Jeff Zeig / What Can Chanage Artists Learn From< Filmmakers and Social Psychologists

In this workshop we will explore how some of aspects from other fields can be folded into our brief therapy repertoire. We will look at Milton Erickson, one the founders of brief therapy, through the lens of the filmmaker and social psychologists in order to elucidate his unique clinical approach. We will go on to deconstruct a sense from a movie and then extract principles that can be applied in psychotherapy. We will deconstruct some of Erickson's cases from the perspective of the dramatist. Demonstration and small-group exercises will enhance our ability to incorporate these approaches into our own work. Regardless of professional orientation, everyone will find ways to use the concepts we uncover.