Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, having studied intermittently with Dr. Erickson for more than six years. He edited, co-edited, authored, or coauthored more than 20 books that appear in twelve foreign languages. His current area of interest is extracting implicit codes of influence from various arts, including movies, music, painting, poetry and fiction that can be used to empower professional practice and everyday communication.

Jeffrey K. ZeigDr. Zeig is the architect of The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conferences, considered the most important conferences in the history of psychotherapy. He organizes the Brief Therapy Conferences, the Couples Conferences, and the International Congresses on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. Dr. Zeig is on the Editorial Board of numerous journals; is a 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.

A psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Zeig conducts workshops internationally (more than 40 countries). Specialty topics include experiential psychotherapy, hypnosis and brief therapy with various clinical problems. Dr. Zeig speaks at major universities and teaching hospitals including The Mayo Clinic, Menninger’s and MD Anderson. He is president of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc., publishers in the behavioral sciences and the Erickson Foundation Press.

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Advanced Techniques of Therapy
August 12-16, 2013

What are the characteristics of an advanced therapist? There was an artistry to the work of Milton Erickson, Virginian Satir, and Carl Whitaker. Therapists of all persuasions can learn to advance their artistry.

Advanced Techniques of Psychotherapy I: Emotional Impact
Psychotherapy is a situation of impact. Artists, including directors, writers, painters, composers, choreographers and poets have explored using communication for emotional impact. We will study methods from these disciplines that can be applied in any school of psychotherapy to improve outcomes at moments in which it is desirable to have emotional impact.

Advanced Techniques of Psychotherapy II: Attunement
Attunement can be considered the deepest level of rapport, a foundation of empathy. We will learn how to attune to affect, behavior, cognition, attitude, perception, and relationship patterns – even how to attune to the preconscious associations that drive behavior. A precursor to every intervention, attunement will be described from the perspective of hypnosis, psychotherapy, and social psychology. Clinical applications will be demonstrated and discussed. Includes small-group practice exercises.

Advanced Techniques of Psychotherapy II: Creating Impact using Nonverbal and Paraverbal methods
Communication is composed of nonverbal, paraverbal, and contextual channels; the words only convey part of the message. We will study the effective use of prosody, proximity, gesture, expression and context, and how those aspects can be woven into the process of therapeutic communication to create dramatic moments that empower effective clinical outcomes. Using nonverbal behavior was championed by Milton Erickson, MD. We will promote and advance his contributions to effective practice. Lecture,demonstration, small group practice.

Advanced Techniques of Psychotherapy IV: Resilience, an experiential approach
Those who seek counseling often seem to suffer a lack of resilience. Traumatized clients have lost ability to access their resilient foundation. Explaining the need for resilience is not enough; clinicians need proper tools to help. Resilience can be accessed through experiential methods, not didactic information. Through lecture, demonstration, and practice groups, we will realize methods to promote resilient vitality.

Advanced Techniques of Psychotherapy V: Therapist Sculpting: Appealing to the Eyes
Therapists and coaches can increase effectiveness by learning how to strategically use visual methods. Generative change can be facilitated by appealing to the client's eyes. A full 50% of brain functioning is dedicated to visual processing. The impact of verbal concepts should be enhanced visually. We will explore a new, dramatic, experiential method that can be used for assessment and treatment. For coaches and health care practitioners of all persuasions and levels of experience. Lecture, demonstration, and small group practice.

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