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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. 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) Triangulating.
(b) Complicating.
(c) Emasculating.
(d) Irritating.

2. In the case where the husband has threatened to kill his wife unless she gives birth to a child of the gender he wants, Erickson recommends the couple do what?
(a) Don't have children.
(b) Divorce.
(c) See a geneticist.
(d) Get an ultrasound.

3. Haley touches on what has come to be referred to as ______ or maternal psychosis. In the most extreme cases, the mother might be hospitalized.
(a) Schizophrenia.
(b) Bipolar disorder.
(c) Post-partum depression.
(d) Manic depression.

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

5. The 19th-century method was to treat a patient in what way?
(a) Within the hospital.
(b) With the family.
(c) By hypnosis.
(d) On an individual basis.

6. 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) Content.
(c) Upset.
(d) Discontent.

7. 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 hurt.
(c) Too old.
(d) Too stubborn.

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

9. What did Erickson accuse the man with the headache of harboring in the end of Chapter 7?
(a) A childish thought.
(b) A 7-year-old's headache.
(c) A 10-year-old's headache.
(d) A childhood resentment.

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) Sitting on her son.
(c) Yelling at her son.
(d) Spanking her son.

11. 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) No improvements were detected.
(c) The child was upset.
(d) The child was angry.

12. 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) Dependent.
(b) Detached.
(c) Despairing.
(d) Despondent.

13. 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) Growing old.
(b) Empty nesters.
(c) Being a grandparent.
(d) None of the answers is correct..

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The first example Haley gives in Chapter 9 involves a man with an intense fear of what?

2. Erickson notes in Chapter 8 that when you start defending "my rights," you become a what?

3. 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.

4. The parents in one example in Chapter 8 were so competitive, that one of the parents had spent a week in the same town where the daughter lived for the sole purpose of helping the daughter do what?

5. 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.

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