Face Stimulus Assessment (FSA)
The FSA was
originally conceptualized as a projective drawing assessment for use with
multicultural populations: In particular, children and adolescents with
multiple disabilities, and those who have communication difficulties (Betts,
2003). The assessment may also be pertinent for use with other populations:
for example, Robb (2001) utilized the FSA in her work with 27 children
from Russian orphanages.
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· A standard packet of 8 Crayola markers
· A packet of 8 Crayola Multicultural markers
· Stimulus picture #1: one 8 ½ x 11” sheet of white Xerox paper depicting the complete face stimulus (see below for ordering information)
· Stimulus picture #2: one 8 ½ x 11” sheet of white Xerox paper depicting the outline of the face and neck.
· Stimulus picture #3: one 8 ½ x 11” sheet of blank white Xerox paper.
· Clinician's Packet: $20 US. Includes: Assessment Templates (Adobe PDF file), FSA Administration Guidelines, Rating Procedure and Reference List.
· Researcher's Packet: $20 US. Includes: Assessment Templates (Adobe PDF file), FSA Administration Guidelines, Rating Procedure, Reference List, researcher number and sample informed consent form.
· Please send orders to: Donna Betts, PhD, ATR-BC, The George Washington University, Art Therapy Program, 1925 Ballenger Ave., Suite 250, Alexandria, VA, 22314. The packet is sent via email.
information about the FSA and current research, please contact:
Betts, D. J. (2001, November). Projective drawing research: Assessing the abilities of children and adolescents with multiple disabilities. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual AATA conference, Albuquerque, NM.
Hamilton, M. K. (2008). Developing a standardized rating system for the Face Stimulus Assessment (FSA) using 9 Scales adapted from the Formal Elements Art Therapy Scale (FEATS). Unpublished master's thesis, Avila University, Kansas City, MO.
Robb, M. (2001). Beyond the orphanages: Art therapy with Russian children. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 19(4), 146-150.
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