2021 Midyear Clinical Hypnosis Workshops

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Co-sponsored by the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and the Institute for Continuing Education.
Training Supported by Division 30 of the APA: SCEH is working with APA Division 30 to promote this event and to grant their members a discounted registration price. Workshops meet accepted Standards of Training in Clinical Hypnosis and count toward SCEH Hypnosis Certification Programs.


Registration now open.  Advance registration by April 21, 2021 is required. 

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About the Workshops

SCEH Midyear Clinical Hypnosis Workshops are designed to empower attendees with evidence based skills and training in the application of hypnosis for mental health, medicine, and general wellness, creating a positive effect on health worldwide. Workshops are offered at three levels:Introductory, Intermediate/Skills and Advanced. SCEH hypnosis training programs are of the highest teaching quality and feature experiential learning so you can put learned concepts into immediate practice. Workshops are offered at three levels and will be submitted for up to 12.5 CE, depending on workshops selected. Read and hear what attendees have to say about SCEH events and training programs.

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Who Should Attend

Any health care professional eligible for SCEH membership may register.  (See Member Eligibility Requirements section.)  This includes: Psychologists; Psychiatrists and other Physicians; Social Workers; Counselors; Chiropractors; Master’s level Nurses, Clinical Nurse Practitioners and Health Care Coaches; other Master’s level licensed mental health and healthcare professionals, and clinical and experimental researchers in hypnosis.  Special student rates apply.

What You Will Need to Participate

All registered participants will be sent an email event confirmation on 4/22.


SCEH Midyear Attendee Quick GuideThe day before our Midyear Workshops start, you will receive an event confirmation email containing:

          •  the meeting link(s) you will need to log in to your workshop(s) via Zoom
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We also encourage you to review our Midyear Workshops Quick Guide to prepare for the event.
 
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Event Schedule

Please note that all listed times are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).  Click here for help converting time zones.

Introductory/Basic – Foundations of Clinical and Applied Hypnosis  (Co-hort session over two days.)

April 23, 8:00 AM  – 12:00 PM Pacific, 1:00 PM  – 4:30 PM Pacific (6.5  hours. Two 30-minute breaks)

April 24, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific, 1:00 PM  – 4:00 PM Pacific (6 hours. Two 30-minute breaks) 

 

Intermediate – Intermediate Training in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis  (Co-hort session over two days.)

April 23, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific, 1:00 - 4:30 PM Pacific (6.5 hours. Two 30-minute breaks)

April 24, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Pacific (6 hours. Two 30-minute breaks) 

 

Three Advanced Workshops  (Select individual workshops.)

April 23 - 24 -- See individual workshop descriptions for specific times.


 

Workshop Descriptions

Introductory Workshop - Foundations of Clinical and Applied Hypnosis

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.

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Faculty Lead:   Barbara S. McCann, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Barbara S. McCann, PhD, is a Professor in the University of Washington's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, as well as a clinical psychologist with expertise in hypnosis. She holds the Mental Health Counseling and Hypnosis Endowed Chair at the University of Washington. She supports the brief behavioral interventions curriculum for the Integrated Care Training Program (ICTP) and provides individual supervision to the fellows. Dr. McCann has worked with patients from primary care clinics at Harborview Medical Center for the past 20 years, drawing on brief behavioral interventions to address anxiety, depression, and related problems. 

 

 
sceh don moss photoFaculty:  Donald P. Moss, PhD, Dean, College of Integrative Medicine & Health Sciences, at Saybrook University, Pasadena, CA

At Saybrook University, Dr. Moss has built training programs in biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, wellness coaching, integrative/functional nutrition, and integrative social work. He is the education chair of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) and manages their professional hypnosis webinar series. He is also the ethics chair and international certification chair for the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. He has served as president of SCEH, president of Division 30 (hypnosis) of the American Psychological Association, and president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). Moss’ most recent books are two co-authored book on integrative care and chronic illness, Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health (Springer 2013), Integrative Pathways (Springer, 2018), and two co-edited books, Physiological Technology and Applicants in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback (AAPB, 2019) and Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Compassion in Biofeedback Practice (AAPB, 2020).

