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IC11 Pre-Conference 04 - The Erickson Way: Telling Stories Where They Belong - Betty Alice Erickson, MS and Eric Greenleaf, PhD

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Pre-Conference Sessions |  Ericksonian Hypnosis and Therapy Techniques |  Storytelling |  Psychotherapy
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2011
Betty Alice Erickson, MS, LPC, LMFT |  Eric Greenleaf, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 08, 2011
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Therapists often forget how easily stories reach into the hearts of clients, how much they give, teach and heal. This workshop will teach construction of effective therapy stories drawn from each person’s own life experiences and then how to make these stories an active part of  client therapy.

Educational Objectives:

  1. List three components of a psychotherapeutic story.
  2. Create a psychotherapeutic story for a specified situation.
  3. Discuss 3 different ways of presenting a story to a client.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



Betty Alice Erickson, MS, LPC, LMFT's Profile

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Betty Alice Erickson, MS, LPC, LMFT, is a psychotherapist in Dallas (for over 20 years) and the middle daughter of Dr. Milton H. Erickson. She is an international teacher of hypnosis and specifically the conversational approach pioneered by her father. Betty Alice has authored articles, chapters and books on the subject.

Eric Greenleaf, PhD's Profile

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Eric Greenleaf, PhD, has treated patients, trained professionals, presented on and written about hypnotherapy for forty years. Milton Erickson, MD, chose Eric to receive the first Milton H. Erickson Award of Scientific Excellence for Writing in Hypnosis. Eric practices in Albany CA, and directs the Milton H. Erickson Institute of the Bay Area, an association of licensed mental health professionals providing hypnotic psychotherapy to the San Francisco Bay Area community.

As director and founder of the Milton H. Erickson Institute of the Bay Area, Eric Greenleaf, Ph.D., has treated with, trained, presented and written about hypnotherapy for forty years. His book, The Problem of Evil: Ancient Dilemmas and Modern Therapy, appeared in 2000. Dr. Greenleaf's unique style and extensive background in the use of hypnosis as an aid for enhancing lives and overcoming obstacles is truly something that must be experienced in order to be understood.