Analysis of the verbal reaction behavior of parents in parent-child interactions as a method of diagnosing change in parent training using the Rorschach test
Psychiatrie Neurologie und Medizinische Psychologie 35(10): 611-617
The study was performed to found to what extent parents use the ability to verbalize their own feelings and the emotional status of their children that they received during training courses in actual family interaction situations. The Rorschach and Behn-Rohrschach tests were used to simulate family interactions, each family involved in the study having to reach agreement on a common interpretation. The discussions this led to were tape recorded and scored according to defined criteria. Comparison of situation before and after training revealed not only a total change in the structure of the reactions but also a significantly larger number of verbalizations after training. The Rorschach test is quite suitable, when coupled with a scoring scale, for analyzing family interactions when diagnosing changes.