Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto)
Print version ISSN 0103-863X
SANTOANTONIO, Jacqueline and ANTUNEZ, Andrés Eduardo Aguirre. Workshop design and Rorschach: structural-phenomenological study. Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto) [online]. 2010, vol.20, n.45, pp. 117-122. ISSN 0103-863X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-863X2010000100014.
The production of drawings in group and the Rorschach test were used in the course of a semi-intensive psychiatric treatment of a patient with schizophrenia cared for in a Psychosocial Care Center. The structural-phenomenological method, which aims to understand individuals' way of being and experiencing a disease based on what they reveal in images and language, was used. The patient inserted colors, which represent affective expression, on drawings of achromatic colors and integrated human figures on deformed human contents showing availability in relationships. The Rorschach indicates a more appropriate contact with reality given the diminished distorted perception of fantasized form and figures. The patient was discharged after persecutory symptoms and social isolation decreased. The use of such techniques has aided the difficult task of diagnosing and monitoring changes in patients in multidisciplinary mental health care.
Keywords : drawing; Rorschach Test; phenomenology; schizophrenia.