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IC19 Clinical Demonstration 10 - Utilization of Association in Clinical Hypnosis - Brent Geary, PhD

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Clinical Demonstrations |  Utilization |  Dissociation |  Hypnosis
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2019
Brent Geary, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
58 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 15, 2019
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Dissociation is a critical element in hypnosis. But its converse, association, is highly useful in generating individualized hypnotic therapy. This demonstration will illustrate the importance of utilizing associations of both the subject and the hypnotist.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify two elements of the pre-hypnotic interview that were utilized in the hypnotic session.
  2. Discuss the relevance of hypnotist associations from a utilization perspective.
  3. Describe the importance of considering association in hypnotic therapy.

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



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Brent B. Geary, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. Since 1988, he has also been the Director of Training for the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. Dr. Geary has presented internationally on Ericksonian topics since 1991 and throughout most of the United States. He is coeditor of two books with Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph,D., The Handbook of Ericksonian Psychotherapy and The Letters of Milton H. Erickson.