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Bubble drawing

Example of a common projective or enabling technique, whereby participants are invited to fill in speech and thought 'bubbles' on a cartoon showing an imaginary situation relevant to the research (say a conversation between a mother and child in a shop, or between a doctor and patient in the consulting room). This has been adapted from the psychotherapeutic 'thematic apperception test' or TAT.

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