At the turn of the last century, the pioneers and new radicals of psychotherapy gathered for a meeting that has become legendary for its size and scope: The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference 2000. Twenty-four extensive and illuminating articles capture the contributions of Beck, Bugenthal, Glasser, Goulding, Haley, Hillman, Huxley, Kernberg, Lazarus, Madanes, Marmor, Masterson, Meichenbaum, Polster, Szasz, Watzlawick, White, and more.
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.
Offering an entirely new fundamental model of hypnosis from an Ericksonian perspective, this book is valuable to the beginning and intermediate practitioner who wants to add hypnotherapy into clinical practice. It provides a comprehensive genealogy (an Ericksonian family tree), testimony to Dr. Erickson’s significant influence; deconstructs the key concepts of hypnosis; presents real-life cases, dispels myths; and demystifies the process of eliciting trance.
The 1985 Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference was called the Woodstock of Psychotherapy. Writer Carlos Amantea penetrated every corner of the first Conference, talking with the psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors who attended,and writing down everything he saw from the ambience of the huge Phoenix Convention Center, to the tiniest feeling of angst that he (and many of the other participants) felt.