In this classic book Jay Haley explains how and why the use of ordeals work in therapy. He provides an account of the theoretical basis of ordeal therapy, showing how it builds on the work of Milton H. Erickson.
Problems discussed include psychosomatic symptoms, uncontrollable and violent children, separation and divorce, anxiety, incontinence, sexual frustration, alcoholism, speech blocks, and depression.
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About the Author:
Jay Haley studied with Dr. Milton Erickson for 17 years. He is a major editor of Erickson's works and has authored many books about him. Mr. Haley has been professor at Stanford University, Howard University, the University of Maryland, and is currently professor at the California School of Professional Psychology.