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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. For people who have a healthy and integrated sense of every stage of life, are surrounded by friends, and well enough ____, the final phase of life can be quite pleasurable and go on for decades.
2. In what year was the book published?
3. One case in Chapter 6 was about how the therapist helped a mother to re-establish her authority with her son. How old was the child?
4. In one case of a wife who dominated her husband in Chapter 7, if a caller on the phone wouldn't announce who they were she would do what?
5. What did Erickson accuse the man with the headache of harboring in the end of Chapter 7?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Haley describe Erickson asserting his masculinity as a doctor in Chapter 7?
2. How does Erickson work to help an elderly man walk in Chapter 9?
3. How does Erickson enable couples in Chapter 6?
4. What is Erickson's approach to the family "as a group"?
5. What is one of the more controversial aspects of Erickson's hypnosis?
6. Describe the case of the schizophrenic daughter Erickson treats for family issues in Chapter 8.
7. In the ending of the book, why does the Prussian man's wife contact Erickson?
8. What is stated regarding substance abuse in Chapter 7?
9. How do Erickson's techniques vary with different clients?
10. Describe Haley's point of view in writing this book.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the "trance state" which Erickson uses. How does this differ from what people traditionally think of as hypnosis?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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