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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. If a couple is able to remain civil and reasonably safe and sane in their fighting, Erickson ______.
(a) Strongly approves of it,
(b) Encourages it outside the office.
(c) Asks one member to leave.
(d) Disapproves regardless.

2. In Chapter 5, Haley writes about a case in which a wealthy woman had to be tranced into more full awareness of her feelings of acceptance during her childhood and how this set a healthy foundation for her to feel confident in her ability to do what?
(a) Be a good mother.
(b) Be a good wife.
(c) Speak to her husband about insecurity.
(d) Have sexual intercourse.

3. Either Harold wasn't truly homosexual in the first place, but had other troubles with women, or was a bisexual who was turned on to women once what?
(a) His sister died.
(b) His fears of them had been properly addressed.
(c) His parents passed away.
(d) He came to terms with his abusive childhood.

4. Haley explains that Erickson, in dealing with ______, does not attempt to change their fundamental nature and does not even try to confront the real problem directly.
(a) Children.
(b) Adolescents.
(c) Parents.
(d) Grandparents.

5. Under which heading of Chapter 1 does it state that therapy now helps patients make changes without any focus on understanding why the previous behavior had existed?
(a) "Awakening and Disengagement".
(b) "Encouraging Resistance".
(c) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(d) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".

Short Answer Questions

1. Which heading in Chapter 1 has the most hypnotic focus?

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

3. Hypnosis is described as a special way of _______.

4. Which title from Chapter 1 shows how indirect communication can be better therapy in some cases?

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?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are Erickson's primary goals in couple's therapy?

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

4. How does Erickson approach conducting sessions with couples?

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

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

7. What is Haley's assertion of changes occurring in "Childbirth and Dealing with the Young"?

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

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

10. What are the first two descriptions of Erickson's techniques in Chapter 1?

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