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. For the past 30 years, the Intensives have drawn professionals from around the world. The scope of the program is comprehensive; its incremental structure facilitates progressive acquisition of competence.

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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

The Intensive Training Program is open to professionals with a master’s degree and above in health-related fields from accredited institutions. Applications will also be accepted from full-time graduate students in accredited programs in health-related fields who supply a letter from their department certifying their full-time student status.

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REGISTRATION

Level A – Fundamentals Section 1

Date/Time

Jan 5, 2022 thru Feb 23, 2022
Wednesdays only 9am – 11am Pacific

What’s Included?

8 online classes, 16 CE credits, class recordings and transcripts

Price

$499
Register by Dec 5 for just $299

Register for Level A Training

No prior knowledge or experience in Ericksonian approaches is needed for this level.

Topics:

  • Fundamentals of Induction
  • Phenomenology of Hypnosis
  • Language of Hypnosis
  • ARE Format

Level B – Fundamentals Section 2

Date/Time

March 2, 2022 thru April 27, 2022
Wednesdays only 9am – 11am Pacific

What’s Included?

8 online classes, 16 CE credits, class recordings and transcripts

Price

$499
Register by Dec 5 for just $299

Register for Level B Training

No prior knowledge or experience in Ericksonian approaches is needed for this level.

Topics:

  • Language of Hypnosis Continued
  • Hypnotic Phenomena
  • Metaphors and Storytelling
  • Tailoring and Treatment Planning

Level C – Intermediate Section 1

Date/Time

May 4, 2022 thru June 22, 2022
Wednesdays only 9am – 11am Pacific

What’s Included?

8 online classes, 16 CE credits, class recordings and transcripts

Price

$499
Register by Dec 5 for just $299

Register for Level C Training

Prior knowledge in Ericksonian approaches to hypnosis and therapy recommended for this level.

Topics:

  • Dissociation
  • Pain Management
  • Utilization
  • Anxiety and Habit Control

Level D – Intermediate Section 2

Date/Time

July 6, 2022 through Aug 24, 2022
Wednesdays only 9am – 11am Pacific

What’s Included?

8 online classes, 16 CE credits, class recordings and transcripts

Price

$499
Register by Dec 5 for just $299

Register for Level D Training

Prior knowledge in Ericksonian approaches to hypnosis and therapy recommended for this level.

Topics:

  • Depression
  • Strategic Development
  • Confusion Techniques
  • Indirect Suggestions and Integration

Level E – Advanced Section 1

Date/Time

Aug 31, 2022 through Oct 19, 2022
Wednesdays only 9am – 11am Pacific

What’s Included?

8 online classes, 16 CE credits, class recordings and transcripts

Price

$499
Register by Dec 5 for just $299

Register for Level E Training

Prior knowledge in Ericksonian approaches to hypnosis and therapy required for this level.

Topics:

  • Meta Model
  • Emotional Impact
  • Attunement
  • Advanced Induction

Level F – Advanced Section 2

Date/Time

Oct 26, 2022 through Dec 28, 2022
Wednesdays only 9am – 11am Pacific

What’s Included?

8 online classes, 16 CE credits, class recordings and transcripts

Price

$499
Register by Dec 5 for just $299

Register for Level F Training

Prior knowledge in Ericksonian approaches to hypnosis and therapy required for this level.

Topics:

  • Retrieving Resources
  • Hypnotherapy for Trauma
  • Therapist Development
  • Therapy Demonstrations

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Register for all 6 levels for just $1499, a 50% discount

 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Attendees will increase their overall communication skills by learning:

  • Techniques of inducing and utilizing hypnosis from an Ericksonian perspective
  • The ability to use techniques of Ericksonian hypnotherapy naturalistically in their clinical practice
  • Ericksonian principles of diagnosis thereby improving observational skills
  • The use of multilevel therapeutic communication
  • Methods of utilizing hypnosis in specific situations encountered in the practice of medicine, dentistry, psychiatry, psychology, social work and counseling.
  • View detailed full course descriptions here

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FACULTY

Lilian Borges, MA, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor with more than 18 years of experience doing and teaching psychotherapy, Ericksonian hypnosis and brief therapy. She is an invited teacher at the Milton Erickson Foundation for their extensive hypnosis training programs. Lilian has been conducting seminars in the United States and internationally about couples therapy, and Ericksonian therapy.

