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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the case where the husband has threatened to kill his wife unless she gives birth to a child of the gender he wants, Erickson recommends the couple do what?
(a) See a geneticist.
(b) Get an ultrasound.
(c) Don't have children.
(d) Divorce.

2. Erickson accepted a client, a young woman who was living with her parents at an age when many other people's children had left home. She had been in a car accident and after recovering had undergone months of what?
(a) Hypnotists.
(b) Extensive therapy.
(c) Surgery.
(d) Physical therapy.

3. It stated in Chapter 7 that Erickson recognized that normally the problem was indicative not only of a trouble with _____ but also in social conditions and other influences.
(a) The parents.
(b) The family.
(c) The patient.
(d) The friends.

4. Erickson notes in Chapter 8 that when you start defending "my rights," you become a what?
(a) Ally.
(b) Confidant.
(c) Friend.
(d) Patient.

5. Haley touches on what has come to be referred to as ______ or maternal psychosis. In the most extreme cases, the mother might be hospitalized.
(a) Schizophrenia.
(b) Bipolar disorder.
(c) Post-partum depression.
(d) Manic depression.

6. The use of hypnosis in Chapter 9 is used primarily to do what?
(a) Alleviate pain.
(b) Overcome addictions.
(c) Assist childbirth.
(d) End grief.

7. The first example Haley gives in Chapter 9 involves a man with an intense fear of what?
(a) Elevators.
(b) Heights.
(c) Women.
(d) Friendship.

8. Chapter 7 includes examples of when one partner's ______ behavior has disturbed the sexual life of the couple.
(a) Coercive.
(b) Controlling.
(c) Abusive.
(d) Creative.

9. Erickson is able to _____ the man into proving to himself and the others that he can in fact get up and is even able to make it to the car.
(a) Flatter.
(b) Convince.
(c) Provoke.
(d) Lure.

10. Haley cites one of Erickson's cases in Chapter 6 where the mother who sought treatment was ultimately what?
(a) Divorced.
(b) Left out.
(c) Faced with adoption.
(d) Imprisoned.

11. Once Erickson helped the family of the boy with the sore, it cured the boy of his festering sore and the _______ behavior that had accompanied it.
(a) Destructive.
(b) Emotional.
(c) Quasi-compulsive.
(d) Demonstrative.

12. The 19th-century method was to treat a patient in what way?
(a) On an individual basis.
(b) With the family.
(c) By hypnosis.
(d) Within the hospital.

13. A great part of the therapist's role is to supply _______ over one or more people in a temporary manner to facilitate a cure or other effective treatment of a problem.
(a) Emotional support.
(b) Physical support.
(c) Companionship.
(d) Needed control.

14. In order to heal the sore on a child's body in the example in Chapter 6, it was necessary for the boy's father to take over what?
(a) Performing his son's domestic chores.
(b) His homework.
(c) His social arrangements.
(d) His schooling.

15. The husband who threatens to kill his wife about the gender of their child is of what occupation?
(a) Laborer.
(b) Lawyer.
(c) Doctor.
(d) Banker.

Short Answer Questions

1. Erickson believes that normally, the problem extends beyond the substance abuser and what is needed is actually a change of what?

2. In one example in Chapter 8, Erickson had to work with the parents on their dynamic, including extreme ______ tensions, while at the same time serving as the daughter's therapist.

3. Knowledge of Erickson's inaccurate perceptions of the husband has been intentionally sent home through whom/what?

4. In the case of the child with the sore, Erickson took personal responsibility to mimic addressing what that should have been covered by the parents?

5. One case in Chapter 6 was about how the therapist helped a mother to re-establish her authority with her son. How old was the child?

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