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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. In Chapter 5, Haley shows how Erickson applied therapy when the challenge was to help new parents over into the ______ of being parents.
(a) Phase of life.
(b) Regression.
(c) Evolution.
(d) Involvement.

2. Erickson is truthful to the client. This includes acknowledging that the pain or other problem may what?
(a) Never go away.
(b) Become a bigger problem.
(c) Involve the pain of others.
(d) Continue for some time.

3. A fear of women that had been troubling Erickson's client in Chapter 3 was overcome but Erickson never even discussed that fear with this client, as the problem was solved through his what?
(a) Indirect approach.
(b) Quitting smoking.
(c) Direct approach.
(d) Hypnosis.

4. Under which heading does Haley address the final stages of life?
(a) "Retirement and Old Age".
(b) "Weaning Parents from Children".
(c) "Growing Old".
(d) "When I'm 64".

5. In which situation is it said that new way of finding their equilibrium as a couple is needed?
(a) After childbirth.
(b) When parents grow old.
(c) During divorce.
(d) When someone passes away.

Short Answer Questions

1. Erickson typically conducts therapy with the goal of keeping a couple together except for two types of case: one, if the couple feels the marriage was a mistake, and second, in the event that the marriage does what?

2. Haley writes of one case in which a woman was directly threatened with death by her husband over what?

3. 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.

4. Haley states in Chapter 2 that a pattern involving a built-in need for making changes and adjustments is part of what?

5. Haley points out that Erickson had suffered from _____ twice and had been debilitated by it/them.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is remarked by Haley regarding a "love triangle" in Chapter 2?

4. Describe the first case scenario set up 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. What does Erickson feel regarding dissent with a couple in the sessions?

7. Give an example of a case where trance was used by Erickson in Chapter 5.

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

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

10. What are some of the prominent issues in marriages as Haley suggests in Chapter 5?

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