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Avaliação Psicológica

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FARIA, Marcello de A.. The Pfister Test and the dissociative identity disorder. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.3, pp.359-370. ISSN 1677-0471.

The Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly called Multiple Personality, is a mental disorder of difficult diagnosis, diversified symptomatology and strong comorbidity. The purpose of this case study was to contribute to the divulgation of this disorder and to report the richness in the use of Pfister's Color Pyramid Test in cases of this nature. The sample was composed by a multiple patient who presented ten active personalities in her psychic life. The data were analyzed according to the test's interpretation principles, considering the position of the small squares, the execution process, the color syndromes, the formal aspect, the sequence formula, the chromatic and matrix variations, the colors by pairs, the execution period, the psychic time of reaction, the analysis of the pyramids in terms of the personality plans and the positional values. Significant dissociative and symptomatological indicators, characterized by amnesia, traumas and spontaneous emersions among personalities were verified.

Keywords : Psychological assessment; Pfister's color pyramid test; Dissociative identity disorder; Trauma.

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