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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. Erickson's method is in contrast to other forms of talk therapy where there is a greater emphasis on __________, and the relationship tends to involve weekly meetings for years on end.
2. Family stress is most severe when someone is _________ (in) the family.
3. The therapist deals with each part of the couple _______, as a general rule.
4. Harold's experience with his first relationship was so good that he voluntarily reconsidered his own views and chose to do what?
5. Harold succeeds in cultivating a friendship with an unintelligent ______ man who has been highly effective at making the best of who he is.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jay Haley remark about Erickson's contribution to the progression of psychotherapy in the beginning of the book?
2. In what way does Erickson's therapy method sometimes step outside of the office?
3. Discuss Erickson's methods of frustration, space, and emphasizing the positive.
4. What is remarked by Haley regarding a "love triangle" in Chapter 2?
5. How long does the therapy process last working with Erickson?
6. In the case where a woman is hospitalized in Chapter 5, what issues does she face with her in-laws?
7. What progress does Harold make educationally in his work with Erickson?
8. What does Erickson feel regarding dissent with a couple in the sessions?
9. How does Erickson approach conducting sessions with couples?
10. How does Haley describe Erickson's approach to adolescents in Chapter 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Erickson's technique of "providing a worse alternative" and give examples where this technique is used in case studies from the text.
Essay Topic 2
Describe Erickson's technique of "seeding ideas" and give examples where this technique is used in case studies from the text.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Erickson's methods of family therapy. How does his approach differ from the standard sessions of therapists in the 19th century?
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