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David Gordon - Phoenix - Therapeutic Patterns of Milton H. Erickson

David Gordon - Phoenix - Therapeutic Patterns of Milton H. Erickson

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MILTON H. ERICKSON, M.D. (1901-1980) was
recognized as the world's foremost authori-ty on the induction and utilization of trance states,as well as being the master of brief therapy. Hepioneered "naturalistic" induction techniques, hyp-notic utilization, metaphorical and sub-consciouscommunication, and the use of behavioral tasks inorder to effect change. In his various capacities as apracticing psychologist and psychiatrist, professorand lecturer, founding president of the AmericanSociety of Clinical Hypnosis, founder and editor o
American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis,
and author of over one hundred books, articles andpapers, Milton Erickson demonstrated again andagain an uncanny recognition of, and respect for, thepatterns that make each person who they are.
"I had the privilege of readingDavid Gordon and MaribeihMeyers-Anderson's book,
in manuscript.I was well impressed with theirunderstandings of Milton's ac-count of the processes of changein therapeutic intervention, andfound it a unique and mostinteresting analysis of Milton'smethods of psychotherapy."ELIZABETH ERICKSON
DAVID GORDON and MARIBETHMEYERS-ANDERSON are internationallyknown trainers in Neuro-Linguistic Pro-gramming, and as such have used theirskills as modelers of human communica-tion to help develop effective and learn-able tools within the areas of individualand family psychotherapy, metaphor,sales, education, and child rearing. Thepresent volume represents the culmina-tion of certain aspects of their ten yearsof studying and teaching the work of Milton Erickson, including personal studywith Dr. Erickson in 1978 and '79. Inaddition to their work conducting Neuro-Linguistic Programming, hypnosis, andmetaphor training seminars throughoutthe United States, David is the author of 
Therapeutic Metaphors: HelpingOthers Through the Looking-Glass
(Meta Publications, 1978), and MaribethMeyers-Anderson is in private practice inthe San Francisco bay area.COVER: MILTON ERICKSON, 1979photograph by David GordonCover Design by Helen Cole

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