Ordeal Therapy

Unusual ways to change behavior

By: Jay Haley


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Size210mm x 137mm
PublishedSeptember 2010

In this classic book Jay Haley explains how and why the use of ordeals work in therapy. He provides an account of the theoretical basis of ordeal therapy, showing how it builds on the work of Milton H. Erickson.

Problems discussed include psychosomatic symptoms, uncontrollable and violent children, separation and divorce, anxiety, incontinence, sexual frustration, alcoholism, speech blocks, and depression.

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Jay Haley

Jay Haley studied with Dr. Erickson for 17 years. He was a major editor of Erickson's works and authored many books about him. Mr. Haley was a professor at Stanford University, Howard University, the University of Maryland, and California School of Professional Psychology.


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