Skills and experience, research and theory ... each plays a central role in the development of effective therapy practice. And then there is something else. When we recall the work of such figures as Milton Erickson, Virginia Satir, and Carl Whitaker, we detect another layer: artistry. Surprisingly, artistry is something that can be taught, or more accurately, expanded. Everyone has the capacity. And it is artistry that brings forth all of that skill, experience, research and theory in effective and generative ways. In this course, we will identify the creative patterns of Erickson (and others) and then bring them to life through demonstration and experiential exercises. We will expand our lenses (ways of viewing), strengthen our muscles (ways of doing), and foster greater flexibility (ways of being).
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD, is the Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation and is president of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc., publishers in the behavioral sciences. He has edited, co-edited, authored or coauthored more than 20 books on psychotherapy that appear in twelve foreign languages. Dr. Zeig is a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona.