Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Jay Haley
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Erickson's method is in contrast to other forms of talk therapy where there is a greater emphasis on __________, and the relationship tends to involve weekly meetings for years on end.
(a) Understanding the anxieties of the client.
(b) Understanding the client
(c) Evaluating the client's history.
(d) Evaluating the client's emotions.

2. When Harold has succeeded in school, Erickson persuades him to drop the idea that he is somehow _____ minded.
(a) Feeble.
(b) Intelligently.
(c) Powerfully.
(d) Strong.

3. The author does not mention the issue of whether to ______ when he mentions the matter of marriage.
(a) Parent.
(b) Live separately.
(c) Divorce.
(d) Accept homosexuality.

4. In a nonviolent case, Erickson often encourages _____ within a couple.
(a) None of the answers is correct.
(b) Dissent.
(c) Spying.
(d) Letter-writing.

5. Erickson addresses Harold's anxieties and hatred about women in a simple way. He ______ a relationship with a woman who teaches him.
(a) None of the answers is correct.
(b) Initiates.
(c) Follows.
(d) Asks about.

6. Which technique is rooted in two ideas: that at least many unconscious motives are beneficial and that positive reinforcement is most effective in influencing behavior?
(a) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(b) "Encouraging Resistance".
(c) "Seeding Ideas".
(d) "Emphasizing the Positive".

7. In Chapter 5, Haley shows how Erickson applied therapy when the challenge was to help new parents over into the ______ of being parents.
(a) Involvement.
(b) Phase of life.
(c) Evolution.
(d) Regression.

8. Voluntary and involuntary behavior is discussed to show how therapeutic techniques transform an individual into being able to perform certain ______.
(a) Cognitive recognitions.
(b) Trance stages.
(c) Restrictive behaviors.
(d) New behaviors.

9. Harold succeeds in cultivating a friendship with an unintelligent ______ man who has been highly effective at making the best of who he is.
(a) Fatherly.
(b) Handicapped.
(c) Wealthy.
(d) Educated.

10. The cases in Chapter 5 typically include whom in the couple?
(a) The wife.
(b) The children.
(c) The husband.
(d) Both parties.

11. Which heading in Chapter 1 is shown to help work out residual resistance to desirable changes?
(a) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(b) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(c) "Encouraging a Relapse".
(d) "Encouraging Resistance".

12. The transition from being a child into being an adult involves ______ of the relational patterns between family members.
(a) Removal.
(b) Dismissal.
(c) Manipulation.
(d) Rearrangement.

13. Which heading in Chapter 1 shows how Erickson gets the husband to enter therapy just to straighten out the therapist?
(a) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(b) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(c) "Encouraging Resistance".
(d) "Encouraging a Response by Frustrating It".

14. Which technique is also part of intentional hypnotic conditioning (here it is observed that uniformly siding with one family member and the creating of factions by the therapist is discouraged)?
(a) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(b) "Encouraging Resistance".
(c) "Amnesia and Control of Information".
(d) "Emphasizing the Positive".

15. In Chapter 5, Erickson and Haley both admit that not all young adults want to do what?
(a) Help themselves.
(b) Marry.
(c) Take medication.
(d) Seek therapy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Milton Erickson came from the American Midwest and received the majority of his education and preliminary work experience in Wisconsin and _____.

2. Haley states in Chapter 2 that a pattern involving a built-in need for making changes and adjustments is part of what?

3. One client in Chapter 5 received therapy for a few months and then simply lost or stuffed down her symptoms and is written of as having _______ since.

4. Erickson's use of intentional forms of amnesia as part of the trance is done in order to _________ and to empower individuals to make certain changes.

5. A prominent concern is a family entanglement in which Harold needs to alter the dynamic with himself and one of his siblings who is one member of what kind of couple?

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