EPT5-Session2 – Sexual Abuse

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In trauma assessment, a medical examination should be a prerequisite in evaluating physiological reactivity.

When completing a child sexual abuse assessment:

An assessment inventory that would be helpful in measuring the parent’s perspective of how the child is functioning with the trauma is:

Three areas that are pertinent in sexual abuse hearings are:

You have sworn to tell the truth, but certain evidence goes against your preferred case. You should:

Most children need to have all the DSM symptoms of trauma when they meet the criteria for PTSD:

On several occasions a boy in EPT places a small broom handle between his legs and shoots the therapist from that position. The EPT would view the behavior as:

A child who has been traumatized will most likely have a theme of death, dying, or dead in their play during the early stages of their play therapy.

In assessing sexual abuse in a child, sexualized behaviors or expressions are one of the key factors after the criteria for PTSD is met.

A sexual abuse assessment should include information from what primary sources:

One purpose of the sexual abuse assessment is to observe and assess patterns of behavior that indicate distress in the child that could have a sexual violation theme.

All children who are brought in for a sexual abuse assessment are sexually abused.

According to EPT style of sexual abuse assessment, which behaviors would be considered more significant in supporting the possibility of confirming sexual abuse?

A parent tells the evaluator that her daughter always wants to stick a magic wand in her dog’s anus. She wants to know what that could mean. The evaluator should immediately say that this is a primary characteristic of sexual abuse.

Children under the age of 18 months will have no ill effects from sexual abuse because they will never remember the event since they have no language.

Free symbolic play is a modality well suited to the expression of the trauma of sexual abuse.

A child’s play therapist is not an evaluator of whether the child has been sexually abused.

The roles of expert witness and therapist differ in the following ways:

In a case where you are certain the child has been sexually abused, it is up to you to convince the judge (jury).

If you disagree with an assumption an attorney has made, it’s permissible to tell the attorney so.