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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. 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 the entire family.
(c) Uniformly side with the same family member.
(d) See one patient solely.

2. Erickson worked to encourage a girl in Chapter 8 to voice her criticisms of her mother and re-work her perception of her father's behaviors, which included some incorrect perceptions regarding the parents' _______ .
(a) Overbearing-ness.
(b) Dominance.
(c) Hospitalization.
(d) Sexual difficulties.

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

4. The therapists of the 19th-century noticed that there was something deeper going on; here Mesmer and ____ are used as examples
(a) Erickson.
(b) Jackson.
(c) Jung.
(d) Freud.

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

6. Haley cites one of Erickson's cases in Chapter 6 where the mother who sought treatment was ultimately what?
(a) Divorced.
(b) Left out.
(c) Imprisoned.
(d) Faced with adoption.

7. 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) Physical therapy.
(b) Extensive therapy.
(c) Surgery.
(d) Hypnotists.

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

9. One case in Chapter 6 was about how the therapist helped a mother to re-establish her authority with her son. How old was the child?
(a) Fourteen.
(b) Six.
(c) Eight.
(d) Sixteen.

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

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

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

13. The husband who threatens to kill his wife about the gender of their child is of what occupation?
(a) Doctor.
(b) Lawyer.
(c) Banker.
(d) Laborer.

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

15. 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) A seizure.
(c) Polio.
(d) A stroke.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. 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.

3. Erickson in the 20th century insists on addressing the _______ and asserts the right to include other individuals who are part of the trouble.

4. Erickson is able to _____ the man into proving to himself and the others that he can in fact get up and is even able to make it to the car.

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.

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