The SSCA Method: Introduction

What is SSCA?

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Welcome to the first chapter!

We will learn the seven-step method (SSCA) for the psychological interpretation of drawings, paintings, scribbles by children and adults:

  • how to interpret pictures step-by-step,
  • practical methods, tests and techniques,
  • what to observe: a comprehensive system,
  • how to recognise the psychological “essence” of a picture.

The course is based on our research in which a model (SSCA) was built about how the best experts (art therapists, specialists in diagnosis and therapy) understand pictures.

If someone studies the SSCA, it's as if they mastered years of work: they jump years ahead, develop and improve very quickly.

Listen and prepare to explore a whole new world of the psychological understanding!

The five basic mistakes

You can't understand a picture without context

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The first two mistakes

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The third mistake

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The fourth mistake

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The fifth mistake

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Step 1: Explore the background

Preparations for the phenomenological map

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Let's draw a map together!

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Professor Sehringer's brilliant idea

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Unnoticed cues with which the subject speaks for himself

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How to avoid overexplaining?

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Step 2: Hidden cues in the process

Understand how it was made (process analysis)

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Precious model reactions

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Unnoticed signs

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The nonverbal behaviour is always honest: discover even more signs!

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Step 3: A simple step with rich insights

Phenomenological description

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Step 4: Intuitive analysis

The method of free impressions

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The five most important features

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Exercises for the top five characteristic techniques

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Where is the viewer's spontaneous focus?

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Motor empathy: draw it yourself ...

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Kinaesthetic empathy: your body helps you

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Visualization: the drawing comes to life and steps off the paper

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Empathetic questioning: now you step into the picture

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Step 5: Global analysis

Binoculars instead of microscopes: Global approach 1.

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If you can't see the forest for the trees: Global approach 2.

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Step 6: The place of the part in the whole

The secret lies in the details (item analysis)

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Step 7: Recognising essence

A single sentence that contains 30 pages of information

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Summary

The pieces come together

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