Faculty Assistants:

- Vivek Datta, MD, MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, UC San Francisco

- Tova Frani Fuller, MD, PhD, HS Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, UC San Francisco

- Catherine McCall, MD, Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

Introductory Workshop Agenda
April 23, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time, 1:00 – 4:30 PM Pacific Time (6.5  hours. Two 30-minute breaks; One hour meal break each day from 12:00 Noon -1:00 PM)
April 24, 8:00 AM  – 12:00 PM Pacific Time, 1:00 – 4:00 PM Pacific Time (6 hours. Two 30-minute breaks; One hour meal break each day from 12:00 Noon -1:00 PM)

Friday, April 23, 2021

8-8:30               Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis (30 minutes; McCann)

8:30-9:15          Neurophysiology of Hypnosis (45 minutes; Fuller)

9:15-10:00        Anatomy of the Hypnotic Experience (45 minutes; McCann)
                         Demo: Brief induction and re-alerting    

10:00-10:30       30-minute break

10:30-11:30       Intensification of Hypnotic Experience (60 minutes; McCann)

11:30-12:00       Group Hypnosis Experience (30 minutes; McCann)

12:00-1:00        1-hour break

1:00-2:15          Principles and Process of Rapport, Attunement, Trance Elicitation, and Reorientation (75 minutes; McCann)
                          Demo: Another brief session, emphasis on signs of trance

2:15-2:45         30-minute break

2:45-3:30         Hypnotic Phenomena (45 minutes; McCann)

3:30-4:15         Fundamentals of Hypnotic Communication and Formulation of Suggestions (45 minutes; McCann)

4:15-4:30         Membership and Certification in SCEH and ASCH (15 minutes; Moss)

4:30                 Workshop adjourns for the day

 

Saturday, April 24, 2021

8:00-8:30         Ethical Principles and Professional Conduct (30 minutes; Moss)  

8:30-9:15         Patient/Client Assessment, Introducing Hypnosis to the Patient/Client (45 minutes; McCann)

9:15-10:00       Self-Hypnosis: How and What to Teach Patients (45 minutes; McCall)

10:00-10:30     30-minute break

10:30-11:15      Ego Strengthening (45 minutes; Moss)

11:15-12:00      Strategies for Managing Resistance (45 minutes; Datta)

12:00-1:00        1-hour break

1:00-1:45          Hypnosis with Children (45 minutes; McCann)

1:45-2:30          Integrating Hypnosis into Clinical Practice (45 minutes McCann)

2:30-3:00          30-minute break  

3:00-4:00         Treatment Planning, Strategy and Technique Selection in Clinical Hypnosis (60 minutes McCann)

4:00                  Workshop ends


Learning Objectives

  1. Provide definitions of hypnosis and of terms commonly used in describing hypnosis.
  2. Describe the effects of hypnosis on the autonomic nervous system.
  3. Describe the steps in a formal hypnotic encounter.
  4. Describe at least 4 observable physiological and 4 psychological/behavioral signs of trance.
  5. Discuss the importance of removing suggestions.
  6. Explain 5 different hypnotic phenomena.
  7. Define abreaction and how it can be addressed therapeutically.
  8. Describe three methods of trance intensification.
  9. Name at least four commonly used words/phrases to reinforce the patient’s hypnotic experience.
  10. Define what is meant by ego strengthening and how it might be used in clinical practice.
  11. Explain how to teach self-hypnosis to a patient or client.
  12. Describe the ways in which memory may be fallible.
  13. Describe the therapeutic application of hypnosis to children.

References

  • Elkins, Gary R. (Ed.) (2017). Handbook of Medical and Psychological Hypnosis: Foundations, Applications, and Professional Issues. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Jensen, Mark O. (Ed.) (2017). The Art and Practice of Hypnotic Induction: Favorite Methods of Master Clinicians. Kirkland, WA: Denny Creek Press.
  • Yapko, Michael D. (2019). Trancework: An Introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis. 5th Edition. New York: Routledge.

