The Conflict Analysis Battery introduces a radical innovation in psychological assessment, offering individuals the key tools to self-understanding and mental health professionals an integrated humanistic diagnostic tool.

The Conflict Analysis Battery is a theory-based self-assessment. It taps creativity for self-discovery guided to follow the natural path to self-healing. The testing is valid and reliable, combining a personality inventory and a set of creativity exercises, cross-validating each other and yielding an illustrated clinical record emotionally and intellectually meaningful to the test taker. The creativity exercises utilize creativity to identify the personal way of resolving conflict by integrating sample metaphors into the conflict resolution template.

The Conflict Analysis Battery is a diagnostic tool that identifies personality type as a relational diagnosis. The assessment process is therapeutic integrating multiple psychotherapies: art therapy, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and narrative leading to insights about one’s pattern and on how to modify it to decrease the experience of conflict. The battery is therapeutic in that it may be used to enhance all therapy programs. The experience is also factual and educational and works well as a measure of emotional education in the classroom.

The Conflict Analysis Battery is designed to optimally trigger insight and self-understanding. Coupling psychological and creativity based assessment models, the CAB allows individuals to understand themselves and their relational worlds.

The Conflict Analysis Battery features 10 different tests, including the following instruments:

  • The Relational Modality Evaluation Scale is a Likert-rated report that identifies the dimensions of one’s relational patterns. Rather than pathologizing, this test presents wellness diagnosis, and frames utilization of the rest of the battery.
  • The Animal Metaphor Test is a creativity profile that uses a simple metaphor to explore the self. The test is designed to gradually become more self-focused, allowing the test-taker to become increasingly comfortably being self-analytical.

The Conflict Analysis Battery was designed through 30 years of clinical research. Current research on the CAB is directed by Albert Levis, MD, and Maxwell Levis, MTS.

The Conflict Analysis Method bridges diverse therapy models and provides clients with tools to directly impact their own life. Rather than relying on a physician, the Creativity for Self-Discovery program is client led and relies upon structured self-analysis.

The Conflict Analysis Program is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and in Manchester, Vermont. Private and group consultation is available in both site locations. The Manchester campus also houses the Museum of the Creative Process, our research and training center and museum.