Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D.

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 313 pages
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Milton H. Erickson, M.D. is generally acknowledged to have been the world's leading practitioner of medical hypnosis. His "strategic therapy," using hypnotic techniques with or without actually inducing trance, allows him to get directly to the core of a problem and prescribe a course of action that can lead to rapid recovery. This book provides a comprehensive look at Dr. Erickson's theories in practice, through a series of case studies covering the kinds of problems that are likely to occur at various stages of the human life cycle. The results Dr. Erickson achieves sometimes seem to border on the miraculous, but they are brought about by a finely honed technique used by a wise, intuitive, highly trained psychiatrist-hypnotist whose work is recognized as a major contribution to the field.
  

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Review: Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, MD

User Review  - Joshua - Goodreads

This is a pretty interesting book for anyone who is intrigued with Milton Erickson or hypnosis. I learnt a lot about hypnosis reading it. And quite frankly, most of Erickson's case studies are just ... Read full review

Review: Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, MD

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Fascinating technique Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
9
STRATEGIC THERAPY
17
THE FAMILY LIFE CYCLE
41
CHANGING THE YOUNG ADULT
65
CHARACTER REVISION OF THE YOUNG ADULT
111
MARRIAGE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
149
CHILDBIRTH AND DEALING WITH THE YOUNG
183
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY DILEMMAS
223
WEANING PARENTS FROM CHILDREN
265
THE PAIN OF OLD AGE
297
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Jay founded the Family Therapy Institute in Washington D.C.

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