Milton H. Erickson


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by Jeffrey K Zeig & W. Michael MunionMILTON H. ERICKSON provides a unique insight into the life and experiences of this influential figure, and a clear account of his specific contributions to psychotherapy, both theoretical and practical. Erickson was the dominant force in legitimizing the use of clinical hypnosis. Through his research and practice he developed a scientific understanding of hypnotic phenomena and devised many novel clinical applications.

He took the view that psychotherapy should be formulated to meet the uniqueness of the individual’s strengths and needs, rather than tailoring the person to fit a particular theoretical approach. His directive and strategic interventions contributed substantially to the development of brief therapy approaches such as strategic therapy, solution-focused therapy, and the interactional approach. This accessible book will give anyone with an interest in the field a valuable overview of Erickson’s life, work and continuing influence upon psychotherapy and counseling today.

Jeffrey Zeig, PhD, is the Founder and Director of Milton H. Erickson Foundation. Dr Zeig is the architect of The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, the Brief Therapy Conference, the Couples Conference, and the International Congresses on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and 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 (40 countries). He has edited, co-edited, authored or co-authored more than 20 books on psychotherapy that appear in 12 foreign languages.

Michael Munion, MA, LPC, is Chief Clinical Officer for Mountain Health and Wellness which provides integrated primary and behavioral healthcare. He has been a practicing psychotherapist in Arizona since 1979, and affiliated with the Erickson Foundation since 1980. Michael is also adjunct faculty at Ottawa University in the Masters in Professional Counseling program. This book was originally published by SAGE Publications as part of their Key Figures in Counseling and Psychotherapy Series, Windy Dryden, Series Editor.


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