Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Current Activities 2

Hey guys, sorry for the lack of updates, but I'm currently working on my thesis and it consumes a lot of energy and time.

Today I'm going to share with you a little about my thesis.

Do you know that inkblot test that appears in many movies and series? That's right, the Rorschach! The Rorschach is a personality assessment test widely used in clinical psychology and one of the most famous.

It is a truly interesting instrument to do some research, specially since I administer it according to the psychoanalytic theory. Some tests are too straight forward and obvious on what they want to assess and make it easy to the client to answer it, not in a true manner, but in the way they think it should be answered normally. The Rorschach is different. There are no right or wrong responses and the client is free to say what he wants. The clinician then evaluates all the responses according to the training he has been given.

This test should be a way of assessing personality traits and the client as a whole and also facilitate the relationship between psychologist and client.

Note: This isn't an actual Rorschach card.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Current activities.

This past month, October and the current one, November, are being crazy. Unfortunately my girlfriend has been going to the hospital on and off and is currently trying to get better and getting a lot of rest.

I'm also living under a lot of stress... I'm on the last year of the masters degree on Clinical Psychology and I have to have my thesis finished by December 2nd. This month is going to be insane, I'll have to discipline myself to have some fixed daily hours to work hard on my thesis and also my intern report (that one is almost finished)... I know I can do it, working under pressure is my type of working, but it will not be easy.