2024 Midyear Clinical Hypnosis Workshops 

2024 Midyear Workshops

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 Event Schedule: May 17-20 (Friday-Monday) 

Three levels of training are offered:

May 17 and 18 -- Start or continue your hypnosis training with an Introductory or Intermediate Workshop.

  • 100M - Introductory Workshop - 12.5 CE/CME - Attendance for the full two-day workshop is required.                          
  • 200M - Intermediate Workshop - 12.5 CE/CME - Attendance for the full two-day workshop is required.

May 19 and 20 -- Advanced Workshops - up to 12.5 CE/CME if attend all four sessions.

  • 301M - Integrating Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: An Evidence-Based Approach

  • 302M - Hypnotic Strategies for Evoking the Therapeutic Relationship
  • 303M - Hypnotic Interventions for Sleep Disturbance 
  • 304M - Pain Management: Principles and Practice
  • 305M - Integrating Hypnosis-Based Apps into Hypnosis Treatment in Behavioral Medicine

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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. While research shows that hypnosis is effective in enhancing client/patient treatment outcomes, far too few health professionals can conduct hypnosis skillfully. Workshop attendees gain knowledge and competence, can put hypnosis to immediate use in their work, and are aided by a better understanding of the uses and limits of evidence-based hypnosis practice. Three levels of workshops are tailored to the needs of those who:

  1. are unfamiliar with hypnosis (Introductory Workshop)
  2. are newly familiar with hypnosis but need additional skills (Intermediate Workshop)
  3. have prior training and seek further refinement in specific clinical applications (Advanced Workshops).

SCEH hypnosis training programs are of the highest teaching quality and feature experiential learning allowing attendees to put learned concepts into immediate practice. Workshops will be submitted for up to 12.5 CE/CME credits, depending on workshops selected. The SCEH Midyear Workshops meet accepted Standards of Training in Clinical Hypnosis and count toward SCEH Hypnosis Certification Programs. Workshops will be submitted for up to 12.5 CE/CME credits, depending on workshops selected. Discover what attendees have to say about SCEH events and training programs.

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Who May Attend - Workshop Eligibility

SCEH workshops are designed for physicians, psychologists, members of health care teams and other groups eligible for membership who address the physical and mental health needs of patients through clinical practice and research.  While you do not need to be a member to attend, you do need to satisfy SCEH Member Eligibility Requirements.  

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Introductory/Basic Workshop - two day

100M - Foundations of Clinical and Applied Hypnosis

Co-Chairs and Faculty Leads: Barbara S. McCann, PhD and Nicholas Olendzki, PsyD

Additional Faculty: Casey Applegate-Aguilar, MA, MS, LMHC, LSAA, CCHt, CMHIMP; Afik Faerman; PhD; Cassondra Jackson, MA, and Donald Moss, PhD

Introductory Schedule Overview

May 17 - Day one of two

Workshop 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT (includes 30 minute break)
Lunch Break 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM PT
Workshop 1:00 - 4:30 PM PT (includes 30 minute break)
Day One Workshop Hours: 6.5 hours. One hour meal break and  two 30-minute breaks

May 18 - Day two of two

Workshop 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Lunch Break 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM PT
Workshop 1:00 - 4:00 PM PT
Day Two Workshop Hours: 6.0 hours. One hour meal break and two 30-minute breaks

Total Workshop Training Hours: 12.5

Workshop Description: 

Hypnosis is a powerful tool that allows clinicians to assist patients or clients in making meaningful changes in their physical and mental health. Hypnosis is a fruitful area of research that allows for the study of the mind and human experience, as well as the nature of hypnosis itself. In this workshop, participants will be provided with foundations in hypnosis to begin using it within their scope of practice or research.  

The workshop will include large and small group experiential sessions, in addition to didactic presentations and discussion. Faculty will present the historical context and neurobiological basis of hypnosis, discuss ethical use and practice integration, and demonstrate hypnotic techniques and phenomena. Participants will leave with a fundamental understanding of hypnosis and how to facilitate it. Participants will receive resources to help them use hypnosis in research and practice. Suggestions will be provided for further training and education in hypnosis, including practice and mentorship opportunities for SCEH members.  

About the Presenters:

Barbara S. McCann, PhDis 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 is the current President of SCEH.  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. 

Nicholas Olendzki, PsyD, is a psychologist at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Counseling Center.  He is the co-author of Mindful Hypnotherapy: The Basics for Clinical Practice, winner of the 2020 Shapiro award for the best hypnosis book of the year, and contributing author to Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis: The Basics and Beyond.  In addition to hypnotherapy, his clinical interests include mindfulness, anxiety, trauma, depression, and clinical concerns involving meaning, identity, and existential issues.  As of 2022, he is also the training coordinator at UMass Dartmouth’s counseling center.  In that role he has taken an active interest in fostering cultural humility in the next generation of psychologists through supervision, discussion, and didactic trainings.

Additional Faculty: 

- Casey Applegate-Aguilar, MA, MS, LMHC, LSAA, CCHt, CMHIMP
- Afik Faerman, PhD
- Cassondra Jackson, MA
- Don Moss, PhD

 Introductory Workshop Agenda

Friday, May 17, 2024

8-8:30

Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis (30)

Faculty: Barbara McCann, PhD

Demo: None

Educational Objectives for this session:

● Identify and articulate widely accepted definitions of clinical hypnosis.

● Describe key terms related to hypnosis that are often used interchangeably and will be used throughout this workshop,

● Recognize and elucidate prevalent myths and misconceptions about hypnosis and provide fact-based corrections for them.

