Promoting excellence and progress in hypnosis research, education and clinical practice.

The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) is an international association whose mission is to promote excellence and progress in hypnosis research, education, and clinical practice.  A distinguishing feature of the Society is our emphasis on empirical inquiry and the evidence-base of hypnosis. 

SCEH hypnosis training programs are scientifically based and recognized by professional schools (medical, dental, psychology, social work).  We also offer hypnosis certification programs for both clinicians and researchers.  Among SCEH member benefits are the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (the Society's quarterly scholarly journal), a quarterly newsletter, networking, hypnosis resources, a mentorship program and book discounts.

Calendar of Events

Will this be the year you learn more about Clinical Hypnosis? Check our our hypnosis training programs.
  • 2021 Webinar Series (Online)
    Monthly webinars covering a variety of topics throughout the year.

  • 2021 Annual Conference (Online)
    72nd Annual Workshops & Scientific Program
    Oct. 13-17, 2021 -- Online*        #SCEH2021
    Introductory, Intermediate & Advanced Workshops plus Scientific Program. 
    Advance registration required.  Online registration deadline:  October 10, 2021 at 5 pm EST USA.  We regret we can not accommodate last minute registrations.

  • 2021 Annual Awards Celebration
    Friday, November 19, 2021
    2-4 PM EST
    Learn more and sign up to attend.

  • Save the Date:  2022 Midyear Clinical Hypnosis Workshops - online
    > April 29 & 30 (Friday & Saturday) - Introductory and Intermediate/Skills Workshops
    (Two day co-hort; attendance both days required - 12.5 CE)
    > May 1 - 2 (Sunday to Monday) - Advanced Workshops
    (Attend all or selected topics; CE varies by topic)
    Co-sponsored by the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and the Institute for Continuing Education.
    More details coming soon.  Read about last year's Midyear Workshops.

SCEH Hypnosis Certification Programs

SCEH Certification provides a standard of excellence and dedication for the practice of clinical hypnosis and for the use of hypnosis in research and academic teaching.  SCEH offers three programs:

  • Certification in Clinical Hypnosis (CCH)
  • Certification in Academic and Research Applications of Hypnosis (CARH)
  • Certification by Prior Experience (CPE)


Learn about SCEH Hypnosis Certification Programs.

Resources for Coping with Covid-19

List of Resources

SCEH has put together a list of resources for dealing with the Anxiety and Stress of Covid-19. View it here.

FREE Public Service Webinar for Members on Covid-19:

Supporting Optimal Coping with the Anxiety and Stress of the Covid-19 Pandemic

SCEH offered this webinar twice in April of 2020 in cooperation with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, as a public service for our members and students, faculty, staff and instructors at TCSPP, Saybrook University, University of Washington, and Baylor University.  There is no cost to attend. This program offers 1.5 APA CE for Psychologists and 1.5 BBS CEU for Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers. Thank you to our fantastic Presenters and all who participated.  See our Webinars page to learn how you can view the webinar recording.

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