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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 book ends with the wife of the man who had a stroke contacting Erickson after how long, with a request for a new set of therapeutic treatments?
(a) Twenty years.
(b) A decade.
(c) Two years.
(d) Six years.

2. Attendance at therapy permits Erickson to instruct the couple through an intervention how to enable them to do what?
(a) Make needed changes.
(b) Understand each other.
(c) Understand their past.
(d) Understand their feelings.

3. Erickson in the 20th century insists on addressing the _______ and asserts the right to include other individuals who are part of the trouble.
(a) Patient's dream life.
(b) History of the patient.
(c) Childhood difficulties.
(d) Actual problem.

4. One example in Chapter 8 is a case where a teenager is _______ because she relates the fact that her mother has been having an affair with a local wealthy man.
(a) Heartbroken.
(b) Sent to live with her grandparents.
(c) Sent to boarding school.
(d) Institutionalized.

5. Erickson claims that when a husband and wife where _____ of each other, it was best to see them together.
(a) Insecure.
(b) Neglectful.
(c) Loving.
(d) Suspicious.

Short Answer Questions

1. The 19th-century method was to treat a patient in what way?

2. Erickson accepted a client, a young woman who was living with her parents at an age when many other people's children had left home. She had been in a car accident and after recovering had undergone months of what?

3. The case study in Chapter 8 involving the girl with body issues follows the therapist's instructions to for the daughter to insist upon ______ from the mother as the condition for the presence.

4. Haley begins Chapter 8 by explaining that the way therapy is conducted has progressed in a leap and that ____ signifies the change from recognizing that problems within a family are just that.

5. Erickson worked to encourage a girl in Chapter 8 to voice her criticisms of her mother and re-work her perception of her father's behaviors, which included some incorrect perceptions regarding the parents' _______ .

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Haley say of children leaving the nest in Chapter 8?

2. How does Erickson use not siding with one family member as a technique?

3. What does Haley write of dominance in marriage?

4. How does Erickson feel regarding psychiatric medication?

5. Describe the outcome of the example from Chapter 6 in which a child has a sore which festered for 2 years.

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

7. What does Haley write regarding post-partum depression in Chapter 6?

8. Describe the case of the schizophrenic daughter Erickson treats for family issues in Chapter 8.

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

10. How do Erickson's methods differ than those of the 19th century?

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