Online Emotional Education Programs
The Museum of the Creative Process features two online programs of emotional education.
INTRODUCTION TO THE CONFLICT ANALYSIS BATTERY, THE ASSESSMENT IS AN EDUCATIONAL, DIAGNOSTIC, AND THERAPEUTIC EXPERIENCE
THE CONFLICT ANALYSIS BATTERY HELPS A PERSON TO BECOME CONSCIOUS OF THE WELL DEFINED UNCONSCIOUS
THE CONFLICT ANALYSIS BATTERY, A SELF-ASSESSMENT IS FOUNDED ON THE SCIENTIFIC INTERPRETATION OF METAPHORS
The Conflict Analysis Battery, is a theory-based assessment; it measures objectively the unconscious process with two complementary instruments: an inventory and a set of projectives leading to the identification of a test taker’s relational modality and its unfolding along the six role-state syndromal process.
The battery’s personality inventory measures the formal relational dimensions of the modalities and the psychic tension of the process.
The battery’s projectives, the metaphor creation tests, identify the syndromal unfolding of the process as six formally interrelated emotions, the mental oscillation, predictably evolving from a conflict, the stress state, to its resolution, as the compromise one.
Insights are generated in the testing process, which elicit corrective consequences spelled out by the test-taker. The test taker can measure this unconscious utilizing the self-assessment and can identify her/his relational modality and the syndromal process. She/he can conceive of the power management changes required to alleviate both inner conflicts and symptoms, the intense consequences of syndromal thinking.
Interpretations by therapists are certainly welcome and useful for further understanding one’s testing and the study of one’s mental process. The assessment simply helps the person through the analysis of samples of creativity to become conscious of the unconscious pattern and to assume responsibility in rectifying the six-role process automatism by resolving conflicts deliberately following the three relational principles of conflict resolution: mastery, cooperation and mutual respect, the innate moral values.
The full program is available here for $25:
The full program includes a detailed introduction, a thorough analysis of your relational styles and modes of resolving conflict, as well as ten creativity-based exercises with extensive personal feedback, and guided next steps.
The brief program is available FREE OF CHARGE HERE:
The brief program includes a personality inventory identifying your relational modality, your wellness personality type, and one metaphor creation exercise which illustrates how the relational pattern unfolds as an emotional chain reaction providing insights. The testing generates a report with recommendations for power management changes to optimize resolutions.
THE SELF-ASSESSMENT IS A CONCISE PROGRAM OF EMOTIONAL EDUCATION
The Formal Theory’s conceptualization of the unconscious introduced a purely natural science, formal relational mechanism with a moral or conflict resolution adjustive function. The Formal Theory’s conceptualization of the unconscious introduced two purely natural science, mechanisms with a moral or conflict resolution adjustive function. The unconscious then is measurable as two natural science phenomena: these are the formal relational equilibrial balance of the trays of a scale and the energetic oscillations of a pendulum ball. These mechanical equivalents give to the creative process their scientific dimensions with their constructs and formulas. The mental order then becomes measurable like any physical entity that has both formal and physical energetic emotional dimensions. The assessment measures these dimensions.
MEASURING THE UNCONSCIOUS
The object for the scientific study of behavior has been identified clearly by the Formal Theory as the creative process as a periodic conflict resolution phenomenon that has formal and physical dimensions. The conflict-resolving unconscious is an equilibrial system of formally interrelated emotions that upgrade order. Emotions represent real energetic physical entities. The conflict resolution process is the unit order of the social sciences, a periodic formal and energetic transformation that leads to a desirable conclusion, an emotional outcome representing the unconscious in action.
In great contrast to widely used assessment instruments, the CAB is a theory based self-assessment. Also unlike other tests it is not just a personality inventory but a combination of an inventory and projective tasks measuring the well defined unconscious as relational modalities and their syndromal unfolding manifested as the orderly six-role states bound into a dramatic continuum. The assessment is educational on the scientific nature of the unconscious, it is diagnostic measuring the relational modality and it is therapeutic guiding the test taker to identify one's six-role process generating insights and emotional changes.
The assessment is cognitive or educational, diagnostic and self-healing or therapeutic; it is both an intellectual and an emotional experience. The assessment validates the theory and demonstrates the personal relevance of the concepts as test takers benefit emotionally from the assessment. Test-takers upon completion of the assessment feel gratified by the insights generated by the experience.
The inventory is diagnostic. The observer or test taker can at a glance identify one’s relational modality diagnosis. The inventory also measures psychic tension identifying the degree of illness.
