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. 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) A decade.
(c) Six years.
(d) Twenty years.

2. In Erickson's case in Chapter 6 which involved the boy's bed-wetting problem, Erickson suggested that if he didn't wet the bed for a month his parents were obligated to get him what?
(a) A bike.
(b) A new bed.
(c) A puppy.
(d) A kitten.

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

4. 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) Surgery.
(c) Extensive therapy.
(d) Physical therapy.

5. 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.

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

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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) Hospitalized.
(b) Suicidal.
(c) Going to have a baby.
(d) In rehab.

10. For those who glorify ______, older years may have a more difficult psychological impact.
(a) Early family life.
(b) Youth culture.
(c) Childhood.
(d) Babies.

11. The elderly man in Chapter 9 is first roused from nearly a full year in bed by being _______ by his therapist.
(a) Whispered to.
(b) Verbally tormented.
(c) Praised.
(d) Offered food.

12. 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) Content.
(b) Discontent.
(c) Angry.
(d) Upset.

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

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

15. 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) The child was angry.
(d) No improvements were detected.

Short Answer Questions

1. Haley observes that there are repercussions throughout the family system (meaning people of the families that led up to this union are affected by the turn of events) when what occurs?

2. Knowledge of Erickson's inaccurate perceptions of the husband has been intentionally sent home through whom/what?

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

4. Erickson relieves a severely injured old man of pain but further enables him to recover greatly from what in Chapter 9?

5. 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.

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