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Helen Erickson


HELEN ERICKSON, PhD, MSN, BSN, is Professor Emeritus at the School of Nursing at The University of Texas, Austin and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Helen has more than five decades of experience in nursing, has published dozens of professional articles, authored and edited many books, presented at many professional meetings, and is the recipient of numerous distinguished awards. Currently, Helen is in independent practice in Texas offering Holistic Nursing to clients. She is presently on the Board of Directors of the American Holistic Nurses’ Certification Corporation and has served as Chair from 2002-2014.


Roxanna Erickson-Klein


ROXANNA ERICKSON-KLEIN, RN, PhD balances her time between clinical, writing, and teaching activities. She is co-author (with Betty Alice Erickson and Dan Short) of Hope & Resiliency: Understanding the Psychotherapeutic Strategies of Milton H. Erickson. With a special interest in the archives she is co-editor of the Collected Works of Milton H. Erickson, and is currently engaged in compiling an International Glossary to bring more consistency to translations of professional Ericksonian literature.


Camillo Loriedo


CAMILLO LORIEDO, MD PhD, is professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Rome, School of Medicine and the School of Specialization. Since 1998, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Milton Erickson Foundation. He has recently been elected President of the Italian Society of Psychotherapy. Since 2005, he has been a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. Loriedo has been awarded the Milton H. Erickson Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the field of Psychotherapy. He has authored over 350 scientific papers and 26 books.


J Charles Theisen


J. CHARLES THEISEN, MA, MBA, JD, PhD, has a PhD in History (UCLA), a law degree (Stanford), an MBA (ASU), and an MA in Psychology (USIU). He has been an active member of CEO (Chief Executive Organization), YPO/WPO, (Young Presidents Organization and World Presidents Organization), rotating through all the chairs in both organizations and the international board. In addition to the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, some of the boards he has or currently serves are Childhelp, USA (abused children), Homeward Bound (homeless families), Robbins-Madanes Center (Tony Robbins and education), and the Yo San-University (a medical school for Chinese medicine).


Bernhard Trenkle


BERNHARD TRENKLE, DIPL.PSYCH., is Director of the Milton Erickson Institute Rottweil Germany, and member of the Board of Directors of the Milton Erickson Foundation. He is member of Board of Directors International Society of Hypnosis ISH and past President of Milton Erickson Society of Clinical Hypnosis Germany (1996-2003). Author of Ha Ha Handbook of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy a bestselling joke book in Germany (now translated in English, Russian, and Italian). Co-Organizer of the European Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference 1994 in Hamburg and organizer of 6 international child hypnosis conferences in Germany.


Jeffrey K. Zeig


JEFFREY ZEIG, PhD, is the Founder and CEO of The Milton H. Erickson Foundation and architect of The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, the Brief Therapy Conference, the Couples Conference, and the International Congresses on Ericksonian Approaches to Psychotherapy. He is on the Editorial Board of numerous journals; Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 29, Psychotherapy); and Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academy of Practice in Psychology of the National Academies of Practice and an Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. A clinical psychologist, Dr. Zeig has a private practice, and conducts workshops internationally in 40 countries. He has been an invited speaker at major universities and teaching hospitals, and has edited, co-edited, authored or co-authored more than 20 books on psychotherapy that appear in 12 foreign languages.