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

Sidney Rosen
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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. How long was the couple married?

2. Taking charge is one way in which a person may be able to:

3. Every time Erickson spoke to the boy he encouraged him to increase which of the following:

4. What is used as an example to support the above statement?

5. Unlike adults, children are not _______ by previous events.

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the last case in the book about the woman who ignored her children. How did Erickson help her?

2. What are the doctor's thoughts about experiential learning?

3. Explain the process of "reframing;' and how it changes a person's outlook.

4. Discuss one of Erickson's favorite therapeutic tools regarding everyday observations.

5. According to Erickson, there is a particular way to overcome limitations. What is the method?

6. Explain how one of Erickson's techniques helped a man to overcome a fear of walking across ice.

7. Explain how Frankl used the method of reframing in his daily life.

8. Why is it stated that children are like empty slates? What does that mean?

9. What was the example used regarding the fact that some people disagree just to disagree?

10. Who is Victor Frankl? What makes his story an unusual one?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine Erickson's views on rapport and the benefits of attentiveness. How are they related? Why are these things important? Are these skills one must learn or are they innate? If they are learned, how does one develop the skill? If innate, what causes one to know when and how to do them? Give an example of when developing rapport or paying attention has benefited you. Give a second example of an incident in which the skills would have been beneficial if you had used one or both of them.

Essay Topic 2

Self-sabotage is very common in patients, particularly those who are attempting to make major life changes and/or abandoning a certain behavior or action. Give examples of self-sabotage. Did anyone in the text practice self-sabotage? How did Erickson deal with it? Was the problem resolved? Why did it happen in the first place? Write a 500 word essay on how self-sabotage has affected you.

Essay Topic 3

Self-sabotage may be linked to self-imposed limitations in some cases. The mind is a very powerful tool that can control one's ability to succeed if the belief system does not match the desire. What causes one to have self-imposed limitations? Is it innate or a learned way of thinking? If it is learned, how was it taught and by whom? How can self-imposed limitations affect you in school, sports, or every day activities? Are you typically aware of these situations? Are you aware of what causes your behaviors? How can you overcome the limitations?

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