8:30-9:15

Anatomy of the Hypnotic Experience (45 minutes)

Faculty: Cassondra Jackson, MA

Demo: Brief induction and re-alerting (video)

Educational Objectives for this session:

● Describe each step involved in conducting a formal hypnotic encounter.

● Identify and analyze characteristics commonly exhibited by subjects during a trance state, explaining how these characteristics manifest and their relevance to the hypnotic process.

● Define and evaluate specific actions or interventions implemented by the facilitator during the re-alerting phase of trance, discussing their impact on the subject’s transition out of the hypnotic state.

9:15-10:00

Hypnotic Phenomena (45)

Faculty: Barbara McCann, PhD

Demo: Video that shows trance logic; demo with one participant showing eye closure

Educational Objectives for this session:

● Describe different types of hypnotic phenomena, detailing their unique characteristics.

● Discuss and describe how hypnotic phenomena can be used therapeutically.

● Describe several principles of eliciting hypnotic phenomena, emphasizing the techniques and conditions conducive to their effective implementation.

● Define abreaction within the context of hypnosis and describe how it can be addressed therapeutically, including managing potential challenges and improving therapeutic outcomes.

10:00-10:30

Break

 

10:30-11:30

Induction and Deepening of Hypnosis (60)

Faculty: Barbara McCann, PhD

Breakout rooms: Brief induction, deepening, re-alerting (30)

Small group leaders: McCann, Jackson, Applegate-Aguilar

Give talking points (PowerPoint) after the experiential component

Educational Objectives for this session:

● Describe three distinct methods of hypnotic induction or trance elicitation, focusing on each method's techniques, rationale, and applicability in various scenarios.

● Articulate three specific methods for deepening trance in hypnotic practice, outlining each technique's steps, effectiveness, and situational appropriateness.

● Demonstrate their capability to effectively deepen the hypnotic experience, employing techniques that are best suited to the unique needs and responses of their individual patient or client.

● Identify and understand how fractionation can be used to deepen trance states.

11:30-12:00

Group Hypnosis Experience (30)

Faculty: Barbara McCann, PhD

Educational Objective for this session:

  • Engage actively in a clinical hypnosis session and subsequently identify and reflect upon three distinct aspects of their own personal experience during trance, focusing on the subjective perceptions, reactions, and sensations encountered.

12:00-1:00

Lunch Break

 

1:00-2:15

Principles and Process of Rapport, Attunement, Trance Elicitation, and Reorientation (75)

Faculty: Barbara McCann, PhD

Demo: Another brief session, emphasis on signs of trance (participants may use an observation checklist to note rapport building, observable signs of trance, and how re-alerting was conducted)

Breakout Rooms: Practice a brief hypnosis session: elicitation, intensification, re-alerting (if possible groups of 3; one person always observing)

Materials: Observer Checklist

Educational Objectives for this session:

● Articulate three effective strategies for building and reinforcing rapport in a therapeutic context, detailing the techniques, their practical implementation, and the impact on client relationships.

● Describe at least four observable physiological and four psychological or behavioral signs indicative of trance, emphasizing the significance of each sign in recognizing and assessing the depth of trance.

● Discuss the importance of removing hypnotic suggestions, exploring the ethical, practical, and psychological reasons why this step is crucial in hypnosis.

● Demonstrate at least three methods of reorienting subjects from trance.

2:15-2:45

Break

 

2:45-3:30

Fundamentals of Hypnotic Communication and Formulation of Suggestions (45)

Faculty: Barbara McCann, PhD

 

Educational Objectives for this session:

● Elucidate at least two specific ways in which hypnotic communication techniques contribute to creating a positive expectancy, detailing the psychological mechanisms and practical implications involved

● Discuss Milton H. Erickson's Principle of Individualization and Utilization, particularly focusing on how it applies to the use of language and suggestion in hypnotic contexts, including practical examples.

● Name at least four words or phrases that are commonly employed in hypnotherapy to reinforce and augment the patient's hypnotic experience, explaining the rationale behind their effectiveness.

● Differentiate between direct and indirect suggestion methods, discussing their unique characteristics, applications, and the contexts in which each is most effective.

3:30-4:15

When Hypnosis Doesn’t Work (45)

Faculty: Barbara McCann, PhD

 

 

Educational Objectives for this session:

● Describe various scenarios and signs that may indicate hypnosis is not working, emphasizing the distinction between actual failure and common misconceptions about the hypnotic process.

● Identify and formulate several effective strategies for addressing situations where hypnosis appears to be ineffective, including alternative approaches and techniques to enhance the hypnotic experience.

4:15-4:30

Best Practices and Professionalism in Clinical Hypnosis (15)

Faculty: Donald Moss, PhD

Educational Objectives for this session:

  • Discuss pathways to professionalism, including best practices for clinical work.

  • Discuss evidence-based, research-informed clinical practice, and resources to provide access to current research on clinical protocols.

  • Discuss available sources of quality training in clinical hypnosis for continuing education, clinical certification, and re-certification.

 

 

 

Saturday, May 18, 2024

8:00-8:30

Ethical Principles and Professional Conduct (30)

Faculty: Donald Moss, PhD

Educational Objectives for this session:

Describe at least two ethical-legal issues, and

● Discuss standards for professional conduct in using hypnosis clinically.

8:30-9:15

Patient/Client Assessment, Introducing Hypnosis to the Patient/Client (45)

 

Faculty: Barbara McCann, PhD

 

Breakout Rooms: Practice introducing hypnosis to someone unfamiliar with it

Educational Objectives for this session:

● Summarize at least three key points about hypnosis to discuss in a non-technical manner with a client or patient/client.

