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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Under which heading of Chapter 1 is it stated that Erickson emphasized both the autonomy and togetherness of family members?
(a) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(b) "Awakening and Disengagement".
(c) "Encouraging Resistance".
(d) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".

2. The presence of a child or children creates a variant of the _____, which only grows in complexity with the advent of additional children.
(a) "Bridge of Connection".
(b) "Love triangle".
(c) "Building blocks".
(d) "Family circle".

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

4. When the client's real need is _______, Erickson goes out of his way to actually artificially create relationships for his patients.
(a) Parenting.
(b) Social contact.
(c) Sexual contact.
(d) Friends.

5. There may be fears, insecurities and inadequacies involved, but Erickson is not so interested in these or in explaining all about the shortcomings to the client, but rather Erickson focuses on helping the client to work towards what?
(a) Releasing pent-up emotions.
(b) Unveiling their past.
(c) Discussing their family.
(d) Success in other areas of life.

6. Once Erickson _____________, he then keeps out of that friendship so that it takes its own natural course.
(a) Sets up interviews with other clients.
(b) Sets up a date.
(c) Helps a patient to establish contact.
(d) Arranges for a client to contact parental figures.

7. After other deep work is done and Harold has some very enjoyable experiences with women he does what of his own accord?
(a) Pursues women.
(b) Makes amends with his sister.
(c) Pursues men.
(d) Makes amends with his mother.

8. Haley writes of one case in which a woman was directly threatened with death by her husband over what?
(a) Her infidelity.
(b) Her family.
(c) Her spending.
(d) The gender of their baby.

9. What is the title of Chapter 1 in the book?
(a) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(b) "Strategic Therapy".
(c) "Encouraging Resistance".
(d) "Seeding Ideas".

10. Which heading in Chapter 1 has the most hypnotic focus?
(a) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(b) "Encouraging Resistance".
(c) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(d) "Seeding Ideas".

11. Erickson is truthful to the client. This includes acknowledging that the pain or other problem may what?
(a) Involve the pain of others.
(b) Become a bigger problem.
(c) Never go away.
(d) Continue for some time.

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

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

14. During the 1950s, there was still debate about what in psychotherapy?
(a) How to deal with schizophrenia.
(b) How to facilitate desirable change in patients.
(c) How to administer medications.
(d) How to approach brain chemistry changes.

15. Under which heading of Chapter 2 does Haley state that children develop their own roles within families and parents face serious changes when they leave?
(a) "Retirement and Old Age".
(b) "Leaving the Nest".
(c) "Weaning Parents From Children".
(d) "Breaking Apron Springs".

Short Answer Questions

1. Which heading in Chapter 1 cultivates a response until a goal is reached?

2. Erickson writes of withholding and sharing information and of how he succeeds in curing a young woman of pain she experiences during ______.

3. Therapy is meant to facilitate the transition of a person from the situation of being a child into being what?

4. Harold's experience with his first relationship was so good that he voluntarily reconsidered his own views and chose to do what?

5. One case of Chapter 4 includes a man named Harold who asserts that he is homosexual and hates women. He is also what?

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