Story Completion Methods

  • Leonard M. Lansky


History should start with beginnings . . . “Once upon a time . ..” But in this instance, the beginnings are obscure. Recent writers (Wursten, 1960; Miller, 1960) have presented the Madeline Thomas stories (Thomas, 1937) and the Duess fables (Duess, 1940) as the first story completion tasks. The word “task” is important because clinical tools were not considered tests; rather, they were part of the clinician’s armamentarium to be used whole, in part, or even with on-the-spot modifications as aides in working with children.


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