Brief Therapy Conference 2018

Brief Therapy Conference

Anxiety, Depression and Trauma: Advances in Treatment

The Conference is an opportunity for leaders in the field to present and interact, by discussing their individual approaches, and the progress of psychotherapy in general. Presenting at this conference are experts—each of whom has made seminal contributions to the field of psychotherapy.

What is brief therapy?

Brief therapy is intended to be a quick and helpful series of therapy sessions intended to help a therapist guide a patient from a problem to a resolution. This time-sensitive approach to treatment is designed to be a cost-effective method that yields long-term benefits in addition to immediate gains. Its focus is optimized to make the most of each session, with the belief that change can occur in the moment. Learn more about brief therapy…

Register now for the best rate!

Day Tickets from $199

Bundle the Main Conference –
Thursday through Sunday for $499

See everything – 6 full days of brief therapy for $897
40 CE credits total

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Who will be presenting at the Conference?

Top names like Bessel van der Kolk, Michele Weiner-Davis, Frank Sulloway, David Burns, Bill O’Hanlon, and over 50 leaders in the field of psychotherapy will be joining Jeffrey Zeig to discuss in-depth concepts of brief therapy. See the speakers…

What’s the Conference about?

This year’s Brief Therapy Conference focuses on the three main areas you’ve asked us to emphasize: treating anxiety, depression and trauma. And we’ve selected an outstanding faculty to share new strategies, creative approaches and fresh perspectives through 5 keynotes, 16 speeches, 20+ workshops, 30+ short courses, and 30+ discussion panels — from which you can earn up to 40 CEs.

Pre-Conference Sessions

In addition to the main conference schedule, there will be a pre-conference triple-header this year.


  • Safe Practice: Liability Protection and Risk Management (Law and Ethics)
    • with Steven Frankel,
  • Fundamentals of Ericksonian Approaches in Clinical Hypnosis
    • with Brent Geary,
  • Embedding Multiculturalism, Diversity, and Social Justice Principles into Psychotherapy Practice
    • with Patricia Arredondo

Add the Pre-Conference for $199

Post-Conference Session

And a very special post-conference program, too.

Post Conference

  • Master Class in Hypnotic Psychotherapy
    • with Jeffrey Zeig and Michael Yapko

Bundle the Post-Conference with the Main Conference (4 full days) for $698

Who is eligible to attend?

The Brief Therapy Conference 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 2018.

Earn up to 40 Continuing Education credits.

Who is the Erickson Foundation?

The Brief Therapy Conference is organized by The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc., 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 landmark Evolution of Psychotherapy Conferences in 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017, attracting more than 8,000 professionals from around the world at each conference. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, physical challenge, gender or sexual orientation.