Article Reflection

Article Reflection

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The article titled ‘Fantasmatic Dynamics of the Family: A Projective Approach and Psychosis’ was authored by Isabelle Orgiazzi-Billon-Galland, who is associated with Pierre Mendes in France. The thesis statement is that the paper highlights the elaborations of every participant, including the mother, father, and the child as collected by the Rorschach test. The researchers employed an epistemological framework to assess the traces of potential parental fantasy by analyzing the relationship between the fantastic elaboration of parents showcased through TAT and Rorschach protocols while at the same time studying elaboration of the child on various projective tests. To conduct the study, the families that were subject of this research were subjected to the same methodology. Every child was granted an individual psychological assessment upon the parent’s request. Every child is tested on Rorschach and TAT technique and other tests in a series psychological assessments. At the end of the assessment, they asked the parents if they were willing to take the test themselves. The parents both had to be present on the assessment day and specifically on the interview occasion that was meant to happen prior to the child’s psychological assessment. This idea was that they would not introduce time lengths in between the taking sessions of both parents and the child. Towards the end of the study, they took a TAT and Rorschach protocol of both parents separately but consecutively to avoid exchange between participants.

There are numerous points that arise in the article. There is a boy named Gregory who can only be seen at the request of his parents. This is laid on the grounds that he experiences hard time in mathematics as a subject. To begin with, Gregory believes that he concentrates so much on words that he lacks interest in mathematics. An interview conducted with parents failed to reveal given anamnestic antecedents with their son. They describe him as being a dreamer, slow, and permanently deeply with documents of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. It is important to note that the researchers note that the problem that the young boy Gregory goes through are of paramount significance.

The article concluded that both the TAT and Rorschach are rather close to the dream process that Guillaumin insists has exceptional transitionality power, which allows many looks to reverberate on the same mirror. The study found that projective tests are the same as the dream tend to become mediation (Orgiazzi-Billon-Galland, 2000). This is a common area for both intrafamily and interpersonal mediation and fruitful mediation represents an approach for the fantasy process for triangulation of the mother, father, and child.

The research is reliable as it is clear they employed a viable methodology in carrying out this research. The researcher incorporated the traditional TAT and Rorschach technique in other tests incorporated in the process of psychological assessment. Another indication that the study is reliable is that it was carried out by an expert. The researcher, Isabelle Orgiazzi-Billon-Galland, is associated with a university known as Pierre Mendes in France. Affiliation with a learning institution means that the study is credible, seeing that it was prepared and approved by scholars. As regards validity, while the data found in this article is correct, it might not be viable, seeing that it was published twenty-two years ago in 2000. This makes the information non-credible because a lot of time has passed by, and some information that was correct then might not apply to a world more than two decades later. In this day and age, the oldest text that students should refer to in research should not be more than five years old. The study’s outcome stressed the analysis of numerous Rorschach protocols on why body representation is essential. The study also agrees that stressing correspondence and interactions between parents and the child is important.


Orgiazzi-Billon-Galland, I. (2000). Fantasmatic dynamics of the family: A projective approach and psychosis. Rorschachiana, 24(1), 54.