Child Development
& Autism Spectrum Disorder
9 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
Autism- Outline "The CAT can be used by professors along with training slides with a classroom presentation with the Director of Training in counseling, school and clinical psychology at graduate schools. Educational material can help with the support of a professor and student. As a professor I showed the CAT to my research class and I explained it can be an example of qualitative research. I will also share it with my ABA program".

Dr. Melissa Scollan-Koliopoulos New Jersey Caldwell University New Jersey 2022
"For Autism, I have used projective tests to see if they understand complex social dynamics."

Dr. Lopez - Clinical psychologist and neurologist - California
The Kangaroo Complex is an excellent concept for the CAT.

Dr. Pamela Hays - Specialist
"The C.A.T. -A color is more “child friendly” than the C.A.T. -A monochrome." - Dr. David Abrams (co-author of the TAT, CAT and SAT in Clinical Use)
"Our customer informed: the children were attracted to C.A.T-A and cause more reaction" - Emily - Unifacmanu Trading Co, Taipei, Taiwan
"The addition of color to the C.A.T.-A provides a useful update to this important test. The use of color should promote greater engagement of children in the assessment. In addition, including color in the test stimuli has the potential to open up avenues for analysis of structural features of examinees' responses." - Marc J. Diener, Ph.D., Ass't Professor - Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program Long Island University - CW Post Campus - January 2013
"I like the C.A.T. -A in color, because I apply psychodynamic interpretation to examinee responses. I use it in various situations. I plan to continue using the C.P.S. projective tools with examinees who (a) are likely to have emotional problems and (b) are reticent to articulate." - Dr. D. Psy.D., Claremont, CA

At Therapeutic Assessments Institute we use the CAT more as a clinical instrument with children and parents. For example, divorced parents might ask about why their child seems so anxious. The child tells a story looking at the CAT cards with themes of describing the competition between their parents and feels their son or daughter has to take sides. This story is then told to the parents. Dr Stephen Finn President Therapeutic Assessment Institute- Texas. 2022
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The AATG (Autism Around the Globe) welcomes submissions of personal accounts of autism from anywhere in the world.  If you are an individual with autism, parent, caregiver, family member, or professional involved in your local autism community and would like to submit a short story for inclusion on their web site, we invite you to upload your story by clicking on the button Submit Your Story.


Art Therapy and CAT

  • Tap into their imaginations
  • Sharpen their language skills
  • Help them to better organize their thoughts
  • Encourage them to feel more empowered

Billy Mayfair Reveals Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

APR 21, 2021

Billy Mayfair pauses. “I’m a little bit nervous,” he says.
At 14, Mayfair was on the cover of Boys’ Life magazine next to a headline reading, HARD-HITTING JUNIOR GOLF CHAMP. At 32, he became the only person to beat Tiger Woods in a playoff on the PGA Tour. (Years later, Woods approached Mayfair’s breakfast table at an event. “Can I sit here?” he asked. “Because everyone else is afraid of me.”) Mayfair won five events, including the 1995 Tour Championship. He is 54; he has been talking to reporters for most of his life.

But he has never had a conversation quite like this one. In November 2019, shortly after a bizarre sequence led to his disqualification from the Champions Tour Invesco QQQ Championship, he underwent a battery of tests. The results confirmed what his wife, Tami, had long suspected, and what Billy had long denied: Mayfair has autism spectrum disorder.

Do Your Research on Twins
See CBS TV Young Sheldon/CAT Research
C.P.S. is proud to announce Warner Brothers presents a new episode of
"Young Sheldon" using the C.A.T.!

To view this episode of Young Sheldon on Pay Per View,
Please visit CBS All Access.

Young Sheldon CBS TV Episode- Oct 13, 2018 2018 A study of Twins U-Tube
1989 Texas
Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) recommends Sheldon and Missy for a university research study on twins, Thursday,
This study show Sheldon has intellectual intelligence and his twin sister has emotional intelligence