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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. The first heading of Chapter 1 is titled _____________; wherein, the individual in therapy is re-educated to view resistance as a form of cooperation in its own right.
(a) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(b) "Providing a Worse Alternative".
(c) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(d) "Encouraging Resistance".

2. One marital trouble that can occur was exemplified in Chapter 5 as the case of a young wife with a _____ hand.
(a) Itchy.
(b) Numb.
(c) Blotchy.
(d) Trembling.

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) "Communicate with siblings".
(b) "Facilitate domination".
(c) "Facilitate the family unit".
(d) "Communicate between the parents".

4. Which title from Chapter 1 is also used for negative reinforcement and as a means to redirect patients?
(a) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(b) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(c) "Encouraging Resistance".
(d) "Providing a Worse Alternative".

5. 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?
(a) Success in other areas of life.
(b) Releasing pent-up emotions.
(c) Unveiling their past.
(d) Discussing their family.

Short Answer Questions

1. A prominent concern is a family entanglement in which Harold needs to alter the dynamic with himself and one of his siblings who is one member of what kind of couple?

2. 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?

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

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How long does the therapy process last working with Erickson?

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

4. In the case where a woman is hospitalized in Chapter 5, what issues does she face with her in-laws?

5. Describe the first case scenario set up in Chapter 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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