The projective metaphor construction tasks are therapeutic for the test taker. The relational modality diagnosis is illustrated by the metaphors and the metaphors elicit relational cathartic emotional experiences leading to behavioral changes. The combination of cognitive information, self-discovery, and observation of relational differences compound the educational and therapeutic value of the assessment. The outcome of the testing is a therapeutic emotional learning experience preparing a person for any further educational or therapeutic work.
The Current psychological diagnostic instruments identify traits; they are in no way evoking a cathartic emotional experience. They do not explain diagnostically the psychodynamic development of symptoms nor serve a therapeutic healing service to the test taker. The CAB identifies patterns but also generates insights and directives for changes. The focus on traits as five unrelated factors of personality, held together with acronyms is of no psychodynamic diagnostic and therapeutic value. The acronym OCEAN corresponds to five factors as unrelated traits: Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism. DiSC is the acronym of another valuable inventory: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, Conscientiousness. In contrast to those the CAB's inventory identifies relational modalities based on three dichotomies of formally interrelated states: passivity versus activity, cooperation versus antagonism alienation versus mutual respect.
The Conflict Analysis Battery's inventory identifies four relational modalities. The three formal dichotomies identify four formally interrelated conflict resolution alternatives: the relational modalities, diagnostic categories of wellness, and the psychic tension corresponding to intensity of conflicts identifying psychopathology as qualification of wellness.
The Battery combines the inventory with a set of ten creativity tasks, leading to the reconstruction of the six-role state psychodynamically related emotions and behaviors, the emotional chain reaction of the conflict resolution unconscious.
CAB VERSUS traditional assessment instruments
The Conflict Analysis Battery represents a radical breakthrough in psychological assessment technology. It has the following differentiating characteristics:
1. The assessment is theory based; it measures the dimensions of the unconscious as a natural science conflict resolving entity with physical and formal dimensions. The findings validate the premise of the Formal Theoretical assumption that the unconscious resolves conflicts along a six-role sequence guided by three formal operations.
2. It is a battery. It combines a personality inventory with a set of projectives. The two tests are complementary in evaluating two different dimensions of the same entity. The personality inventory measures the three formal operations; the projective techniques identify the six roles of the dialectic process as syndromally interrelated emotions.
3. These two types of testing cross validate each other as the relational variables are identified by two types of testing instruments.The relational operations identified by the inventory are illustrated by the projective tests. The tests identify the test taker’s relational modality abstractly and then concretely.
4. The battery is a self-assessment; the testee constructs metaphors and interprets them following a structured questionnaire; s/he integrates them on a template to identify the personal conflict resolution process, one’s relational modality. The insights guide a person to modify one’s relational disposition.
5. The battery is educational confirming the scientific and moral organization of the unconscious. It uses the constructs and formulas of the physics of the SHM by organizing the syndromal dialectic of emotions as a six emotions sequence: stress, response, anxiety, defense, reversal and compromise. The battery measures the physical dimensions of the unconscious conflict resolution process, the three formal or relational variables, and their physical dimensions, while it illustrates them in the symbolic language of the person.
6. The relational modality instrument is diagnostic. It uses the Kleinian group of four formal transformations and not isolated formal distinctions. These measure relational distinctions, which identify modalities as reciprocal to each other, subordinacy versus dominance, and as opposite to each other as antagonism versus cooperation, and as correlative to each other corresponding to alienation versus mutual respect, low versus high psychic tension.
7. The projective segment of the self-assessment is therapeutic as it represents an emotional experience. It leads the person to create a conflict resolution and then to personalize the pattern, to see it as a metaphor of personal conflictual experiences, and to start rethinking how one deals with such responses. One draws insights about oneself and arrives at conclusions about how to make changes.
8. The information is delivered directly to the test taker to readily identify her relational modality. The clinical record is meaningful to the test taker without professional services; trained assistants’ knowledge can reinforce and clarify the personal impressions. The self-assessment being meaningful to the creator the test bypasses the need for an interpreter. The interpretation of the testing is very simple. A template integrates the artwork of the testing providing the personal pattern as an illustrated drama. We examine the power differential in every metaphor by pacing the heroes of stories on the concentric circles of a sociogram and identifying the cooperative versus antagonistic interactions with appropriate vectors within the circles.
9. The assessment is cost-effective. The interpretation of personality inventories can be complex as well with many traits considered independently from each other. The interpretation of projectives like Rorschach and TAT is a very elaborate technical procedure. The interpretation of the CAB is relatively easy and simple. It is a self-assessment; the test taker generates the art and its interpretation leading to insights and changes without requiring professional services.
