Advantages Of Wartegg Drawing Assessment

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Wartegg Drawing Assessment
Bill Schaeffer
Kutztown University The Wartegg Drawing Completion Test is a projective drawing test developed by Ehrig Wartegg throughout the late 1920’s and is used as an assessment tool in the psychological and counseling fields. The Wartegg Drawing Completion Test is not a common examination that is used in the United States, but my reasoning for using the Wartegg drawing Assessment is through experience and knowledge of the test obtained at the agency I currently work for. There are different versions of the Wartegg Drawing Completion test that are administered throughout the world, and the focal points of the reasoning for use of the assessment are different also. I am familiar with the Wartegg test that includes 6 squares, but due to lack of research and sources available for that specific version of the test I will keep my focus on the original form of the
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Strengths include easy administration of the test and the minimal time slot needed to complete and interpret results. A second strength includes the flexibility of letting the client freely draw, so freedom lets the client project images better. A third strength includes the nonverbal communication skills client might do better drawing than verbally discussing issues. Weaknesses that are included within the test include the inconsistency of the test due to the multiple versions and interpretations available that affect the reliability and validity of the test. Another weakness is multicultural concerns pertaining language and cultural barrier for test takers. These concerns can also affect the results and interpretations, which can cause adverse effects to do the cultural insensitivity. The final weakness included is that client can be easily influenced into what to draw and not be an accurate depiction of their reaction to the stimuli. This again can be a negative effect to the overall

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