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

Member of Association of Test Publishers – Global
Member of Therapeutic Assessments.

Qualitative Interpretation

Qualitative interpretation: we evaluate a large number of defense mechanisms, family dynamics (Oedipus complex, sibling rivalry, relationship with parents), Ego functioning (synthetic-integrative functioning, regulation and control of impulses, mastery and judgment and the quality of thought process) and the nature of anxiety. The raw scores of each variable are summed up reaching a total score. The total raw scores are converted into normalized T-scores (M=50, SD=10) to compare variables and to correct for any irregularities in the distribution of the scales.

From Brazil- Vetor Editora 2023

For a test to be used by psychologists here in Brazil, the Federal Council of Psychology requires that validity and reliability research be carried out with the results of participants from the Brazilian population. Thus, we conducted studies with the CAT-A with children who were victims of domestic violence and with conduct disorders. Studies were also carried out with the CAT and TAT, as well as with the CAT and Duss’ Fables. in addition to comparisons between the ages and gender of the participants. Reliability was established in an inter-rater agreement study.

For the CAT-H, a study was carried out with children victims of domestic violence and comparing the results of the CAT-H with the TAT, in addition to the study of themes evoked by the stimuli (cards).

About other CAT validity and reliability research, I’ll get some references and send them to you.

Regarding BAT: Is this material you sent me the final version you are going to use for marketing?

Case Study By: Ackerman & Ackerman 1997 – Projective Test Its Purpose

Projective tests have also been utilized in asseing children and adolescents in custody matters. In the Ackerman study (Ackerman and Ackerman, 1997), only 8% of respondents reported that they did not test children. The Childer’s Apperception Test (CAT) was the most widely used instrument, with 37% of respondents reporting use of the test in custody cases, and those respondents reporting that the CAT was used 53% of the time. 35% of the respondents related that they employed the Bricklin Perceptual Scales (BPS), 29% of the respondents related that they used the Sentence Completion Test, 27% indicated that they used the Rorschach, 24% reported that they employed Project Drawings, 19% related that they utilized the House-Tree-Person Test HTP, while 19% reported use of the Kinetic Family Drawing (KFD) and 16% indicated use of the Perceptions of Relationships Test (PORT). Other lesser used projective tests included the Roberts Apperception Test for Children (RATC).

Tranquilizing Effect of Color  Reduces Aggressive Behavior and Potential Violence- Dr. Alexander  G. Schauss -1980

Rorschach Conference- July Geneva 2022

L’OMBRE DE LA MELANCOLIE CHEZ L’ENFANT :
TRADUCTIONS PROJECTIVES
Hélène Suarez Labat1

1PCPP, Université de Paris

Les objectifs de notre recherche consistent à repérer aux épreuves projectives (Rorschach, Patte Noire, CAT, Scéno-Test) des éléments de mouvements mélancoliques chez des enfants de 3 à 10 ans présentant une évolution marquée par une problématique de perte qui se manifeste répétitivement par une sensibilité à l’ombre de l’objet. Le recensement des affects mélancoliques permet de préciser le champ dépressif dans lequel se trouve l’enfant en fonction de l’âge de développement, des modes d’accès à la position dépressive et à l’organisation oedipienne. Les méthodes utilisées sont le Rorschach qui investigue les qualités de la représentation de soi, de l’image du corps et l’intégration des phénomènes transitionnels. Les thématiques Patte Noire et CAT permettent de mettre au jour les différents niveaux d’intégration des liens entre oralité, analité et génitalité, leurs effets sur l’organisation oedipienne et les triangulations. L’analyse des résultats (Ecole Française) révèlent des éléments spécifiques toujours associés à des éprouvés de fatigue. Au Rorschach, les enfants perçoivent des formes dont le fond et les enveloppes sont troués, percés et associés à des impressions de vide, de perte d’ancrage identificatoire. Aux thématiques, le traitement de l’oralité et de l’analité montre des distorsions des liens associés à des mécanismes de défense primitifs comme le clivage et la fragmentation des formes pour éviter de souffrir et de perdre son unité. En conclusion, chez l’enfant, les affects mélancoliques révèlent la capacité de régression vers des identifications primaires. La capacité à penser la forme de la perte permet d’investiguer les ressources narcissiques et objectales de l’enfant.

Mots-clés: enfant – affect mélancolique – perte d’objet

5-2 EL TEST CAT-A, UN INSTRUMENTO PARA EVALUAR VÍNCULO, UNA EXPERIENCIA DE 30 AÑOS, CON POBLACIÓN CHILENA Isolda Ximena Muñoz Hagel1

ABSTRACT IN ENGLISH The objective of presenting this case is to share the experience of applying the CAT-A projective test, at the relationship level, for 30 years. I will present a case, heterosexual adult couple, who apply for a child adoption process. An objective of the process is to know the psychological functioning of the couple and mainly, the potential in relation to the exercise of parental functions, considering that the children to be adopted have lived in a state of abandonment. Processes carried out in a state institution. The instrument is the CAT-A in its link application modality, a modality invented by the author in 1992. The relationship evaluation with CAT-A allowed knowing the potential around the parental functions of the dyad, skills, resources, strengths and weaknesses, as well as the functioning of each of the members.The differences observed between different couples and concordant with the results of other tests, give validity and reliability to the instrument in this version.The feedback given to the couple allows them to enhance their abilities or work on conflicts that could make the parenting task difficult. In 1992 I began to use this application modality of the CAT-A, based on the case of a child who could not enter the consultation alone. I applied CAT-A bindingly, which allowed a broader and deeper understanding of the case. This led me to study Winnicott and later other authors, which would allow me to support this work and understand the relevance of linking in children’s problems.

Cognitive Assessments Using the CATA- Validity Evidence Dr Anna Villemore-Amaral 2013 Corpus ID 201635361

Projective tests have also been utilized in assessing children and adolescents in custody matters. In the Ackerman study (Ackerman and Ackerman, 1997), only 8% of respondents reported that they did not test children. The Children’s Apperception Test (CAT) was the most widely used instrument, with 37% of respondents reporting use of the test in custody cases, and those respondents reporting that the CAT was used 53% of the time.