EPT10-Session-2 – Metaphorical Welcome to your EPT10-Session-2 - Metaphorical Name Business Email Phone Number Children who can use metaphorical expressions in play therapy have greater potential for resiliency True FalseThe advantage of metaphorical expression in children is that a metaphor has more personalized energy than a language response True FalseWhen a child draws a black line across a paper and says it’s red, the therapist should: Correct the child immediately because the perception is so distorted. Make the child draw a line with the red marker so s/he can see the difference. Accept the representation as having significant meaning to the child’s metaphorical expressions to be developed in the play process. Teach the child not to lie to people because it will cause social issues at school.One of the following examples, which would NOT be considered a metaphor of distress by a child: Throwing a self-object teddy bear out a second story window. Playing an evil witch that sucks the blood out of the baby doll. Driving a semi-truck over a poisonous snake to kill it. Giving a baby doll a bath and the child dunks the rubber duck in the water.Implicit memories can be expressed by children in EPT through metaphorical expressions. True FalseChildren can create metaphorical expressions at around: Beginning at birth to six months. Once language development is completed. Around two years of age. When the child can read at the first grade level.The person who is known for the statement, “You can heal in metaphor” was Carl Jung Bruno Bettleheim Melanie Klein Melton EricksonThe mythological meaning of a unicorn is considered to be: A horse-like animal that can fly. Only virgins can see the purity of a unicorn. A white horse with a matching horn. Can only be ridden by children who have never lied.The child’s body can express metaphorical information to the play therapist. True FalseMost research on metaphors and children has focused on children being given a language metaphor and seeing if they could express the meaning of the metaphor. True FalseMetaphors come only from the unconscious; therefore they are not related to reality. True FalseThe most common animal metaphors for sexual perpetrators of children in EPT are: Wild animals with a focus on mouth and teeth, like sharks and wolves. Sea life that includes crabs, octopi, squid, and lobsters. Baby animals like lambs, bunnies, squirrels, and puppies. Large animals such as elephants, rhinoceros, or whales.Child-generated metaphors have no place in play therapy because “change in behavior” is the primary goal of play therapy. True FalseIn the DVD play therapy session, the reason this boy was referred for play therapy was: He was stealing money from his stepmother’s purse. He set an apartment house dumpster on fire. He approached a girl in his class for sexual favors. His biological mother was neglectful and is an alcoholic.The Paley & Alpert (2002) study found that: Young children’s metaphorical expressions in play therapy are consistent with an actual trauma event experienced in infancy. Children in fantasy play can generate metaphorical stories that have no basis in reality. Themes of metaphorical expression have no consistency, even in repetitive play. All children attack animals in play therapy when their parents are getting a divorce.In the DVD of the boy in play therapy, his primary thought process of his metaphorical focus was: His primary world view is that the world is evil. Death is the only way to escape his internal pain. Death is the only way to escape his internal pain. He was grooming himself to be a perpetrator later in life.When the therapist does not understand the meaning of a child’s metaphorical expressions, the best thing to do is: Continue to play well as the child directs the play process. Ask as many questions as you can to understand the meaning of the metaphor. Ask the child to use more language to convey their meaning to you. Stop the play process and tell the child how confusing they are today.Most children who are sexually abused tell an adult about their violation through metaphorical expressions, but the adults usually to miss the meaning of their metaphor. True FalseWhen a child creates a play scenario that builds a castle with snake and spiders moving all about and the child says, “I never feel good when my parents are around.” A possible meaning of this metaphor could be: The child feels neglected and is hungry all the time. The child feels neglected and is hungry all the time. The child feels neglected and is hungry all the time. The child feels neglected and is hungry all the time.When a parent tells the therapist about the child’s “inappropriate behavior;” the therapist: Should think about the meaning of that behavior and tell the parent what it means. Should think about the meaning of that behavior and tell the parent what it means. Internally assess the meaning of the child’s behavior and support the parent’s frustration while introducing possible awareness and interventions for the parent. Should tell the parent to be more sensitive of their child’s metaphorical expressions.Time is Up!