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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Attendance at therapy permits Erickson to instruct the couple through an intervention how to enable them to do what?
(a) Make needed changes.
(b) Understand their past.
(c) Understand each other.
(d) Understand their feelings.

5. 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) Discontent.
(d) Content.

6. What is the name of the man whom Erickson treats in Chapter 8 who had lost 80 lbs. in 6 months?
(a) Harold.
(b) Herbert.
(c) Steven.
(d) Sean.

7. In one example in Chapter 8, a girl's _______ needed improvement, and she needed to lose a lot of weight.
(a) Social life.
(b) Sense of style.
(c) Family life.
(d) Body image.

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

9. Erickson cites examples of a couple that ceased to have an alcohol problem when they did what on weekends?
(a) Went camping.
(b) Went shopping.
(c) Went driving.
(d) Went to restaurants.

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

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

12. When Erickson did work long-term with a patient, he would change up the _____ of the appointments.
(a) Meeting-place.
(b) Frequency.
(c) Expectations.
(d) Duration.

13. 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.
(a) The child.
(b) One another.
(c) The therapist.
(d) The other children.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The suggestion of Erickson's in Chapter 6 is that he takes what action to protect the over-all wellbeing of the mind of the patient?

2. 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.

3. What occurrence either forces or allows other relatives, be it the father or extended family, a great chance to take care of the baby?

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

5. Erickson would combine acceptance of the patient's condition upon entering treatment with hypnosis and ______ modes of intervention.

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