10. The assessment generates a valuable clinical record useful for the testee and any observers, be that teachers or clinicians/therapists. The assessment represents a standardized valid and reliable clinical record that reflects the intellectual and emotional state of the testee, and her/his sociometric realities. The assessment is useful to the testee, the therapist, the educator in the classroom, the coach in an organizational setting.
11. The tests are valid and reliable. Its statistical profile scores surpass by far existing tests’ validity and reliability ratings.
THE STRUCTURE OF THE CONFLICT ANALYSIS BATTERY
The Conflict Analysis Battery identifies the two components with its two instruments: It identifies the six-role syndromal organization of emotions utilizing creativity exercises, the projective tasks. It identifies the personality type as one of four relational modalities using the inventory of relational alternatives.
The projective creativity tasks
The assessment is based on utilizing a set of projective tasks to reconstruct the unconscious as a conflict resolution syndromal mechanism consisting of six roles: stress, response, anxiety, defense, role reversal, and compromise. The projective tests consist of creativitye exercises generating metaphors followed by a self-analytical questionnaire. The sequence of these projective tests is organized along the six-role process as a conflict resolution sequence. Each test corresponds to a stage in the six-role process:
Conflictual Memories and the Family Portrait identify the Stress experience.
The Mask Test and the Partnership Portrait portrays the choice of Responses.
What is hidden Behind the Mask, and what is portrayed in one’s heart identifies one’s Anxiety.
The Animal and Fairy Tale Metaphors reveal one’s Defensive behaviors.
The Dream Metaphor and the Intensified Animal Metaphor identify the state of Role Reversal.
The Short Story Metaphor reveals one’s choice of Compromise or Conflict Resolution.
The Personality Inventory
The battery combines the projective tests with the personality inventory: the Relational Modality Evaluation Scale, RMES, to identify how the person resolves conflicts along three dichotomous formal operations reflecting one’s relational modality. The inventory identifies one’s relational modality as the variables of passivity versus activity, antagonism versus cooperation, and alienation versus mutual respect. The abbreviated inventory contrasts four relationally different responses to the same set of twenty stressors. The personality diagnosis is identified as the favored relational column but also by the spectrum of relational preferences and the measurement of the psychic tension.
The metaphors and the inventory identify a person’s diagnosis as a syndromal or psychodynamic relational modality. The diagnosis explains any clinical symptoms or patterns as psychodynamically or as syndromally related activities and passivities leading to reversals and it entails the correction of the pattern by modifying behaviors by, managing one’s power. This testing battery is effective by generating insights allowing the test taker to identify the cause-effect connection between behaviors and emotions. Improved power management eliminates symptoms.
THE FOUR SEGMENTS OF THE ONLINE DELIVERED SELF-ASSESSMENT
1. THE EDUCATIONAL INTRODUCTION: Participation to the online program requires reading an essay, completing an inventory, and a set of creativity exercises. The introduction is educational.
2. THE DIAGNOSTIC INVENTORY: Detecting one's relational modality as a syndrome provides insights into understanding the consequences of role choices: strengths and liabilities.
3. THE THERAPEUTIC METAPHORS CAPTURING THE SIX ROLE PROCESS: The insights guide a person to power management changes optimizing one’s way of relating. The creativity exercises help to experience an emotional catharsis. They identify insights in one’s particular path to conflict resolution detecting the consequences of role choices as symptoms. The insights guide a person to power management changes optimizing one’s way of relating.
4. TABLES SUMMING UP THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE: The self-assessment is followed by a report organizing information provided by the test taker. The computer generates a record combining results about one's relational profile and about the syndromal organization of emotions by reconstructing the six role process organizing all information including insights about one’s relational modality diagnosis and informing about needed changes. The report consists of seven tables identifying relational facts and their unfolding as one’s emotional chain reaction in the language of the test taker.
THE COMPUTER-GENERATED REPORT: SEVEN TABLES SUMMING UP THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
PERSONALITY INVENTORY ANALYSIS: The first table is The relational spectrum. It identifies one’s relational modality with numbers along the four relational modalities, as diagnostic categories of wellness, and of one's psychic tension reflecting the level of alienation or illness/distress experienced; this table also provides analysis of the syndromes by providing the measurement of the formally interrelated personality traits.
PICTORIAL PRESENTATION OF ART WORK AS A SIX-ROLE PROCESS : The second table reconstructs the Six- Role Process using the art images of the tests completed by the testee.
TABLE OF INSIGHTS: The third table presents in parallel insights generated by the various tests using the language of the test taker
TABLE OF CHANGES: The fourth table presents in parallel the suggestions for power management changes.
