Live Events

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Press provides live, in person psychotherapy training. Each year we hold large conferences, focusing on various aspects of psychology and psychotherapy disciplines. We hand pick top presenters in their fields to discuss their thoughts, insights and contributions to the continuing progress of psychotherapy in general. We also provide smaller sessions directed at specific principles and applications of psychotherapy in our Intensive Training program. In addition to these classes, we also provide various online training seminars.


Erickson Congress 2019

Since 1980, the Milton H. Erickson Foundation has presented International Congresses with the goal of providing an exceptional learning experience in a dynamic environment. Each Congress presents an international faculty of presenters who share state-of-the-art methods, help therapists refine and enhance clinical skills, and explain the nuances of Ericksonian techniques and how to integrate them into modern therapy. The International Congress takes place at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona—the premier downtown hotel featuring sophisticated urban accommodations and award-winning dining.

Learn more about the Erickson Congress here.

Registration here.

Intensive Training

The Intensive Training Program is a unique opportunity to learn principles and applications of one of the most rapidly growing treatment models in contemporary psychotherapy. Our Intensive Training classes in Phoenix, Arizona are the premier venue to learn Ericksonian Hypnosis Techniques. For the past 30 years, the Intensive classes have drawn professionals from around the world. The scope of the program is comprehensive; its incremental structure facilitates progressive acquisition of competence. If you are looking for hypnosis training, specifically in the field of Ericksonian Hypnosis, look no further.

More info on the Erickson Foundation website.

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Phoenix Master Class

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation invites you to attend a four-day supervision workshop to enhance skills and promote both personal and professional growth. This program is held at the actual Erickson Home, recently purchased by the Foundation to preserve this historic site. The Master Class is open to licensed, experienced mental health professionals.

More info on the Erickson Foundation website.

Registration for the 2019 Phoenix Master Class is full. Contact registration@erickson-foundation.org to be put on the wait list.

Masters of Psychotherapy Online 2020

Participants in this online seminar will view historical videos of master therapists treating clients. Jeffrey Zeig will discuss their methods and indicate applications for improving clinical practice. The 90-minute class will be interactive. Students should view the hour-long videos prior to the class. Experts to be featured include: Carl Rogers, Erving Polster, Virginia Satir, Salvador Minuchin, Carl Whitaker, Robert and Mary Goulding, Otto Kernberg, James Masterson, Aaron Beck, Albert Ellis, Sue Johnson, Cloe Madanes and Milton Erickson.

Learn more about the Masters of Psychotherapy Class here.

Registration here.

Couples Conference 2020

Couples Conference 2020 will be held in Burlingame, California - April 3-5, 2020.

Registration TBA

Evolution of Psychotherapy 2020

Known as the "Woodstock of Psychotherapy", the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference is organized by The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, established in 1979 in Phoenix, Arizona. It is the world’s largest meeting for mental health professionals. Estimated attendance for 2017 was more than 8,000 professionals from 50 countries. Advances in the art and science of psychotherapy were presented. Keynote speakers included Tipper Gore, Robert Sapolsky, Philip Zimbardo, and Antonio Damasio. Also: Aaron Beck, Salvador Minuchin, Martin Seligman, and Irv Yalom.

Evolution of Psychotherapy 2020 will be held in Anaheim, California - December 9-13, 2020.

More info on the Evolution of Psychotherapy website.

Registration TBA