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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which heading in Chapter 1 cultivates a response until a goal is reached?
(a) "Amplifying a Deviation".
(b) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(c) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(d) "Encouraging Resistance".

2. Erickson mentions that in cases where the woman won't let the man talk, as the therapist, he will either get her to keep her mouth shut and listen or will do what?
(a) Cause an argument.
(b) No longer see the couple.
(c) Make her leave.
(d) Talk to the woman alone.

3. Which heading in Chapter 1 involves subjective aspects of time?
(a) "The Use of Space and Position".
(b) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(c) "Encouraging Resistance".
(d) "Emphasizing the Positive".

4. Haley explains that in the most severe cases, Erickson would consider long-term therapy; otherwise, his relationship with clients lasted how long?
(a) One year.
(b) Two or three months.
(c) One visit.
(d) A few weeks.

5. Under which heading in Chapter 2 does Haley explain that therapy must take into account the reality of how factors outside the marriage and beyond the individual partners have an affect upon what happens and may contain suggestions and warnings about the way to navigate a set of solutions?
(a) "Growing Old Gracefully".
(b) "Middle Marriage Difficulties".
(c) "The Struggle of Marriages".
(d) "Marriage and its Consequences".

Short Answer Questions

1. In one example in Chapter 3, a client's intense fear is eventually overcome by Erickson's encouragement and relating to the patient's _____.

2. In what technique does Erickson use trance to release people from deep-seated behavior patterns, some of which have been counter productive or relied upon to reduce fears?

3. Where additional education is needed, Erickson recommends it; for instance, _________ can educate girls whose mothers or other older women did not properly train in make up or fashion.

4. In most of the examples referred to in Chapter 3, success in dating leads not only into marriage, but also into ____.

5. Erickson's type of reinforcement in the example in Chapter 3 was incredibly effective and the _____ fell from the forefront into the background of the client's life.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Haley describe Erickson's approach to adolescents in Chapter 3?

2. What progress does Harold make educationally in his work with Erickson?

3. How does Erickson approach the sexual orientation of the client in Chapter 4?

4. When was hypnosis introduced to the psychiatric community and why?

5. Discuss Erickson's methods of frustration, space, and emphasizing the positive.

6. How does Erickson address Harold's issues with women?

7. How did Erickson use positive reinforcement in the asthmatic patient example from Chapter 3?

8. In what way does Erickson's therapy method sometimes step outside of the office?

9. How and with whom does Harold end up beginning a relationship with in Chapter 4?

10. Describe Erickson's use of metaphor and relapse.

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