● Review important elements and recommended procedures in obtaining informed consent regarding the use of hypnosis clinically, and

● Discuss the fallibility of memory.

9:15-10:00

Self-Hypnosis: How and What to Teach Patients (45)

Faculty: Nicholas Olendzki, PsyD

Educational Objectives for this session:

Define self-hypnosis and explain the difference between self-hypnosis and hetero-hypnosis,

● Describe at least three therapeutic applications of self-hypnosis in clinical practice and

● Explain how to teach self-hypnosis to a patient.

10:00-10:30

Break

 

10:30-11:15

Hypnosis, Ego Strengthening, and Empowerment (45)

Faculty: Barbara McCann, PhD

Breakout Session: Practice induction and Hartland’s script

Small group leaders: McCann, Jackson, Moss, Olendzki, Applegate-Aguilar

Educational Objectives for this session:

Define what is meant by ego strengthening.

● Discuss related concepts to ego strengthening, including self-efficacy and empowerment.

● Describe how hypnosis can be used to empower patients and enhance self-efficacy.

11:15-12:00

Neurophysiology of Hypnosis (45)

Faculty: Afik Faerman; PhD

Demo: None

 

Educational Objectives for this session:

● Describe how hypnosis affects the autonomic nervous system and the stress response.

● Detail three implications of neurophysiological research on the practice of clinical hypnosis.

12:00-1:00

Lunch Break

 

1:00-1:45

Hypnosis with Children (45)

Faculty: Casey Applegate-Aguilar, MA, MS, LMHC, LSAA, CCHt, CMHIMP

Educational Objectives for this session:

Identify three developmental characteristics that make children particularly Hypnotizable,

● Describe how hypnotic approaches vary according to the developmental age of the child, and

● Describe the therapeutic benefits and applications of using hypnosis with children.

1:45-2:30

Integrating Hypnosis into Clinical Practice (45)

Faculty: Barbara McCann, PhD

Breakout rooms, by closely aligned disciplines

Educational Objectives for this session:

Describe situations of uncertainty that might occur as clinical hypnosis is included in practice and identify strategies for managing/resolving such,

● List at least three uses of hypnosis to your discipline that you have been taught and are ready to apply and three applications of hypnosis that require more training, and

● Describe three ways that he or she will begin to incorporate hypnotic communication, hypnosis and hypnotic techniques into his/her practice.

2:30-3:00

Break

 

3:00-4:00

Treatment Planning, Strategy and Technique Selection in Clinical Hypnosis (60)

Faculty: Barbara McCann, PhD

Educational Objectives for this session:

Execute a thorough case assessment to elucidate the information necessary to develop a quality treatment plan,

● Design a treatment plan for a patient/client who presents with anxiety, and

● List at least 4 hypnotic techniques/application that may be best suited to achieve the specific therapeutic goal in the case presented.

 

References

  • Elkins, G. (Ed.), Introduction to clinical hypnosis. Mountain Pine Publishing.
  • Elkins, G. (Ed.), Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis: Foundations, applications, and professional issues.  Springer.
  • Milling, L. S. (Ed.) (2023). Evidence-based practice in clinical hypnosis. American Psychological Association.
  • Moss, D., & Willmarth, E. K. (2022). Treatment planning in clinical hypnosis. In G. Elkins (Ed.), Introduction to clinical hypnosis (pp. 307-328). Mountain Pine Publishing.
  • Moss, D., Willmarth, W., & Reid, D. B. (2024). Advancing education in clinical hypnosis. In J. H. Linden, G. DeBenedittis, L. I. Sugarman, & K. Varga (Eds.). The Routledge international handbook of clinical hypnosis. Routledge.

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Intermediate / Skills Workshop - two day

200M - Intermediate Training in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis 

Faculty Leads: Ciara C. Christensen, PhD, Private Practice, Wisconsin and David B. Reid, PsyD, Department of Applied Psychophysiology, Saybrook University, Pasadena, CA 

Intermediate Schedule Overview 

Friday, May 17, 2023 – Day one of two
Workshop 8:00 AM– 12:00 PM PT (includes 30 minute break)
Lunch Break 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM PT
Workshop 1:00 - 4:30 PM PT (includes 30 minute break)
Day One Workshop Hours: 6.5 hours. One hour meal break and  two 30-minute breaks

Saturday, May 18, 2023 – Day two of two
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Lunch Break 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM 
1:00 - 4:00 PM PT
Day Two Workshop Hours: 6.0 hours. One hour meal break and two 30-minute breaks

Total Workshop Training Hours: 12.5

Workshop Description: 

The Intermediate Skills Workshop is offered as a cohort, to assist attendees to prepare for certification in hypnosis as well as for clinical practice.  The workshop, taken as a cohort, features a variety of hypnotic techniques, for induction, deepening, and therapeutic application.  They are designed to refresh and expand skills and can be applied toward certification.

