2018 Midyear Introductory and Advanced
Workshops in Clinical

Co-sponsored by SCEH and APA Division 30



April 20-22 2018 (Friday thru Sunday)

Radisson Hotel Albany, Albany, New York

Two Tracks:

Advanced: Power Tools for Anxiety and Affect Regulation: Integration of Hypnosis,

Cognitive-Behavioral and Mindfulness Interventions in Clinical Hypnosis

Introductory/Basic:  Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis

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Who Should Attend

Workshops are designed for Psychologists, Physicians, Social Workers, Counselors, Dentists, Chiropractors, Master’s level Nurses and Clinical Nurse Practitioners, other Master’s level licensed mental health and healthcare professionals, and clinical and experimental researchers in the field of hypnosis.  Workshops are of the highest teaching quality and feature experiential learning so that attendees can put into immediate practice the concepts learned.


Radisson Hotel Albany, Albany, New York
205 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 458-7264


Friday and Saturday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

About the Workshops

Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis (Basic Workshop)

For hundreds of years, hypnosis has been a powerful tool that has allowed medical and psychological providers a means to assist their patients or clients. This course follows established Standards of Training to provide students with a basic background and understanding to begin using hypnosis within the context of their own scope of practice.

In addition to reviewing a brief history of hypnosis, this course will introduce students to the steps to facilitate a hypnotic state along with various types of suggestions for positive therapeutic change. Emphasis will be placed on how to integrate these skills into clinical practice or apply to research models.

This workshop will include live demonstrations, videos, PowerPoint lectures and supervised hands-on practice of hypnotic inductions, deepening techniques, suggestions and re-alerting. Each student will have the opportunity to hypnotize and to be hypnotized in the classroom setting.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Define hypnosis based on current published definitions of hypnosis
2. Identify at least three major figures in the historical development of hypnosis
3. Identify at least three major theories of hypnosis
4. Identify the major myths and misconceptions regarding hypnosis
5. Identify three possible changes associated with hypnosis and memory
6. Discuss specific ethical/legal issues involving hypnotic restoration of memories, disqualification of testimony in court, and the “false memory” syndrome
7. Cite three key points of hypnosis in a non-technical manner in educating a client or patient about hypnosis
8. Summarize two or more important elements in obtaining informed consent regarding the use of hypnosis clinically
9. Identify at least five phenomena associated with hypnosis and how they may be utilized in clinical practice and treatment planning
10. Summarize at least two reasons for removing suggestions and for re-alerting clients; and demonstrate at least one method for re-alerting from hypnosis
11. Define at least six principles of hypnotic induction and suggestion
12. Demonstrate a hypnotic induction and provide a therapeutic suggestion to a volunteer client
13. Participate in at least three separate hypnotic experiences as subject and as facilitator
14. Cite evidence for the long-term stability of hypnotic responsivity and be able to identify the age range when hypnotic responsiveness peaks
15. List the traditional "stages of hypnosis"
16. Describe at least four traditional methods for deepening or intensifying hypnotic involvement
17. Be capable of teaching self-hypnosis to patients/clients
18. Differentiate when one might use a suggestive hypnotic approach and when an insight-oriented or exploratory hypnotic approach might be appropriate.
19. Identify therapist, patient, and context variables that may contribute to resistance
20. Identify the ethical-legal issues and standards for professional conduct in using hypnosis clinically


Power Tools for Anxiety and Affect Regulation: Integration of Hypnosis,

Cognitive-Behavioral and Mindfulness Interventions in Clinical Hypnosis

Mastery and maintenance of affect regulation are often impeded by an individual’s habitual knee-jerk response to frustration, perceived threats, or environmental stressors. This workshop focuses on what affect dysregulation is, how it affects our clients and their relationships, and how it can be controlled through self-regulation tools. In addition, the workshop will have a specific focus on anxiety as a sub-set of affect dysregulation.

With the right tools, therapists can help reactive clients stay calm in stressful situations. With the right tools, clients who stress out can learn to tone down or tune out their stressors.  This workshop offers an affect regulation toolbox of techniques that incorporate hypnosis, cognitive behavioral approaches, and mindfulness. Therapists can dip into this all-purpose toolbox for interventions that can help clients manage their emotions, soften their anxiety, and navigate conflicted relationships with spouses, adult children, and co-workers.

