Adolescent Apperception Cards
Here is a projective technique designed specifically for adolescents--with particular reference to sensitive themes such as abuse and neglect. Appropriate for 12- to 19-year-olds, these 11 picture cards give clinicians a noninvasive way to obtain important information about teenagers' concerns and problems. They are available in two versions, one featuring white teenagers, the other, black teenagers. The two versions depict identical scenes. Each card is shown to the adolescent, who is asked to create a story about the scene pictured--a story with a beginning, middle, and end. You can administer any or all of the cards, depending on your clinical objective. IThe cards focus on parent-, peer-, and sibling-adolescent interaction, pulling for themes of physical and sexual abuse, neglect, peer acceptance, loneliness, depression, drug use, and domestic violence.
||Leigh Silverton illustrated by Laurie Harden
||Adolescent Apperception Cards-White Version; Adolescent Apperception Cards-Black Version