 

Intermediate Workshop Agenda

May 17 - Day one of two

8:00 - 9:00 AM         Introduction to workshop: Why Hypnosis? – 60 minutes (Ciara)

9:00 - 10:00 AM       Hypnotic Phenomena and Advanced Inductions (David)

10:00 - 10:30 AM     Break (30 minutes)

10:30- 12:00 PM      Small Group Work #1 – 90 minutes (David & Ciara)

12:00 - 1:00 PM       Lunch Break (60 minutes)

1:00 - 2:00 PM        The Use of Metaphors, Stories and Indirect Suggestions (Ciara)

2:00 - 3:00 PM         Hypnosis and Memory (David)

3:00 - 3:30 PM         Break (30 minutes)

3:30 - 4:30 PM         Ego Strengthening (Ciara)

4:30 PM                   Adjourn for the day

 

May 18 - Day two of two

8:00 - 9: 00 AM             Hypnotic Treatment of Habit Disorders (David)

9:00 - 9:45 AM              Pain Management (Ciara)

9:45 - 10:15 AM            Break (30 minutes)

10:15 - 11:45 AM          Small Group Work #2 – 90 Minutes (David & Ciara)

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM    Lunch Break (60 minutes)

12:45 - 1:45 PM            Hypnosis and Anxiety (David)

1:45 - 2:30 PM              Integrating Hypnosis into Clinical Practice: Attending to the Pragmatics (Ciara & David)

2:30- 3:00 PM               Break (30 minutes)

3:00 - 4: 00 PM             Ethics (David & Ciara)

4:00 PM                        Workshop ends

 

About the Presenters:

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 Immediate Past President for the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) and of the Society of Psychological Hypnosis (D30) of the American Psychological Association. She is 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.

David B. Reid, PsyD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Fellow and Approved Consultant of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). He is the award-winning author of Hypnosis for Behavioral Health: Professional’s Guide to Expanding Your Practice (Springer Publishing Company), and published several book chapters on clinical hypnosis, his most recent on the use of hypnosis for treating anxiety in Evidenced Based Practice in Clinical Hypnosis (American Psychological Association, 2023). Dr. Reid has received numerous Presidential awards from ASCH and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) for his contributions to these societies. He has also been honored with awards for his peer-reviewed publications on clinical hypnosis (Milton H. Erickson Award, Ernest R. Hilgard Award, and the William S. Kroger Award). In 2023, Dr. Reid was the recipient of the Best Reviewer of the Year Award from the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.  Dr. Reid is an adjunct professor at Saybrook University and Past President of Division 30 (Psychological Hypnosis) of the American Psychological Association.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify at least two benefits of including hypnosis into clinical practice.
  2. Identify three advanced induction techniques to specific clinical concerns.
  3. Introduce ideas about how to integrate metaphors as a type of hypnotic suggestion.
  4. Describe current literature on hypnosis and memory, and its implications for clinical work.
  5. Identify three hypnotic phenomena associated with memory.
  6. Identify at least two ego strengthening interventions that can be used during hypnosis.
  7. Explain how hypnosis can be used to help clients manage habit disorders.
  8. Explain how hypnosis can be used to help clients manage pain.
  9. Generate a treatment plan for treating anxiety disorders with hypnosis.
  10. Identify at least five potential challenges with hypnosis and interventions to minimize these challenges.
  11. Describe potential contraindications for using hypnosis in clinical settings.
  12. Describe clinical hypnosis standards of training, and levels of certification.
  13. Describe 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

Advanced Workshops – Attend one or all; sessions priced individually. 
This year's Advanced Workshops are organized into two themes.

Part I. Integrating Hypnosis with Psychotherapy

  • 301M - Integrating Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: An Evidence-Based Approach
  • 302M - Hypnotic Strategies for Evoking the Therapeutic Relationship
Part II. Evidence-Based Hypnosis for Common Medical Problems
  • 303M - Hypnotic Interventions for Sleep Disturbance 
  • 304M - Pain Management: Principles and Practice
  • 305M - Integrating Hypnosis-Based Apps into Hypnosis Treatment in Behavioral Medicine

Sunday, May 19

301M - Integrating Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: An Evidence-Based Approach - 3.5 CE

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

May 19
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PT – includes two 15-minute breaks.
Workshop Instructional Hours: 3.5 hours  

Workshop Description: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychological intervention for many clinical presentations. Conceptually, CBT brings together advances from behavioral and cognitive sciences to effect salutary changes in emotions, ways of thinking, behavior, and physiological responses. CBT, as traditionally practiced, uses a combination of didactic methods, psychoeducation, Socratic questioning or guided discovery, and between-session homework, including behavioral activation, exposure, and behavioral experiments. While these approaches to treatment delivery resonate well with some patients or clients, hypnosis offers additional means of introducing CBT models to patients, teaching new skills, and encouraging the examination of, and distancing from, negative automatic thoughts and destructive intermediate and core beliefs. The highly experiential nature of hypnosis allows for in-session rehearsal of behavioral activation, interpersonal skills, and tolerance of distress during exposure to previously avoided situations. Although a basic familiarity with the principles of CBT is assumed, in this workshop, key concepts of CBT will be reviewed. Case examples, experiential learning, and brief practice opportunities will help prepare the learner to use hypnosis to facilitate the delivery of cognitive-behavioral interventions.

About the Presenter: Dr. 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 is the current President of SCEH.  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.  

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify elements of traditional cognitive-behavioral practice that can be delivered in more meaningful and experiential ways using hypnosis.
  2. Practice developing novel hypnotic approaches to encourage patients or clients to reframe negative views of self, the world, and the future that draw upon their existing skills and resources.
  3. Practice using age progression to prepare patients or clients for behavioral activation, exposure, and behavioral experiments.
  4. State the key concepts of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

References

  • Fuhr, K., Beier, V. M., Meisner, C., & Batra, A. (2023). Hypnotherapie und Verhaltenstherapie bei Depressionen – Ergebnisse der Dreieinhalb-Jahres-Katamnese einer randomisiert-kontrollierten Nicht-Unterlegenheitsstudie [Hypnotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression - Results from the three and a half year follow-up of a randomized controlled non-inferiority study]. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, medizinische Psychologie73(12), 502–509. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-2117-7188
  • McCann, B. S., & Landes, S. J. (2010). Hypnosis in the treatment of depression: considerations in research design and methods. The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis58(2), 147–164. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207140903523186
  • Ramondo, N., Gignac, G. E., Pestell, C. F., & Byrne, S. M. (2021). Clinical Hypnosis as an Adjunct to Cognitive Behavior Therapy: An Updated Meta-Analysis. The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis69(2), 169–202. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2021.1877549

