The Basic Foot Print is a process model of change in therapy that represents and identifies Erickson's method for change. It is a general umbrella under which we should be able to place any step of change or intervention. Encounters that follow the Basic Foot Print create change and any therapy that steps through these stages reflects Dr. Erickson's approach and echoes his legacy. The steps are: matching/connecting, blending, utilizing, introducing ambiguity (disrupting stasis), reframing and co-creating outcomes. An in-depth understanding of steps within the Basic Footprint will be taught, demonstrated and practiced.
Research shows that treatment paired with hypnosis is more effective than treatment alone for many types of problems. The science and art of hypnosis is now widely recognized as a component tool for psychotherapy and has been employed successfully as a comfortable part of private practice and agency practice for years. As hypnosis spreads into the mainstream of psychotherapy, it is important to get competent information regarding its use. Lacking that, many practitioners do not make use of the advantages it provides as an adjunct to a well-rounded set of clinical skills. This workshop is intended to correct that lack of understanding and training in this important area. The rationale, indications and basic use will be explained and demonstrated with practical exercises to help convey the key language skills that are requisite.
The rationale for the use of indirection will be presented. In this session you will learn and practice the construction of fundamental forms of indirection language. Participants will practice five forms of indirect suggestions and three forms of binds. A demonstration using these forms will illustrate the implementation of this set of language techniques for the induction and treatment process. The use of indirect suggestions in further treatment will be outlined.
Three specific techniques are universally valuable in brief therapy: utilization, experience resource retrieval, experiential-based imagery rehearsal. This workshop provides an exposure to these concepts and techniques with clear examples and demonstrations. Participants should find numerous ways to enhance their brief therapy practice in any setting and with all populations of clients.To list the essential aspects of the utilization approach for reducing resistance across multiple settings.