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Intermediate/Skills Building Workshop - Intermediate Training in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis

This workshop will focus on teaching and practicing intermediate level hypnotic techniques including hypnotic inductions, methods of assessment, treatment methods, case conceptualization, and knowledge of current research/theory.  The participants will learn how to utilize hypnotic assessment to choose methods of hypnotic induction, treatment methods, and case conceptualizations that are well suited for their clients unique hypnotic talents, psychophysiological style, and individual psychology.  In particular, participants will learn to integrate mindfulness meditation into their hypnotic repertoire of skills for induction and treatment related goals.    

Emphasis will be on learning and discussing current associated research findings and theoretical perspectives that underlie clinical and experimental phenomena commonly encountered in hypnosis.  Participants will practice hypnotic treatment methods that are used to help clients learn to cope with and/or transcend difficulties with PTSD, acute and chronic medical problems, and common psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety using post hypnotic suggestions and other hypnotic methods.

This workshop is designed to empower clinicians with evidenced-based skills and training in the application of hypnosis for mental health, medicine, and general wellness, creating a positive effect on health worldwide.

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Faculty Lead: David B. Reid, PsyD, Department of Applied Psychophysiology, Saybrook University, Pasadena, CA

David B. Reid, PsyD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Fellow and Approved Consultant of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Dr. Reid is an award winning author of Hypnosis for Behavioral Health: Professional’s Guide to Expanding Your Practice (Springer Publishing Company), and co-author of Permanent Habit Control: Practitioners’ Guide to Using Hypnosis and Other Alternative Health Strategies (Springer Publishing Company). Dr. Reid also serves as a Science Editor for the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, and Chair of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) Certification Committee. Dr. Reid has received numerous awards from ASCH and SCEH for his contributions to both societies, as well as his peer-reviewed published papers on clinical hypnosis.  He maintains a private practice at Augusta Psychological Associates in Virginia and is an Adjunct Instructor in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences at Saybrook University.


CiaraChristensenPhotoFaculty: Ciara C. Christensen, PhD, Private Practice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ciara Christensen, PhD, completed her doctoral degree in 2012 from Washington State University located in Pullman, Washington.  She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Idaho and Wisconsin. Previously, she was a hospital psychologist at St. Luke’s Clinic, Behavioral Health Services, in Twin Falls, Idaho. She is the President Elect for the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH). She is past President of the Society of Psychological Hypnosis (D30) of the American Psychological Association and a past Editor of FOCUS, a publication of the SCEH. Prior to completing her PhD, she was Managing Editor of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Dr. Christensen has published over 17 refereed journal articles, as well as presented research papers and clinical hypnosis workshops with Arreed Barabasz world-wide. Dr. Christensen has over a dozen awards for her research including the Ernest R. Hilgard Best Graduate Thesis Award from the American Psychological Association (APA) and Early Career Achievement awards from the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis and from APA.

Intermediate Workshop Agenda
April 23, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time, 1:00 - 4:30 PM Pacific Time (6.5 hours. Two 30-minute breaks; One hour meal break each day from 12:00 Noon -1:00 PM)
April 24, 8:00 AM  – 12:00 PM Pacific Time, 1:00 – 4:00 PM Pacific Time (6 hours. Two 30-minute breaks; One hour meal break each day from 12:00 Noon -1:00 PM)

 

Friday, April 23, 2021

8:00         Introduction to workshop: Why Hypnosis? – 60 minutes (Ciara)

9:00         Hypnotic Phenomena and Advanced Inductions (David)

10:00       30-minute break

10:30       1st Small Group Work – 90 minutes (David & Ciara)

12:00       1-hour break

1:00         The Use of Metaphors, Stories and Indirect Suggestions (Ciara)

2:00         Hypnosis and Memory (David)

3:00         30-minute break

3:30         Ego Strengthening (Ciara)

4:30         Conclude for the day

 

Saturday April 24, 2021

8:00         Hypnotic Treatment of Habit Disorders (David)

9:00         Pain Management (Ciara)

10:00       30-minute break

10:30       Small Group Work #2 – 90 Minutes (David & Ciara)

12:00       1-hour break

1:00         Hypnosis and Anxiety (David)

2:00         Integrating Hypnosis Into Clinical Practice: Attending to the Pragmatics (Ciara & David)

3:00         Ethics (David & Ciara)

3:45         Summary and Wrap-Up

4:00         Conclude Workshop

 

