Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Jay Haley
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Erickson conducts long-term therapy, he does not do it as extensive and lengthy contact with meetings once each week for years. Instead, he does what?

2. The transition from being a child into being an adult involves ______ of the relational patterns between family members.

3. The therapist deals with each part of the couple _______, as a general rule.

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

5. Erickson was responsible for the development and introduction into therapies of _____.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Erickson enable couples in Chapter 6?

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

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

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

6. What is Haley's assertion of changes occurring in "Childbirth and Dealing with the Young"?

7. Describe the case of the 8-year-old terror, which is provided in Chapter 6.

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

9. What does Haley write about the institution of marriage in the beginning of Chapter 5?

10. How does Erickson approach the sexual orientation of the client in Chapter 4?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the "trance state" which Erickson uses. How does this differ from what people traditionally think of as hypnosis?

Essay Topic 2

How does childbirth throw the entire family structure into a form of crisis? What ways does Erickson use to assist families in this transition?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how "amnesia and the control of information" works. How is this technique controversial? In what examples does Erickson use it?

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