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IC07 Workshop 31 - The Missing Theory of Strategic Psychotherapy - John Beahrs, MD

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Workshops |  Hypnosis |  Psychology |  Psychotherapy |  Strategic Therapy
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2007
John Beahrs, MD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 09, 2007
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Many strategic therapists eschew theory and sacrifice grounding. Missing theory resides in basic sciences. Hypnosis data reveal consciousness and volition as paradoxes, resolvable through evolutionary biology. Human's minds evolved as shared self-deceptions. Theory can predict transference, paradox, game antitheses, Erickson's "common sense psychology," but it constrains their optimum utilization.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe how paradoxes of hypnosis research are resolved by evolutionary biology.
  2. To describe how theory predicts therapeutic phenomena and their optimum utilization.

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John Beahrs, MD, is a psychiatrist retired from the Portland Veteran's Administration Medical Center, and Professor Emeritus, Oregon Health and Science University. A three-time recipient of a Milton H. Erickson Award, Dr. Beahrs developed strategic self-therapy for treating personality disorders and a "shared self-deception hypothesis" of how human minds evolved. He is the author of three books, with two books in progress: Psychotherapy and The Reality Question.