302M - Hypnotic Strategies for Evoking the Therapeutic Relationship - 3 CE

Eric Spiegel, PhD, Private Practice

May 19

2:00 - 5:30 PM PT – includes two 15-minute breaks.
Workshop Instructional Hours: 3 hours  

Workshop Description: 

The importance of the relationship between therapist and patient in influencing the outcome of treatment is well-established. A tripartite model of the therapeutic relationship (TR) has been developed (Gelso and Carter, 1994; Gelso and Hayes, 1998) and empirically studied and supported. From this perspective, the relationship is seen as the core mediator of the therapeutic process and therefore of therapeutic action through the interplay of transference and non-transference factors, often referred to as the real or contemporary relationship. Meta-analyses have repeatedly demonstrated the connection between therapeutic alliance and treatment outcome (Zilcha-Mano, 2017; Fluckiger, Del Re, Wampold, & Horvath, 2018; Norcross & Lambert, 2018).

In this workshop, we will examine how hypnosis can be strategically utilized to evoke the three components of the therapeutic relationship: transference, the contemporary (‘real’) relationship, and the therapeutic alliance. We will review hypnotic strategies from each of these three components with the goal of differentiating when and how to elicit affect, create containment, and utilize rapport from the relationship to guide the treatment process. Participants will learn how hypnosis can serve as an ‘in-between’ state in which elements of this relational matrix can be utilized to great effect in advancing treatment process and outcome.

About the PresenterEric Spiegel, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Philadelphia, PA, and owner of Attune Therapy Group. He is certified as an Approved Consultant in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Dr. Spiegel is a Past-President and Fellow of ASCH. He is co-author of the book Attachment in Group Psychotherapy, published by the American Psychological Association in 2013. He has also published on attachment and hypnosis in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (IJCEH) and American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis (AJCH). Most recently, Dr. Spiegel guest co-edited a special issue of AJCH on Relational Factors of Hypnosis in Psychotherapy. He specializes in working with anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. Dr. Spiegel has taught undergraduate and graduate psychology courses at Drexel University, James Madison University, Lafayette College and the University of Maryland, and enjoys teaching internationally on a wide range of subjects, including attachment and hypnotherapy.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss research supporting the efficacy of a hypnosis intervention for hot flashes in postmenopausal women and breast cancer survivors.
  2. Identify valid measurement of the frequency and severity of hot flashes in clinical practice.
  3. Identify clinical resources for providing hypnotherapy for hot flashes.

References

  • Zilcha-Mano, S. (2017). Is the alliance really therapeutic? Revisiting this question in light of recent methodological advances. American Psychologist, 72(4), 311–325. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0040435
  • Flückiger, C., Del Re, A. C., Wampold, B. E., & Horvath, A. O. (2018). The alliance in adult psychotherapy: A meta-analytic synthesis. Psychotherapy, 55(4), 316. https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000172
  • Wall, T. W. (2018). Hypnosis: A psychodynamic perspective. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 60(3), 218-238. https://doi.org/10.1080/00029157.2018.1400809
  • Baker, E. L., & Spiegel, E. B. (2019). Dancing in the in-between: Hypnosis, transitional space, and therapeutic action. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 62(1-2), 31-59. https://doi.org/10.1080/00029157.2019.1585328

Monday, May 20

 

303M - Hypnotic Interventions for Sleep Disturbance - 2 CE

Cameron Alldredge, PhD, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

May 20
9:00 - 11:00 AM PT (12:00 Noon -2:00 PM ET), 2.0 hours training
No Breaks

Workshop Description: 

The workshop will begin with a thorough didactic component, providing participants with a solid foundation in the theoretical underpinnings of clinical hypnosis and its application in treating sleep disturbances. This will include a review of evidence-based research on the efficacy of clinical hypnosis in sleep management, highlighting its potential as a non-pharmacological alternative. Results from a recent systematic review on hypnosis for sleep will be highlighted and potential mechanisms will be discussed.

Following the initial segment, participants will engage in hands-on practice sessions. This will include exposure to a variety of sleep-specific hypnosis scripts and an overview of the various approaches. These practical exercises will be designed to foster confidence and competence in applying hypnotherapeutic techniques for sleep. Participants will explore the design and delivery of hypnotic suggestions aimed to address specific sleep-related issues, such as insomnia, nightmares, and pre-sleep arousal.

Throughout the workshop, emphasis will be placed on tailoring hypnotherapeutic interventions to individual client needs, ensuring a personalized approach to treatment. The session will conclude with a debriefing and open forum for questions, providing participants with the opportunity to consolidate new knowledge and seek clarification on any aspects of the practice.

The main goals of the workshop include 1) the provision of a holistic learning experience that will 2) empower clinicians to incorporate clinical hypnosis into their repertoire of therapeutic modalities for sleep-related disorders, accompanied by 3) an enhanced familiarity with the state of the literature.

