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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD Director: The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Telephone: 480-389-4342 Web site: www.evolutionofpsychotherapy.com Email: jeff@erickson-foundation.org

Location: Anaheim Venue: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim Hilton, and Anaheim Marriott Dates: December 11-15, 2013

 

THE EVOLUTION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY: A CONFERENCE

International experts assemble to describe state-of-the-art methods to solve problems in behavioral health and relationships.

Master practitioners in the field of human psychology will present their latest research on a wide range of topics to an audience of more than 7,000 registrants at the largest psychotherapy conference in the world. The topics include post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, marital problems, stress and its consequences, personality disorders, and major mental illness.

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CONTACT: Marnie McGann

                                                                                    (602) 956-6196

marnie@erickson-foundation.org

 

AN ENGAGING BIOGRAPHY ON WILLIAM GLASSER ILLUMINATES ONE OF THE MOST DISTINCTIVE VOICES IN MENTAL HEALTH AND EDUCATION IN THE 20TH CENTURY

 

Jim Roy chronicles the life and legacy of William Glasser whose controversial ideas and brilliant insights significantly impacted mental health and education professionals. Champion of Change illustrates Glasser’s lifelong dedication to help others lead productive, meaningful lives. 

PHOENIX, Ariz. – October 1, 2013 – William Glasser did not just have a profession, he had a mission – to empower people through choice, free will, and self-determination He envisioned the a better world and the weighty issues he tackled reflected that – the definition, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and the explosion of psychotropic drugs; addiction and self-medication; failing marriages and the high divorce rate; disconnected families; crime and overwhelming prison conditions; underachieving students and poor quality schools; and worldwide political oppression and violence.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                             

CONTACT: Marnie McGann

                                                                                    (602) 956-6196

marnie@erickson-foundation.org

 

 CALLING FOR THERAPUTIC PERFORMANCE RATHER THAN RELIANCE ON THEORY, CREATIVE THERAPUTIC TECHNIQUES PROVIDES THERAPISTS WITH INNOVATIVE WAYS TO BRING FORTH CHANGE 

In a practical how-to guide, the dynamic duo of Hillary and Brad Keeney gives therapists tools to get unstuck in dead-end sessions by using fresh techniques. 

PHOENIX, Ariz. – April 15, 2013 – Comparing psychotherapy sessions to theater or film, where there are plot lines, storyboards, and an actual beginning, middle and end, Hillary and Brad Keeney encourage therapists to think of themselves more as actors who are required to perform first and gain understanding later. The Keeneys believe that doing so allows therapists to focus more on movement and change rather being trapped in the typical problem/solution world. Exercises are offered as well as case examples so that therapists can creatively reframe impoverished sessions and transport clients from a problem-focused life to a life of infinite possibilities. One exercise has therapists starting at the end with a client, requiring them to “act in order to know how to act next” and put aside any habitual overreliance on the client’s background information.

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