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When do you use the Relational Trauma Matrix

1. Couples issues that involve dynamics of relationships (power struggles, crossed communication, alliances and conflicts within and outside of the family.
2. Individuals with relationship issues as major concerns ie) friends, coworkers, supervisors, Children, parents, business associates
3. Issues assc with trust, betrayal, abandonment, criticism/rejection, loneliness/association, attachment, distancing, intimacy or object relations


How would you access the unconscious?

Free Association
Slips of the Tongue
Projective Tests
Subliminal Cues


What is a major contribution to Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytical Therapies?

What is the assumption?

The use of early, formative memories (5 years or younger, or at least 12 years or under.

Early experiences rather than being forgotten are highly influential in determining relationship patters in later life,. (Id, Ego and SuperEgo)


Describe the Therapeutic Triangle

Paraverbal and Nonverbal Cues connect all three:

1. Relationship with the Therapist (Microscosm of Life)

2. Formative relationship with Parents or Guardians (Birth to 5 years of age)

3. Relationship with Significant Others ( Adulthood and Adolescence)


Whwen working with couples and interpreting relationship reactions and triggers between yourself as the client and the clients. It is not necessarily the content of the interactions that generates intensity. Instead it is the paraverbal and nonverbal markers. Please give some examples.

1. Tone of Voice
2. Pitch of Voice
3. Pace of Speech
4. Halts or Hesitations in Speech
5. Sighs

1. Facial Expression (rolling yes, glaring, avoiding eyes)
2. Body Posture of Hand Gestures
3. Walking away or leaving the room


What is Transference?

Transference is an extension of the concept of projection (dynamics with parents at a young age influence the nature and intensity of interactions with the therapist)


What is Countertransference?

Includes the same kinds of dynamics emanating from therapists towards their clients.


What is Dissasociation?

It can be the recalling of events and emotions and physical sensations buried in the past.


Using the DES Handout (Dissociative Experience Scale, Please identify the diagnosis based on the scale given.

25 - 40 - Acute PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder
40 + Very severe PTSD or Major Dissociative Disorders (DID) aka Multiple Personality Disorder


What are some Defences that people use?

Sublimation (acting out inappropriate beh in an acceptable form - use kickboxing to get out anger)


What is the Shadow in Jungian Psychology?

unconscious, unaccepted or unrecognized parts of the self (usually negative thought of as the Sin Nature)


What other type of analysis is used in Analytical Psychology

Dream Analysis


What personality Test was based on the contributions of Carl Jung?

MBTI ( Myers Briggs Type Indicator)


When looking at the Relational Trauma Matrix, list the 4 types of Trauma

1. Rejection and Criticism
2. Humiliation and Embarassment
3. Abandonment and Neglect
4. Intentional Harm and Torture


What are the 4 Times of Trauma

1. First
2. Worst
3. Most Recent
4. Future Anticipated