About the Presenters: 

Cameron Alldredge, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and the postdoctoral fellow in the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory working and training under Dr. Gary Elkins. His passion for hypnosis began as a teenager which led to a successful stage hypnosis career that he maintained as a college student. While this provided an opportunity to practice hypnosis abundantly, Cameron felt a pull to use hypnosis only in a therapeutic context. After abandoning entertainment with hypnosis altogether, he decided that graduate training would help him in his desire to advance hypnotic interventions. Cameron earned his PhD in clinical psychology and is a member of ASCH, SCEH and ISH. He currently serves as the secretary of APA Division 30. He has taught a number of professional workshops on topics such as hypnotizability, hypnotherapy, and hypnosis theory. His research topics of interest include non-ordinary states of consciousness, using hypnosis for mystical- and psychedelic-type experiences, measuring hypnotizability, hypnosis for sleep, and app-based administration of hypnotic interventions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define sleep disturbances in adults.
  2. Identify primary symptoms of sleep disturbances in adults.
  3. Discuss hypnotic interventions for sleep disturbances.

References

  • Elkins, G., Otte, J., Carpenter, J., Roberts, L., Jackson, L., Kekecs, Z., Patterson V., & Keith, T. (2021). Hypnosis intervention for sleep disturbance: Determination of optimal dose and method of delivery for postmenopausal women, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 69(3), 323-345. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2021.1919520
  • Chamine, I., Atchley, R., & Oken, B. S. (2018). Hypnosis intervention effects on sleep outcomes: A systematic review. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 14(2), 271–283. https://doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.6952
  • Cordi, M. J., Rossier, L., & Rasch, B. (2020). Hypnotic suggestions given before nighttime sleep extend slow-wave sleep as compared to a control text in highly hypnotizable subjects. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 68(1), 105–129. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2020.1687260
  • Lam, T.-H., Chung, K.-F., Lee, C.-T., Yeung, W.-F., & Yu, B. Y. (2018). Hypnotherapy for insomnia: A randomized controlled trial comparing generic and disease-specific suggestions. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 41, 231–239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.10.008
  • Snyder, M., Alldredge, C. T., Stork, S. R., & Elkins, G. R. (2023). Feasibility of a self-administered hypnosis intervention for improving sleep in college students. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis71(4), 297-312. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2023.2249047
  • Wofford, N., Snyder, M., Corlett, C. E., & Elkins, G. R. (2023). Systematic review of hypnotherapy for sleep and sleep disturbance. The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis71(3), 176–215. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2023.2226177

 

304M – Pain Management: Principles and Practice – 3 CE

Eric K. Willmarth, PhD, Private Practice, Grand Rapids, Michigan

May 20
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT and 1:30-3:00 PM PT (2:30 - 4:00 PM and 4:30 - 6:00 PM ET) (3.0 hours training)
Break 1:00 – 1:30 PM PT (30-minutes)

Workshop Description: 

This workshop will begin with a summary of the factors involved with the experience of chronic pain from the patient perspective. It will emphasize the professional challenges associated with this population.  Multiple approaches for the integration of hypnotic techniques will be discussed as they relate to both sensory and emotional aspects of pain management. The workshop will also review the most recent evidence supporting hypnotic intervention in the pain population. 

About the Presenter

With over 40 years of clinical hypnosis experience, Eric K. Willmarth has worked in a large pain management practice for the past 35 years.  As a clinical psychologist, he has integrated hypnosis, biofeedback and psychotherapy on a daily basis.  Dr. Willmarth is a past president of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, and the Society for Psychological Hypnosis, APA’s Division 30.  He is currently the Chair of the Department of Applied Psychophysiology in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, Saybrook University.

Learning Objectives

  1. List at least three major historical advances in the use of hypnosis for pain management.
  2. Demonstrate skills in assessing and screening patients for suitability for hypnosis-based pain management interventions, including identifying contraindications and potential risks.
  3. Describe at least three hypnotic techniques to help patients deal more effectively with pain.

References

  • Langlois, P., Perrochon, A., David, R., Rainville, P., Wood, C., Vanhaudenhuyse, A., Pageaux, B., Ounajim, A., Lavallière, M., Debarnot, U., Luque-Moreno, C., Roulaud, M., Simoneau, M., Goudman, L., Moens, M., Rigoard, P., & Billot, M. (2022). Hypnosis to manage musculoskeletal and neuropathic chronic pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews135, 104591. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2022.104591
  • Milling, L. S., Valentine, K. E., LoStimolo, L. M., Nett, A. M., & McCarley, H. S. (2021). Hypnosis and the Alleviation of Clinical Pain: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis. The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis69(3), 297–322. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2021.1920330
  • Moss, D., & Willmarth, E. (2019). Hypnosis, anesthesia, pain management, and preparation for medical procedures.  Annals of Palliative Medicine, 8(4), 498-503. https://doi.org/10.21037/apm.2019.07.01 
  • Thompson, T., Terhune, D. B., Oram, C., Sharangparni, J., Rouf, R., Solmi, M., Veronese, N., & Stubbs, B. (2019). The effectiveness of hypnosis for pain relief: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 85 controlled experimental trials. Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews99, 298–310. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.02.013

 

305M - Integrating Hypnosis-Based Apps into Hypnosis Treatment in Behavioral Medicine – 2 CE

Gary Elkins. PhD and Cameron Alldredge, PhD, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

May 20
3:30 - 5:30 PM PT (6:30-8:30 PM ET), 2.0 hours training
No breaks

Workshop Description: 

Hypnosis interventions have been shown to be very effective in treatment of a number of health-related symptoms and behaviors. Research has included clinical reports as well as large scale randomized clinical trials.  Evidence is supportive of hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, depression, chronic and acute pain, smoking cessation, sleep disturbances, and menopausal symptoms including hot flashes and night sweats. However, access to hypnotherapy has been limited for many individuals and technology for tracking symptoms has been underutilized. Hypnosis-based apps may have several benefits in making hypnotherapy protocols more accessible, providing a useful tool for clinicians, and standardized tracking of symptoms for evaluation in clinical research. Also, surveys have indicated a strong interest in hypnotherapy and generally positive perceptions of hypnotherapy sessions delivered via apps or remotely. Ideally, hypnosis-based apps should be: (1) developed from existing evidence-based hypnotherapy protocols; (2) symptom specific in their focus; (3) able to track progress and symptom frequency and severity; and (4) useful to both users and clinicians. In this webinar, participants will learn about research into hypnosis apps and apps related to hypnosis. Several apps specific to hypnosis treatment in behavioral medicine will be discussed in regard to potential strengths and weaknesses. In addition, the integration of hypnosis-based apps in clinical practice will be identified and discussed. Participants will gain familiarity with several hypnosis-based apps, gain access to one or more hypnosis-based apps, and have an opportunity for questions and answers. A combination of lecture, PowerPoints, case examples, and demonstration will be utilized.

