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The SCEH Webinar Series allows busy health care professionals to obtain high quality clinical hypnosis training that is convenient, reasonably priced, and includes continuing education (CE) credit for licensure or certification.  Led by hypnosis experts, topics are varied and designed to impart actionable insights that can be employed immediately with patients.  SCEH Webinars are co-sponsored by SCEH and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. All webinars will offer 1.5 APA CE credits for Psychologists and 1.5 BBS CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers.  In order to receive CE/CEU credits or a participation certificate for training, participants are required to be in attendance for the entire program.

At present, live participation is required, with the exception of our special public service webinar, Coping with Covid-19.  A recording of our Coping with Covid-19 webinar is available, but (free) registration is required. SCEH and the TCSPP are in the process of building a recorded library of our webinars which will eventually be accessible for later viewing, 24/7. We hope to roll this out later in 2020, pending transition to a new platform.  Watch this page or sign up for our email list to receive updates.



Upcoming Webinars

In 2020, we continue the SCEH Webinar Series with new dates and topics.  Pencil these into your calendar and plan to join us live, online for some outstanding hypnosis training programs led by leaders in the field.  Among our 2020 topics are: ethics, hypnosis for chronic pain, pediatric hypnosis, hypnosis for anxiety and more. 

All webinars take place on Fridays (unless otherwise noted) from 12:00–1:30 PM EST USA. 


August 14, 2020

Why Study Hypnosis:  Enhancing your Clinical Practice

Presenter:  Eric Willmarth, PhD, Saybrook University

Hypnosis and hypnotic-like procedures have now been used for hundreds of years and yet myths and misunderstandings still seem to make therapists hesitate to add this useful modality to their skill set.

This presentation will briefly review the history and myths of hypnosis and then focus on the many practical reasons to add hypnosis as an adjunctive technique in clinical practice. The data in the presentation is drawn from years of interviews with the leading figures in hypnosis who were all asked “Why study hypnosis?”

There will be a Q&A session at the end of the webinar where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. A PowerPoint document will be shared. A facilitator will moderate specific questions to reach outcome goals.


About the Presenter: Eric Willmarth, PhD, is the Co-Chair of the Department of Applied Psychophysiology and the Coordinator for the Integrative Mental Health Specialization in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health, Saybrook University, in Pasadena. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and has worked for over three decades in the area of chronic pain management. He is certified in biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, and pain management. He is currently the President-Elect of the Society for Psychological Hypnosis (APA Div. 30) and President of the Michigan Society for Clinical Hypnosis. He has served in the past as the President of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, The American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, and the Michigan Society for Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback. Beginning college as a music major, he played bassoon in the orchestra, trombone in the jazz band, and guitar in a rock band. He continues to be interested in the psychology and health benefits of music and continues to sing in his church choir. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for over 40 years and has two sons and three grandsons. Life is good!

Now open for registration:
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September 11, 2020

Please note that the webinar originally scheduled for this date has been moved to 2021. See below for details.

New! Creativity and Hypnosis: Evoking Generative States for Positive Growth & Change

Presenter:  Scott Hoye, PsyD, Chicago Psychology Services, LLC, Chicago, IL

Most clinical work involves working with clients on remedial, clinical issues.  How can we use hypnosis to provide more positive states with clinical populations, or to help individuals tap into more generative mental capacities to perform more efficiently, and have more fun in life?  This online presentation will answer these questions, and provide hypnotic tools for creativity, and give an overview of the scientific literature of hypnosis and creativity.

This 90-minute presentation provides an overview of the history and theory of hypnosis and creativity research, as well as clinical aspects discussed in the scientific literature of creativity.
It will also give suggestions for techniques and an overview of treatment planning with case studies from the presenter’s practice, as well as ideas for integration creativity work into therapy and hypnotic settings will also be discussed.  