Brent B. Geary, PhD is a psychologist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. Since 1988, he has also been the Director of Training for the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. Dr. Geary has presented internationally on Ericksonian topics since 1991 and throughout most of the United States. He is coeditor of two books with Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD, The Handbook of Ericksonian Psychotherapy and The Letters of Milton H. Erickson.

Wei Kai Hung, MED, has a master degree majored in Counseling Psychology and graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a licensed mental health counselor in New York, and a licensed psychologist in Taiwan. He is a Bowen family style therapist in Henry Street Settlement, New York for 9 years, and past director of the counseling department of the Taiwan Institute of Psychotherapy as the director of counseling department. He serves as coordinator/assistant for Dr. Zeig’s workshops in China, has translated and edited Dr. Zeig’s book “The Induction of Hypnosis” into Chinese.

Stephen Lankton, LCSW, DAHB, FASCH, trained under Milton H. Erickson, M.D. from 1975 to 1979, and his efforts at promoting and interpreting Erickson’s approach to hypnosis and therapy at the highest academic levels resulted in the inclusion of chapters in several scholarly publications edited by other luminaries in the field. He is a LCSW psychotherapist in a private practice in Phoenix, Arizona, Lankton conducts workshops internationally (24 countries).

Dr. Dan Short is Director for the Phoenix Erickson Institute, former Editor for the Foundation Newsletter, and former Assistant Director at the Erickson Foundation. He is the author of Hope and Resiliency, co-written with Betty Alice Erickson and Roxanne Erickson-Klein. Dan teaches hypnosis at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, conducts consultation groups for local professionals, as well as serving as visiting faculty at institutes around the world.

Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD, is the Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation and is president of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc., publishers in the behavioral sciences. He has edited, co-edited, authored or coauthored more than 20 books on psychotherapy that appear in twelve foreign languages. Dr. Zeig is a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona.

HOW THE CLASSES WILL WORK

    Each class will be 2 hours in length, held one Wednesday per week. Classes will be held from 9am – 11am Pacific Time. Classes will be a combination of didactic instruction, practice groups, and discussion. Q&A will be held at the end of each class, and any remaining questions will be answered in a follow-up video, which will be distributed to the students. 

    The classes will be streamed live using the Milton H. Erickson Foundation’s Zoom channel. It is recommended that registrants for the classes download the Zoom app. This app is available on the Google Play Store for Android; the App Store for iOS; as well as for Mac and PCs directly through their site at https://zoom.us/. Please note – you do not need to sign up for a paid account with Zoom to access our Conference. You can sign up for a free account to access the stream via the links we provide. 

    If you are not familiar with Zoom, there are a lot of support resources, including tutorial videos on how to use the app. You can find these support documents here – https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us 

    Each class will be recorded by the Erickson Foundation. Registrants will be able to view these class recordings for six months, which will be distributed with an English text transcript.

ATTENDANCE AND CLASS PROCEDURES

Please make sure that your name is displayed correctly in Zoom. We will use Zoom’s sign in/out tracking to verify your attendance. In order to receive CE credits, please sign in to the Zoom meeting using the name you used to register for the event. Using a different name or account to sign in will not be qualified for CE credits. If you have any questions about signing in or are having difficulties joining the class, please send an email to class.info@erickson-foundation.org.

During the class time, everyone will be muted upon entering the Zoom classroom. If you have any questions regarding class content, please use the chat function of Zoom to send your questions to the designated Q&A moderator. At the end of each class, we will answer any questions presented. If we do not have time to answer all the questions during the available class time, we will record a follow-up video and post that on the class review page.

Evaluations and Certificates

One certification of completion will be issued for each Level of training. There are a total of six certificates that can be earned from the Intensive Training Online Program – one each for Level A, B, C, D, E and F. Registrants must attend every class in a Level to get a certificate. Registrants are not required to attend every Level. CE credit will not be given for any time spent watching videos. CE Credit is only given for sessions attended via live webinar and all sessions must be attended.

Once the final class of each Level of the Intensive Training Program has completed, registrants will have access to complete the required evaluations through our online registration platform. Once this series of evaluations has been completed, registrants will be able to immediately download or get a copy of their certificate emailed to them.

