Projective streaming and sand tray: Using conjoint analysis to compare two therapeutic processes
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A new therapeutic process called Projective Streaming is introduced in this dissertation. Early experience with this process indicates possible benefits for improvements in focus, emotion, memory and perception. It may also have resource benefits in the areas of cost, session time and self-use. Therapies are often evaluated for efficacy by doing outcome studies, observations, tests, surveys or case studies. Another type of evaluation is the study of user (client) value or utility. A quantitative valuation technique called conjoint analysis is used to evaluate user utility of two object-based projective therapies: (1) the new therapeutic process called Projective Streaming, and (2) an established process called Sand Tray Therapy. The result of a 32 participant study of adults focusing on issues of therapeutic problem-solving indicates that there is a preference for Projective Streaming due to several preferred features: (1) the type of objects used, (2) the method of projection and (3) the use of cues.