About the Presenter: Scott Hoye, PsyD, Chicago Psychology Services, LLC, is a licensed clinical psychologist working in private practice in Chicago Illinois.  He has given workshops and presentations with the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, APA’s Division 30, the Oregon Society of Clincial Hypnosis, and the Chicago Society of Clinical Hypnosis.  He serves as Vice President of the Chicago Society of Clinical Hypnosis and has held the position of Member-at-Large of Division 30’s Executive Committee. 

Now open for registration:
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October 30, 2020

New Title!  A GPS Guide for Clinical Hypnosis Treatment Planning


Presenter: David Reid, PsyD, Saybrook University

Stay tuned for registration details.

 

November 13, 2020

Applications of Hypnosis in Integrative Medicine

Presenter: Lindsey C. McKernan, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Stay tuned for registration details.

 

Coming in 2021

Hypnotic-Like Practices in Tibetan Yoga and Meditation

 

Presenter:  Ian Wickramasekera, PsyD, Naropa University

Originally scheduled for September 11, 2020

Stay tuned for registration details.

 

 

How to Register

Click on the event flyer for each webinar to be directed to details and registration information.

Registration Fees
Status will be verified. Cost does not include modest vendor fee.
      • SCEH Members $55
      • Non-members $ 65
      • Students $15

Registration and Confirmations - Important Note
Please note that we use a different registration process for our webinars.  To ensure you receive webinar communications, kindly whitelist the following email addresses:

Questions about Webinar CE?

Contact our webinar partner, the TCSPP Institute for Professional & Continuing Studies, at [email protected] 312.467.2364

 

 

What Attendees Are Saying About Our Webinars

 

Cultural Sensitivity, Personal Boundaries, and Changing Interpersonal Expectations in Professional Conference Settings (July 2019)

This was very well organized. I enjoyed it immensely.

 
Integrating Hypnosis and Mindfulness-Based Strategies into a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program for Smoking Cessation (September 2019 )

 

An excellent presentation, as well as a splendid format. Many thanks.

Added to and refined my knowledge of hypnosis for smoking cessation and the elements of an effective program.

I appreciate the resources shared.  Great research!·The slides, graphics, videos and audio were all very helpful and strengthened the presentation.

 

Mindful Hypnotherapy: Integrating Mindfulness into Hypnotherapy Practice (November 2019)

Nicely presented. Video of interview was great

Video demos added a lot of value, as does the handout. Thank you.

Great program! I loved the seminar and I look forward to more seminars and workshops in the future! Thank you.

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Free Special Public Service  Webinar - now available on demand

Supporting Optimal Coping with the Anxiety and Stress of the Covid-19 Pandemic

This webinar was presented live on April 1 and April 8 as a public service -- there is no cost to attend.  Thank you to our fantastic Presenters and all who participated.  SCEH is offering this webinar, in cooperation with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, as a public service for our members and students, faculty, staff and instructors at TCSPP, Saybrook University, University of Washington, and Baylor University.  This program offers 1.5 APA CE for Psychologists and 1.5 BBS CEU for Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers. 

Missed the live eventRegister here to view the webinar recording.

Before registering, PLEASE NOTE:
  • You will be asked to select the “Register" button and enter your name/email. Once inside the presentation, you will be able to access all course materials via an icon on the left hand side of the screen (it looks like a piece of paper). Those who who view the training will be sent a follow up email an hour after they complete the video that contains links to the evaluation and quiz. 
  • There is no pause on the webinar, and it must be viewed in its entirety for CE purposes.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.
  • Registration questions?  Please contact the TCSPP Institute for Professional & Continuing Studies, at [email protected] or 312.467-2364.

Many Americans are reporting anxiety and a sense of stress about the COVID-19 pandemic. The health threat, the disruption of usual schedules and activities, and the lack of control over rapidly changing life-events all are undermining individual's sense of safety and self-confidence. Rapid fire media attention to the global impact of the pandemic is heightening the sense of urgency and threat for the general public. Individuals with pre-existing emotional and psychiatric disorders are reporting exacerbations of their symptoms and usually calm individuals are reporting preoccupation and anxiety.

