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. Erickson restricts himself to the truth, which Haley points out as a means that distinguishes him from those seeking to be _____ rather than those who are forthright and have an interest in the welfare of the client.
(a) Impulsive.
(b) Manipulative.
(c) Helpful.
(d) Interrogative.

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

3. The therapist's intent is to be what to the marriage and to each of the partners in it?
(a) Apathetic.
(b) Sympathetic.
(c) Coercive.
(d) Dominant.

4. 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.

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

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

7. Once Erickson helped the family of the boy with the sore, it cured the boy of his festering sore and the _______ behavior that had accompanied it.
(a) Quasi-compulsive.
(b) Emotional.
(c) Demonstrative.
(d) Destructive.

8. 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.

9. In one case in Chapter 7, Erickson deals with a woman who feels what sensation in the bedroom?
(a) Desperate.
(b) Choking.
(c) Tingling.
(d) Weeping.

10. Haley reports that power struggles about who is _____ in a marriage are quite normal during the early years.
(a) Unhappy.
(b) Dominant.
(c) Anxious.
(d) Submissive.

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

12. Where was the man from whom Erickson helped to walk in Chapter 9?
(a) India.
(b) Russia.
(c) Prussia.
(d) France.

13. It stated in Chapter 7 that Erickson recognized that normally the problem was indicative not only of a trouble with _____ but also in social conditions and other influences.
(a) The patient.
(b) The friends.
(c) The parents.
(d) The family.

14. 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.
(a) Freud.
(b) Erickson.
(c) Jung.
(d) Mesmer.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

2. 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?

3. The case study in Chapter 8 involving the girl with body issues follows the therapist's instructions to for the daughter to insist upon ______ from the mother as the condition for the presence.

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. Attendance at therapy permits Erickson to instruct the couple through an intervention how to enable them to do what?

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