House Tree Person Drawing

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House- Tree- Person Test Lauren G. Letcher Evaluation & Assessment of the Individual Dr. Azimi April 25, 2006 John N. Buck (1906-1983): developed the House-Tree-Person (H-T-P) Projective Technique and other psychological inventories: he was instrumental in establishing clinical psychology in Virginia. The (H-T-P) Projective Techniques scoring system uses classifications levels to determine intelligence along with a qualitative interpretive analysis to evaluate the personality characteristics of the individual taking the test. Buck was a clinical psychologist who gained national recognition for his diverse contributions to the field. Buck served on the first Examining Board for Certification of Clinical Psychologists in Virginia (and the nation) and was later its chairman. His research was published in peer-reviewed journals and lectured at universities. His professional achievements were quite remarkable considering the fact: he was paraplegic and had no college degree and formal training in psychology (Groth-Marnat & Gary, 1997). (H-T-P) Projective Technique was developed from the Goodenough Scale: which assessed intellectual functioning. Buck felt artistic creativity is important for the test taker’s inner feelings to flow on paper with the various questions asked. The test taker’s personality, unconscious feelings and characteristics are revealed in their graphic art. Buck believed that through the drawings: subjects were able to unconsciously draw or sketch their inner feeling with images of the house, trees and person. The purpose of the test: is to gather information concerning an individual's sensitivity, maturity, flexibility, efficiency, personality and the environment. The primary purpose of the House Tree Person: is to measure aspects of a person's personality
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