This webinar will bring together leading mental health experts from North American universities to discuss coping strategies, self-care skills, and lifestyle supports for emotional and physical well-being. The presenters will provide attendees with practical skills applicable for their own lives and also for their patients/clients/students.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a major threat to individuals and communities, with serious health impact and dramatic economic impact. Nevertheless, this threat can provide a useful opportunity for each person to consider current coping and to adopt new self-care habits that will provide a pathway for improved well-being long-term.

Presenters
  • Donald Moss, PhD, Dean, College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, Saybrook University
  • Barbara S. McCann, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of Washington
  • Gary Elkins, PhD, ABPP, ABPH, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University
  • Breeda M. McGrath, PhD, Associate Campus Dean Online, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Target Audience

Clinical practitioners, university instructors and staff, and students. In addition to SCEH, specific invitations are being sent to members of APA Division 30 and students, faculty, staff and instructors at TCSPP, Saybrook University, University of Washington and Baylor University.

Continuing Education

Program Offers 1.5 APA CE for Psychologists and 1.5 BBS CEU for Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers.  See webinar recording registration link above for full details.

 

 

Past Webinars

 

July 15, 2020 -- Note different day of the week for this webinar only -- Wednesday.

 

Managing Anxiety: Cognitive, Mindfulness and Hypnotherapeutic Approaches

 

Presenter:  Carolyn Daitch, PhD, Center for Anxiety Disorders

 

Anxiety destroys the normal enjoyment of life through the fear, worry, obsessive thinking and avoidant behavior that anxious people experience.Simple activities like going to the grocery store, taking a child to her first day of school, or meeting a friend for lunch trigger a barrage of frantic “what ifs”.  This workshop will explore the subtleties of working with this pervasive category of disorders that affects an estimated 20% of the population. The workshop will also focus on the effect that uncontrolled anxiety has on intimate relationships.The presenter will introduce a powerful, integrative therapy model that combines CBT, Hypnosis and Mindfulness.

Using this integrative therapy model, workshop participants will learn practical interventions that are applicable to the treatment of panic, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. A unique feature of this presentation is the four-part intervention developed by Dr. Daitch that integrates mindfulness, cognitive and hypnotic approaches. These tools work together to help clients feel more empowered when flooded with anxiety.

About the Presenter: Carolyn Daitch, an internationally renowned psychologist, trainer, author and presenter, teaches individuals and groups to recognize and manage stress and anxiety. Dr. Daitch, who has 35 years of thriving experience, is the director of the Center for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Her proven approach has helped countless clients learn how to successfully navigate the inevitable challenges of their lives. She is frequently invited to speak about anxiety and affect regulation at international conferences and as a keynote speaker at these conferences. Dr. Daitch is a certified and approved consultant and an elected fellow with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis as well as the Michigan Psychological Association. Carolyn is president of the Michigan Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and vice-president of the Executive Council of ASCH.

 

She is the author of four books, including the award-winning Affect Regulation Toolbox, Anxiety Disorders: The Go-To Guide, and co-author with Lissah Lorberbaum of Anxious in Love: How to Manage Your Anxiety, Reduce Conflict and Reconnect with Your Partner. Her newest publication is The Road to Calm Workbook. Dr. Daitch is also frequently invited by her colleagues to be a contributing author to a variety of books and journals.

June 12, 2020

Chronic Pain and the Opioid Crisis: Mind-Body Innovations in Clinical Hypnosis

Presenter: Mark Weisberg, PhD, ABPP

The 2011 Institute of Medicine report Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research estimated that 100 million Americans have chronic pain. Over the last 15 years, the primary reliance on and excessive use of opiate medications has created a serious medical crisis. The United States, which makes up less than 5% of the world population, uses 80% of the world’s opiates. Numerous studies demonstrate that dependence on opiate medications leads to overwhelming suffering and disability.
Treatment of these conditions should engage patients in daily self-care, gradual conditioning, reducing the guarding reflex around painful areas, and activating self-healing resources. Opiates—especially at high doses— disconnect the brain from the body in a dissociative process, making self-care and activating self-healing resources more challenging. In this webinar, you will learn the role that hypnosis can play in facilitating an ideal healing state to assist in healing two common types of chronic pain: low back pain and headache.

