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 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) Provoke.
(b) Convince.
(c) Lure.
(d) Flatter.

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

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

4. 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 doctor.
(b) Estranged.
(c) A mother.
(d) Paraplegic.

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

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

7. 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) Physical therapy.
(d) Surgery.

8. Erickson notes that long-term therapy of only one partner in a marriage makes the marriage what?
(a) Unnatural.
(b) Happy.
(c) Content.
(d) Strangled.

9. 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.

10. Perhaps one case from Chapter 6 did not want to be a mother but had no recourse other than to plead a kind of insanity so that the others would take control from her, or she possibly was mentally ill. What was she labeled with?
(a) Epilepsy.
(b) Schizophrenia.
(c) Borderline personality disorder.
(d) Bipolar disorder.

11. The case study in Chapter 8 of the girl with body issues concludes showing this young woman succeeds in marrying but not without a conflict about whether to do what regarding her mother?
(a) Introduce her to her husband.
(b) Allow her to see her grandchildren.
(c) Invite her to the wedding.
(d) Speak to her again.

12. Erickson keyed into the young woman from the car accident's problems when after much probing, he learned that an elder sister had left home, married against the parents' wishes and was now ______.
(a) In rehab.
(b) Hospitalized.
(c) Going to have a baby.
(d) Suicidal.

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

14. 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) See one patient solely.
(b) Tell the immediate truth.
(c) Uniformly side with the same family member.
(d) See the entire family.

15. 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) Association.
(b) Contact.
(c) Contraception.
(d) Intervention.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

2. The dynamic between the parents of the child with the sore was affected because they paid attention to ______ in relation to the chores in a different way.

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.

4. 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.

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

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