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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) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(b) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(c) "Amplifying a Deviation".
(d) "Encouraging Resistance".

2. Erickson was responsible for the development and introduction into therapies of _____.
(a) "Encouraging Resistance".
(b) "Providing a Worse Alternative".
(c) "Strategic Therapy".
(d) "Family orientation".

3. When children have left home and can no longer "be used to ___________," the parents are often confronted with each other in a different way.
(a) "Facilitate domination".
(b) "Communicate with siblings".
(c) "Communicate between the parents".
(d) "Facilitate the family unit".

4. Once he overcomes the severe effects of the poverty of his childhood, Harold manages to develop a new habit of __________.
(a) Working out.
(b) Going to nice dinners.
(c) Dressing himself well.
(d) Asking guests to his house.

5. Therapy is meant to facilitate the transition of a person from the situation of being a child into being what?
(a) A codependent adult.
(b) An independent adult.
(c) None of the answers is correct.
(d) A functioning adult.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Haley states in Chapter 2, there is a need for the ______ to make a major adjustment towards the relationship of another family member but also to another family.

4. Erickson does not tell Harold there is anything wrong with _________; he tells Harold that he wants to put Harold into a position to be open to changing or keeping his ideas about himself.

5. Under which heading in Chapter 2 does Haley explain that what occurs here is that couples are faced with dynamic challenges?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the first life phase discussed in Chapter 2.

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

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

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

5. How does Erickson use an indirect method of treatment in the example of the young man who feared women from Chapter 3?

6. How does Erickson deal with an adolescent's fears and insecurities in the courtship period?

7. What does Jay Haley remark about Erickson's contribution to the progression of psychotherapy in the beginning of the book?

8. How does Erickson approach conducting sessions with couples?

9. What does Erickson feel regarding dissent with a couple in the sessions?

10. What is one example in which Erickson recommends divorce in Chapter 5?

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