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BT10 Workshop 50 - Sensory Acuity: The Key to Making Brief Therapy Last - Philip Barretta, MA, Norma Barretta, PhD

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Norma Barretta, PhD
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Dec 12, 2010
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A huge difference between skill and artistry in doing therapy briefly is the ability to observe and listen with astute understanding. Noticing and then utilizing subtle non-verbal responses transmitted by the patient enhances the therapist’s credibility at deeper levels and gives him/her a distinct advantage. This workshop presents a series of experiential activities to sharpen visual and auditory sensory acuity.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Analyze subtle, non-verbal, (yet distinctly visible) behaviors of the patient.
  2. Describe the specific clues that indicate your process is not working and when to alter it.
  3. Utilize the information gathered in an appropriate, helpful way. 

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



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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.