EPT10-Session-10 – Somatic Expression Welcome to your EPT10-Session-10 - Somatic Expression Name Business Email Phone Number Which of the following is a characteristic of the Soothe response exhibited by a child in EPT? Developmental play indicative of the child’s age. Painting a picture of the sun after sword fighting a monster. Developmental play indicative of the child’s trauma age. All of the above.One way to know that the child has activated a trauma memory is by observing unusual behavioral movements by the child as they play. True FalseWhich observable behavior is not considered a somatic reaction in a child who is in a trauma sequence play therapy? The child has the shivers when confronting the grizzly bear that is going to attack him. The child starts stuttering as she yells at the witch that keeps bossing her around. The child piles several soldiers together and says that they all drank too much and are asleep. The child has a bowel movement as he is burying the alligator in the sand.Which is NOT a characteristic of trauma play as defined in EPT? Very intense focused play that the child presses on the toys with extra force. During a puppet show the mother duck gives the raccoon a cheese sandwich. The play has a theme of being held hostage and the child needs to escape. One toy crashes into another toy and the recipient toy flies away.All play exhibited by a child in play therapy is conflictive, resentful, trauma play. True FalseThe three phases of the Norton’s 4S’s of play therapy that overlap during the processes are? Soma, Soothe, and Surge. Sensory, Soma, and Soothe. Surge, Sensory, and Soma. Surge, Soma, and Soothe.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. True FalseA 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: He was so disoriented that he may have dissociated during the event. During his trauma experience he experienced the feelings of dizziness and lost his orientation. At the time of the abuse, strange things happened in his body experiences that he can’t describe. All of the above are possibilities.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. True FalseDuring 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: Play therapy can solve all of these disorders since they are all somatically based. Recommend that the child has an evaluation by their pediatrician before you will see the child. Recommend a psychological evaluation and if play therapy is recommended, you would be glad to accommodate the child’s needs. Start play therapy immediately and recommend b and c.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. True FalseAnorexia is a conversion reaction. True FalseWhich of the following is NOT considered a somatic response? Pulling out one’s hair Cutting behavior. Can’t carry a tune. Excessive vomiting.A basic premise of somatic reactions is how the psyche experiences aversive sensations. True FalseWhen a child has a “freeze” response in a trauma situation, the effects of the “freeze” response are over once the child starts movement again. True FalseThe boy in the DVD play therapy session showed somatic memories by: Slamming the airplanes against the side of the sand box. Putting on the pistol over his crotch. Having several startle responses during the session. All of the above.Which grouping includes the most common ways unconscious memory comes back into sensory awareness. Implicit memory, associated memory, somatic memory, and anniversary syndrome. Early childhood memories, sports activities, photographs, and family stories. Intrusive memories, dreams, eating specific foods, and vacations. Poking parts of your body, flashbacks, learning to swim, and watching terror films.Babies and toddlers don’t have somatic memories because they can’t speak language which is the major source of conversion input True FalseHaving no pain or lack of physical sensitivity is not as significant as extreme pain or hypersensitivity in the dynamics of conversion activity. True FalseTrauma in EPT is viewed as having which characteristics: Current trauma activates past trauma that causes previous memories to occur. Play therapy requires numerous repetitions of trauma expressions to dissipate the trauma sensations. Trauma is a right brain experience, therefore, a bottom-up approach of play is recommended. All of the above.Time is Up!