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Registration Now Open for 2019 Annual Conference

70th Annual Workshops & Scientific Program
Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: Evidence-based Practice and the Therapeutic Relationship
October 16-20, 2019 -- Ace Hotel -- New Orleans, LA #SCEH2019

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Join us in New Orleans to help us celebrate the 70th Anniversary of SCEH and deepen your hypnosis knowledge and skills. View event details online.

Highlighted Speakers and Topics
2019 keynote and invited guest speakers

 Left to right: Éva I. Bányai, PhD; Irving Kirsch, PhD; Michael R. Nash, PhD; Karen Olness MD; Devin B. Terhune, PhD and Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD

Varied Program for Professionals at All Levels

The SCEH Annual Conference includes clinical hypnosis training for all levels, with workshops designed to teach participants hypnotic theory and practical techniques that can be put into immediate use in clinical practice.  The Scientific Program features keynotes, presentations and symposia that address empirical issues in hypnosis research and practice and related areas.

Conference Highlights

  • 20-credit tracks for Introductory and Skills Level Training
  • 14 Advanced Workshops
  • Scientific Program featuring 6 Highlighted Speakers and 3 Symposia
  • Robust Poster Session including "Poster Blitz" Session
  • Annual Awards Banquet Recognizing Hypnosis Leaders
  • Member Luncheon
  • Women's Breakfast
  • Student/Early Career Professionals Luncheon
  • Networking Reception and Many Opportunities to Connect with Colleagues

Continuing Education Credits
Multiple registration options allow you to get the CE credits you need.   See our website for details.  

Get Early Conference Pricing

Save money by registering for the conference early and making your hotel reservations now! Early registration is encouraged. 

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Student Posters and Papers Wanted

Calling all students! The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis invites you to submit a Poster or Research Presentation for the SCEH 2019 Annual Conference in New Orleans.  See details on special student registration incentives below.  Any student eligible for membership may participate in SCEH events.
Have a Poster to Submit?

We are looking for new ideas and topics in hypnosis and related fields that improve our understanding of hypnosis. While topics that address this year’s conference theme, Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: Evidence-based Practice and the Therapeutic Relationship, are requested, other topics are also welcome. 

Poster presentations allow authors to concisely present a case report or data that can be easily grasped in this format. Poster presentations often permit more discussion between presenters and attendees and may be especially advantageous for students, clinicians, and new investigators.

Benefits of Presenting a Poster

Presenting a Poster at the SCEH Annual Conference provides you with several benefits, including:

  • a special student member discount for poster presenters -- attend the conference for just $50
  • peer review and critique with leading experts to stimulate constructive learning
  • the ability to present, debate and refine your research through one on one discussions with attendees and leaders in the field
  • a chance to discuss early stages of a bigger project at a time when input can be most beneficial
  • the chance to enhance your public speaking skills during a Poster Blitz Session
  • the chance to enhance your communication skills at the Poster Session itself
  • public recognition of your research and work
  • a face-to-face opportunity to network and grow relationships with fellow students, researchers, clinicians and leaders in the hypnosis field
  • the ability to list your selection as a Poster Presenter on your curriculum vitae
Scheduled Poster Activities

The SCEH Poster Session takes place prior to the SCEH Annual Conference Banquet on Saturday evening and provides an excellent showcase of the latest research.  Poster authors are asked to stand by their displayed poster and be prepared to answer questions about its content during the Poster Session.  Prior to that, a brief Poster Blitz Session during the Scientific Program provides each poster author with 2- 3 minutes to describe their topic.

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SCEH Continuing Education Opportunities in Hypnosis

SCEH offers workshops and training in clinical hypnosis that are designed for both clinicians and researchers new to hypnosis, as well as those who wish to deepen their understanding.  SCEH workshops meet accepted Standards of Training in Clinical Hypnosis and count toward SCEH Hypnosis Certification Programs.

In 2019, SCEH will offer its Second Annual Midyear Clinical Hypnosis Workshops from April 26-27, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Denver Tech Center-Centennial in Centennial (Denver), Colorado. Included will be Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Workshops. Details and registration

This year will also mark the Society's 70th Annual Workshops & Scientific Program, continuing a long tradition of excellence in hypnosis training.  This event will examine the theme of Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: Evidence-based Practice and the Therapeutic Relationship.  It will be held from October 16-20, 2019 at the Ace Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.  This event features Introductory/Basic, Skills/Intermediate and Advanced Workshops plus a Scientific Program. A Call for Papers for this event is now underway.
Conference registration will open in June 2019. Learn more.

2019 Annual Conference Call for Papers  Now Underway

The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis invites submissions of Workshops, Scientific Presentations and Posters for its upcoming Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana in October of 2019.

This year's theme, Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: Evidence-based Practice and the Therapeutic Relationship, puts a focus, first on selecting treatment interventions well tested by rigorous research, and second, on personal mastery of the relationship variables that optimize all therapeutic interventions.  Our 2019 conference will feature keynotes, symposia, and workshops that illustrate these twin themes, as well as scientific presentations extending the scope of hypnosis in both medical and psychological practice. Proposals addressing the meeting theme will be prioritized.

In the words of SCEH President, Don Moss, PhD:

"We are very excited about our 70th Annual event!   We are confident this will be among our best conferences ever, celebrating the proud tradition of SCEH meetings that focus on the evidence base of hypnosis. We will explore some new and varied topics, while providing attendees the opportunity to gain CE credits, engage in vibrant debate and learn best practices and tools from instructors and colleagues." Save

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SCEH Conference Enhances Learning of Clinical Hypnosis

 SCEH 2018 conference

The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis will host its 69th Annual Workshops and Scientific Program in October in Las Vegas. If you want to understand how hypnosis can improve patient outcomes and learn about the latest research in this field, this event is for you.  This year’s conferences examines Hypnosis in Integrated/Integrative Healthcare: Collaborative, Connected and Creative ApproachesThis is your chance to network, collaborate and exchange ideas with leaders and peers who share a commitment to promoting excellence and progress in hypnosis research, education, and clinical practice. This year’s conferences examines the timely theme of Hypnosis in Integrated/Integrative Healthcare: Collaborative, Connected and Creative Approaches.

View this brief slideshow for an overview of the conference and some photos from last year.

Full conference details https://www.sceh.us/2018-conference

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Deadline Extended! Still Accepting Posters thru August 30, 2018

Submit a poster for the SCEH 2018 Annual Conference today!

69th Annual Workshops & Scientific Program

Hypnosis in Integrated/Integrative Healthcare: Collaborative, Connected and Creative Approaches

October 10-14, 2018     Las Vegas, Nevada      #SCEH2018

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