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

2. Eventually, through a lengthy process including both success and failure, Erickson gets Harold to complete what?
(a) Grade school.
(b) Military enrollment.
(c) High school.
(d) Trade school.

3. Under which heading in Chapter 2 does Haley explain that what occurs here is that couples are faced with dynamic challenges?
(a) "Childbirth and Dealing with the Young".
(b) "Marriage and its Consequences".
(c) "Premeditated Childbirth".
(d) "Extension of Family".

4. Therapy is meant to facilitate the transition of a person from the situation of being a child into being what?
(a) An independent adult.
(b) None of the answers is correct.
(c) A functioning adult.
(d) A codependent adult.

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

6. 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.
(a) Record their hidden secrets.
(b) Make massive changes.
(c) Alleviate the distress of patients.
(d) Distress the patients.

7. Erickson's therapy includes and involves helping the _____ patients to overcome their fears surrounding dating issues.
(a) Adult.
(b) Adolescent.
(c) Homosexual.
(d) Child.

8. Haley points out that Erickson had suffered from _____ twice and had been debilitated by it/them.
(a) Strokes.
(b) Polio.
(c) Nervous breakdowns.
(d) Heart attacks.

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

10. One marital trouble that can occur was exemplified in Chapter 5 as the case of a young wife with a _____ hand.
(a) Trembling.
(b) Numb.
(c) Itchy.
(d) Blotchy.

11. The need to help the growing youths integrate into the community life without insufficient or excessive ________ is important throughout and continues when people have become parents.
(a) Babying.
(b) Over-protection.
(c) Familial involvement.
(d) Dependence.

12. 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.
(a) Committed suicide.
(b) Behaved normally.
(c) Been hospitalized.
(d) Gotten divorced.

13. Often enough, if the woman did not have a good experience with what from the beginning would she seek an annulment of the marriage?
(a) With children.
(b) With romance.
(c) With respect.
(d) With sex.

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

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

Short Answer 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.

2. In one scenario in Chapter 5, Erickson was ignorant in matters of baby gender prediction, but he did recommend _____ to avert disaster.

3. The presence of a child or children creates a variant of the _____, which only grows in complexity with the advent of additional children.

4. In Chapter 5, Haley shows how Erickson applied therapy when the challenge was to help new parents over into the ______ of being parents.

5. Haley explains that Erickson, in dealing with ______, does not attempt to change their fundamental nature and does not even try to confront the real problem directly.

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