2024 Annual Conference

We look forward to seeing you in Anaheim this October 23-27 for the 2024 SCEH Annual Conference. Conference planning is now underway.  Registration opens in July.

 75th Annual Workshops and Scientific Program

October 23-27, 2024 (Wednesday-Sunday)
Mind Unleashed
Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, Anaheim, CA 

Live / In Person / Face to Face Training
The conference includes Introductory, Intermediate/Skills and Advanced Clinical Hypnosis Workshops plus a Scientific Program.  Workshops meet accepted Standards of Training in Clinical Hypnosis and count toward SCEH Hypnosis Certification Programs. Agendas are subject to change.

Face to face meeting -- live attendance required -- #SCEH2024
Call for Papers 
Hotel Site and Accommodations -- Book your hotel room now.
Conference planning now underway. Check our website for updates.
Event registration opens summer 2024.

Conference Theme

We invite groundbreaking contributions for the 75th Annual Workshops and Scientific Program of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, themed Mind Unleashed.  As we celebrate this milestone, we welcome submissions exploring the dynamic intersections of hypnosis with other mind-body therapies, artificial intelligence (AI), hypnosis apps, psychedelics, and consciousness. Submit your research, insights, and innovations that push the boundaries of understanding and application in these transformative fields. We seek submissions on AI's role in hypnosis, the impact and efficacy of hypnosis apps, states of consciousness, renewed interest in psychedelics, mind-body interventions, and hypnosis and related states. Join us in advancing the conversation and unlocking new possibilities in healing and transformation.

Who May Attend: Event Eligibility

SCEH events are designed for clinicians, researchers and health care professionals who are eligible for Society membership. View eligibility requirements on our Apply for Membership page.


Workshops

The Annual Conference includes Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Workshops.  SCEH workshops teach participants hypnotic theory and practical techniques for immediate use in professional practice. Workshops are scientifically based and of the highest teaching quality. Most workshops include demonstrations and/or practica or other experiential components. Workshops meet accepted Standards of Training in Clinical Hypnosis and count toward SCEH Hypnosis Certification Programs.   Please refer to the conference brochure (not yet available) for complete information on all conference workshops.

  • Introductory (Basic) Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis (Taken as a cohort)
    The Introductory Workshop follows established Standards of Training to provide attendees with a basic background and understanding to begin using hypnosis within the context of their scope of practice.

  • Intermediate/Skills Workshops (Taken as a cohort, or Advanced Workshop registrants can choose from a selection of sessions.)
    The Intermediate Workshop, taken as a cohort, can be used toward SCEH intermediate certification or simply to refresh and expand hypnotic skills.

  • Advanced Workshops 
    Advanced Workshops are designed for those who have completed Introductory and Intermediate level clinical hypnosis training.

Advanced Workshops Schedule                Advanced Workshops Brief Agenda


Scientific Program

The Scientific Program includes Keynotes, Symposia, Research Presentations and a Poster Session. Sessions address empirical issues in hypnosis research and practice and related areas. Research presentations shine the light on novel empirically based findings, including experimental studies, case reports, clinical trials, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews. Symposia bring together top-notch researchers as they critically discuss empirical findings pertaining to a specific theme of relevance to the hypnosis community. Many symposia integrate research and practice or draw upon research in psychology, psychiatry, or neuroscience to highlight issues that improve our understanding of hypnosis. Our poster session provides another glimpse into the latest research in the field. Please refer to the Conference Program for details on the Scientific Program, including an agenda and session descriptions.

Scientific Program Keynotes (alpha order)

  • The "Vital" Placebo: Experiences of the Unleashed Mind
    Jon K. Amundson MA, MAPP, PhD

  • Tranceformation: Digital Dissemination of Hypnosis
    David Spiegel, MD

  • Process-Oriented Hypnosis: Expanding Targets of Treatment

    Michael D. Yapko, PhD

 

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Conference Committee

Conference details: https://www.sceh.us/2023-annual-conference-info

  • Overall Meeting Chairs: Deanna Denman, PhD and Tova Fuller, MD, PhD
  • Introductory Workshop Co-Chairs: Barbara McCann, PhD and Tova Fuller, MD, PhD
  • Intermediate/Skills Workshops Co-Chairs: Nicholas Olendzki, PsyD and Yeganeh Farahzadi, MS
  • Advanced Workshops Co-Chairs: Cameron Alldredge, PhD and Jill Ballantyne, PhD, ABPP
  • Scientific Program Co-Chairs: Deanna Denman, PhD and Jessie (Kittle) Markovits, MD
  • 75th Anniversary PlanningCiara Christensen, PhD
  • Members: Barbara S. McCann, PhD and Anne Doherty Johnson, Executive Director

  


 

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.

Learn about becoming a member of the Society.


 

 

 

75th Annual Workshops and Scientific Program

October 23-27, 2024 (Wednesday-Sunday)

Mind Unleashed

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, Anaheim, CA 

Live / In Person / Face to Face Training

 

Face to face meeting -- live attendance required -- #SCEH2024
Call for Papers
Hotel Site and Accommodations -- Book your hotel room now.
Conference planning now underway. Check our website for updates.
Event registration opens summer 2024.