The TAT in Psychotherapy
The TAT has a long association with the psychotherapeutic endeavor. Combs (1946) wrote of the abundance of autobiographical material that is typically contained in TAT stories, thus providing the therapist with important background information about test subjects. In a later study, Hoffman and Kuperman (1990) noted how discussion of repetitive TAT themes in psychotherapy may help in singling out a history of trauma.
Ullmann (1957) found significant correlations between TAT scores of psychiatric patients on the one hand, and hospital status and group therapy scale predictions on the other. In a 1960 study, Fairweather et al. used the TAT to assess the effectiveness of psychotherapy modalities. These authors ...