Learning Objectives

  1.     Identify three natural phenomena associated with hypnosis.
  2.     Identify and consider similarities and differences between hypnosis and “trance.
  3.     Identify at least two benefits of including hypnosis into clinical practice.
  4.     Identify three advanced induction techniques to specific clinical concerns.
  5.     Identify two clinical concerns and induction techniques that could be applied to these concerns.
  6.     Introduce ideas about how to introduce metaphors as a type of hypnotic suggestion.
  7.    Provide at least two examples of metaphors that might be used with specific clinical conditions.
  8.     Provide three examples of indirect suggestions.
  9.     Describe current literature on hypnosis and memory, and its implications for clinical work.
  10.     Describe the legal implications of the “constructive” nature of hypnosis and memory.
  11.     Identify three hypnotic phenomena associated with memory.
  12.     Define ego strengthening and clinical challenges that would benefit from ego strengthening.
  13.     Identify at least 2 ego strengthening interventions that can be used during hypnosis.
  14.     Name examples of research literature on use of hypnosis for treating habit disorders
  15.     Identify at least three types of hypnotic suggestions/metaphors/interventions for treating habit disorders.
  16.     Identify Central Nervous System and Peripheral Nervous System regions associated with pain.
  17.     Distinguish hypnotic interventions for treatment of Acute vs. Chronic pain.
  18.     Identify at least three hypnotic interventions for managing pain.
  19.     Identify three hypnotic interventions for treating anxiety disorders and provide a rationale for employing these techniques.
  20.     Generate a treatment plan for treating anxiety disorders with hypnosis.
  21.     Identify at least five potential challenges with hypnosis and interventions to minimize these challenges.
  22.     Understand and appreciate being hypnotic versus “doing” hypnosis during conversations with clients.
  23.     Describe potential contraindications for using hypnosis in clinical settings.
  24.     Describe the implications of using hypnosis via remote (i.e., teletherapy/telemedicine) means.
  25.     Describe the importance of informed consent when including hypnosis in treatment.
  26.     Become familiar with clinical hypnosis standards of training, levels of certification, and professional clinical hypnosis societies Ethical Principles.

References

  • Elkins, G. (2016). Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis: Foundations, applications, and professional issues. Springer Publishing.
  • Meyerson, J. (2016). Presenting hypnosis to patients. In G. Elkins (Ed.), Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis: Foundations, applications, and professional issues (pp. 29-34). Springer Publishing.
  • Yapko, M. D. (2018). Trancework: An introduction to the practice of clinical hypnosis (5th ed.). Routledge.
  • Casula, C. (2016) Laws and principles of hypnotic inductions. In G. Elkins (Ed.), Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis: Foundations, applications, and professional issues (pp. 43-56). Springer Publishing.
  • Reid, D. B. (2016). Hypnotic induction: Enhancing trance or mostly myth?, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 59(2), 128-137.
  • Yapko, M. D. (2018). Trancework: An introduction to the practice of clinical hypnosis (5th ed.). Routledge.
  • Godot, D. Formulating hypnotic suggestions. In G. Elkins (Ed.), Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis: Foundations, applications, and professional issues (pp. 43-56). Springer Publishing.
  • Sugarman, I. R., Linden, J. H., & Brooks, L. W. (2020). Changing minds with clinical hypnosis: Narratives and discourse for a new health care paradigm. Routledge.
  • Nichols, R. M., & Loftus, E. F. (2019). Who is susceptible in three false memory tasks? Memory, 27(7), 962-984.
  • Zahedi, A., Sturmer, B., & Sommer. A. (2020). Can posthypnotic suggestions boost updating in working memory: Behavioral and ERP evidence. Neuropsychologia, 148.
  • Moss, D., & Willmarth, E. (2016). Ego-strengthening. In G. Elkins (Ed.), Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis: Foundations, applications, and professional issues (pp. 535-546). Springer Publishing.
  • Alladin, A. (2016). Cognitive hypnotherapy. In G. Elkins (Ed.), Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis: Foundations, applications, and professional issues (pp. 99-118). Springer Publishing.
  • Green, J. P., & Lynn, S. J. (2016). Smoking cessation. In G. Elkins (Ed.), Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis: Foundations, applications, and professional issues (pp. 621-628). Springer Publishing.
  • Sapp, M. (2016). Obesity and weight loss. In G. Elkins (Ed.), Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis: Foundations, applications, and professional issues (pp. 589-598). Springer Publishing.
  • Jensen, M. (2016). Pain management: Chronic pain. In G. Elkins (Ed.), Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis: Foundations, applications, and professional issues (pp. 589-598). Springer Publishing.
  • Lang, E. (2016). Pain control: Acute and procedural. In G. Elkins (Ed.), Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis: Foundations, applications, and professional issues (pp. 333-340). Springer Publishing.
  • Peter, B. (2016). Anxiety in adults. In G. Elkins (Ed.), Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis: Foundations, applications, and professional issues (pp. 469-476). Springer Publishing.
  • Reid, D. B. (2017). Treating panic disorder hypnotically. American Journal of
  • Clinical Hypnosis, 60, 2, 137-148.
  • Reid, D. B. (2020, December 11). A GPS guide for clinical hypnosis treatment planning (Webinar). Society for Clinical Hypnosis, United State
  • Sugarman, I. R., Linden, J. H., & Brooks, L. W. (2020). Changing minds with clinical hypnosis: Narratives and discourse for a new health care paradigm. Routledge.
  • Kluft, R. P. (2016). Precautions to the use of hypnosis in patient care. In G. Elkins (Ed.), Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis: Foundations, applications, and professional issues (pp. 687-698). Springer Publishing.
  • Nagy, T. (2016). Ethics. In G. Elkins (Ed.), Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis: Foundations, applications, and professional issues (pp. 651-672). Springer Publishing.

