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.

Upcoming Events

Learn more about our clinical hypnosis training programs.
  • Midyear Workshops
    2023 Midyear Clinical Hypnosis Workshops
    April 28 - May 1, 2023 - Live online
    > Introductory Workshop - Friday & Saturday, April 28-29, 2023 - must attend both days.
    > Intermediate Workshop - Friday & Saturday, April 28-29, 2023 - must attend both days.
    > Advanced Workshops - Sunday to Monday, April 30 - May 1, 2023 - select individual sessions you wish to attend.
    Details and registration:

  • 2023 Annual Conference 
    74th Annual Workshops & Scientific Program
    October 4-8, 2023 - Live online
    Unlocking the Power of Mind: Advances in the Science of Hypnosis
    Introductory, Intermediate & Advanced Workshops plus Scientific Program.

    Conference planning now underway.  Event registration opens in the summer. 
    Bookmark our conference page for the latest details:
    New to the event?  View details on last year's conference.

    Call for Papers: Deadline Extended to May 5th
    We invite proposals for advanced workshops, research presentations, symposiums or posters. Workshop proposals should be supported by research findings; scientific program submissions can range from basic research findings to outcome data broadly relevant to hypnosis.
  • Webinar Series - Live Online or On Demand Recordings via Homestudy
    Attend live or view a recording at your convenience.
    Monthly live webinars cover a variety of topics throughout the year; our library of pre-recorded webinars are available via our Homestudy Courses. 
    Learn more about SCEH webinars.

  • View testimonials from past attendees of our programs about their experiences.

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Become a Member

We invite qualified health care professionals to explore membership. Members receive discounted registration for events and these membership benefits.

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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.


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 Webinars 

The following Webinars are provided FREE as a public service, in partnership with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and are available on-demand via Homestudy. 
See our Webinars page to learn how you can view the webinar recordings.

Supporting Optimal Coping with the Anxiety and Stress of the Covid-19 Pandemic
This webinar took place twice in April of 2020 in cooperation with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Providing Psychological Support for Refugees and Displaced Populations
This webinar took place on June 24, 2022 and is provided FREE as a public service.


Member News

SCEH is always on the lookout for news from our members for our quarterly newsletter!  Send your news items to: [email protected]