In order to complete this process, we have created a step-by-step guide which can be found here – https://catalog.erickson-foundation.org/page/evaluation-how-to

CONTINUING EDUCATION ACCREDITATION

The Intensive Training Program is open to professionals in a health-related field with a master’s degree or higher, and students currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in a health-related field. 

Each Level of the Intensive Training Program provides 16.0 hours of continuing education credit. Registrants of the Intensive Training Program will receive one certificate per Level completed. No partial credit will be issued, registrants will need to attend every class in a Level to get a certificate. CE credit will not be given for any time spent watching videos. CE Credit is only given for sessions attended via live webinar and all sessions must be attended.

  • A.C.C.M.E.
    • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • A.M.A.
    • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per level. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • A.P.A.
    • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • A.S.W.B.
    • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc, #1489, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 16.0 continuing education credits per Level of training.
  • B.R.N.
    • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc., is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing in California to offer continuing education for nurses (Provider no. CEP 9376). This program is eligible for a maximum of 16.0 contact hours per level.
  • CA B.B.S.
    • Licensees with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
      The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc is approved to provide CE’s by the NBCC and the APA in the state of California. As of 7/1/15, California BBS accepts CE hours from CE providers approved by either the NBCC or the APA for all license types per Title 16 California Code of Regulations (16CCR) § 1887.4.1 and § 1887.4.3
  • Florida L.C.S.W., L.M.F.T., L.M.H.C.
    • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling as a provider of continuing education (CE Provider #: 50-2008).
  • N.B.C.C.
    • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5056. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

  • NY L.C.S.W. and L.M.S.W.
    • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0304.
  • New York L.M.H.C.
    • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0116.
  • New York L.M.F.T.
    • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0052.
  • New York Psychologists
    • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0069.

NOTE: Please tell us if you are physically challenged and about any accommodations you require.

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CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION POLICY ON DISCLOSURE

     The Milton H. Erickson Foundation is justifiably proud of the conferences and other educational opportunities it sponsors, taking care that the conduct of these activities conforms to the standards and principles of behavioral and medical sciences, thus insuring balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in a sponsored activity and those who review and therefore are in control of content are expected to disclose to the activity audience any significant financial interest or
other relationship (1) with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (2) with any commercial supporters of the activity. (Significant financial interest or other relationship can include such things as grants or research support, employee, consultant, major stock holder, member of speaker’s bureau, etc.). The Foundation’s compliance with these standards assures that potential conflicts of interest are identified prior to our educational activities.

     The intent of this disclosure is to provide listeners with information on which they can make their own judgments. It remains for the audience to determine whether there are interests or relationships that may influence the presentation with regard to exposition or conclusion.

     The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Board of Directors, Administrative Staff and the following presenters have indicated neither they nor an immediate family member has any significant relationship to disclose.

Commercial Interest: Defined as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services, used on, or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical service directly to patients are not considered to be commercial interests.

Conflict of Interest: Circumstances that create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

Financial Relationships: Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received or expected. An accreditation agency considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Relevant Financial Relationships: Defined as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. They are considered relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. There is not a set minimal dollar amount for relationships to be relevant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship.

Role or Activity: Employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities.

Compensation: Salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, research grant, consulting fee, speaker fee, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.

DISCLAIMER

If the Milton H. Erickson Foundation (hereby referred to as MHEF) cannot hold the Intensive Training seminars due to acts of nature, war, government regulations, disaster, civil disorder or curtailment of transportation facilitating other emergencies making it inadvisable, illegal, or impossible to provide the facilities or to hold the meeting, each prepaid attendee will receive a copy of related handouts and any other materials that would have been distributed. Fixed expenses will be paid from the pre-registration funds. Remaining funds will be refunded to pre-registrants. MHEF is not responsible for any other costs incurred by pre-registrants in connection with the Intensive Training.

The views and opinions expressed by presenters are their own and do not necessarily represent those of MHEF.

MHEF disclaims any responsibility for the use and application of information presented at this training.

CANCELLATION POLICY

All cancellations must be received in writing prior to the first class session, and are subject to a $50 administrative fee per transaction. Cancellation requests can be submitted to support@erickson-foundation.org. Full refunds, less the $50 administrative service charge will be made if the request is received 2 weeks prior to the first day of each class. No refunds will be issued after the course begins.

CONTACT

Please contact support@erickson-foundation.org for inquiries.

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