EPT5-Session1- High Conflict Divorce

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The children most affected by high conflict divorce are the adolescents that are ready to disengage from the family system.

One of the results of high conflict divorce for young children is:

The high conflict person (HCP) is more interested in the feelings of their spouse than in the feelings of their children.

A characteristic of the high conflict person (HCP) is:

Divorce causes an identity crisis for the child

In high conflict divorce, one parent is most likely to have a personality disorder.

In the DVD of Chris, The HCP was represented by:

When Chris is talking about his mother’s life of living in the islands, he makes a statement, “There’s a song I like to hear on my dad’s car radio.” This statement seems out of the blue, but most likely means:

The child’s struggle with divorce ends when the non-HCP finds a new relationship that is satisfying, so that the child doesn’t have to rescue that parent’s emotionally.

Which is NOT true about the effect of divorce on children?

About 24-30% of divorce cases are high conflict divorces.

Children who have endured the divorce of their parents are NOT characterized as:

In high conflict divorce situations, 50% of the HCPs receive the custody of the children.

Which is NOT a characteristic of the HCP:

Which is NOT a treatment goal for a child whose parents have divorced and is struggling with their adjustments to the process:

Children whose parents get divorced have physiological reactions like:

The boy, Chris in the DVD, calls the boat that is looking for sea life in the ocean a “stupid boat”. A meaning of this statement represents that he hates that his mother in involved with another man and is starting a new life

The most critical issue for a child in a HCD is the alienation of the child from one or both parents.

In Chris’s play expressions, the scuba diver represented the man who took his mother away and ruined his family and home life.

The most obvious or direct way that Chris showed that the conflict was with his mother, rather than with his father was represented by: