2018 Midyear Clinical Hypnosis Workshops (Two Tracks)

Co-sponsored by SCEH and APA Division 30


April 20-22 2018 (Friday thru Sunday)

Red Lion Hotel Albany (formerly the Radisson Hotel Albany)

Albany, New York

Introductory/Basic --  Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis
Advanced -- Power Tools for Anxiety and Affect Regulation:
Integration of Hypnosis, Cognitive-Behavioral and Mindfulness Interventions in Clinical Hypnosis

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Who Should Attend

Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis
(Basic Workshop)

Continuing Education Information


Video Invitation


Power Tools for Anxiety and Affect Regulation  (Advanced Workshop)


Secure a Hotel Room

About SCEH


About APA Div 30



Breaks and Meals

Visiting Albany



Who Should Attend

Our Clinical Hypnosis 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.


Red Lion Hotel Albany (formerly the Radisson Hotel Albany)

205 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205

(518) 458-7264


Our Workshops are on the second floor, in the State Room and Capital Room.  Registration is just outside those rooms.

These rooms are located at the top of the stairs (or just off the elevator) from the Main Lobby.

Intro - State Room
Advanced - Capital Room


Directions to the Red Lion Hotel Albany (formerly the Radisson Hotel Albany)

From the North - Take the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) SOUTH to Exit 4 (Route 155 West / Albany International Airport). At the end of the off-ramp, turn LEFT on Route 155. Continue for .3 of a mile to the next traffic light and turn LEFT on Albany-Shaker Road. At the next light, turn RIGHT on Wolf Road. We are .3 of a mile down Wolf Road on the left side.

East/West/South - Take the New York State Thruway to Exit 24. Continue on I-87 NORTH (Exit 1N out of the toll booths) to Exit 4 (Wolf Road). Turn RIGHT off the exit. We are .2 of a mile down Wolf Road on the left

From The Airport - Head South on NY-155 E/Albany Shaker Rd. Follow On NY-155 E/Albany Shaker Rd. Turn Left on to Wolf Rd. Hotel will be on your left.

From Downtown Albany - Get on I-787 N from Quay Street. Take I-90 and I-87 to Wolf Rd in Colonie. Take Exit 4 from I-87. Continue on Wolf Road to the Hotel.

Workshop Schedule

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

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION:  Conference Registration takes place on Friday at 7:30 AM at the hotel.  All attendees must check in at the Conference Registration Desk to receive a badge, CE forms and conference materials.



7:30 AM Registration Opens
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Workshops

10:00 -10:15 AM Coffee Break
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch on your own (See Breaks and Meals section below.)
3:00-3:15 PM Coffee Break

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Workshops

10:00 -10:15 AM Coffee Break
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch on your own * (See Breaks and Meals section below.)
3:00-3:15 PM Coffee Break

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM Workshops

10:00 -10:15 AM Coffee Break
1:00 PM Adjourn; attendees drop off CE packets with SCEH at departure.

Video Invitation

midyear video

Midyear Workshop Brochure

Download or print our two page marketing brochure (PDF).

About the Workshops

Workshops meet accepted Standards of Training in Clinical Hypnosis. Each workshop offers 20 CEs. See Continuing Education Information below for complete details.

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

NOTE: Our Advanced Workshop instructor has recommended that attendees obtain her book, The Road to Calm: Life-Changing Tools to Stop Runaway Emotions, which will be used in her presentation.

Here is a description of the book: Emotional flooding-being overwhelmed by feelings-happens in response to stress, anxiety, and life's challenges. This detailed workbook presents skills and tools on how to dial down reactivity, practice mindfulness, and focus positively on the future. Written to conquer a broad range of emotional challenges in easily accessibly language, this book is intended to help readers improve the quality of their everyday lives. Throughout the workbook, readers will find guided imagery exercises, opportunities for journaling and reflection, mindfulness practices, and matching audio exercises on the accompanying CD. A complimentary companion app also enhances readers' ability to take these exercises on the go. The result of this gentle and reliable program is resilience, well-being, and freedom from the emotional patterns that create suffering and damage relationships.  You can find the book here:


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

    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 HealthView bio.
  • Eric K. Willmarth, PhD, Saybrook University and Founder and President, Michigan Behavioral Consultants, P.C. View 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. View bio.

