IC07 Topical Panel 05 - Anecdotes & Metaphors - Steve Andreas, M.A., Norma Barretta, Ph.D, Rubin Battino, M.S., George Burns, B.A. (Hons)
Steve Andreas, NLP, is an American psychotherapist and author specializing in Neuro-linguistic programming. With his wife and partner Connirae, they are the co-editors and/or authors of many NLP books (both classics from the early days of the field, and new innovations) and over fifty NLP articles.
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.
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.
George Burns, MA, PsS, is internationally recognized for his seven books, including the best-selling 101 Healing Stories and his recent, much acclaimed Happiness, Healing, Enhancement. An Australian clinical psychologist, therapist trainer, George is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Institute of Western Australia.