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2017 Conference 

68th Annual Workshops & Scientific Program

Hypnosis for the Ages

October 25-29, 2017

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North and the
Chicago School of Professional Psychology (connected via walkway), Chicago, IL

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Conference hashtag: #SCEH2017

Registration to open July 1.


June 13 Update: We have notified all Workshop and Scientific Program presenters by email about submitted proposals.  Presenters, please check  your email for a notification email. Thank you to all who submitted proposals. 

2017 Keynote Speakers


Arreed Barabasz, EdD, PhD, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Topic:  Humor in Psychotherapy


Melanie Brown

Topic and details coming soon


James Gerhart, PhD, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush Medical College

Sean O'Mahony, MB BCh BAO, MS, FAAHPM, Section Director, Palliative Medicine, Rush University Medical Center

Topic: Workforce Resiliency for Palliative Medicine Teams


Amir Raz, PhD, McGill/Chapman University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Topic: On Hypnosis and Science


Pierre Rainville

Topic and details coming soon


David Spiegel, MD, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA

Topic: Tranceformation: Hypnosis in Brain and Body


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