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Advanced Workshops

Select from these topics.  Register to attend one or all three.  Workshops are priced separately.

Friday, April 23 & Saturday, April 24 - see times below.

Advanced Workshop 301M

Clinical Hypnosis for Pain-Related Anxiety

Friday April 23, from 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM Pacific, 4 hours CE credit, 15-minute break

Presenters: Shelby Morgan Reyes, PhD and Elizabeth Walsh, PhD

This advanced workshop will focus on the use of clinical hypnosis for the intersection of anxiety and physical pain. The workshop will begin with an overview of how pain-related anxiety may impact medical treatment and management of chronic pain. Specific issues that will be discussed include procedural anxiety and the role of kinesiophobia and anxiety about pain in limiting functioning and adherence to physical activity engagement in chronic pain. The presenters will share suggestions for introducing hypnosis as a potential clinical intervention for these concerns and will discuss common misconceptions about hypnosis and how to address them. They will provide specific hypnotic suggestions and imagery applicable to these situations and will discuss how to integrate hypnosis with exposure-based therapy for specific anxieties. Workshop participants will then be led through structured practices in using these suggestions. There will be ample time for questions, discussion, and group problem-solving of difficult patient presentations and issues.

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Presenter 1:  Shelby Morgan Reyes, PhD, HSP, Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Shelby Reyes, PhD, is a health psychologist at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt and a clinical assistant professor in Vanderbilt’s Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She received her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Tennessee and completed her clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Vanderbilt University Counseling Center. During her academic training Dr. Reyes received advanced training in body-centered and mindfulness-based psychotherapies, dialectical behavior therapy and clinical hypnosis. She began her personal meditation journey in 2013 and has since completed additional trainings as a mindfulness teacher. Her clinical interests focus on the treatment of chronic pain, trauma and affect regulation disorders.

 

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Presenter 2:  Elizabeth Walsh, PhD, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt and Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Nashville, TN

Elizabeth Walsh, PhD is a health psychologist at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt and Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. During her graduate and post-graduate education, she received extensive training in integrated behavioral health care and motivational interviewing.  Dr. Walsh works with adolescents and adults living with chronic pain and/or illness, with particular interests in joint hypermobility, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), and pelvic pain disorders. She integrates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family systems approaches and interpersonal process therapy. Dr. Walsh practices clinical hypnosis in both group and individual interventions, focusing primarily on pain coping and motivation. She also practices EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).


