EPT10-Session-7 – Borderline Parents Welcome to your EPT10-Session-7 - Borderline Parents Name Business Email Phone Number Which is a characteristic theme of the borderline personality disorder (BPD): They find solitude in being alone with their thoughts. Money brings them peace of mind. Loneliness must be avoided as much as possible in relationships. Difficulties of life are reduced by having several children to talk to.A common form of discipline by borderline mothers is to become enraged and assaulting the child physically. True FalseChildren of a borderline parent do much better in school because their internal arousal keeps them focused on the topics of the teacher. True FalseChildren of borderlines in EPT are most likely to behave in which manner: Become very bossy and mean toward the therapist in the role of the borderline parent. Build several sand castles to create a charming home for their parents and sibling to live in. Color pictures of rainbows but with a black color in the rainbow. Early in play therapy, they like to sing the lullabies that they missed in their earlier development.The major research finding on factors that contribute to borderline’s history is: Girls were sexually abused before the age of ten. Were raised in a chaotic, disorganized, crisis-oriented family. Boys were physically abused by pre-adolescence by both parents. The siblings participated in sexual contacts as a form of nurturing.The major defense mechanisms characteristic of the borderline personality are: Avoidance, retroflection, compensation, and aggression. Withdrawal, control, deception, and blaming. Detachment, depression, and binge eating. Denial, projection, splitting, and emotional regression.What the borderline feels in the immediate moment of rage is all consuming with no ability to view other perspectives. True FalseWhich is NOT a statement a borderline parent would make to a child in a state of rejection: You deserve to suffer. You don’t appreciate all I’ve done for you. Sometimes I struggle to be the parent you need. What’s the matter with you now?In the parenting role, the borderline parent uses which dynamics to control their child’s perceptions: Distorts the truth to maintain control. Lies to incorporate the child’s attention. Put the child in a double-bind to trap and constrict him/her. All of the above.Borderlines move between engulfing their child and rejection their child causing the children to have a confused identity and mistrusting relationships. True FalseWhich is NOT a dynamic associated with borderline functioning: Borderlines are considered “crazy makers” by the people who deal with them on a close regular basis. Borderlines do not have remorse for the way they treat their children because their internal need system is more intense than their awareness of the effects on the children. The borderline parent comes from the perspective that their child’s birthday is their special identity day. The borderline parent is the most likely parent to prematurely terminate their child’s play therapy.Children of BPD parents struggle in EPT with the issue of liking their therapist and having their parent resent that close relationship. True FalseThe most influential dynamic that the borderline mother interrupts for her child is the development of a para-sympathetic nervous system that provides for comforting and regulation of the child’s sensations and emotions. True FalseIn the play process in EPT, the child of a borderline, will play which dynamic: Become very bossy and demanding of the therapist in the role of their parent. Play that the therapist, in the child’s role, is disobedient, disrespectful, and unappreciative. The therapist is placed in the child role and told that everything she does is wrong. All of the above.Children of borderline mothers in EPT are likely to identify the negative relationship with their mother’s dynamic by making the fear object which types of puppets: Cow, horse, whale, or giraffe. Snail, butterfly, snake, or puppy. Grizzly bear, witch, wolf, or porcupine. Lady bug, rat, starfish, or rabbit.The child in the videotape indicated somatic signs of trauma in his body by dancing after shooting the bop bag. True FalseBorderline fathers who remain in the family and raise the child are about 83% likely to be domestic violators. True FalseThe chances are 10% that a person in your extended family is a borderline personality. True FalseThe boy in the videotape was placing dynamite on the body of the “mother figure” therapist because: He wanted her dead so that she couldn’t shame him any longer. Dynamite is the best way to kill a borderline. He was using an explosive to show his anger at her explosive rages toward him. He is trying to tell his mother that he has thoughts of blowing up her house.The boy in the videotape has a positive prognosis because he was striving to use “soothe” responses to ground himself when he was over stimulated by the discharge expression. True FalseTime is Up!