The 13th International Erickson Congress will be held December 12-15th, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Milton H. Erickson moved to Phoenix, Arizona with his family in 1948. He called it home for the remaining 30 years of his life. Since 1980, the Milton H. Erickson Foundation has presented International Congresses with the goal of providing an exceptional learning experience in a dynamic environment. Each Congress presents an international faculty of presenters who share state-of-the-art methods, help therapists refine and enhance clinical skills, and explain the nuances of Ericksonian techniques and how to integrate them into modern therapy. The International Congress takes place at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona—the premier downtown hotel featuring sophisticated urban accommodations and award-winning dining.

Eligibility: The International Erickson Congress is open to professionals in health or mental health-related fields, including physicians, doctoral-level psychologists and dentists who are qualified for membership in, or are members of, their respective professional organizations (eg. AMA, APA, ADA), and to professionals with health-related graduate degrees (eg. MSW, MSN, MA or MS) from accredited institutions. Full-time graduate students in accredited programs leading to such degrees will be accepted if they supply a letter from their department on letterhead stationery, certifying their full-time status as of December 2019.

What you will learn:

Attendees will increase their clinical effectiveness by—

  • Learning state-of-the-art methods in hypnosis and psychotherapy.
  • Refining and enhancing clinical skills in counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Comprehending the nuances of Ericksonian techniques and integrating them into their work.
  • Demonstrating Ericksonian principles of diagnosis, thereby improving observational skills

THE MILTON H. ERICKSON FOUNDATION, INC. is a federal nonprofit corporation, formed to promote and advance the contributions to the health sciences by the late Milton H. Erickson, MD. In addition to organizing congresses, workshops, Brief Therapy and Couples Conferences, the Erickson Foundation also organized six landmark Evolution of Psychotherapy Conferences in 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017, attracting more than 7,000 professionals from around the world at each conference. The next Evolution Conference is scheduled for 2020 in Anaheim, California.

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation does not discriminate on the basis or race, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, physical challenge, gender or sexual orientation.