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. Chapter 9 deals with what aspect of life?
(a) Getting married.
(b) Growing old.
(c) Having children.
(d) Getting divorced.

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

3. Knowledge of Erickson's inaccurate perceptions of the husband has been intentionally sent home through whom/what?
(a) The wife.
(b) The booklets.
(c) The children.
(d) The therapist.

4. Erickson gently refuses to help the man who had the stroke again in Chapter 9, claiming that even though it worked before, her husband is probably _____for his therapy to be effective.
(a) Not willing.
(b) Too old.
(c) Too hurt.
(d) Too stubborn.

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

6. Erickson at times uses his own what to facilitate the husband's willingness to meet the therapist and to experience some therapy?
(a) Response.
(b) Masculinity.
(c) Coerciveness.
(d) Hypnosis.

7. Erickson is _____ if a husband goes so far as to show up to set the therapist straight on some ways that the therapist has been wrong.
(a) Angry.
(b) Upset.
(c) Content.
(d) Discontent.

8. 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) Cry.
(b) Accuse her husband of adultery.
(c) Hang up.
(d) Scream.

9. 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) Self-help books.
(d) Family treatment.

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) Yelling at her son.
(b) Leaving her son in a locked closet.
(c) Spanking her son.
(d) Sitting on her son.

11. When the post-partum mother does receive therapy, the reasons for why she is so upset about becoming a mother are discussed and where possible her _____.
(a) In-laws are involved.
(b) Child is cared for.
(c) Husband is relieved.
(d) Fears are soothed.

12. 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?
(a) Sixteen.
(b) Six.
(c) Fourteen.
(d) Eight.

13. Haley writes in Chapter 8 that the most destructive parents are not those who treat their children badly but those who are what?
(a) Alcoholic.
(b) Manipulative.
(c) Overprotective.
(d) Insensitive.

14. The parents in Chapter 8 who had dependency issues revisited the therapist when their daughter became ______. They weren't sure how often they should visit.
(a) A mother.
(b) Paraplegic.
(c) Estranged.
(d) A doctor.

15. Erickson restricts himself to the truth, which Haley points out as a means that distinguishes him from those seeking to be _____ rather than those who are forthright and have an interest in the welfare of the client.
(a) Impulsive.
(b) Interrogative.
(c) Helpful.
(d) Manipulative.

Short Answer Questions

1. The therapist's intent is to be what to the marriage and to each of the partners in it?

2. Solving problems associated with alcohol, prescription tranquilizer, and illegal drug use are all included in what chapter?

3. 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?

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

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

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