Agenda

9:00 AM                Workshop starts

11:00-11:15 AM      15 minute break

1:15 PM                 Workshop ends

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe three mechanisms through which anxiety influences the experience and expression of acute and chronic pain.
  2. Describe three potential clinical applications for hypnosis with individuals experiencing anxiety related to pain.  
  3. Summarize research findings on the effectiveness of clinical hypnosis for procedural and chronic pain anxiety management.
  4. Apply a variety of techniques for induction and suggestions of comfort and relaxation, applicable for use among individuals with chronic or acute pain.

References

  • Koechlin, H., Coakley, R., Schechter, N., Werner, C., & Kossowsky, J. (2018). The role of emotion regulation in chronic pain: A systematic literature review. Journal of psychosomatic research, 107, 38-45.
  • McKernan, L. C., Finn, M., Patterson, D. R., Williams, R. M., & Jensen, M. P. (2020). Clinical Hypnosis for Chronic Pain in Outpatient Integrative Medicine: An Implementation and Training Model. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), 26(2), 107–112. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2019.0259
  • Provençal, S. C., Bond, S., Rizkallah, E., & El-Baalbaki, G. (2018). Hypnosis for burn wound care pain and anxiety: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Burns, 44(8), 1870-1881.
  • Sawni, A., & Breuner, C. C. (2017). Clinical hypnosis, an effective mind–body modality for adolescents with behavioral and physical complaints. Children, 4(4), 19.
  • Tezcan, B., Ademoğlu, D., Can, M., Kazancı, D., Mungan, İ., Taştemur, S., ... & Turan, S. (2020). A Randomized Clinical Trial on the Effect of Hypnosis on Anxiety and Pain in Rigid Cystoscopy Patients. Journal of Endourology.
  • Thompson, T., Terhune, D. B., Oram, C., Sharangparni, J., Rouf, R., Solmi, M., ... & Stubbs, B. (2019). The effectiveness of hypnosis for pain relief: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 85 controlled experimental trials. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 99, 298-310.

 

Advanced Workshop 302M

Hypnotherapy for Stress Management: Integration of Mindfulness, Music, Relaxation, and Suggestion in Clinical Practice

Friday, April 23, from 2:30 – 4:45 PM Pacific, 2 hours CE credit, 15-minute break

Presenters:  Gary Elkins, PhD, and Mattie Biggs, MSCP

Since 2007, the American Psychological Association (APA) has surveyed people in the United States about stress. The APA’s Stress in AmericaTM survey assesses the sources of stress, the intensity of stress, and how people respond to stressors (APA, 2020). Over the years, the survey has shown various factors that negatively affect stress levels, and this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has experts concerned that “we are facing national mental health crisis that could yield serious health and social consequences for years to come” (APA, 2020). Therefore, effective strategies for stress management are essential to improve health outcomes for individuals.

Stress management can be achieved through a wide array of techniques and is a growing area of research. The integration of mindfulness, music, relaxation, and suggestion with hypnotherapy can be utilized for stress management in clinical practice. For example, a study by Johnson and colleagues (2017) proposed that suggestions prepare the listener to be absorbed in the music, focus on the music, and experience a reduction in peripheral awareness during the intervention. In this webinar, participants will learn about the conceptual basis and theoretical foundations of hypnotically-oriented interventions and integration of mindfulness, music, relaxation, and suggestions. Presentations will include discussion of research relevant to clinical practice and methods for teaching self-hypnosis for stress management. Demonstration of techniques for stress management and in clinical practice will be provided.

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Presenter 1:  Gary Elkins, PhD, Professor and Director, Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory, Baylor University. Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.

Dr. Elkins is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he is the Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Program. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and Past-President of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Dr. Elkins’ publications include Mindful Hypnotherapy: The Basics for Clinical Practice and  the Handbook of Medical and Psychological Hypnosis: Foundations, Applications and Professional Issues.


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nter 2:  Mattie Biggs, MSCP (anticipated December 2020), Graduate Student, Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory, Baylor University

Mattie Biggs is a third-year doctoral student in the Psy.D. program at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She is currently completing her practicum work at an inpatient medical rehabilitation unit and conducting research as a member of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory. During her undergraduate career at Northwestern University, her studies concentrated on the expanding field of Music Cognition.


