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.