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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.
John Frykman, MDiv, PhD, is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, founder of Cypress Institute, an ordained Lutheran minister, and organizer of the Drug Treatment Program at the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic. He studied privately with Dr. Erickson from 1969-1979, observing, sharing, and discussing cases with him. He has done teaching, consulting, training, and supervising in 27 states and 16 countries. In California, he served as Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Case Manager at Ross Hospital CD Unit (Marin County) and at Ohloff Intensive Outpatient Services (San Francisco). He continues his consulting work and private practice of Brief Solution Focused psychotherapy.
Lilian Borges, MA, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor with more than 18 years of experience doing and teaching psychotherapy, Ericksonian hypnosis and brief therapy. She is an invited teacher at the Milton Erickson Foundation for their extensive hypnosis training programs. Lilian has been conducting seminars in the United States and internationally about couples therapy, and Ericksonian therapy.
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