Milton H. Erickson is generally considered the leading innovator in the field of therapy. A psychiatrist who graduated from the medial school of the University of Wisconsin, he was a life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and of the American Psychopathological Association as well as president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the founding editor of the Association’s journal.
The three volumes in this series present the lively discussions that took place over a period of 17 years and were recorded as part of Gregory Bateson’s project on communication and therapy. Included in these conversations were John Weakland and Jay Haley who were specializing in the study of Erickson’s ways of changing individuals and occasionally Gregory Bateson. The conversations presented here which were edited by Jay Haley were not conducted or recorded with any idea of publication or with an audience in mind and therefore they contain much of Erickson’s personality as well as his humor.
In this Volume I, Changing Individuals, Dr. Erickson presents a variety of therapy techniques that he employed for dealing with individuals and covers a wide range of psychological problems. Also includes two verbatim interviews of patients done by Dr. Erickson, A Depressed Man and A Phantom Limb Pain.
Many of the conversations transcribed in the three volumes of Conversations are also available in the three volume CD set, Milton H. Erickson, MD: In His Own Voice, edited by Jay Haley and Madeleine Richeport-Haley also now published by Crown House Publishing.
This volume was previously published with the ISBN: 9780931513183.
About the Editor:
Jay Haley is widely acclaimed as a pioneering therapist and master teacher. One of the founders of family therapy, his prolific work influenced generations of therapists. He has degrees from the University of California in Los Angeles, Berkeley, and Stanford University and served as Professor at the University of Maryland, Howard University, the University of Pennsylvania and Alliant International University. Jay Haley passed away in 2007. He was Director of Family Therapy Research at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic and Co-Founder of the Family Therapy Institute of Washington, D.C.