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

2. Erickson relieves a severely injured old man of pain but further enables him to recover greatly from what in Chapter 9?
(a) A heart attack.
(b) Polio.
(c) A seizure.
(d) A stroke.

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) Post-partum depression.
(c) Bipolar disorder.
(d) Manic depression.

4. 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) Husband is relieved.
(b) Child is cared for.
(c) In-laws are involved.
(d) Fears are soothed.

5. One example in Chapter 8 is a case where a teenager is _______ because she relates the fact that her mother has been having an affair with a local wealthy man.
(a) Heartbroken.
(b) Institutionalized.
(c) Sent to live with her grandparents.
(d) Sent to boarding school.

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

7. 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.
(a) Dominance.
(b) Sexual.
(c) Extramarital.
(d) Psychological.

8. The first example Haley gives in Chapter 9 involves a man with an intense fear of what?
(a) Elevators.
(b) Women.
(c) Friendship.
(d) Heights.

9. The use of hypnosis in Chapter 9 is used primarily to do what?
(a) Overcome addictions.
(b) End grief.
(c) Alleviate pain.
(d) Assist childbirth.

10. 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) See a geneticist.
(c) Get an ultrasound.
(d) Divorce.

11. 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) A doctor.
(c) Paraplegic.
(d) A mother.

12. 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?
(a) After college.
(b) After they've died.
(c) After she's disowned them.
(d) After marriage.

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

14. The book ends with the wife of the man who had a stroke contacting Erickson after how long, with a request for a new set of therapeutic treatments?
(a) Two years.
(b) Six years.
(c) Twenty years.
(d) A decade.

15. 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) Childhood disability.
(b) Post-partum depression.
(c) Death of a parent.
(d) Schizophrenia.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was the man from whom Erickson helped to walk in Chapter 9?

2. 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?

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. Haley reports that power struggles about who is _____ in a marriage are quite normal during the early years.

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

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