Online Continuing Education

Expand your psychotherapy knowledge base with the Erickson Foundation online


Learn and develop new therapeutic techniques at your own pace,
easily, online in three simple steps.

1. Select and order a video from our archive.

2. Purchase the online continuing education credit add-on either during checkout, or add it on afterwards.

3. Watch the video, take a quiz, complete the evaluation, and get your certificate of completion instantly.

Featured Program

Couples Conference 2020

A sampler of the 2020 Couples Conference was streamed for professionals who had originally registered for the Couples Conference and is now available to all of our customers. The abbreviated program consists of dialogues with eight experts and was recorded. Included are common topics encountered by couples therapists: Infidelity, communication breakdowns, sexuality, gender, acting out, and transgender issues. This video includes Q&A from participants.

This video features eight unique approaches to couples therapy, featuring Ellyn Bader, Joseph Winn, Terry Real, Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt, Martha Kauppi, Stan Tatkin, William Doherty and Shawn Giammattei.

This is an excerpt from the Milton H. Erickson's Couples Conference 2020 featuring Terry Real.

Relational Life Therapy occurs in three phases - waking up the client, moving the problem back and locating the family of origin for the issue, and teaching the client the skills to cope with their situation. The combination of all three of these aspects - loving confrontation, the inner child trauma work, and finally the skill building - makes profound change in couples therapy happen quickly.

Learn more about this model, as well as a variety of other approaches to successfully approach couples therapy by ordering the full 4 hour Couples Conference 2020 event.

Highlighted Online CE Sessions

The Clinical Application of Mindfulness and Compassion

Jack Kornfield, PhD

This demonstration combines Buddhist psychology, and Eastern approaches of Mindfulness and compassion with Western clinical tools.

The Structure of Generative Change in Psychotherapy

Stephen Gilligan, PhD

This live demonstration will show the 6-step model for generative change: (1) opening a creative space, (2) setting a positive intention, (3) developing a creative state, (4) taking action steps, (5) transforming obstacles, and (6) homework and self-practices.

Symbolic Hypnotherapy

Milton Erickson, MD / Jeffrey Zeig, PhD

This video features hypnotherapy conducted by Erickson, with the same subject, on two consecutive days. Erickson demonstrates how symbols may be used as metaphoric forms of communication to foster new understandings. Zeig discusses Erickson’s technique.

Learning Tracks


Treating Trauma Briefly and Respectfully

Bill O'Hanlon, MS, LMFT

This live demonstration will illustrate how to briefly connect with a client who has been suffering from some aftereffect from trauma and to help the client resolve some of that post-traumatic suffering.

If Trauma Changes the Brain What is Necessary for Effective Treatment

Bessel van der Kolk, MD

This workshop will show how trauma affects the developing mind and brain, and teach how trauma affects self-awareness and self-regulation. We will focus on the fundamental difference between trauma desensitization vs. integration and growth, and look at the difference between disrupted attachment and traumatic stress.

In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness

Peter Levine, PhD

Traditionally, therapies have attempted to change perceptions of the world by means of reason and insight, with conditioning and behavior modification, or with drugs and medications. The trauma response is a set of defensive bodily reactions that people initially mobilize in order to protect themselves, both from threat, and then later, against feeling the crushing totality of their horror, helplessness and pain.

Energy Psychology: A Brief Therapy to Treat Trauma

Robert Schwarz, PsyD

Energy Psychology (EP) is a family of focused and brief approaches to releasing stuck energy in the mindbody system that usually is the result of unresolved small “t” or big “T” trauma. This workshop presents an elegant integration of Interpersonal neurobiology, polyvagal theory and memory reconsolidation that underlies energy psychology approaches to trauma treatment.

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive vs Experiential Emphases

Stephen Gilligan, PhD and Donald Meichenbaum, PhD

This exchange will focus on the classic question of whether good therapy should focus more on cognitive or experiential changes. The merits of each, and the possibility of a “both/and” partnership, are considered.

New Breakthroughs in Cognitive Therapy: Applications to the Severely Mentally Ill

Aaron Beck, MD and Judith Beck, PhD

According to a recent survey, Cognitive Therapy is now the leading form of psychotherapy throughout the world. Its application to the numerous psychological disorders, as well as medical problems, has been well documented. In recent years, Cognitive Therapy has been successfully applied to the most intractable and chronic disorders, such as severe mental illness.

Evolution of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Donald Meichenbaum, PhD

This exchange will focus on the classic question of whether good therapy should focus more on cognitive or experiential changes. The merits of each, and the possibility of a “both/and” partnership, are considered.


Going off the Deep End: Rediscovering our Magical Roots in Healing and Psychotherapy

Scott Miller, PhD

It’s time for Western therapists to rediscover their magickal roots. This demonstration will identify and show possibilities for healing far beyond what the current and popular schools of thought defining psychotherapy would ever allow.

Using Stories to Create Change in Psychotherapy

Bill O'Hanlon, MS and Cloe Madanes, LIC, HDL

Bill O'Hanlon will demonstrate the gentle power of using stories to create change in therapy through two clinical demonstrations. Come witness the fun and evocative way stories can invite people into change.

In-Depth Thinking on the Role of Psychotherapy Today

Esther Perel, MA, LMFT

Esther Perel invites the listener into the raw intimate space of real anonymous couples who are participating in unscripted counseling sessions. In opening the closed doors of psychotherapy, she stands to redefine not only the boundaries of therapy, but also the communal nature of healing.

All Online CE Products

Evolution of Psychotherapy

Couples Conference

Brief Therapy Conference

Classic Videos


Home Study and Online CE Credit

The Erickson Foundation offers online CE / homestudy credit for many select recordings from our archives. CE credits cost $10 per credit, in addition to the base cost of the recording. 1 credit is equivalent to 1 hour of content activity. Psychologists, psychotherapists, MFTs, counselors and other mental health professionals with any level of experience will benefit from our videos, lectures, demonstrations and tests.

Accreditation / CE Approval

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor online continuing education for psychologists.

Purchasing CE Credits

When you select a video that has CE credits offered, a pop-up window will prompt you purchase the CE credit option. You can add that to your order at that time by confirming the Add to Cart option.

You may also purchase the video as a stand-alone product, and then opt into purchasing the CE credit at a later time. Simply find to the session in your purchase history. From there, just select the "Purchase Credit" option.

Complete the Tests

Each of our videos have progress tracking available. Once you have completed at least 90% of the sesison, you will be able to take the online quiz. The quiz will have a variety of questions related to the session content. You must complete these tests with a score of 90% or higher. You may retake the tests a limited number of times for no extra charge.

Once the session has been viewed, and the quiz has been successfully completed, you will fill out an evaluation on your experience, and then be given the option to download, print, or email your certificate of completion.


Select workshops, keynotes, clinical demontrations and topical panels from the Evolution of Psychotherapy, the Couples Conference, and the Brief Therapy Conference in a variety of subjects and disciplines are available. We also have some classic videos with CE options available. Not every session is available for CE credit. Credit availability will be conspicuously displayed with the product.

CE credit is only available for streaming products - CE credit is not available for downloadable products.

All of our Online CE content can only be accessed through the Erickson Foundation store portal. You must be logged in to view this content and complete the CE requirements. You can log in to your account by clicking here.


The Erickson Foundation will provide a 100% refund if you are dissatisfied with any of our CE products. A request for refund must be made:

1. within 30 days of the purchase of the CE credit, and
2. prior to completing the CE quiz.

Refunds are not available once you have completed a CE quiz, whether or not you passed.

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