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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. Erickson's therapy includes and involves helping the _____ patients to overcome their fears surrounding dating issues.
(a) Child.
(b) Adult.
(c) Homosexual.
(d) Adolescent.

2. The one condition on which Erickson allows couples to fight was that they genuinely seek to what?
(a) Not involve their children in their disputes.
(b) Not speak to the therapist as a third party.
(c) Not shout.
(d) Resolve the disagreement in a conclusive and definitive manner.

3. 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?
(a) "Frustrating the problem".
(b) "Communicating in metaphor".
(c) "Revision of nature".
(d) "Encouraging a relapse".

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. There may be fears, insecurities and inadequacies involved, but Erickson is not so interested in these or in explaining all about the shortcomings to the client, but rather Erickson focuses on helping the client to work towards what?

2. Family stress is most severe when someone is _________ (in) the family.

3. Haley explains that there are times when _____ rather than the family of origin are the real source of the problem.

4. In which situation is it said that new way of finding their equilibrium as a couple is needed?

5. Erickson was responsible for the development and introduction into therapies of _____.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Erickson's approach to the family "as a group"?

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

3. What does Haley write of dominance in marriage?

4. How does Erickson work to help an elderly man walk in Chapter 9?

5. What is Erickson's approach to "family orientation"?

6. According to Erickson, what affects a person's happiness in approaching old age?

7. What does Haley say regarding the cycle of "Marriage and Its Consequences"?

8. What is Haley's description of "Middle Marriage Difficulties"?

9. What is the purpose of therapy in Haley's opinion as it relates to the phases?

10. One daughter seeks help from Erickson regarding overbearing parents in Chapter 8. Describe this example.

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