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

2. In one case in Chapter 5, there was competition between the mother and the ______ over mothering the new baby.
(a) Sister.
(b) Mother-in-law.
(c) Mother's mother.
(d) Father.

3. Erickson typically conducts therapy with the goal of keeping a couple together except for two types of case: one, if the couple feels the marriage was a mistake, and second, in the event that the marriage does what?
(a) Makes either of the members unhappy.
(b) Leads to intense sexual insecurities.
(c) Leads to problems with children.
(d) Puts either or both members of it into danger.

4. 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) "Extension of Family".
(c) "Premeditated Childbirth".
(d) "Marriage and its Consequences".

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

6. In Chapter 4, it becomes apparent over time that Harold is a very _______ worker.
(a) Poor.
(b) Dedicated but uneducated.
(c) Diligent and good.
(d) Lazy.

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

8. Haley writes of a case in Chapter 5 in which a new mother was so distraught that she was hospitalized; the trouble was that in some cases, the receipt of treatment is used by others in the greater familial context as what?
(a) An excuse to coddle them.
(b) An excuse for them to be blamed.
(c) An excuse to unfairly exclude them.
(d) An excuse for divorce.

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

10. Either Harold wasn't truly homosexual in the first place, but had other troubles with women, or was a bisexual who was turned on to women once what?
(a) His fears of them had been properly addressed.
(b) His sister died.
(c) He came to terms with his abusive childhood.
(d) His parents passed away.

11. It states in Chapter 2 that therapists often discover that habituated communication problems and other issues, including the involvement of _____, are all highly relevant to the families at this juncture.
(a) Alcohol and drugs.
(b) Grandparents.
(c) Friends and neighbors.
(d) Therapists.

12. The amnesia seems to be for the purpose of helping the clients themselves to be able to feel as if he has not done what?
(a) Invaded them.
(b) Spoken to them.
(c) Discovered their childhoods.
(d) Spoken to their relatives.

13. If a couple is able to remain civil and reasonably safe and sane in their fighting, Erickson ______.
(a) Disapproves regardless.
(b) Asks one member to leave.
(c) Encourages it outside the office.
(d) Strongly approves of it,

14. In which situation is it said that new way of finding their equilibrium as a couple is needed?
(a) During divorce.
(b) When someone passes away.
(c) After childbirth.
(d) When parents grow old.

15. Erickson was able to encourage an "Asthmatic Mama's boy" out of the role of sickly and meek and out into the realm of what?
(a) Working in banking.
(b) Working in construction.
(c) Working in law.
(d) Opening a small business.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. One of the most prominent facts about Chapter 5 is that what early in a marriage are a common and readily treatable problem?

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

4. The cases in Chapter 5 typically include whom in the couple?

5. 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.

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