IC04 Topical Panel 10 - Anecdotes & Metaphors - Norma Barretta, Ph.D., Rubin Battino, M.S., Stephen Lankton, M.S.W., Joyce Mills, Ph.D.
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.
Rubin Battino, MS, PhD, received his master’s degree in mental health counseling in 1978 from Wright State University. He is licensed (LPCC) in the State of Ohio and is a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC). Battino has been an office of the Milton H. Erickson Society of Dayton for many years and has given many presentations to the members on a variety of subjects.
Stephen Lankton, MSW, DAHB, trained under Milton H. Erickson, M.D. from 1975 to 1979, and his efforts at promoting and interpreting Erickson’s approach to hypnosis and therapy at the highest academic levels resulted in the inclusion of chapters in several scholarly publications edited by other luminaries in the field. He is a LCSW psychotherapist in a private practice in Phoenix, Arizona, Lankton conducts workshops internationally (24 countries).
Joyce C. Mills, PhD, LMFT, Registered Play Therapy Supervisor is the Founder/director of the Story- Play® Center in Scottsdale AZ and Co-director of the Phoenix Institute of Ericksonian Therapy. Recipient of 1997 Annual Intern Play Therapy Award for an “outstanding career contribution in Child Psychology and Play Therapy.” An internationally recognized trainer speaker, consultant, and program development specialist, author of eight books, including the award- winning Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within and Reconnecting to the Magic of Life.
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