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Resources on the OH Metaphoric Associative Cards
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The contributions have been cross-referenced in three ways: by methods, studies, and context. Methods shows ways OH is used in various areas, from counseling to creativity. Studies include scholarly and professional articles, popular magazine articles, videos, and more. Context includes information about OH Cards as seen from various points of view, such as personal, artistic, and cultural.
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“Our unconscious always knows the right thing to do, how to find a way out of the situation, and what choice to make; it is only necessary to learn to listen to it. Metaphoric associative cards, in this case, are an indispensable guide and assistant.”
This handy guide introduces you to the OH Cards genre, offers a few activities, and provides links to additional resources:
This article describes a modified form of the IPPI interview for children based on the use of pictorial representations, i.e., the Metaphoric and Associative Cards, “OH-Cards”. A clinical vignette illustrates the different steps of this intervention such as those provided to sibling 6-year-old twins in the context of a post-immediate CUMP intervention after a drowning.
Results. – Adding the pictorial cards to IPPI interview techniques facilitated the children’s verbaliza- tion, the narrative reports of the traumatic experience with the professional, and globally enhanced the symbolization process.
Discussion. – This developmental-sensitive adaptation of the commonly used debriefing approach illus- trates the positive synergy between the professional cultures of the clinicians from the CUMP and the child psychiatrists.
Conclusion. – Children-specific adaptations of the IPPI based on symbolic mediators, such as pictorial cards, should be considered as a reference tool at this age in the training of CUMP professionals.
Physiological indicators of emotional arousal related to ANS activity in response to associative cards for psychotherapeutic PTSD treatment By Sivan Raz and Mooli Lahad SEE FAR CBT is an integrative treatment protocol for PTSD and anxiety disorders which combines CBT, body-mind (somatic experience) and imagery-based (fantastic reality; FR) methods. FR is introduced using associative therapeutic […]Continue Reading
A Binder in the Clients’ Process of Exploration, Observation, Clarification, Resignification Abstract Introduction: The Imagogenogram (M. Voicu) is a spatial, dynamic genogram, built with the help of cards with images of human figures, bringing together the connotations related to the actual working support (images chosen by the subjects as being similar to their families) with […]Continue Reading
Excerpts from the SWR2 broadcast on August 18, 2020 There are many widespread neuromyths about how we can improve our brains’ fitness on a daily basis – for example by notorious methods like sleep-learning, through studying in a positive mood, memorizing by the chain-of-association method or by using other memo techniques. In this context the […]Continue Reading
Read the English translation Pasado, presente y futuro con “Habitat” Fiorella, de 58 años, está atravesando un duelo hace más de dos años, el que no logra digerir ni elaborar. Luego de 25 años, el marido se fue de la casa sin darle explicaciones, dejando a la paciente sumida en una tristeza muy profunda.Siempre se […]Continue Reading
Read the English translation Trabajando con OH y Resilio Laura es una joven de 30 años, profesional madre de un hijo, separada hace aproximadamente un año.Laura ha recorrido un largo período terapéutico, ella consulta por primera vez a los 19 años, mostrándose muy tímida, con cierta dificultad para poder expresarse, fundamentalmente a la hora de […]Continue Reading
Read the original presentation in Spanish Working with TanDoo Cards and OH-Cards Ana is a middle-aged woman, with a youthful look and a certain sadness in her gaze. She is a professional, mother of two kids, and going through a grieving process due to the separation with her husband and her mother’s terminal illness, with […]Continue Reading
Read the original presentation in Spanish Working with OH-Cards and Resilio Cards Laura is a professional 30-year-old young woman, mother of one child, and divorced about a year ago. Laura has come a long way in terms of therapy. Her first consultation happened when she was 19. She was very shy, and had a certain […]Continue Reading