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Diagnostic Drawing Series




The Diagnostic Drawing Series (DDS) was developed in 1982 by art therapists (Mills, Cohen, & Meneses, 1993).

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Diagnostic Drawing Series

  1. A standardized art therapy assessment in which the artist/patient is asked to draw three pictures.
  2. An international collaborative project on how people tend to draw.


  • Mills, A., Cohen, B. M., & Meneses, J. Z. (1993). Reliability and validity tests of the Diagnostic Drawing Series. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 20 (1), 83-88.
  • International clearinghouse for information on the DDS Project: P.O. Box 9853, Alexandria, Virginia, 22304 USA.
  • Diagnostic Drawing Series Website