LETTER TO ONESELF ABOUT THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE : The fifth table is about the impact of insights generated by the tests
THE QUERRY REPORT EVALUATES THE ASSESSMENT ’S IMPACT
THE TRANSCRIPT OF THE ENTIRE TESTING DOCUMENT
COMMENTS ABOUT THE ONLINE TESTING EXPERIENCE:
Reflecting on the program as a whole, please share your thoughts and feelings about this learning experience.
It really makes you look at yourself and asses whats going on in your life, it was a good experience and I hope I can improve my quality of life by making gradual changes to how I think about things
It's been an interesting experience! I feel like I've learned some new things about myself, and had the change to look at myself in a new way. I definitely feel emotionally exhausted, so I think my emotions and inner self got a good workout in!
I thought this experience was very unique. I am surprised I was able to learn so much about myself that I didn't realize. I never knew that events from my past really shaped the life I have now. You don't really see the connections as you are going through them, but see the pictures and what I wrote laid out in a sequence was eye-opening.
I think it was a great program to find out about oneself. It was kind of like digital meditation. I was able to recall and think about past memories and visualize them with the drawings.
This was a wonderful take on my life and the way I think about things. I am very thankful for the opportunity because it has shined a new light on what I'm willing to say and do in order to make things more enjoyable for me in life... Thank You.
this helped get a lot of feeling out. i learned somethings about myself like i'm not a good drawer, but i digress. this was a fun and interesting way of learning those things. i feel like some weight has been lifted.
I think this was a fun way to force myself to look inwards, both implicitly and explicitly, to learn about my inner workings and motivations in life.
I was surprised at how hard it was for me to think of things to draw. I thought the hard part would be actually drawing them. Some of the things I drew really didn't have much bearing on my life, because I didn't realize at first that they were supposed to, but in the later parts I did learn a little about myself. It might have been easier if I'd been doing the task in person, though. Then I could have talked my responses out with someone else, and I could have conveniently drawn the pictures by hand. (We do have a scanner, but it's in Mom's room, and I don't necessarily want her to see all my responses to this.)
It was hard at times, but there was a reoccurring theme throughout my life that became more apparent as the study progressed. I will continue to be kind to myself, and to protect myself from people that are not healthy for me.
Its interesting to see everything come together and explained.
This was very interesting! I did not know what to expect going in, but I actually had a lot of fun participating. I knew a lot of these things already, but some of my drawings really surprised me when I was asked to talk more in depth about them.
It has been interesting and enlightening!
I really enjoyed it. I am not very good and the drawing part of it but i enjoyed trying and thinking about the different scenarious
It is impressive to me how things from different exercises came together to form a coherent statement about the way I handle myself and other people. At first, some of the drawings and the point of them was slightly confusing because I didn't know how it was going to come together in the end. However, the farther I went, the more it made sense and gave me an interesting insight into my own head. Not only did I have to confront some less than pleasant memories, but I was able to handle them in a way that gave me creative freedom to express it as I needed to. Exaggerating some things and downplaying other things. It tells me that I've been hiding in a turtle shell for goodness knows how long and seem to have forgotten how to come out of it. I am already making some small, manageable changes to try and attain the things I want out of social relationships, but they are baby steps. This gives me an idea of how I can continue and where I can go with it. The better I know myself, the better I can be at showing others who I am.
I am kind of saddened. I see a lonely person who has shut herself out. I don't know if I am over reading it. IT is a lot of information but it seems like the information combined is familiar to me even though this is my first time reading it. I wish I had more information of what it all means and advise on how to address issues I think I see in it.
It was very interesting and provocative.
I need to talk about how I feel
It exhausted me. :) The drawings are a lot of work. My mind keeps flashing the drawing of my mom and I holding hands in the bedroom on the last night I saw her 28 years ago, and not in a good way. It just keeps flashing and making me sad. Sometimes I hoped to have put behind me just weeks ago after I came out of being depressed. It made me incredibly upset and sad to draw it. but maybe there's a reason my mind latched onto that one picture. Perhaps seeing it often in my head will make that memory fade more. I don't know, that was a pretty huge memory. Again, I think writing it out helped on on level, and I probably needed that.
I have been given an insight to my character that I had not realized before. As much as I was trying to avoid it, I was becoming like my mother and father. I wanted to control my finances and blame my husband if things did not work out the way I wanted them to. I need to be less controlling and not bottle up my feelings. I need to be more understanding and listen to my husbands wants a desires as well. I need to experience life and not be afraid of it. I need to meet new people and be open to new friendships. Life is always changing and I need to accept the change and either move with it or move beyond it.