Agenda

2:30  PM             Workshop starts

3:30-3:45 PM      15 minute break

4:45 PM              Workshop ends

Learning Objectives

  1.  Cite current literature on the prevalence and factors contributing to stress and anxiety.
  2.  Identify contemporary definition of hypnosis as it may relate to mindfulness, music, relaxation and suggestion.
  3. Identify hypnotic techniques using mindfulness, music, relaxation and/or suggestion for stress management.

References

  • American Psychological Association (2020, October). Stress in America™ 2020: A National Mental Health Crisis [Press release]. https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2020/report-october
  • Elkins, G. (2017) Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis: Foundations, applications, and professional issues. New York, NY: Springer Publishing
  • Johnson, A., Kekecs, Z., Roberts, R., Gavin, R., Brown, K., & Elkins, G. (2017). Feasibility of Music and Hypnotic Suggestion to Manage Chronic Pain. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 65(4), 452-465. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2017.1348858

Advanced Workshop 303M

Hypnosis Applications for Chronic Illness and Medical Procedures

Saturday, April 24, from 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM Pacific, 4 hours CE credit, 15-minute break

Presenter:  Damita LaRue, PsyD, FT, CCISM

This advanced workshop is intended to provide advanced-level knowledge about the issues often faced by clients with chronic physical illness, medical issues, and those who are preparing for medical procedures, and how to apply hypnosis interventions to enhance and augment clinical work with these clients. The first half of the session will focus on applying hypnosis interventions when working with people who have chronic and terminal medical illnesses. The second half of the session will highlight hypnosis interventions that have been used with clients who are preparing for medical procedures to enhance healing, facilitate appropriate return to activity, and decrease their distress before, during, and after recovery from the procedure. An exploration of the types of distress that clients often face when they are diagnosed or living with chronic or terminal medical illnesses will be provided to lay the foundation for how to determine when hypnosis can be utilized and what interventions have been effective in decreasing clients’ distress and pain, facilitating healing, and enhancing appropriate feelings of hope and self-efficacy. Additionally, a discussion of various types of inductions, suggestions, and metaphors will be presented to use with clients who are in pain, unable to sleep, dealing with a variety of physical symptoms, and emotionally distressed by their medical situation.

PrSCEHheadshotDamitaLarueesenter:  Damita LaRue, PsyD, FT, CCISM, Clinical and Health Psychologist, DLA Psychology Center, Chicago, IL

Damita LaRue, PsyD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, National Register Health Service Psychologist, Fellow in Thanatology with the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Certified in Critical Incident Stress Management with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, an Indian Health Service Fellow, and a Fellow with the Edward A. Bouchet Society. Dr. LaRue is a member of the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH). She has obtained her training in hypnosis from both SCEH and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). She has utilized hypnosis in her clinical work for the past 7 years and in her personal life for more than 2 decades. She authored The Wise Elder, a chapter in Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention (Routledge), and as a member of the Society of Indian Psychologist’s Ethics Committee, co-authored the Commentary on the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Ethical Principals of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Dr. LaRue is the founder of DLA Psychology Center in Chicago; this practice provides therapeutic support to individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing distress due to chronic, acute, and terminal medical diagnoses, caregiving, end-of-life and hospice, and grief and loss. Dr. LaRue utilizes clinical hypnosis with her clients to assist with a variety of presenting issues, including insomnia, chronic and terminal illness, preparation for medical procedures, healing after surgery, and other issues that result in distress for clients.

Agenda

9:00           Workshop starts

TBA            15 minute break

1:15           Workshop ends
 

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the expanded areas of treatment when using the biopsychosocial model of care versus the biomedical model.
  2. Explain how treatment outcomes can be enhanced using clinical hypnosis with clients before, during and after medical procedures.
  3. Describe techniques to incorporate culture and spiritual beliefs into hypnosis to enhance clients’ hypnosis experiences.
  4. Identify and apply hypnosis interventions that can be used with clients to enhance healing and decrease acute and chronic pain.
  5. Describe the limitations of focusing exclusively on relaxation when working with clients who are distressed by upcoming medical procedures.
  6. Outline a treatment plan that maximizes client potential to recover from a variety of medical conditions and procedures.

