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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Solving problems associated with alcohol, prescription tranquilizer, and illegal drug use are all included in what chapter?
(a) Chapter 6.
(b) Chapter 9.
(c) Chapter 2.
(d) Chapter 7.

2. Erickson believes that normally, the problem extends beyond the substance abuser and what is needed is actually a change of what?
(a) Circumstances.
(b) Surroundings.
(c) Habituated behavior.
(d) Friends.

3. Erickson feels that when the circumstances of a patient need to be changed, it is wrong to prevent healthy growth by substituting ______ for good therapy.
(a) Friendly advice.
(b) Sedatives.
(c) Family treatment.
(d) Self-help books.

4. The case studies in Chapter 6 show that there do not seem to be any __________ of Erickson's use of amnesia.
(a) Immediate effects.
(b) Irreversible effects.
(c) Detrimental affects.
(d) Pleasant effects.

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

6. Erickson worked to encourage a girl in Chapter 8 to voice her criticisms of her mother and re-work her perception of her father's behaviors, which included some incorrect perceptions regarding the parents' _______ .
(a) Overbearing-ness.
(b) Hospitalization.
(c) Sexual difficulties.
(d) Dominance.

7. The elderly man in Chapter 9 is first roused from nearly a full year in bed by being _______ by his therapist.
(a) Offered food.
(b) Whispered to.
(c) Verbally tormented.
(d) Praised.

8. 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.
(a) Psychological.
(b) Extramarital.
(c) Dominance.
(d) Sexual.

9. For some parents the transition from being a parent into _________ actually makes it easier for over involved parents to let go of their own offspring.
(a) Empty nesters.
(b) Being a grandparent.
(c) Growing old.
(d) None of the answers is correct..

10. The therapist prescribes a specific course of action with the boy with behavioral problems in Chapter 6. With his direction and his assurance that her son is not being put in danger from doing so, the mother spends an entire day doing what?
(a) Leaving her son in a locked closet.
(b) Spanking her son.
(c) Sitting on her son.
(d) Yelling at her son.

11. In cases where only the wife comes in, the husband has often implied that the therapist is having some kind of relationship with his wife, therefore _____ the relationship.
(a) Complicating.
(b) Triangulating.
(c) Irritating.
(d) Emasculating.

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

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

14. In some cases in Chapter 8, one or more parents would interfere or remove the patient from therapy once what?
(a) The child was upset.
(b) No improvements were detected.
(c) The child was angry.
(d) Improvements were effected.

15. 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?
(a) An educational concern.
(b) His fears of neglect.
(c) His sexuality.
(d) His fear of abandonment.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the example of the woman in the car accident in Chapter 8, the therapist was not even able to apply _____ that would actually alleviate the young woman's chronic pain.

2. Erickson allowed previous patients to visit him of their own accord, on a _____ level.

3. For those who glorify ______, older years may have a more difficult psychological impact.

4. In one case in Chapter 7, Erickson deals with a woman who feels what sensation in the bedroom?

5. There are numerous cases referred to in Chapter 6. One is about a sore that festered for how long?

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