Timed to celebrate the 20th anniversay of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, this volume brings together 40 of the field's innovators to demonstrate both the breadth of Ericksonian therapy - from pain management to trauma resolution - and the clinical considerations attending its use.
Part 1. Principles
Geary, Assessment; Zeig, Ericksonian Hypnotic Induction; Matthews, Expectancy Theory; Duncan, Miller, & Coleman, Utilization; McNeilly, Creating a Context for Hypnosis; Argast, Landis, & Carrell, When to Use or Not to Use Hypnosis; Greenleaf, Transference/Countertransference; B.A. Erickson, Stroy-telling; Rossi, Psychobiological Principles of Creative Ericksonian Psychotherapy; Scheflin, Ethical and Legal Dangers in the Use of Ericksonian Techniques; Yapko, What is Ericksonian Hypnosis?; Ritterman, The Philosophical Position of the Ericksonian Psychotherapist
Part 2. Practices
S. Lankton, Trauma; Wilson, Anxiety Disorders; Johnson, Depression; Zeig & Geary, Pain; Sylvester, Chronic Illness; Hollander, Psychosomatic Conditions; P. Barretta & N. Barretta, Hypnosis: Adjunct to Medical Maneuvers; H. Erickson, The Aging Population; Phillips, Dissociative Disorders; Short, Mandatory Counseling; Kershaw, Weight Loss; Bell- Gadsby, Addictions; Havens & Walters, Enhancing Performance; Barber, On the Neglected Importance of the Clinician's Experience; Revenstorf, the Utilization of the Relationship in Hypnotherapy; Gilligan, Sponsorship in Psychotherapy; C. Lankton, Marrriage Contracts That Work; Araoz, The Hidden Symptom in Sex Therapy; Robles, Indirect Work with Couples; Parsons-Fein, The Hypnotic Language of Couples; Mills, Play Therapy; Alman, Self-Care Approaches; Trenkle, Strategic and Solution-Oriented Approaches for Children and Adolescents; Dolan, Helping a Client Change Her Experience of a Dependent Elderly Parent
Together, these contributions showcase the vitality and relevance of Erickson's ideas for today and into the next century.
Brent B. Geary, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and the Coordinator of Training for the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. He has organized and conducted its Intensive Training Programs since 1988.
Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D., is Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. He has edited, co-edited, or written 16 professional books and five monographs.