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

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

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Describe Erickson's technique of "providing a worse alternative" and give examples where this technique is used in case studies from the text.

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