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Milton Erickson

Milton H. Erickson (1901 - 1980) was a psychiatrist regarded by many as the foremost practitioner of medical hypnosis in his time. He was founding president of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis[?], as well as a fellow of several APAs: The American Psychiatric Association, The American Psychological Association, and The American Psychopathological Association[?]. He was noted for his often unconventional approach to psychotherapy, such as described in the book Uncommon Therapy by Jay Haley[?]; for his extensive use of therapeutic metaphor and story as well as hypnosis; and for coining the term Brief Therapy for his approach of addressing therapeutic changes in relatively few sessions, often as few as a single session.

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  • The Erickson Foundation (http://www.erickson-foundation.org) is part of an international organization that carries on his work and promotes the Erickson approach to therapy.

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