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

2. 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) "Amnesia and Control of Information".
(c) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(d) "Encouraging Resistance".

3. After Harold has acquired better habits of dress, he begins to spontaneously seek ______ and to get it.
(a) Education.
(b) Girlfriends.
(c) Better work.
(d) Boyfriends.

4. Erickson writes of withholding and sharing information and of how he succeeds in curing a young woman of pain she experiences during ______.
(a) Intercourse.
(b) Childbirth.
(c) Menstruation.
(d) Marriage.

5. After Erickson's client secured the job in Chapter 3, the therapist asked for details about how corrections were made when the client revealed that there had been _____.
(a) Mistakes.
(b) A resignation.
(c) A foreclosure.
(d) A promotion.

6. Haley states in Chapter 2, there is a need for the ______ to make a major adjustment towards the relationship of another family member but also to another family.
(a) Entire family.
(b) Siblings.
(c) Parents.
(d) Friends.

7. 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?
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) Alcoholic.
(c) Dishonest.
(d) Abusive.

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

9. Which heading in Chapter 1 cultivates a response until a goal is reached?
(a) "Amplifying a Deviation".
(b) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(c) "Encouraging Resistance".
(d) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".

10. The period of adolescence that often closely predates major mating activity is one of the most important times for people to do what?
(a) Branch out on their own.
(b) Receive any necessary therapy.
(c) Receive medication if needed.
(d) Appreciate their families.

11. 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) Asks about.
(c) Follows.
(d) Initiates.

12. Erickson mentions that in cases where the woman won't let the man talk, as the therapist, he will either get her to keep her mouth shut and listen or will do what?
(a) Cause an argument.
(b) Make her leave.
(c) No longer see the couple.
(d) Talk to the woman alone.

13. In Chapter 5, Haley writes about a case in which a wealthy woman had to be tranced into more full awareness of her feelings of acceptance during her childhood and how this set a healthy foundation for her to feel confident in her ability to do what?
(a) Be a good mother.
(b) Be a good wife.
(c) Speak to her husband about insecurity.
(d) Have sexual intercourse.

14. Which title from Chapter 1 shows how indirect communication can be better therapy in some cases?
(a) "Causing Change by Communicating in Metaphor".
(b) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(c) "Encouraging Resistance".
(d) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".

15. Erickson does not tell Harold there is anything wrong with _________; he tells Harold that he wants to put Harold into a position to be open to changing or keeping his ideas about himself.
(a) His emotions.
(b) His intellect.
(c) His sexual orientation
(d) His appearance.

Short Answer Questions

1. In a nonviolent case, Erickson often encourages _____ within a couple.

2. Erickson was responsible for the development and introduction into therapies of _____.

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

4. 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.

5. Harold succeeds in cultivating a friendship with an unintelligent ______ man who has been highly effective at making the best of who he is.

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