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BT06 Short Course 29 - Longevity - Brevity - Levity: Working Briefly with the 65 plus Crowd - Norma Barretta, PhD, and Philip Barretta, MFCC

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Short Courses |  Aging and Mortality |  Brief Therapy |  Grief |  Pain and Healing
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2006
Norma Barretta, PhD |  Phillip Barretta, MA, MFT
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Original Program Date:
Dec 07, 2006
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Thirty-four million people are over 65 and that number will double to sixty-eight million within 25 years. This is a very different population, and therapy for this group must also be different. Therapy for seniors has to be brief and effective as quickly as possible. Many of the older members of our society just don't have the time or willingness to spend months awaiting change. Therapist will be encountering of the sixty-five plus population more often. This workshop will dispel some myths about aging and will present various brief treatment approaches used successfully with senior patients. We will include some brief approaches to treating grief and loss, coping with illness and pain and the depression which often accompanies these challenges.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe one brief approach for treating grief and loss.
  2. To describe one brief approach for treating illness and pain.

*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.