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BT16 Short Course 15 - Utilization Interviewing - Brent Geary, PhD and Claudia Weinspach, Psychologist

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Short Courses |  Utilization |  Interviewing |  Ericksonian Hypnosis and Therapy Techniques |  Psychotherapy |  Hypnosis
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2016
Brent Geary, PhD |  Claudia Weinspach, Dipl. Psych
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Dec 08, 2016
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Milton Erickson’s counsel to “Take what the patient brings” encapsulated the utilization approach that he introduced in hypnosis and psychotherapy. This workshop is designed to enhance participants’ awareness of and ability to use the many facets of utilization that are elicited during clinical interviews. Two demonstrations will be included.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Define "utilization" in psychotherapy.
  2. List five naturally-occurring items that can be utilized in treatment planning.

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



Brent Geary, PhD's Profile

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Brent B. Geary, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. Since 1988, he has also been the Director of Training for the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. Dr. Geary has presented internationally on Ericksonian topics since 1991 and throughout most of the United States. He is coeditor of two books with Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph,D., The Handbook of Ericksonian Psychotherapy and The Letters of Milton H. Erickson.

Claudia Weinspach, Dipl. Psych's Profile

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As a Psychology Psychologist and Approbierte Psychological Psychotherapist I am since 1999 in Münster established in private practice. At the same time, since 1995 I have been working for 17 years (until 3/2012) in the "Beratungsstelle Zartbitter Münster eV", a counseling service for victims of sexualised violence. My current focus is above all in the field of modern hypnosis, which I individually use in coaching and in the treatment of mental illness.

After having learned and practiced various additional psychological training courses (behavioral, conversation and body therapy as well as couple therapy), I have now put hypnosis at the center of my advisory and therapeutic work. It offers - like no other process - a colorful bouquet of application possibilities for almost all areas of life in a mixture of economic effectiveness and individually tailored processes. It is equally suitable for the solution of a limited problem or achievement of a set goal as well as for the successful treatment of diseases. I combine modern hypnotherapy with elements of indigenous shamanic traditions and music.