Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Test | Final 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. Erickson would use his position to effect a beneficial ______ that leaves the couple reoriented into their new and improved dynamic and empowers them to go back to leaving out the therapist.
(a) Contact.
(b) Intervention.
(c) Contraception.
(d) Association.

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

3. 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) Companionship.
(b) Needed control.
(c) Emotional support.
(d) Physical support.

4. The suggestion of Erickson's in Chapter 6 is that he takes what action to protect the over-all wellbeing of the mind of the patient?
(a) Abrasive behavior.
(b) Amnesia.
(c) Reverse psychology.
(d) Hypnosis.

5. Haley states in Chapter 8 that great dramas are enacted when the dynamic between the parents has grown ______ in any way on their relationships with the offspring.
(a) Detached.
(b) Despairing.
(c) Despondent.
(d) Dependent.

6. Erickson claims that when a husband and wife where _____ of each other, it was best to see them together.
(a) Insecure.
(b) Loving.
(c) Suspicious.
(d) Neglectful.

7. Where was the man from whom Erickson helped to walk in Chapter 9?
(a) Russia.
(b) India.
(c) Prussia.
(d) France.

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

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

10. Erickson cites examples of a couple that ceased to have an alcohol problem when they did what on weekends?
(a) Went camping.
(b) Went to restaurants.
(c) Went driving.
(d) Went shopping.

11. What occurrence either forces or allows other relatives, be it the father or extended family, a great chance to take care of the baby?
(a) Post-partum depression.
(b) Childhood disability.
(c) Death of a parent.
(d) Schizophrenia.

12. What is often an integral part of Erickson's treatment plan?
(a) Childhood memory.
(b) Hypnosis.
(c) Revision.
(d) Physical exercise.

13. The therapists of the 19th-century noticed that there was something deeper going on; here Mesmer and ____ are used as examples
(a) Jung.
(b) Erickson.
(c) Jackson.
(d) Freud.

14. In one case of a wife who dominated her husband in Chapter 7, if a caller on the phone wouldn't announce who they were she would do what?
(a) Hang up.
(b) Cry.
(c) Scream.
(d) Accuse her husband of adultery.

15. Part of Erickson's method is not to ________. This is described as being on the service of truth and unity even though it may sound artificial. He does this consistently as a rule of thumb.
(a) Uniformly side with the same family member.
(b) See one patient solely.
(c) Tell the immediate truth.
(d) See the entire family.

Short Answer Questions

1. One extreme example of dependency in Chapter 8 is when a young woman goes off to college and her parents build an addition to the house so she can live there while she is an adult, including when?

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

3. 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.

4. Erickson relieves a severely injured old man of pain but further enables him to recover greatly from what in Chapter 9?

5. Haley cites one of Erickson's cases in Chapter 6 where the mother who sought treatment was ultimately what?

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