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EP21 Workshop 11 - Evocative Psychotherapy - Jeffrey Zeig, PhD

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Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2021
Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 02, 2021
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In offering effective psychotherapy there are times for being informative and other times for being evocative. Use information when needed; use evocative means when the target is the realization of a concept, such as responsibility, motivation, or connection.

Evocative methods are used in all performing arts because the goal is to prompt a change in mood and perspective. Evocative methods will be extracted from art and applied in clinical practice.

Demonstration, lecture, practice groups

Learning Objectives

  1. List five evocative methods.
  2. Given a patient, apply an evocative method.
  3. List the rationale for using evocative methods.



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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.