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1 Bender Visual Motor Gestalt

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11 Interpretive Factors Sequence
Expected order: left to right, top to bottom Deviations such as Shifts in expected progression (Cards A and 1 are left to right, card 2 is below card one, card 3 is next to card 1) “Normal” – methodical sequence Abnormal Overly concerned with organization (e.g. measuring

12 distance between figures, possibly obsessive
Indecisiveness Excessive rigidity Covert feelings of inadequacy Compulsive doubting Irregular – lack of control, possibly bipolar or impulse control disorder Low frustration tolerance High latent anxiety Borderline ego control Impulsiveness Left to right organization possibly rebellious

13 Position of first drawing
Normal is within upper third of page Egocentric – within 3 inch square of center of paper Abnormal – within one inch of edge of paper Shows orientation of individual to his/her world Center of the page, especially enlarged Narcissism Egocentrism Passive oppositionalism

14 Use of space Collision Space between drawings
Excessive space Immaturity Acting out Constricted space Passive Withdrawn Schizoid tendencies Collision Running together or overlapping figures

15 Shift in position of the paper – rotation of paper
Broadest terms – loss of control Poor anticipatory planning Difficulty with figure/ground relationships Could be neurological (cortical dysfunction) Impulsivity Shift in position of the paper – rotation of paper Latent or passive oppositional tendencies Closure difficulty – difficulty joining parts Difficulty maintaining relationships

16 Crossing difficulty – difficulty crossing lines in figures 6 and 7
Fearfulness in relationships Emotional disturbance Crossing difficulty – difficulty crossing lines in figures 6 and 7 Psychological blocking (preventing decisions) Indecisiveness Compulsive doubting Phobias Curvature Difficulty – obvious change in curves

17 Change in angulations – angle of part of figure 15% or more from card
Emotional disturbance Increased curves – emotionality Decreases – repression of emotions Can indicate depression Change in angulations – angle of part of figure 15% or more from card Problems with emotional control Problems with impulse control Associated with organic brain damage, particularly when more severe

18 Perceptual rotation – entire figure rotated while card and paper are in standard positions
Severe – disturbance in ego functioning Often in people who are psychotic Sometimes oppositional Clockwise – can indicate depression if mild Counterclockwise – can indicate oppositional tendencies if mild

19 Retrogression – substitute more primitive Gestalt form (dashes for dots)
Defense against trauma – failure of ego Some types of schizophrenia Anxiety and poor defenses Always indicates severe pathology in adults

20 Simplification Fragmentation
Reduce involvement in an external task, reduce energy expended Often related to organic problems Fragmentation Unfinished or incomplete Problems in abstract thinking or synthesizing gestalts

21 Overlapping Difficulty
Overlap when not in stimulus card Failure to overlap Usually associated with brain damage Elaboration or Doodling Impulse control Intense anxiety

22 Redrawing Total Figure
Preservation Marked difficulty in ego control Redrawing Total Figure Absence of adequate anticipatory planning Temporal brain damage Also associated with obsessive behavior

23 Case 1 Card A

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25 Card 1 Enhanced

26 Card 2

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30 Card 6

31 Card 6 Enhanced

32 Card 7

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34 Case 2

35 Case 2 Enhanced

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