This workshop also introduces the groundbreaking STOP Solution for calming emotional flooding.  The STOP Solution provides a methodical protocol of easy-to-use tools that can be applied when clients experience anxiety or other difficult-to-manage emotions.  The tools based on hypnosis, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral approaches have specific and individualized applicability to the most commonly experienced triggers.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Name the inter-related components of affect dysregulation.
  2. State four causes of affect dysregulation.
  3. Name the four major components of anxiety
  4. Articulate how hypnosis promotes affect regulation
  5. Demonstrate the STOP solution as an integrative model for affect Regulation
  6. Demonstrate and practice four quick interventions that down regulate the nervous system
  7. Video demonstration of a case demonstrating the use of the STOP Solution
  8. Articulate the role of mindfulness in the treatment of anxiety and emotion management techniques
  9. Delineate and demonstrate treatment protocols that integrate ego-state therapy
  10. Delineate and demonstrate a treatment protocol using CBT and hypnosis
  11. Construct- self-talk interventions that counteract negative self-hypnosis
  12. Describe two techniques for tolerating uncertainty
  13. Delineate the sequence of treatment for treatment of anxiety
  14. Demonstrate the application of hypnosis for the treatment of GAD and SAD
  15. Articulate and demonstrate hypnotic protocols for specific phobias and PTSD
  16. Identify two interventions that can help clients tolerate the physiological manifestations of panic disorder
  17. Articulate the effect of emotional dysregulation and anxiety in relationships
  18. Delineate the appeal, attack, and  retreat pattern in relationships
  19. Demonstrate one affect regulation technique for diminishing conflicts in relationships
  20. Demonstrate a treatment protocol to enhance attunement in relationships
  21. Delineate and demonstrate a treatment protocol to heal early relational  wounding
  22. Increasing compliance with at home practice

About our Presenters

Leading our workshops will be experts and leaders in the field who are exceptional presenters. View complete presenter bios.

    Don Moss, PhD    Eric K. Willmarth, PhD   Carolyn Daitch, PhD
      Donald Moss, PhD                      Eric K. Willmarth, PhD            Carolyn Daitch, PhD

Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis

  • Donald Moss, PhD, Dean, College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, Saybrook University and co-author, Pathways to Illness, Pathways to HealthFull bio.
  • Eric K. Willmarth, PhD, Saybrook University and Founder and President, Michigan Behavioral Consultants, P.C. Full bio.

Advanced Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis:
Power Tools for Anxiety and Affect Regulation

  • Carolyn Daitch, PhD, Director, Center for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Farmington Hills, Michigan and renowned psychologist, trainer and author, Affect Regulation Toolbox: Practical and Effective Hypnotic Interventions for the Over-Reactive Client. Full bio.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education (CE) credits are provided by the Institute for Continuing Education. Each workshop has been submitted for 20-credit hours of training, and 20 CEs.  Workshops meet accepted Standards of Training-in Clinical Hypnosis.  .


Members of SCEH and APA Division 30, please use member pricing.  Membership status will be verified.


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Deadline for early bird pricing: March 31, 2018.  Advance registration is required.

Cancellations received on or before March 31, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST USA will be issued a refund, minus a $75 processing fee. Sorry, no refunds will be made after March 31, 2018.  



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If paying by check, please make checks payable to:  Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

Mail to:

Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
305 Commandants Way – Commoncove Suite 100
Chelsea, MA 02150-4057 USA

Secure a Hotel Room

We have secured a special discount rate at the Radisson Hotel Albany for attendees.  Rooms have one king or two queen beds, subject to availability. The Radisson Hotel Albany is a 100% nonsmoking facility. Included in your room rate are the following:

•    Complimentary van transportation to and from the Albany International Airport for overnight guests.
•    Complimentary self-parking.  
•    Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access throughout the entire facility.

To book your room, please call the 24-hour hotel reservation line at 1-800-333-3333  and ask for the “Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Block”.
All reservations require a credit card or deposit equal to one night’s room and tax to guarantee the room.  Rooms may be cancelled by 6:00 pm on the date of arrival with no penalty.  Check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out is 12 noon. 

Deadline:  Our special discounted rate is in effect until rooms sell out or March 30, 2018 whichever is earlier.

About the Hotel:  At Radisson Hotel Albany, guests enjoy a convenient stay in New York's capital city with services like complimentary parking, free high-speed Internet access and a 24-hour business center. The hotel's complimentary shuttle takes you to destinations within two miles of the hotel, including Albany International Airport (ALB). The hotel also offers amenities that help you unwind and recharge.  Guest amenities and services include:

  •     312 rooms
  •     The Grille Restaurant
  •     205 on Wolf Lounge
  •     Fitness center
  •     Indoor pool, open Sun-Thu, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  •     Seasonal outdoor pool, open Memorial Day to Labor Day, 9 a.m.-dusk
  •     Whirlpool hot tub
  •     Game room
  •     24-hour business center
  •     Complimentary self-parking
  •     Free shuttle service within two-mile radius, available 4 a.m.-midnight
  •     Free high-speed Internet access

About the Workshop Co-sponsors

About SCEH                           

As its mission, SCEH exists to promote excellence and progress in scientifically based hypnosis research, education, and clinical practice.  The Society’s goal is to grow understanding and clinical applications of hypnosis now and in the future.  SCEH boasts a rich history in hypnosis training and research, and each year presents its Annual Workshops and Scientific Session, now entering its 68th year. As the voice of professional hypnosis, SCEH provides benefits that include: education, the International Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, a mentor program and the ability to network with leaders in the hypnosis community.
For membership info, please visit: http://www.sceh.us

About APA Division 30     

APA Division 30 is devoted to exchanging scientific information, advancing appropriate teaching and research, and developing high standards for the practice of hypnosis. Areas of interest of the membership are diverse, including topics such as mind/body connections; dissociation; hypnosis . medicine, professional and public education.
For membership info, please visit: http://www.apa.org/about/division/div30.aspx


Email info@sceh.us, call 617-744  - 9857 or visit: www.sceh.us/2018-midyear-workshops