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 shows how Erickson gets the husband to enter therapy just to straighten out the therapist?

2. Harold's experience with his first relationship was so good that he voluntarily reconsidered his own views and chose to do what?

3. What is the title of Chapter 1 in the book?

4. Which technique is rooted in two ideas: that at least many unconscious motives are beneficial and that positive reinforcement is most effective in influencing behavior?

5. After other deep work is done and Harold has some very enjoyable experiences with women he does what of his own accord?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is one example in which Erickson recommends divorce in Chapter 5?

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

3. What progress does Harold make educationally in his work with Erickson?

4. What is remarked by Haley regarding a "love triangle" in Chapter 2?

5. What does Haley say regarding the cycle of "Marriage and Its Consequences"?

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

7. How did Erickson use positive reinforcement in the asthmatic patient example from Chapter 3?

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

9. How and with whom does Harold end up beginning a relationship with in Chapter 4?

10. What does Erickson say regarding becoming grandparents in the life cycle?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

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

How does Haley describe the roots of schizophrenia in the book? How might these be tied to the family? Does modern science support this?

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