Almost every therapeutic model emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic alliance. In this workshop, we will consider how conducting relatively simple hypnotic processes (e.g., for teaching relaxation) can serve to en enhance the alliance and prepare the client for gradually more complex sessions (e.g., for teaching elaborate skills).
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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.
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