About the Presenters:

Dr. Gary 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 (2018), The Handbook of Medical and Psychological Hypnosis: Foundations, Applications and Professional Issues (2016), and Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis: The Basics and Beyond (2022).

Dr. Cameron Alldredge is a licensed psychologist and the postdoctoral fellow in the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory working and training under Dr. Gary Elkins. His passion for hypnosis began as a teenager which led to a successful stage hypnosis career that he maintained as a college student. While this provided an opportunity to practice hypnosis abundantly, Cameron felt a pull to use hypnosis only in a therapeutic context. After abandoning entertainment with hypnosis altogether, he decided that graduate training would help him in his desire to advance hypnotic interventions. Cameron earned his PhD in clinical psychology and is a member of ASCH, SCEH, and ISH. He currently serves as the secretary of APA Division 30. He has taught a number of professional workshops on topics such as hypnotizability, hypnotherapy, and hypnosis theory. His research topics of interest include nonordinary states of consciousness, using hypnosis for mystical- and psychedelic-type experiences, measuring hypnotizability, hypnosis for sleep, and app-based administration of hypnotic interventions.

Learning Objectives 

  1. Identify most frequently used hypnosis apps for behavioral medicine applications.
  2. Discuss how to integrate hypnosis apps into clinical practice.

References

  • Elkins, G. (2017) Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis: Foundations, applications, and professional issues. New York, NY: Springer Publishing 
  • Elkins, G. (2022) Introduction to clinical hypnosis: The basics and beyond. Mountain Pine Publishing. 
  • Palsson, O., Twist, T., Walker, M. (2019) A National Survey of Clinical Hypnosis Views and Experiences of the Adult Population in the United States, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 67:4, 428-448, DOI: 10.1080/00207144.2019.1649538 
  • Wofford, N., Snyder, M., Corlett, C., Elkins, G. (2023) Systematic Review of Hypnotherapy for Sleep and Sleep Disturbance, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 71:3, 176-215, DOI: 10.1080/00207144.2023.2226177 
  • Elkins, G. (2023) Current Practices in Clinical Hypnosis: Research and Commentary, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 71:2, 89-91, DOI: 10.1080/00207144.2023.2180928 
  • Palsson, O., Kekecs, Z., De Benedittis, G., Moss, D., Elkins, G., Terhune, D., Varga, D., Shenefelt P., &  Whorwell, P. (2023) Current Practices, Experiences, and Views in Clinical Hypnosis: Findings of an International Survey, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 71:2, 92-114, DOI: 10.1080/00207144.2023.2183862 

 

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

2024 Midyear Clinical Hypnosis Workshop
May 17 – May 20, 2024
Live Online
Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis

 Joint Accreditation Statement

 

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Amedco Joint Accreditation #4008163.

 

 Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 26.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Introductory Workshop – Foundations of Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: maximum of 12.50
  • Intermediate Workshop – Intermediate Training in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: maximum of 12.50
  • Advanced Workshops: maximum of 13.50

 

Psychologists (APA) Credit Designation

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This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis.  Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  26.00 hours.

  • Introductory Workshop – Foundations of Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: maximum of 12.50
  • Intermediate Workshop – Intermediate Training in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: maximum of 12.50
  • Advanced Workshops: maximum of 13.50

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

*OK: Accepts APA credit for live, in-person activities but not for ethics and/or online courses.
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs:
AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

AL MFTs: Credits authorized by NBCC or any other state licensing agency will be accepted.

MA MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (held outside NY ONLY), OK*, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

 

Social Workers (ASWB) Credit Designation

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As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive 26.00 GENERAL continuing education credits.

  • Introductory Workshop – Foundations of Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: maximum of 12.50
  • Intermediate Workshop – Intermediate Training in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: maximum of 12.50
  • Advanced Workshops: maximum of 13.50

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE,  NH, NM, NV, OH, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV*, WY

*OK: Accepts ASWB ACE for live, in-person activities but not for ethics and/or online courses.
*WV: A
ccepts ASWB ACE unless activity is held live in West Virginia.
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors:
AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK*, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

AL: Activities without NBCC approval may be approved upon receipt of documentation prior to the activity BEFORE the event.  No approvals afterward by the board.

MI: No CE requirement

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

AL MFTs: Credits authorized by NBCC or any other state licensing agency will be accepted.
MA MFTs:
Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

MI: No CE requirement.

The following state boards accept ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY

 

New York Board for Social Workers (NY SW)

Amedco SW CPE 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 #0115. 26.00 hours.

  • Introductory Workshop – Foundations of Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: maximum of 12.50
  • Intermediate Workshop – Intermediate Training in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: maximum of 12.50
  • Advanced Workshops: maximum of 13.50

 

New York Board for Mental Health Counselors (NY MHC)

Amedco 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. #MHC-0061. 26.00 hours.

