EPT10-Session-2 – Metaphorical

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Children who can use metaphorical expressions in play therapy have greater potential for resiliency

The advantage of metaphorical expression in children is that a metaphor has more personalized energy than a language response

When a child draws a black line across a paper and says it’s red, the therapist should:

One of the following examples, which would NOT be considered a metaphor of distress by a child:

Implicit memories can be expressed by children in EPT through metaphorical expressions.

Children can create metaphorical expressions at around:

The person who is known for the statement, “You can heal in metaphor” was

The mythological meaning of a unicorn is considered to be:

The child’s body can express metaphorical information to the play therapist.

Most research on metaphors and children has focused on children being given a language metaphor and seeing if they could express the meaning of the metaphor.

Metaphors come only from the unconscious; therefore they are not related to reality.

The most common animal metaphors for sexual perpetrators of children in EPT are:

Child-generated metaphors have no place in play therapy because “change in behavior” is the primary goal of play therapy.

In the DVD play therapy session, the reason this boy was referred for play therapy was:

The Paley & Alpert (2002) study found that:

In the DVD of the boy in play therapy, his primary thought process of his metaphorical focus was:

When the therapist does not understand the meaning of a child’s metaphorical expressions, the best thing to do is:

Most children who are sexually abused tell an adult about their violation through metaphorical expressions, but the adults usually to miss the meaning of their metaphor.

When a child creates a play scenario that builds a castle with snake and spiders moving all about and the child says, “I never feel good when my parents are around.” A possible meaning of this metaphor could be:

When a parent tells the therapist about the child’s “inappropriate behavior;” the therapist: