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BT08 Fundamentals of Hypnosis 04 - Hypnosis as a Goal-Oriented Brief Psychotherapy - Michael Yapko, PhD

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Fundamentals of Hypnosis |  Hypnosis |  Goals of the Therapist |  Psychotherapy
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2008
Michael Yapko, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
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Original Program Date:
Dec 14, 2008
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Hypnosis can easily be integrated with any brief therapy modality and can be applied in a variety of ways, including: 1) enhancing symptom management; 2) teaching specific problem-solving skills; 3) addressing and resolving underlying conflicts; or, 4) providing perceptual shifts that serve to empower the client. In this section of the Fundamental Hypnosis Track, we will explore the many ways hypnosis can be used in brief therapies, and participants will begin to apply hypnosis strategically for therapeutic purposes in structured practice sessions.


Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe three problem-solving skills.
  2. To list five ways hypnosis can be used in brief therapies.

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



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Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. (professional psychology, clinical specialization), is internationally recognized for his innovative work in applied clinical hypnosis, developing brief psychotherapies, and the strategic treatment of depression. He has been invited to present his work in more than 30 countries across six continents. He is the author of 15 books, including his most recent, The Discriminating Therapist. He is a recipient of numerous awards for his many contributions to the field, including the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.