Continuing Education Information

Workshops meet accepted Standards of Training-in Clinical Hypnosis.

This  event is co-sponsored by the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, APA Division 30 and The Institute for Continuing Education.  Continuing education credit is offered as listed below.  Each workshop offers 20.00 contact hours, with full attendance required.  Partial credit is not offered.  Application forms and other required CE materials will  be available on site.  If you have questions regarding continuing education, the program, faculty, grievance issues, please contact The Institute at: 800-557-1950;  e-mail: [email protected] 

To receive continuing education credit, participants must complete all CE forms, sign in/out at designated locations, and submit an evaluation of the sessions attended.

Note:  It is the responsibility of attendees to check with their state licensing/certification board to determine  if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education will meet the regulations of their board.    

Psychology:  The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor  continuing education for psychologists.  The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.   

Counseling:  The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors.  Provider MHC-0016.

NOTE:  NBCC credit is not offered.

Social Work:  The Institute for Continuing Education, Provider 1007, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards ( ASWB ), www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ( ACE ) program.  The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 04-13-2018 - 04-13-2021.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.  

New York:  The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.  Provider No. 0025.

New Jersey:   This program has NOT been submitted to the NJ Board of Social Work for pre-approval.

Marriage-Family Therapy:  The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.   Provider MFT-0012.

Skill Level:   This program  is appropriate for mental health professionals of all skill levels.

Instructional Methodology:  May include didactic, lecture, demonstrations, audio visual clips, experiential exercises, small and large group discussions.



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


Early bird pricing

Regular pricing

(SCEH/APA Div. 30)






Student member



 Student non-member




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. 

Breaks and Meals

BREAKS/COFFEE: Coffee/tea is included for registrants. On Friday and Saturday, there are 15-minute breaks at 10 AM and 3 PM. On Sunday, there is a 15-minute morning break at 10 AM.

MEALS:  Meals are on your own, and are not included in your conference registration. There is a restaurant in the hotel., and many restaurants within a 5-minute walk of the hotel.

Hotel restaurant hours are Friday/Saturday 6:30 AM - 1:30 PM and Sunday 6:30 AM - Noon.

To view an online Albany Restaurant Guide, see https://www.albany.org/restaurants/


If you require special accommodations to attend, please contact the SCEH office at [email protected].


Register online

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 of $99 at the Red Lion Hotel Albany (formerly the Radisson Hotel Albany) for attendees.  Rooms have one king or two queen beds, subject to availability. The Red Lion Hotel Albany (formerly 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:

1)  Please call the hotel at 844-248-7467  and ask for the SCEH Group Rate Code:  SOCI0419
2)  To reserve online, visit: https://www.redlion.com/albany/guest-rooms
Enter the dates: 4/19 & 4/20.
Click on Group Code.   Enter the following group code: SOCI0419


Guarantee Policy: A valid Credit Card is required to confirm your reservation

Cancellation Policy: Cancel by 4 PM local hotel time at least 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid a 1 night(s) cancel penalty charge

Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out is 11:00 AM. 

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

About the Hotel:  At the Red Lion Hotel Albany (formerly the 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 (closed on weekends)
  •     205 on Wolf Lounge
  •     Fitness center
  •     Indoor pool, open Sun-Thu, 9 AM - 9 PM; Fri-Sat, 9 AM - 10 PM.
  •     Seasonal outdoor pool, open Memorial Day to Labor Day, 9 AM -dusk
  •     Whirlpool hot tub
  •     Game room
  •     24-hour business center
  •     Complimentary self-parking
  •     Free shuttle service within two-mile radius, available 4 AM-Midnight
  •     Free high-speed Internet access

Visiting Albany

What was once a trading center for the Dutch is now the capital of New York State.  Albany has grown exponentially throughout the years and is home to historic sites, museums, bars, breweries, eateries,  shopping centers and more.  Among its historic attractions are the New York State Museum and the New York State Capitol Buildings. 
Get a copy of the Albany Visitor’s Guide.


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 69th 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 [email protected], call 617-744  - 9857 or visit: www.sceh.us/2018-midyear-workshops








Attendee Note:

View a copy of the Workshop Program.  Printed copies will be available onsite.  
Additional conference materials will be provided onsite by the Workshop presenters.







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