April 1962

Praktisches Handbuch des Rorschachtests.

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By Marguerite Loosli-Usteri. Translated from the French into the German by Carl Loosli-Usteri. Price, D.M. 22.50. Pp. 187. Verlag Hans Huber, Marktgasse 9, Bern 16, Switzerland, 1961.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1962;6(4):332. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1962.01710220074014

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In Rorschach test history, Marguerite Loosli-Usteri's name is one among those that lead the rest. She was one of the earliest who saw its merits. Working in that child-centered city, Geneva, she applied it extensively to disturbed children and her contributions were especially valuable in problems of anxiety. The present text, as she informs us in the Foreword, is the newest revisions of her Le diagnostic individuel chez l'enfant au moyen du test de Rorschach, last revised in 1948. She now widens her scope to report her experience with adults.

The book, as its title indicates, is a practical manual. It includes thus the usual description of Rorschach test basic processes: techniques of administration, scoring, and formal structuring. Brief theoretical sections are included. Of especial interest is her contribution concerning the "space detail" shock, a datum which she was among the first to observe and interpret clinically. She includes also

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