Attempt to use circle frames in collages Takanori Shimizu 1 1Biwako Hospital Keyword: 描画 , コラージュ , 精神障害 , (作業構造) , (転移/逆転移) , drawings , collage , psychiatric disorder , occupational structure , transference/countertransference pp.137-144
Published Date 2000/4/15
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 This paper introduces the methods and clinical effects of using circle frames in collages. This technique was employed for a small group of patients with psychiatric disorders. The coping behavior of the patients, in response to various frames presented by the therapist for use in drawings, including circle frames, may involve non-verbal communication directed toward the therapist. It was found that some patients are quick to deviate from the frames provided for these drawings. The behavior of such patients is often closely related to their psychopathology, so it is important that occupational therapy for such patients deals with such deviations. The various frames presented by the therapist on the drawing paper, not only the circle frames, have more than one meaning. When observing a patient's way of expression in the collages from the viewpoint of his or her coping behavior, one recognizes many similarities between the collage expression and coping behavior in actual therapeutic sessions. The patients showed two distinct attitudes toward these frames: obedience and deviation. As a balance between self-assertion and staying within boundaries is necessary for a healthy life, the circle frame collage technique is one meaningful way to test coping behaviors for a balance between the two. For this reason, a patient's work with the circle frame collage itself may be considered clinically effective.

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