Milton H. Erickson is recognised as one of the most innovative clinicians of our time. Known as the father of modern hypnosis and the source of inspiration for many forms of family therapy and brief therapy (including the increasingly popular solution-focused therapy) Erickson’s influence has reached far beyond the perimeters of any one country or culture.
Much of the scientific and popular literature is beginning to focus on the themes of hope and resiliency - Erickson worked from a philosophical position that is best explained using these two concepts.
Although Erickson is most commonly examined through the lens of hypnosis, this book takes a much broader approach and defines several key components that made him successful as a therapist. The fundamental strategies described are relevant to all mental health care professionals, regardless of their theoretical orientation. The book is written by leaders and experts in the field of Ericksonian therapy.
About the Authors
Dan Short is currently in private practice in Scottsdale Arizona and a member of the graduate faculty at Ottawa University. He was Associate Director and Chief Archivist for the Milton H. Erickson Foundation in the USA, former Editor for The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter and was the Editor and Designer for Milton H. Erickson: The Complete Works.
Betty Alice Erickson is a licensed professional counselor, and marriage and family therapist in private practice for over 25 years in Dallas, TX and an International teacher of Ericksonian psychotherapy and hypnosis.
Her published works include New Lessons in Hypnosis, and chapters in numerous books, as well as articles in various professional journals. Recipient of an honorary Ph.D., from the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Education and Science in 2012, she has also received numerous awards and honours including the first Bi-Annual Award: Premio Internazionale Franaco Granone Award given by the Centro Italiano di Ipnosi Clinico-Sperimentale in October 2003, Milton Erickson Gesellschaft (Institute) (MEG) Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Promoting Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy in October 2001. She is an Honorary Member of the Swedish Society for Clinical Hypnosis and an Honorary Member of the Milton Erickson Gesellschaft of Germany (MEG).
Roxanna Erickson Klein PhD is a member of the Board of Directors of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. She is also co-editor of the 17 volume set of Collected Works of Milton H. Erickson.