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Terry Real has been a family therapist and teacher for more than 25 years. He is an internationally recognized speaker and author who founded Relational Life Institute (RLI), which offers workshops for couples, individuals and parents, and professional training for clinicians. Terry is a senior faculty member of the Family Institute of Cambridge in Massachusetts and a retired Clinical Fellow of the Meadows Institute in Arizona.

Esther Perel is recognized as one of the most insightful voices on personal and professional relationships and is also a best-selling author. Esther has practiced therapy in New York City for 30 years. She also serves on the faculty of The Family Studies Unit, Department of Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center and The International Trauma Studies Program at Columbia University.

The following interview is from the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter Volume 36, No 1 – Spring 2016

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Esther Perel: For those of you who have not met Terry, this is an introduction to an outstanding couples’ therapists who has recently done a lot to influence the development of the field. Terry, my late father used to ask me: “What do you do with these people? Do you really help them?”

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Thanks to the extraordinary and multifaceted achievements of Jeffrey Zeig, PhD, the University of Fernando Pessoa, in Porto, Portugal decided through its competent bodies to award him the title of Doctor Honoris Causa in recognition of his enormous work and structuring role in favor of science, teaching, psychotherapy, and clinical hypnosis. The ceremony, which will be held November 21, 2018, will be officiated by Foundation Board Member, Camillo Loriedo, MD, who served as padrinho, or academic godfather. The achievement is described as follows:

Jeffrey Zeig, PhD in Clinical Psychology, is acknowledged to be an extraordinary teacher, clinician, writer, and a leader and executive. As a teacher he has trained with remarkable success, and continues to train thousands of psychologists and psychotherapists, as well as other health/mental health experts around the world. As a clinician, he has helped thousands of people. As a writer he has published dozens of books and articles. As a leader and executive, he founded and directs the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, a landmark in the history of psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis, the sponsor of more than 100 Milton H. Erickson institutes around the world. Thanks to Foundation sponsorship, Portugal created its first Milton H. Erickson Institute in Portugal — North (Porto) (IMHEP – N (Porto) in 2001, due to the initiative of Ana Rita Almeida, Agostinho Leite D’Almeida, and Peter J Hawkins Today, IMHEP – N (Porto) is part of the University of Fernando Pessoa, in Porto, thanks to the generosity of its founder and Rector, Prof. Salvato Trigo.

Paul Ekman and his Daughter, Eve Ekman

By Dan Short, PhD

At the December 2017 Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, I had the pleasure of hearing several talks delivered by the renowned researcher, Paul Ekman, PhD, and his daughter, Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW, who is also a researcher of emotion. Their back-and-forth discussion during the lectures helped illuminate multiple perspectives from which each concept could be considered. The energy that they shared seemed extra special — the kind you only see with people who have a deep and secure connection. Even as they stood on stage in front of a large audience, it did not matter if one disagreed with the other. Each remained flexible and interested in the other’s thinking. For these reasons, I was all the more delighted when the Ekmans graciously agreed to sit down with me for an interview at breakfast.

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