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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. The case study in Chapter 8 involving the girl with body issues follows the therapist's instructions to for the daughter to insist upon ______ from the mother as the condition for the presence.
(a) Respectful behavior.
(b) False pleasantries.
(c) Silence.
(d) Positivism.

3. In what year was the book published?
(a) 1990.
(b) 1955.
(c) 1980.
(d) 1973.

4. Haley begins Chapter 8 by explaining that the way therapy is conducted has progressed in a leap and that ____ signifies the change from recognizing that problems within a family are just that.
(a) Mesmer.
(b) Erickson.
(c) Jung.
(d) Freud.

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

6. Erickson's use of hypnosis is shown through these case studies to be ______.
(a) Somewhat effective.
(b) Highly effective.
(c) Abrasive.
(d) Invasive.

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

8. 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) Helpful.
(b) Impulsive.
(c) Interrogative.
(d) Manipulative.

9. 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) Sitting on her son.
(c) Leaving her son in a locked closet.
(d) Spanking her son.

10. 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) Family treatment.
(b) Friendly advice.
(c) Sedatives.
(d) Self-help books.

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

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

13. Erickson in the 20th century insists on addressing the _______ and asserts the right to include other individuals who are part of the trouble.
(a) History of the patient.
(b) Patient's dream life.
(c) Childhood difficulties.
(d) Actual problem.

14. 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) Schizophrenia.
(b) Bipolar disorder.
(c) Epilepsy.
(d) Borderline personality disorder.

15. The child who had the festering sore improved in _____ and the family's situation had found its new equilibrium.
(a) Reading.
(b) Spelling.
(c) Science.
(d) Math.

Short Answer Questions

1. In one example in Chapter 8, a girl's _______ needed improvement, and she needed to lose a lot of weight.

2. What is the name of the man whom Erickson treats in Chapter 8 who had lost 80 lbs. in 6 months?

3. The husband who threatens to kill his wife about the gender of their child is of what occupation?

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. The elderly man in Chapter 9 is first roused from nearly a full year in bed by being _______ by his therapist.

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