I am happy with the experience. It was great to go through
This has helped my to change the way I think and to let go of old news and to better myself for the future
I feel like it opened my eyes to seeing how I react to certain things and situations. I have been able to pinpoint feelings that I have had or see myself in other's situations. I can tell how I have been acting and how I actually should be acting when it comes to certain situations or feeling different emotions.
I think it was a great way to explore yourself
This was a great learning exercise. It is very thorough and covers a lot of ground. I love that in the end I can see my scores and how everything came together and was related in the end. Very interesting indeed.
I learned a great deal about myself. I went into the program thinking that drawing a bunch of pictures was going to be useless. I thought it was just a glorified art project. I was very wrong. Sketching out the ideas helped me put a picture to my thoughts and feelings. When I looked at the pictures I was able to articulate feelings I didn't even realize I had. I feel like I was able to see how I truly am. This was great because it allowed me to see areas I can improve in. Like a cat, I am a solitary animal. I shy away from people and am self absorbed. I now realize that I can have more fulfilling relationships by opening up to people.
It was interesting experience to know myself more as a whole. After the writing process I noticed that what I answered in the bubble questions were not so accurate.
This was an amazing experience. It's sad but if I hadn't been paid via mTurk to try this I wouldn't have. Now I can't imagine not doing it. It's been so long since I allowed myself to doodle or play with ideas. I needed to do that though to get in touch with that other aspect of myself. I will be using what I learned here in the future.
It opens up my mind and lay my life out for me in a path that I can see and understand, I now know the importance of the steps that I went through in my life. All are important and are steps for me to complete my life and have a proper path. Without writing it down, it is all a jumbled mess. I am glad to participate in this project, it helps me with my healing process.
I found it very disturbing. I do not like reflecting on bad experiences in my life as it brings me down severely. Though the process clarifies some things I feel I am on the right track and should not dwell on past things. I have learned from them and can move on and should move on.
It did help explore my inner-self and try to find the roots of my problems and why I am the way I am. By focusing on the root, I can find the solution to lessen its impact on me and use it to sprout up great fruit for the future.
It has been exhausting to be honest. I realize as I read through everything I wrote that I have a serious issue with trust. I have been so afraid to trust people that I do not tell them how I really feel and this has hurt me. I have mentioned conflict and trust in my previous relationships so many times that I realize I have put up a wall and that only I can take it down and free myself from the restrictions I have placed on revealing my true feelings to people. I need to not be so afraid to be myself completely. It has taken a long time to go through this process (nearly 9 hours!) but it has been insightful.
That I wish I had more to write about but at least I got to reflect a bit and realize a bit more what I have to do.
It was nice to really pinpoint where my character flaws were and come up with a plan to fix them.
I never really thought of how my Dad leaving affected me to the point where I have to protect my Mom and never say no but also enable my Dad because I am afraid he will leave again. I realize how I live my life for others and not myself and how I don't think i am as important as other peoples needs
I can see some things that I need to change.
This was really neat. I was confused at times but I got it together. I have been told I need to make changes and from this I can tell I need to as well.
I think it can be rare to reflect on your life. It allowed me to analyze my experiences and trust in my decision making process.
This was a really fascinating learning exercise. I've not often thought about aspects of my personality in the context of my entire life, or with how I handle conflict. As someone who loves literature and film, it's easy for me to escape into a fictional world, but I think the real draw for fictional worlds, to me, has always been how they reflect certain aspects of our real lives, and of humanity. These exercises have given me not just a better understanding of myself, but of how I process real life situations through the lens of fiction.
I like this program, but I could have done without the art portion. I tried my best to be creative; however, art is not my strong suit. Having to draw reaffirmed my beliefs that I am horrible at it, but the program overall was a pleasant experience that I believe I will carry with me and use to make myself a better person.
I'm fucking exhausted, not to put too fine a point on things. This is something I might have done over days or weeks with a therapist, and really should have had a much longer HIT timer. 20 hours is NOT sufficient for this much self-examination. I found out that I can tell some of the hardest stories without triggering the old emotions to the same overwhelming extreme. It's still not fun, and not something I'm going to do on the regular, but it's nice to know that the scary things don't actually have that much power anymore. I'm recognizing that I'm a lot more comfortable speaking my mind than I used to be, and I've done a pretty good job of surrounding myself with people who can handle my level of bluntness. Choosing my battles is a skill I've also refined and put to good use.
There is a lot of good discussion that came from this, a lot of externalizing the things that I've been internalizing so that was good.
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