Title: Exploring the Genius of Dr. Milton H. Erickson: Tailoring, Technique and Process
Date: March 23, 2012
Presenter: Dr. Jeffrey Zeig
Description: Dr. Milton H. Erickson is rightfully known as the inventor and innovator of numerous psychotherapy techniques. His creative approach to hypnosis and psychotherapy is unparalleled; he had a singular ability to tailor his approach to the uniqueness of the individual client. In fact, it can be said accurately that he invented a new approach for each patient.
In this lecture, Dr. Jeffrey Zeig outlines some of Dr. Erickson’s inventive psychotherapeutic techniques and provide examples of the unique ways in which he would tailor his approach to fit each client. In addition, Dr. Zeig will explore a previously unexamined aspect of his genius: the process of Dr. Erickson’s work. A case study of Dr. Erickson working with a phobic patient also will be presented and discussed in detail.
Bio: Dr. Zeig is the founder and director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, having studied intermittently with Dr. Erickson for more than six years. He is the architect of the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conferences, widely regarded as both the world’s largest and most important conferences on psychotherapy, and also organizes the Brief Therapy Conferences, the Couples Conferences, and the International Congresses on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. The author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books, Dr. Zeig maintains a private practice in Phoenix, Arizona and is a frequent speaker at major universities and teaching hospitals, including the Mayo Clinic, the Menninger Clinic, and MD Anderson.