My Voice Will Go with You: The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author states that the beliefs about trances are:

2. People in a trance state may be willing to do something silly such as:

3. Erickson is a big believer in learning how to establish _____ with another person.

4. Erickson's patients often think that they are:

5. According to Erickson, patients that have been hypnotized tend to take suggestions in which way?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Arthur's offer to the professor and the dean? What was the result?

2. What does it mean to be in a trance? What kind of person or activity is most likely to experience the state?

3. Is it possible to recover from a set of forgotten skills? What example is used?

4. What does Erickson say about forgetting the skill and the skills one possesses?

5. Erickson believes that it may not be necessary to solve an entire problem for the problem to be effectively relived. Explain this theory and to what cases it might best relate.

6. Briefly describe Erickson's approach to dealing with patients on a one-to-one basis.

7. How did Arthur and the professor handle the situation?

8. Erickson talks about forgotten skills. What does the doctor mean about forgotten skills? What was the example used?

9. What is automatic behavior? How can it be used to help patients?

10. The author talks about rapport and relating to another person. Why should one strive to build rapport?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Erickson talks a lot about the following techniques - reframing, redirection and distraction. Compare and contrast the techniques. In your opinion which is best and/or most effective? Give examples of each.

Essay Topic 2

What is mirroring? How is it done? What is its purpose? In what situations would mirroring be the best or the only technique that will be effective? Who is most likely to mirror another? Give examples in which mirroring would work for you. Write out a detailed scenario and include mirroring in the conversation. Did it work? If not, what happened?

Essay Topic 3

The author states that values and self-discipline are not things that are easily learned. Compare and contrast the two as they are referenced in the text. Which is more important? Are they related? Can one work without the other? If so, how? If not, why? In what areas would these items best be used? Is there a difference between values and morals? Is there a difference between self-control and self-discipline? Is there a difference between self-discipline and willpower? Explain.

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