Applying Hypnosis in the Treatment of Depression: An Emphasis on Skills, Not Pills - with Michael Yapko
About Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D.
Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist residing near San Diego, California. He is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in clinical hypnosis and outcome-focused psychotherapy, especially in the experiential and active treatment of depression. He has been invited to present his innovative ideas and methods to colleagues in more than 30 countries across six continents, and all over the United States. He has been a frequent and popular presenter in Australia, a favorite destination, having traveled to teach there an extraordinary 75 times over the last 35 years.
Dr. Yapko is the author of 16 books including his newest book, Process-Oriented Hypnosis, the classic text Trancework: An Introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis (5th ed.), Depression is Contagious and Breaking the Patterns of Depression. More information about Dr. Yapko’s work is available on his website: www.yapko.com.
Dr. Yapko is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Div. 30), a member of the International Society of Hypnosis, and a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is a recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the International Society of Hypnosis, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, and the American Psychological Association (Division 30). He is also a five-time recipient of The Arthur Shapiro Award for The Best Book on Hypnosis (2002, 2007, 2011, 2018, 2021) from the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.
On the personal side, Dr. Yapko is happily married to his wife, Diane, a pediatric speech-language pathologist. Together, they enjoy hiking in the Great Outdoors in their spare time.