is essentially a collaborative relationship designed exclusively to meet
the needs of the client. In this regard, therapy is a fiduciary
relationship in which the therapist uses his or her knowledge and skill
to act in the best interest of the client.
Dramatic improvement occurs after discovering previously unrecognized
individual capabilities and situational options.
is internationally recognized for his work in Ericksonian hypnosis
and short-term therapy. He devotes most of his time to a private practice
in Scottsdale, AZ,
while also writing and teaching to professional audiences around the globe.
Dr. Short is a member
of the faculty at
Southwest Naturopathic College of Medicine
affiliated with various training programs abroad. His
training is diverse, having graduated with a Masters in Counseling from the University of North Texas
in 1993, a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from
the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; followed by an internship at an APA accredited program in Houston Texas.
Short’s many years of interest, research and analysis of the work of
Milton H. Erickson, M.D., complemented by his tenure as
Associate Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation and five years as
Editor of the of the Milton
H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter make him a serious scholar on the
subject of Erickson’s work. Dr.
Short has served as faculty for conferences hosting therapists from around
the world, has published numerous professional papers on the topic of
brief therapy. Dr. Short has coauthored with Roxanne Klein, Ph.D.,
and Betty Alice Erickson, M.S., Hope and
Resiliency, which has been translated into Spanish, French,
German, Italian, Japanese, and Russian languages.
Short's areas of special interest include growth-oriented brief
therapy, the clinical applications of hypnosis to chronic or change
resistant problems, and counseling for other health care providers.