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Forum: Cognitive Therapy November 22nd, 2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 26,612
Posted By John Simon
Re: CBT, religious faith, current events....

Janet,

How are things going with this client?

John
Forum: Gestalt Therapy November 19th, 2006, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 23,507
Posted By John Simon
Re: How to Make Contact?

Does anyone know what happened to the moderator Brian o'Neill?

John
Forum: Cognitive Therapy November 5th, 2006, 01:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 18,858
Posted By John Simon
Re: CBT with Borderline Personality Disorder

What an interesting discussion!

Actually, from my understanding after reading Wampold's book where they did meta analysis of the research, diagnosis has little to do with favorable outcomes. There...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy November 2nd, 2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 18,858
Posted By John Simon
Re: CBT with Borderline Personality Disorder

It is clear that this changing perspective happens all of the time because all of the most through research shows that all types of therapy are equal in terms of client outcomes (Read Bruce Wampold's...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy September 29th, 2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,134
Posted By John Simon
Re: Labelling and Probabilities

I might suggest a couple of things. First, do you believe that you have really built up an alliance with this client so that he might be open to your discussion? Having these discussions too early in...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy September 29th, 2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 26,612
Posted By John Simon
Re: CBT, religious faith, current events....

Janet,

You may want to read "The Answer Within" by Steve Lankton. It is a book about the legacy of Milton Erickson. He discusses at length about the concept of Utilization. Utilization is at its...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy September 25th, 2006, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 26,612
Posted By John Simon
Re: CBT, religious faith, current events....

Janet,

I think that I have done a bad job of explaining my position and I hope it did not come across as atttacking you. It seems that you have done a great job with a difficult client. I know...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy September 25th, 2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 26,612
Posted By John Simon
Re: CBT, religious faith, current events....

If you don't mind, I am going to throw out a couple more things. First, I wonder what will happen when you join him where he is as though his beliefs were truth. Let me give you an example. I...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy September 20th, 2006, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 26,612
Posted By John Simon
Re: CBT, religious faith, current events....

Janet,

I believe that you may have hit upon a major revelation regarding this client’s suffering and his ability to use it in a creative fashion. Maybe instead of focusing on the negative...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy September 9th, 2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,804
Posted By John Simon
Was Erickson an Animal Lover?

Mr. Lankton,

I have noticed that many of the metaphors that are considered to be Ericksonian involve animals in the context of fairy tales. I am sure that children love these types of stories as...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy August 19th, 2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,411
Posted By John Simon
Re: OCD and CBT

I won't reply specifically to your case since we can not do case consultation via the Internet. However, I would say in general in cases like this I have suggested a couple of things that may or may...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy July 15th, 2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 23,507
Posted By John Simon
Re: How to Make Contact?

Is this a moderatorless forum?

John
Forum: Gestalt Therapy July 5th, 2006, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 23,507
Posted By John Simon
How to Make Contact?

I studied Gestalt in grad school like many of you but would like to delve a little deeper. Could someone suggest a reading list that would track the changes that have occurred in Gestalt over the...
Forum: General Discussion July 4th, 2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,201
Posted By John Simon
Re: Help a lost grad student: Other career paths for mental health professionals?

I have friends with Psychology backgrounds who work in human resources, corporate coaching, work/life balance for corporate employees, outplacement specialists, sales, and recruiters.

John
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy July 1st, 2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,291
Posted By John Simon
Family Therapy Training

Mr. Lankton,

It appears that some modalities of therapy dove tail with Ericksonian therapy more easily than others. I know that at least some Ericksonian practioners have combined Gestalt...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy June 21st, 2006, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,244
Posted By John Simon
Re: Can hypnosis lead me to having a gambling problem?

Mr. Lankton,

I knew you would say that and I did not even go to the training yet. I did not want to put the name of the institute on the board because I did not want to embarrass anyone.

The...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy June 20th, 2006, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,244
Posted By John Simon
Can hypnosis lead me to having a gambling problem?

Mr. Lankton,

I noticed that one of the institutes has a training coming up where they claim that a person can use hypnosis to see the future and know private information about other people. This...
Forum: General Discussion March 6th, 2006, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,790
Posted By John Simon
Re: There's a prevalent delusion among..

...Yeah and doctors used to use leaches so do you dislike medical professionals also? If attacking the psychology profession helps you, go ahead and continue because it is an interesting argument.
...
Forum: Law, Ethics, and Psychotherapy March 5th, 2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 51,988
Posted By John Simon
Re: What exactly is Christian Counseling

I mostly agree with what you are saying. However, you might not be judgmental but you also might not ask how a client's decision meshes with their religious beliefs. Even if you did ask, they might...
Forum: Law, Ethics, and Psychotherapy March 5th, 2006, 03:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 51,988
Posted By John Simon
Re: What exactly is Christian Counseling

In this situation, it might be easy to fail to recognize the concept of a counselor practicing bad therapy rather than a counselor practicing Christian counseling since you are not familiar with...
Forum: General Discussion March 4th, 2006, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,790
Posted By John Simon
Re: There's a prevalent delusion among..

