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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 feels that when the circumstances of a patient need to be changed, it is wrong to prevent healthy growth by substituting ______ for good therapy.
2. In Erickson's case in Chapter 6 which involved the boy's bed-wetting problem, Erickson suggested that if he didn't wet the bed for a month his parents were obligated to get him what?
3. Erickson accepted a client, a young woman who was living with her parents at an age when many other people's children had left home. She had been in a car accident and after recovering had undergone months of what?
4. The use of hypnosis in Chapter 9 is used primarily to do what?
5. Erickson believes that normally, the problem extends beyond the substance abuser and what is needed is actually a change of what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is one of the more controversial aspects of Erickson's hypnosis?
2. According to Erickson, what affects a person's happiness in approaching old age?
3. In the ending of the book, why does the Prussian man's wife contact Erickson?
4. What is Erickson's approach to the family "as a group"?
5. What is the standard method Erickson has for accepting clients?
6. Describe Haley's point of view in writing this book.
7. How do Erickson's methods differ than those of the 19th century?
8. How does Erickson feel regarding psychiatric medication?
9. With the daughter who is in the accident and whose parents are obsessive, what does Erickson discover?
10. How does Erickson enable couples in Chapter 6?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Erickson's technique of "emphasizing the positive" and give examples where this technique is used in case studies from the text.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss how "amnesia and the control of information" works. How is this technique controversial? In what examples does Erickson use it?
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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