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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 case studies in Chapter 6 show that there do not seem to be any __________ of Erickson's use of amnesia.
(a) Pleasant effects.
(b) Detrimental affects.
(c) Irreversible effects.
(d) Immediate effects.

2. What is often an integral part of Erickson's treatment plan?
(a) Childhood memory.
(b) Hypnosis.
(c) Revision.
(d) Physical exercise.

3. Part of Erickson's method is not to ________. This is described as being on the service of truth and unity even though it may sound artificial. He does this consistently as a rule of thumb.
(a) See one patient solely.
(b) See the entire family.
(c) Uniformly side with the same family member.
(d) Tell the immediate truth.

4. Erickson is able to _____ the man into proving to himself and the others that he can in fact get up and is even able to make it to the car.
(a) Provoke.
(b) Convince.
(c) Flatter.
(d) Lure.

5. The use of hypnosis in Chapter 9 is used primarily to do what?
(a) Alleviate pain.
(b) Overcome addictions.
(c) End grief.
(d) Assist childbirth.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was the book published?

2. 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?

3. Erickson claims that when a husband and wife where _____ of each other, it was best to see them together.

4. 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.

5. 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.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. One daughter seeks help from Erickson regarding overbearing parents in Chapter 8. Describe this example.

4. What is one of the more controversial aspects of Erickson's hypnosis?

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

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

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

8. How does Haley describe Erickson asserting his masculinity as a doctor in Chapter 7?

9. How do Erickson's techniques vary with different clients?

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

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