...so find a therapist who believes as you do that nothing is gained from historical accounts of your problems. You should have a wealth of resources as many therapists today are forward looking...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy February 17th, 2006, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,480
Posted By John Simon
Re: The Castor Oil Difference

Mr. Lankton,

Thanks for your thorough and detailed explanation! I look forward to hearing the story you would have used with this family sometime in the future.

John
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy February 14th, 2006, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,480
Posted By John Simon
The Castor Oil Difference

Mr. Lankton,

I have noticed that so many of the different individuals who met Erickson seem to have taken away with them a multitude of dimensions of Erickson's personality. For instance, some say...
Forum: EMDR February 8th, 2006, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,069
Posted By John Simon
Re: Helpful for those who find no relief in CBT?

You could try hypnosis. It will allow you to experience the thoughts and feelings you had long ago while continually co-creating them so that they are more useful for you (age regression).

John
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy January 13th, 2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,711
Posted By John Simon
Re: Ericksonian oriented book recommendations for treating sexual abuse

I know that Yvonne Dolan has written some books on the subject of sexual abuse. However, I am not sure if she would really be called Ericksonian as she did not study with Erickson directly as far as...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy December 28th, 2005, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,630
Posted By John Simon
Repressed Memories

Mr. Lankton,

I recently went to a training by a person who said he was trained in Ericksonian therapy at the Erickson Foundation. The training was unrelated to anything about hypnosis and...
Forum: Organizational Development November 17th, 2005, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 21,978
Posted By John Simon
Re: Hello

Hello! Hello! Hello!
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy November 9th, 2005, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,437
Posted By John Simon
Re: Regarding Induction

Mr Lankton,

As you state, from the Ericksonian view hypnosis does not implant, make, or do anything to anyone. Others view hypnosis in a more conventional way where the hypnotist has the control...
Forum: Organizational Development August 5th, 2005, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 21,978
Posted By John Simon
Re: Hello

hello! Hello!
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy June 15th, 2005, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,179
Posted By John Simon
Re: Therapy as Craft

Mr. Lankton,

I think the conversation has gone full circle as I started this link with the topic of asking you about your uncanny ability to notice small details. I will take as my learning that...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy June 12th, 2005, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,179
Posted By John Simon
Re: Therapy as Craft

Mr. Lankton,

Sorry about the number of questions - my version of a metaphorical brain dump. My examples were only hypothetical and meant to provide a concrete example related to my questions....
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy May 21st, 2005, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,179
Posted By John Simon
Re: Therapy as Craft

Mr. Lankton,

Are there any videos or even audio tapes that you would recommend regarding how to set up a metaphor? By set up I mean how to introduce it and how to follow up after telling the...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy April 24th, 2005, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,179
Posted By John Simon
Re: Therapy as Craft

Mr. Lankton,

The main thing that I have been trying to do when working with clients is to "chunk big" by following a few key principles rather than trying to dissect the client while in the room....
Forum: Organizational Development April 1st, 2005, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 21,978
Posted By John Simon
Hello

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy March 31st, 2005, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,225
Posted By John Simon
Re: Stephen Lankton, new AJCH Editor

Congratulations Steve!
Forum: Classical Adlerian Psychotherapy March 10th, 2005, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,947
Posted By John Simon
Re: adlerian-sft?

I am confused by the "blows around smoke versus puts out the fire" comment. A number of good research studies have shown that theoretical orientation contributes only about 15% to therapeutic...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy January 12th, 2005, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,179
Posted By John Simon
Therapy as Craft

Mr. Lankton,

I recently began reading your book, Enchantment and Intervention in Family Therapy, and I must admit that the level of detail and distinction that you use during therapy is quite...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy January 12th, 2005, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,341
Posted By John Simon
Re: Question Regarding Practical Magic

Mr Lankton,

Thanks for your input! When I read new material, I try to maximize my learning by trying to relate it to past clients that I have seen or situations that I have encountered. In this...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy November 16th, 2004, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,341
Posted By John Simon
Question Regarding Practical Magic

Mr. Lankton,

I hope that it is alright to ask ask you questions about NLP on this board given that some parts of NLP do not relate to Erickson's work.

In any case, I had a couple of questions...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy October 6th, 2004, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,315
Posted By John Simon
Re: Congratulations, Stephen Lankton...

Mr Lankton,

I think that in trying to be clever, my joke did not have its intended effect. I was trying to slyly mock many of the current NLP guys, but not the original players like Grinder, that...
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