References

  • Hays, P. A. (2016). Addressing cultural complexities in practice: Assessment, diagnosis, and therapy (3rd ed.). American Psychological Association.
  • Jensen, M. (Ed.). (2018). Hypnotic techniques for chronic pain management: Favorite methods of master clinicians. Denny Creek Press.
  • Moss, D., & Willmarth, E. (2019). Hypnosis, anesthesia, pain management, and preparation for medical procedures. Annals of Palliative Medicine, 8(4), 498-503. Retrieved from https://apm.amegroups.com/article/view/27360
  • Speigel, D., & Kittle, J. (2020). Hypnosis: The most effective treatment you have yet to prescribe. The American Journal of Medicine. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.10.010
  • Tefikow, S., Barth, J., Maichrowitz, S., Beelmann, A., Strauss, B., & Rosendahl, J. (2013). Efficacy of hypnosis in adults undergoing surgery or medical procedures: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Clinical Psychology Review, 33, 623-636. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2013.03.005

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

This program is co-sponsored by the Society for Experimental and Clinical Hypnosis and The Institute for Continuing Education.   The program offers continuing education credit as listed below.    CE Credit for each scheduled training is listed in the program.  Full attendance is required for the training events in which you participate.    Partial CE credit is not offered.    There is no additional fee for continuing education credit.   

Course Completion:  To qualify to receive continuing education credit, attendees must complete the CE materials, and comply with attendance monitoring regulations.   CE verification is mailed to attendees within 30-days following the receipt of completed CE materials.

Questions: If you have   questions regarding continuing education, the program, faculty, please contact The Institute at: 800-557-1950; e-mail:  [email protected].

Note:  It is the responsibility of attendees to determine if continuing education credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their licensing/certification board.

Continuing Education Offered:

 

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 and the Society for Clinical Experimental Hypnosis are cosponsors of this program. This co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC.  The Institute for Continuing Education is an NBCC approved continuing education provider, No. 5643. The Institute for Continuing Education solely is responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.

New York:  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.

Ohio:   The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized as a provider of continuing education  by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker Board, Provider RCS 030001.

Florida:  The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Dept. Health, Division of Counseling, Social Work, MFT,  Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2023.

 

Social Work:  This program has been approved for social work continuing education hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 258 CMR,

NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program.  Authorization D-81380

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. SW-0025.

Ohio:  Counseling and Social Work Board, Provider RCS 030001.

 

Marriage/Family Therapy:    The Institute for Continuing Education, Provider 56590, is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs.  The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  This Course meets the qualifications for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCC, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

New York MFT:  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-001;  Ohio:   Provider RTX 100501;  Illinois:  Provider 168-000108, expiration 2/28/23.

 

Skill Level:   Workshops are noted for skill level ( Basic, Intermediate, Advanced). 

 

Instruction Methodology:   May include lecture, audio-visual, demonstration, experiential practice of techniques, large and small group discussion

 

Ethics Hours / Academic Credit:  The Conference offers no “academic” credit and CE hours awarded are not eligible toward fulfillment of a degree.    No “ethics” hours are offered.

 

 

ADA

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

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Pricing and Registration

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

 ** Deadline for early bird pricing: March 23 at 5:00 PM EST USA.  Advance registration is required.

Cancellations received on or before March 23 5:00 PM EST USA will be issued a refund, minus a $75 processing fee.
Sorry, no refunds will be made after March 23. Exceptions will only be granted due to death of participant or immediate family member, severe illness/injury of participant or immediate family member, or the inability of participant to travel due to legal or governmental restrictions/obligations, and will require written notification and appropriate documentation. Registration fees are not transferable to another workshop.

 

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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.

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.

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Scenes from our 2019 Clinical Hypnosis Workshops

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2021 Midyear Clinical Workshops
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SCEH Continuing Education Programs in Psychology
Continuing education (CE) opportunities for psychologists and other mental health and health care professionals.  Training opportunities include live, online workshops, monthly live, online webinars, and a face-to-face Annual Conference and Scientific Program. SCEH workshops meet accepted Standards of Training in Clinical Hypnosis and count toward SCEH Hypnosis Certification Programs.