Chapter 16

Task Assignments: Logical and Otherwise

Carol H. Lankton

Carol H. Lankton, M.A. (University of West Florida), maintains a private practice in Gulf Breeze, Florida, and is a renowned international trainer of Ericksonian psychotherapy and family therapy. She has been Invited Faculty Member to four Congresses and/or Seminars on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy organized by the Erickson Foundation. She is coauthor of The Answer Within: A Clinical Framework of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Enchantment and Intervention in Family Therapy.

Erickson was well known for a variety of novel interventions. Among these were unusual assignments that ranged from methodical skill-building activities to elaborate symptom prescriptions ...

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