Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe Erickson's technique of "encouraging resistance" and give examples where this technique is used in case studies from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss how "amnesia and the control of information" works. How is this technique controversial? In what examples does Erickson use it?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Erickson's technique of "providing a worse alternative" and give examples where this technique is used in case studies from the text.

Essay Topic 4

Discuss Erickson's methods of family therapy. How does his approach differ from the standard sessions of therapists in the 19th century?

Essay Topic 5

Why does Erickson use the technique of avoiding self-exploration? In what way does this make his methods unique to other talk-therapists?

Essay Topic 6

Describe Erickson's technique of "causing change by communicating in metaphor" and give examples where this technique is used in case studies from the text.

Essay Topic 7

Describe the "trance state" which...

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