Jokes can be used as a vehicle in which therapeutic messages can be couched. Humor can enliven the therapeutic situation.
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Rick Miller, MSW, is a clinical social worker in private practice in Boston and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He is the author of Unwrapped: Integrative Therapy with Gay Men… the Gift of Presence (2015). Rick has served on numerous national and international faculties, including the International Society of Hypnosis, the Brief Therapy Conference, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and Harvard Medical School.
Donald Miretsky was a family therapy seminar lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry for seven years. He has presented at local, regional, state, and national conferences as well as providing training and consultation to multiple private and state agencies. He specializes in child and family therapy as well as adult and couples issues. He utilizes Ericksonian approaches to psychotherapy. This is not simplistic trance work, but the comprehensive utilization of clinical principles individualized through assessment to meet the unique characteristics and needs of each client and/or family. Don enjoys working with issues related to personal adjustment, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Bill O'Hanlon, MS, has written over 30 books, appeared on Oprah with his book Do One Thing Different, and has been a top-rated presenter at psychotherapy conferences all over the world. He was a student of the late Milton H. Erickson and created Solution-Oriented Therapy and Possibility Therapy.