Lesson 1 (from Book 1, Uncommon Therapy : Chapter 1, Preface & Strategic Therapy)
Introduction to the Book
Milton Erickson made major advances in the field of psychiatry. Rather than focusing exclusively upon any one individual Milton Erickson's therapy was part of a more recent development: that of expanding the context of any given problem or symptom to include not only the individual presenting the specific symptom, but also the most prominent family members or those with whom the person spends the bulk of his or her time. Today's lesson introduces the class to the book, its author, and its subject.
1) Lecture: Introduce the book to the class. Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Erickson (1901-1980) was an American psychiatrist specializing in medical hypnosis and family therapy and was the founding president of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis.
2) Group Activity: Assign the class into several small groups of 3-4 each. Groups should work...
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