When to Use the TAT
The TAT is not unique, in that information obtained may overlap with information received from an interview, observation, and other projective techniques. However, the TAT does draw attention to and elicit specific types of material more than other methods, particularly interpersonal aspects of psychodynamics. Responses are content-rich, and reveal the subject’s outlook in relationships with authority figures, subordinates, and same and opposite sex peers. This material can be useful, for example, in determining the match between a subject and a specific type of psychotherapy, and can be used ...