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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. Featuring: Brent B. Geary, PhD, Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD, Stephen Lankton, MSW, DAHB, and Lilian Borges, MA, LPC.

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 30.0 hours of continuing education credit. Please contact registration@erickson-foundation.org for inquiries.




Fundamental Training:
Intermediate Training:
Advanced Training:
No prior knowledge or experience in Ericksonian approaches is needed for this level. Primary emphasis is upon elicitation of therapeutic trances, and ways to utilize these states in focused treatment. You will be able to begin to integrate hypnosis into your practice at the conclusion of the Fundamental Training. Delve into hypnotic applications for specific clinical issues (from anxiety to the severely disturbed), and strategic utilization of the hypnotic phenomena. The program builds upon experiences of Week One, allowing you to enhance perceptual and generative skills for client monitoring and feedback, indirection, and other essential change processes. Advanced intensives focus on the process of Ericksonian therapy, and the resources of the therapist. Exercises, supervision, and advanced instruction allow you to enhance your acumen as an agent of change.

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation invites you to attend a four-day supervision workshop to enhance skills and promote both personal and professional growth. This program is held at the actual Erickson Home, recently purchased by the Foundation to preserve this historic site. The Master Class is open to licensed, experienced mental health professionals.


Based on expert modeling and direct feedback of attendee’s clinical work, this intensive workshop is intimate and limited to twelve attendees. Each attendee will assume four roles: two as patient; one as supervisor; and one as therapist with a peer. Each participant will get an experience as a demonstration patient with Dr. Zeig; will rotate into the role of therapist for another attendee; be a patient with a personal issue you would like to work on (not a case); and work as a supervisor of the peer-therapy dyad. The instructors supervise each trio.


The environment is intimate and supportive. The learning experience is rich and fertile. Although focused on Erickson-derived approaches, this program is an opportunity to advance clinical skills no matter what your professional orientation. The Master Class is an exceptional opportunity for therapist growth and development. Please contact registration@erickson-foundation.org for inquiries.




  • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation designates this educational activity for a maximum of 30.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Milton H. Foundation maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
  • B.R.N. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 9376 for 30.0 contact hours.
  • 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.

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


All cancellations must be received in writing and are subject to a $50 administrative fee per transaction. Full refunds, less the $50 administrative service charge will be made if the request is postmarked 30 days prior to the first day of each class. No refunds will be issued after that date.


The Milton H. Erickson Foundation is 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 ensuring balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational activities.


All faculty members participating in a sponsored activity, and those who review and therefore are in control of content, are requested to disclose any relevant financial relationship prior to the CME activity, including but not limited to specific commercial interests, financial remuneration received by faculty member or spouse, and what role or activity was performed for this remuneration. If a conflict of interest exists as a result of a financial relationship it will be resolved prior to the activity. A faculty member will not be allowed to present if the conflict is not or cannot be resolved.


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.


Reserve your room at the Embassy Suites Hotel under our group’s discounted rate!
Summer 2017 Intensives Fall 2017 Intensives

*If calling to make reservations please use the following discount codes:
ME2 for Summer reservations    ME3 for Fall reservations


The foundation provides water and coffee for everyone each day of the Intensive training sessions. The meeting room has a freezer/refrigerator and two microwaves that all attendees can use, but lunch will not be provided by the foundation. There are only a few restaurants that are within walking distance of the foundation, so below is a map of nearby restaurants and grocery stores to look over before the training starts. You may bring your own lunch each day if you choose, you can have food delivered, if you have a car you can drive to get food during the lunch break, or you can arrange for the hotel shuttle to give you a ride.