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. Which heading in Chapter 1 is shown to help work out residual resistance to desirable changes?

2. A fear of women that had been troubling Erickson's client in Chapter 3 was overcome but Erickson never even discussed that fear with this client, as the problem was solved through his what?

3. Milton Erickson came from the American Midwest and received the majority of his education and preliminary work experience in Wisconsin and _____.

4. It is stated in In Chapter 2 that some, but not all, will naturally ________; others will not. This evidently affects the culture.

5. In Chapter 5, Haley shows how Erickson applied therapy when the challenge was to help new parents over into the ______ of being parents.

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the first life phase discussed in Chapter 2.

2. In what way does Erickson's therapy method sometimes step outside of the office?

3. Describe Erickson's use of metaphor and relapse.

4. How does Erickson approach conducting sessions with couples?

5. How does Erickson deal with an adolescent's fears and insecurities in the courtship period?

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

7. When was hypnosis introduced to the psychiatric community and why?

8. What is Erickson's approach to "family orientation"?

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

10. What friendship does Erickson instigate in Chapter 4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Erickson's technique of "the use of space and position" and give examples where this technique is used in case studies from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Erickson's technique of "encouraging a response by frustrating it" and give examples where this technique is used in case studies from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Why does Erickson use the technique of avoiding self-exploration? In what way does this make his methods unique to other talk-therapists?

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