Reaching children through play therapy Quiz 2 Welcome to your Reaching children through play therapy Quiz 2 Name Business Email Phone Number In Experiential Play Therapy (EPT), play is a right-brain neurological process, language is a left-brain neurological process; therefore, children cannot change unless all interventions are delivered using language and cognitive methods. True FalseChildren can convey experiences beyond their language capacity through metaphorical expressions. True FalseWhat are the five stages of EPT? Relationship, Discharge, Dependency, Soothe, and Therapeutic Growth. Exploration, Relationship, Dependency, Discharge, and Termination. Exploratory, Testing-for-Protection, Dependency, Therapeutic Growth, and Termination. Exploratory, Testing-for-Protection, Relationship, Dependency, and Termination.In the Testing-for-Protection Stage of EPT, children are: Wanting to win a power struggle so they can be the director of the play. Testing the therapist to find out how competent their skills are. Oppositional to see how well the therapist expresses empathy for their internal needs for security. Trying to get a toy to take home before they leave the playroom.In the Dependency Stage of EPT, the child will; Enter fantasy play, invite the therapist to join the play, and kill all the super heroes. Assigns the therapist a role, put the therapist in jail, and have the therapist cry like a baby. Have the therapist observe the play, make verbal comments, and evaluate the dynamics of personal violation. Enters fantasy play, indicates some form of regression, and has the therapist join the play.Children who do not explore the playroom or develop a relationship with the therapist during the Exploratory Stage, but immediately go into “trauma play” are indicating that the situation being expressed is a current dynamic of the child’s life. True FalseWhich statement is NOT true about toys used by children in play therapy? A toy can be a self-object representing the child. The more toys a child uses in play therapy is an indication of higher intelligence. Guns can represent a need for protection for the child. When available, sand is the most consistently used toy in the playroom.Regression on the part of the child during EPT means the child has immaturity issues and should be limited to age appropriate toys to express this deficiency. True FalseAccording to EPT, level 2 of the honoring process is all the characteristics of level 1 plus protection, security, and safety of the child as s/he progresses through the Dependency Stage of EPT. True Falseccording to EPT, which is NOT a role that children place the therapist in as they progress through the Dependency Stage? The victim role. The alter ego role. The champion role. The perpetrator role.The number one symbol of healing in the universe is the Earth True FalseA toy becomes a self-object when: The child uses it to attack a fear object or protects it from a fear object. The child buries it in the sand so that it can’t be hurt. The child identifies with it and uses it to express a need or feeling. All of the above.The only way for a young child to express a feeling in therapy is to talk to the therapist about the feeling. True FalseCommon ways that older children (6-9) might express a regressive issue is to: Suck on a baby bottle as they paint a picture of baby fish in the ocean. Roll on the floor and make grunting sounds as they protect a baby dinosaur. Curl up in a blanket and kick into the air to ward off a fear of attack. All of the above.In fantasy play, the child owns the energy and can direct the therapist to act “mean” toward the child, in a metaphorical process, so that the child can solve the issue with fantasy power to begin the change process. True FalseIn EPT, it takes a minimum of two play therapy sessions for a play therapist to gain enough trust with the child for the child to move into deeper levels of therapy. True FalseIn EPT, we know that the abuse a child is experiencing is current when: A child wants to steal toys from the playroom. The child goes immediately into trauma play before s/he tests-for-protection. The child wants to have a younger sibling in the playroom so s/he can mistreat her. A and C above.When a child in EPT plays being attacked by an alligator and jumps into an airplane and flies away, this would tend to mean: That alligators can’t fly, so the meaning of the play is just pretend. All children should fear an alligator. The child has a fear of going to the dentist. The child has a need to escape a threatening experience.EPT enters the emotional world of the child at a deeper level than many forms of play therapy because children communicate emotions, fears, anxieties, and sensations through metaphorical and physiological expressions that are identified by the EPT therapist. True FalseChildren do not lie in metaphorical expression because a child can only communicate their personal experience in the metaphor. True FalseTime is Up!