Reaching children through play therapy Quiz 4 Welcome to your Reaching children through play therapy Quiz 4 Name Business Email Phone Number One of the characteristics of sexually abused children is total avoidance of the sandbox because any tactile sensations cause memories to occur that are out of their control. True FalseThe EPT therapist should never touch a sexually abused child at any time during the therapy process because the child will read the touch as sexual advances and will feel re-traumatized. True FalseWhich statement would NOT fit the assumptions of EPT in regards to metaphorical expressions of children? Children can express experiences through metaphor that are beyond their capacity to express in language. In EPT, metaphors are very personalized forms of expression. The EPT therapist must accept the metaphorical expressions of a child in order for the child to externalize the traumatic experiences through the play. All metaphors have one level of meaning since children are basically unable to express deeper meaning in the play.Which of the following is NOT an example of a somatic memory being express by a child? A child wipes his crotch several times whenever he has a sword fight with the bad king. A child sings a sad song about missing his father after he moves out as part of a divorce situation. The child complains of a stomachache each time she plays feeding the baby doll with the bottle. A child keeps saying, “Ouch or that hurts,” as she is calmly setting up the dollhouse furniture.The sequence of the Norton’s four S’s of trauma expression in EPT is: Self, soma, surge, and soothe. Soma, sensory, surge, and self. Sensory, soma, surge, and soothe. Sensory, surge, soothe, and self.In EPT, when a child, in fastasy play, shoots the therapist with a gun and has the therapist immediately wake up so that he can shoot again, : The child is attempting to communicate the level of pain s/he has experience. The child is rehearsing the killing of people. The child is telling the therapist that the abuse was repeated over time. a and c above.The content style of play a therapist engages in EPT should not be played in any context other than a therapeutic environment with an intake, treatment plan, and diagnosis in place. True FalsePlay in EPT: Is the work of the child to progress toward healing. Is the fun play of the Dependency Stage. Is trauma play by the child and is pressured, driven play with a purpose. a and c above.To a traumatized child, fantasy play is viewed as disguised reality experiences. True FalseIn EPT, the belief is that children have an innate capacity to strive toward healing. However, the child requires: A therapist who tells them how to change. A therapist who chooses the right toy for that child in each session. A therapist who writes detailed notes while the child plays. A therapist who believes that the child’s play is valid and has significant meaning to the healing process.The major hurtle in EPT is to encourage the child to engage in trauma play. True FalseWhich is NOT a dynamic of EPT: The therapist must win every game possible to maintain the child’s respect. The child must not use foul language during trauma play expressions. All sand must remain in the sand box or the child will lose control. None of the above.In fantasy play, the EPT therapist does not use the child’s name because it invades the child’s defense system. True FalseThe goal of the EPT process is to change the child’s behavior so that the child’s attitudes will change. True FalseA child asks for a tub of water during a play therapy session. The child places a baby inside an empty baby bottle and emerges it down into the water. According to EPT, the metaphor would most likely be: The child is creating a womb to express an experience in their implicit memory. The child has a fantasy of wanting to ride in a submarine. The child just returned from a trip to Sea World and is telling about it. The child wants to escape the isolation she enjoyed in the womb.When the child identifies a toy as a self-object, the therapist should refer to that toy in the same gender as the child’s gender. True FalseAccording to EPT, toys that tend to elicit an aggressive response in play therapy should be restricted for the child, when aggression is one of the presenting problems at intake. True FalseThe EPT therapist must be alert that a child could be suicidal if the child: Repeatedly shoots oneself in the head with a toy gun. Brings a self-object toy to play therapy and drowns it in the water tub. Gives their self-object toy to the therapist to keep forever. All of the above dynamics should have serious consideration and a supervisory plan should be conveyed to the parents.Food is never used in EPT because it detracts the child from being angry and slows the discharge process. True FalseCounter-transferences cannot occur in EPT because adults do not have counter-transferences with children. True FalseTime is Up!