EPT10-Session-10 – Somatic Expression

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Which of the following is a characteristic of the Soothe response exhibited by a child in EPT?

One way to know that the child has activated a trauma memory is by observing unusual behavioral movements by the child as they play.

Which observable behavior is not considered a somatic reaction in a child who is in a trauma sequence play therapy?

Which is NOT a characteristic of trauma play as defined in EPT?

All play exhibited by a child in play therapy is conflictive, resentful, trauma play.

The three phases of the Norton’s 4S’s of play therapy that overlap during the processes are?

When a child exhibits a somatic or conversion reaction during their play therapy session, the child is usually unaware that the behavioral response is related to their trauma experience.

A boy throws the bop bag in the air and puts a spin on it as it flies across the playroom. This most likely represents what during the trauma he experienced:

When a child has a flashback, they are experiencing the trauma event as if they were right back in the original event for an instant.

During the intake of a child for play therapy, the parent describes the child as having spots on his body where his hair has fallen out, he states that he is dead inside; he is doing sleepwalking, and is extremely overweight. The recommendation you would make to this parent is:

A conversion/somatic reaction is a symbolic resolution of an unconscious psychological conflict meant to reduce anxiety, and serve to keep the conflict out of conscious awareness.

Anorexia is a conversion reaction.

Which of the following is NOT considered a somatic response?

A basic premise of somatic reactions is how the psyche experiences aversive sensations.

When a child has a “freeze” response in a trauma situation, the effects of the “freeze” response are over once the child starts movement again.

The boy in the DVD play therapy session showed somatic memories by:

Which grouping includes the most common ways unconscious memory comes back into sensory awareness.

Babies and toddlers don’t have somatic memories because they can’t speak language which is the major source of conversion input

Having no pain or lack of physical sensitivity is not as significant as extreme pain or hypersensitivity in the dynamics of conversion activity.

Trauma in EPT is viewed as having which characteristics: