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IC19 Topical Panel 13 - Anecdotes and Metaphors - Helen Adrienne, Consuelo Casula, Douglas Flemons, Michael Yapko

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Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2019
Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD |  Consuelo Casula, Dipl. Psych |  Douglas Flemons, PhD |  Michael Yapko, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
52 Minutes
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Original Program Date :
Dec 13, 2019
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Metaphors activate processes in the limbic system. Since patients tell therapist stories, therapists can use anecdotes to promote clinical goals.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe verbal and conceptual metaphors that can be used therapeutically.
  2. Given a patient and a therapeutic goal, construct an anecdote that advances adaptive processes within the patient.

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



Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD's Profile

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Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD, is in private practice with a specialty in infertility. She conducts mind/ body stress reduction classes at NYU Fertility Cen- ter. She also educates mental health profession- als on the parameters of infertility at national and international conferences. Her book On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility is available at and

Consuelo Casula, Dipl. Psych's Profile

Consuelo Casula, Dipl. Psych Related seminars and products

Consuelo Casula, Lic Psych, is a psychologist and a psychotherapist with a private practice in Milan, Italy, and a trainer for hypnosis and psychotherapy. She is in the Board of Directors of SII, President-Elect of ESH and Secretary/treasurer of ISH. She writes books on communication skills, leading groups, creating metaphors, resilience, and women's development.

Douglas Flemons, PhD's Profile

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Douglas Flemons, PhD, Professor of Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, has written and edited books on hypnosis and therapy (Of One Mind), psychotherapy and Eastern philosophy (Completing Distinctions), brief sex therapy (Quickies), and suicide assessment (Therapeutic Suicide Assessment). He is an in-demand presenter both nationally and internationally.

Michael Yapko, PhD's Profile

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Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. (professional psychology, clinical specialization), is internationally recognized for his innovative work in applied clinical hypnosis, developing brief psychotherapies, and the strategic treatment of depression. He has been invited to present his work in more than 30 countries across six continents. He is the author of 15 books, including his most recent, The Discriminating Therapist. He is a recipient of numerous awards for his many contributions to the field, including the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.


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