The Scenotest has been widely used in Europe for over 50 years to help the speedy assessment of emotional problems in children. It is a projective instrument employed for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes to gain insight into matters that the patient may consciously be withholding, or may not be able to express, due to emotional or physical abuse or for other complex reasons.
The Scenotest belongs to the standard repertoire of psychologists and psychiatrists concerned with the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents: in forensic medicine, in therapy, or the school system. The many thousands of sets sold and used are testimony to its success in this difficult field. The standardized material of this test procedure is composed of flexible human figures, bendable in all joints, and a carefully chosen set of accessories: animals, trees, symbolic figures, and items from everyday life. The Scenotest arouses the natural desire to play, reveals unconscious thoughts in a non-stressful way, and the many figures offer patients the opportunity to relive their own experiences.