We all know that it is hard to make enduring changes. Abundant research shows that we can, however, make real changes when we have real understanding. It is for this reason that insight is so critical to the process of growth. The Conflict Analysis Battery is centered on helping you learn about yourself, channeling your creativity into an organized structure that reviews your personal experiences and maps important next steps for optimal living.
The Conflict Analysis Battery program begins with an introductory essay that outlines the foundational concepts and details the process. It continues with the Relational Modality Evaluation Scale (RMES), an evaluation of interpersonal and intrapsychic patterns, and the narrative and creativity tasks. These tasks utilize drawing and creative writing to help you explore your personal patterns, documenting the consistent ways you engage with conflict. This creative format counterbalances the objective format of the RMES, providing a holistic way of conceptualizing yourself. The information gathered is automatically piped into a summary grid that can be used to plan next steps forward.
The Conflict Analysis Battery is an emotional education program that can be utilized as a brief, manual-driven psychodynamic emotional education program. It is deliverable either by completing a battery in a training or therapeutic setting or alternatively by completing it online for an unmonitored process of self-discovery.
The assessment is based on understanding the unconscious as a conflict resolution mechanism consisting of six roles: stress, response, anxiety, defense, role reversal, and compromise. The unconscious is guided by three formal operations to evolve a conflict to its resolution. The Conflict Analysis Battery is diagnostic and therapeutic. It represents an intellectual as well as an emotional experience leading to self-discovery and personal growth. It generates insights about oneself and provides directives in how to deliberately make changes to optimize one’s adjustment and one’s relational effectiveness, thus decreasing pathology and psychic discomfort.
Each test corresponds to a stage in the six-role process. Conflictual Memories identify the Stress experience. The Mask Test portrays the choice of Responses. What is hidden behind the mask identifies one’s Anxiety. The Animal Metaphor reveals one’s Defensive behaviors. The Dream Metaphor identifies the state of Role Reversal. The Short Story Metaphor reveals one’s choice of Compromise or Resolution.
The components of the assessment identify a person’s diagnosis as a relational modality. The diagnosis explains any clinical symptoms or patterns psychodynamically as activities and passivities leading to reversals and it entails their correction by modifying the behaviors, managing one’s power. Improved power management eliminates symptoms. This is effective by allowing the test taker to identify the cause effect connection between behaviors and emotions by generating insights on their patterns. The impact of the self-assessment thus combines educational, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
For too long students' emotional needs have been kept outside of the classroom. Through Conflict Analysis, we now have a safe, secure, and meaningful way for students to learn about themselves.