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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. Erickson believes that normally, the problem extends beyond the substance abuser and what is needed is actually a change of what?
(a) Friends.
(b) Habituated behavior.
(c) Circumstances.
(d) Surroundings.

2. What did Erickson accuse the man with the headache of harboring in the end of Chapter 7?
(a) A 7-year-old's headache.
(b) A 10-year-old's headache.
(c) A childish thought.
(d) A childhood resentment.

3. Haley observes that there are repercussions throughout the family system (meaning people of the families that led up to this union are affected by the turn of events) when what occurs?
(a) The arrival of offspring.
(b) The intersection of families.
(c) The death of a parent.
(d) The death of a grandparent.

4. One extreme example of dependency in Chapter 8 is when a young woman goes off to college and her parents build an addition to the house so she can live there while she is an adult, including when?
(a) After marriage.
(b) After she's disowned them.
(c) After college.
(d) After they've died.

5. It stated in Chapter 7 that Erickson recognized that normally the problem was indicative not only of a trouble with _____ but also in social conditions and other influences.
(a) The parents.
(b) The friends.
(c) The family.
(d) The patient.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the case of the child with the sore, Erickson took personal responsibility to mimic addressing what that should have been covered by the parents?

2. Erickson feels that when the circumstances of a patient need to be changed, it is wrong to prevent healthy growth by substituting ______ for good therapy.

3. The therapist prescribes a specific course of action with the boy with behavioral problems in Chapter 6. With his direction and his assurance that her son is not being put in danger from doing so, the mother spends an entire day doing what?

4. Erickson allowed previous patients to visit him of their own accord, on a _____ level.

5. The elderly man in Chapter 9 is first roused from nearly a full year in bed by being _______ by his therapist.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Erickson's approach to the family "as a group"?

2. With the daughter who is in the accident and whose parents are obsessive, what does Erickson discover?

3. What does Erickson focus on with new mothers facing post-partum depression?

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

5. Describe Haley's point of view in writing this book.

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

7. In what ways does Erickson see patients he no longer counseled?

8. Describe the case in Chapter 6 in which the mother is ultimately left out following post-partum depression.

9. What is stated regarding substance abuse in Chapter 7?

10. What does Erickson state regarding seeing only one spouse in a marriage?

(see the answer keys)

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