The study introduces a system analysis approach to Kinetic School Drawings (KSD) in a theoretical frame which approaches drawings as fragments of expressive behaviour. After reviewing literature, it describes the application of the Seven-Step Configuration Analysis (SSCA) on Kinetic School Drawings. The SSCA consists of context analysis, process analysis, phenomenological, intuitive, global and item analysis. The six steps are followed by a seventh phase, which synthesises configurations of phenomena and meanings. The objective of the paper is the description of a practical method for the clinician which avoids mechanistic and dictionary-like interpretations. The application of the SSCA results in a semantic network of meanings which is inherently individual and provides deep understanding of the child. The study also summarises some conclusions of the latest Hungarian studies on the KSD (n=356).