Reaching children through play therapy Quiz 5 Welcome to your Reaching children through play therapy Quiz 5 Name Business Email Phone Number The first phase of the Therapeutic Growth Stage is usually identified by: The child hiding a self-oriented object so that no one can find it. Seeking to reassess or confirm one’s sense of value or worth. Attacking the symbol that represents the perpetrator. Wanting a caregiver to enter the playroom and to join the play process.Sexually abused children have to talk directly about their abuse in EPT to shift the impact of the trauma on their attitudes, beliefs, and behavior. True FalseTermination in EPT is a process that includes ALL the following components except: Therapist meets with the parents to concur that the child’s behaviors and attitudes outside the therapy sessions are consistent with the play expressions in the play process. The child is able to engage in social activities with peers that were previously disruptive and usually avoidance. The child usually needs to review his play process by playing one or two scenarios of his previously expressed trauma dynamics. The child will act more mature than his stated age because through EPT he has more life experiences.Integration of the lost self that occurred during the trauma ordeal is the key factor that underlies the readiness for termination of the play therapy process. True FalseThe steps in a premature termination process to another play therapist would include the following: Telling the child the name of the new therapist and promote this person’s playroom. Arranging for the new therapist to be included in a session before the final session with the current therapist. Giving the child a birthday card early because you won’t see the child on their real birthday. Showing the child a picture of the new therapist so they won’t be anxious about the transfer.Toward the end of the Therapeutic Growth Stage, the therapist should support the child client by: Allowing children to attend a sleep over or birthday party that would mean having to cancel the child’s regular session. Having other children who are in the same stage of therapy to join together as a group. Having the child contribute a toy to an underprivileged child who can’t have therapy. Telling the child how bad they were when therapy started.In a premature termination it is imperative that the child knows the following: That s/he is not working hard enough to deserve to continue play therapy. Nothing the child played has anything to do with the ending of therapy. That the child worked really hard and s/he is not the reason therapy is changing. b and c above.Theoretically in EPT, all terminations are premature, because a child would not want to end a relationship that provided, respect, validated the child’s identity and enhanced one’s dignity. True FalseAccording to EPT, analysis of the child’s behavior is more important than playing with the child. True FalseThe relationship between the therapist and child is the single most important dynamic in EPT. True FalseDuring the Therapeutic Growth Stage, the role of the therapist shifts from playing roles in the child’s fantasy play to the therapist assuming a more reflective style since the child is more reality oriented. True FalseThe Therapeutic Growth Stage is characteristic of: Disclosure, discharge, and integration. Validation of worth, identity, and integration. Change, empowerment, and compliance. Creativity, dominance, and assertiveness.The length of play therapy is determined by: The earlier the violation, the more development is usually effected. The longer the violation occurred, the longer therapy usually takes. The severity of the violation can determine the length of therapy. All of the above can influence the length of therapy.The need for fantasy play increases during the termination process? True FalseThe more intense the Dependency Stage, the longer the Termination Stage lasts. True FalseUnderstanding EPT as a play therapist, we know that change occurs best when we follow the authority model of the parents True FalseThree of the basic dynamics of change in EPT are: Directing, modeling, and correcting. Correcting, shaming, and validating. Relating, respecting and empathizing. Guiding, controlling, and reinforcing.A critical issue the EPT therapist needs to be aware of is: To stay in the play process rather than counseling the child directly. To be sensitive to one’s own feelings as the child creates his/her play scenarios. Not to ask questions about the content of the child’s play when in fantasy play. All of the above.EPT is unique from most models of play therapy in that this model attempts to enter the world of the child at as deep a level as possible. True FalseWhen a therapist adopts the Experiential Play Therapy model, a paradigm shift occurs that influences the person’s perspective on all children. True FalseTime is Up!