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BT02 Short Course 13 - Competency-Based Brief Therapy: A Model for Brief lnterventive Therapy with Lasting Solutions - Norma Barretta, PhD and Philip Barretta, MA, MFC

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Short Courses |  Brief Therapy |  Language of Hypnosis |  Unconscious Processes
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2002
Norma Barretta, PhD |  Phillip Barretta, MA, MFT
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Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2002
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CBBT (Competence Based Brief Therapy) focuses on the person's own resources as the basic component of developing the ability to create lasting changes. We keep insight out of sight and focus on behavioral shifts and updates to beliefs. Unconscious process is a major contributor to lasting solutions and the ability to use hypnotic linguistic patterns of "temporary" (in reference to the present state) and "permanent" (in reference to the solution leading to the desired state) is an essential element of the model.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To define the difference between present state and desired state.
  2. To describe the use of hypnotic language emphasizing temporariness of problems and permanence of solution/changes.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



Norma Barretta, PhD's Profile

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Dr. Norma Barretta, PhD, studied with Milton Erickson and has been teaching the use of hypnosis, neuro-linguistics, communication skills, personal growth, self-differentiation and the power of language since 1975. She is a partner in the Madrid- Los Angeles Erikson Institute and is frequently a faculty member for the Erickson Foundation Congresses. She currently teaches in Spain, Poland, Italy, Canada and for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis in the United States. She is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She has recently been learning about the power of sound from her daughter, Jolie Barretta Keyser, and is now using sound with some of her private patients.
She has taught for the International Society of Hypnosis and the European Society of Hypnosis.

Phillip Barretta, MA, MFT's Profile

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Norma Barretta, PhD, & Philip Barretta, MA, MFT, were partners since 1948, had been working together since 1972. They taught regularly in the United States, Italy, Poland, Spain, and occasionally other countries. Norma continues to see patients in her private practice and Phil helps with couples and families. They often used the double induction in their work as a team. They have been honored for their service to the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and are both frequent faculty for ASCH. They were regular faculty for the Southern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis and serve on the SCSCH Board. They have written numerous chapters for other people’s books and are still working on two books of their own.