  • Introductory Workshop – Foundations of Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: maximum of 12.50
  • Intermediate Workshop – Intermediate Training in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: maximum of 12.50
  • Advanced Workshops: maximum of 13.50

 

New York Board for Marriage & Family Therapists (NY MFT)

Amedco 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. #MFT-0032. 26.00 hours.

  • Introductory Workshop – Foundations of Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: maximum of 12.50
  • Intermediate Workshop – Intermediate Training in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: maximum of 12.50
  • Advanced Workshops: maximum of 13.50

 

New York Board for Psychology (NY PSY)

Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0031. 26.00 hours.

  • Introductory Workshop – Foundations of Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: maximum of 12.50
  • Intermediate Workshop – Intermediate Training in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: maximum of 12.50
  • Advanced Workshops: maximum of 13.50

 

Continuing Education Documentation:  

Please complete the Continuing Education forms provided to you during the event if you wish to receive CE/CME credits or documentation of your attendance.

 

ADA

If you require special accommodations to attend, please contact the SCEH office as soon as possible and no later than two weeks prior to the start of the event via email at [email protected].

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Pricing and Registration

Registration has closed. 

Advance registration is required.  Register early for the best pricing for SCEH events.

Early bird registration ends: April 16, 2024

Registration deadline: May 13, 2024

Cancellations received on or before March 28 will be issued a refund, minus a $75 processing fee. Sorry, no refunds will be made after March 28. 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. 

Important Notes

Membership Status

  • If you wish to join the Society and receive member pricing, please be sure to complete a membership application BEFORE you register.  Your application will be reviewed, and once accepted, you will be able to register as a member for our events. Please allow 2-3 weeks for review and processing. See membership details and how to join.
  • If you are not sure you are a current member in good standing, log in to your account to display your status or email the SCEH office.  Thank you.
  • Note that registration prices include a CME price differential of $100 as noted below. If you are a medical professional who needs to obtain CME credits for the workshops, be sure to select the corresponding price category.

 

Introductory (100) or Intermediate Workshop (200)

Attendance both days is required. Submitted for 12.5 CE

 Pricing  Category Early bird** Regular CME Early bird ** CME Regular
 Member  $230 $280 $330 $380
 Non-member $300 $350 $400 $450
 Student member $110 $140 $210 $240
 Student non-member $130 $160 $230 $260

 

Advanced Workshops - price per workshop

May 19
301M - Integrating Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: An Evidence-Based Approach - 3.5 CE
302M - Hypnotic Strategies for Evoking the Therapeutic Relationship - 3 CE

May 20
304M – Pain Management: Principles and Practice – 3 CE

 

Price Per Workshop

 Pricing Category Early bird** Regular CME Early bird ** CME Regular
 Member $120 $170 $220 $270
 Non-member $160 $210 $260 $310
 Student member $60 $110 $160 $210
 Student non-member $80 $130 $180 $230

 

May 20
303M - Hypnotic Interventions for Sleep Disturbance - 2 CE
305M - Integrating Hypnosis-Based Apps into Hypnosis Treatment in Behavioral Medicine – 2 CE
Price Per Workshop
 Pricing Category Early bird** Regular CME Early bird ** CME Regular
 Member $72 $102 $172 $202
 Non-member $96 $116 $196 $216
 Student member $36 $66 $136 $166
 Student non-member $48 $78 $148 $178

 

 

Check Payments

  • If paying by check, please mail no later than two weeks prior to event. Note our recently updated address below.  Make checks payable to:  Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and mail to the address on the bottom of the page. Your registration is not confirmed until payment is received.

 

Requirements for All Attendees & Presenters

All Presenters and Attendees are asked to familiarize themselves with the following SCEH Policies. Note these are event requirements.

What You Will Need to Participate

All registered participants will be sent an email event confirmation the day before the Midyear Workshops begin.  To make sure you get it, please whitelist our email addresses to ensure event-related communications arrive in your in box!

This event confirmation email will contain:

  • Any meeting link(s) you need to log in to your workshop(s) via Zoom
  • Continuing Education information on how to obtain your CE/CME credits or any attendance documentation you may require

Technical Support:  As a small organization, we regret we are not able to provide you with technical support. Please test your online connectivity and audio/video settings in Zoom well in advance of the event date.
 

Questions

Email us at [email protected].

  

Thank you to our Midyear Workshops Chair

SCEH would like to acknowledge our Education Committee Chair and organizer of the 2024 Midyear Workshops, Don Moss, PhD. 
At Saybrook University, Dr. Donald Moss has built training programs in biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, wellness coaching, integrative/functional nutrition, and integrative social work. He is the Education Committee Chair of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) and manages their professional hypnosis webinar series. He is also 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 books on integrative care and chronic illness, Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health (Springer 2013) and Integrative Pathways (Springer, 2018), one co-authored textbook, A Primer of Biofeedback (AAPB, 2022), 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).


 

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. 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.

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Reminder for Registered Attendees

As noted elsewhere on this page, all registered participants will be sent an email event confirmation the day before the Midyear Workshops begin. 
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This final event confirmation email will contain:
- Zoom Meeting link(s) you need to log in to your workshop(s).
- Continuing Education Learner Notification and instructions (see last page) on how to obtain your CE/CME credits or any attendance documentation you may require.
- Please note all event times are in PT - Pacific Time.  Get help converting time zones

 

2024 Midyear Clinical Hypnosis Workshops 

May 17-20, 2024 – Live online

Introductory, Intermediate/Skills & Advanced Workshops
Co-sponsored by the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and Amedco LLC.     
Early bird registration ends: April 16, 2024
Registration deadline: May 13, 2024
Details and registration: www.sceh.us/2024-midyear-workshops