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