 

About the Presenter: Dr. Weisberg is a Board-Certified Clinical Health Psychologist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is Adjunct Community Faculty, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota. Dr. Weisberg is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology. He has been involved in clinical practice, writing, and consultation in integrative mind-body medicine for over 25 years, and teaches on related topics nationally and internationally.

He has been a consultant at the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic for over 30 years, involved in the treatment of a wide variety of adults and adolescents with back pain, headache, temporomandibular disorders, autoimmune syndromes, and other widespread pain conditions. Dr. Weisberg is a Fellow and Approved Consultant of ASCH, and has served on the Executive Committee as Secretary, Member at Large, and Vice President. He is Past President of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Dr. Weisberg is the co-author of Trust Your Gut: Get Lasting Healing from IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Problems Without Drugs (Conari Press), a consumer book on integrative treatment of digestive disorders.

May 8, 2020

Pediatric Hypnosis

Presenter: Linda Thomson, PhD, APRN, ABMH, ABHN, Nurse Practitioner

This webinar will introduce hypnotic approaches for many common physical, emotional and behavioral problems of childhood. Hypnosis not only gives the child a tool to better cope with or solve the problem himself, but also increases self-esteem, bolsters a sense of accomplishment and gives the child a valuable skill that he can adapt to many new situations throughout life.

This webinar will also review the developmental characteristics that make children particularly hypnotizable. Dr. Thomson will define developmental tasks unique to each stage of development. When people experience adverse childhood events, developmental tasks may not be fully mastered. This can have a detrimental impact not only in childhood but in adulthood as well. The presenter will introduce hypnotic skills and techniques useful in developing effective treatment plans for engaging children to be part of the solution for medical or psychological challenges.

About the Presenter:  Linda Thomson has been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for 45 years incorporating hypnosis into her clinical work with children. She is the author of two widely acclaimed books for children and clinicians: Harry the Hypnopotamus: Metaphorical Tales for Children, Volumes 1 & 2 and the creator of Harry Hypnopotamus Imagination Cards. Dr. Thomson has presented workshops across the country and around the world. She is a past president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and is the current Moderator of the ASCH Board of Governors.

March 6, 2020

Hypnosis for Chronic Pain: Maximizing Comfort

Presenter: Mark P. Jensen, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Overview:  This 1.5-hour webinar will provide an overview of hypnotic strategies and suggestions for helping individuals better self-manage chronic pain conditions. It will begin with a discussion of the neurophysiology of nociception and pain, focusing on nine specific processes and physiological structures involved in pain perception, that can be influenced by hypnotic suggestions. Evidence regarding pain’s impact on other functioning domains (e.g., activity level, sleep, mood) will be discussed, and ideas for hypnotic suggestions and approaches for addressing all of these domains and processes will be generated.

Next, the facilitator will describe what is currently known about the etiology and factors that contribute to pain associated with a number of common chronic pain conditions (specifically, headache, chronic widespread pain, low back pain, neuropathic pain, and complex regional pain syndrome), and how hypnosis can be tailored to treat each one. The webinar will end with a demonstration showing how clinicians can target hypnotic suggestions tailored to the needs of a specific patient.

About the Presenter:  Mark P. Jensen, PhD, is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine who has been studying chronic pain and helping individuals better manage chronic pain for 40 years. He has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies to study the efficacy and mechanisms of various treatments for chronic pain, including hypnotic analgesia. He has published extensively (over 500 articles and book chapters) on the topics of pain assessment and treatment. His guidebook on the use of hypnosis for chronic pain management and an accompanying patient manual in the Oxford University Press “Treatments that Work” series (Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management: Therapist Guide) co-won (along with David Patterson’s book, Clinical Hypnosis for Pain Control) the 2011 Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Arthur Shapiro Award for Best Book on Hypnosis.


February Two Part Ethics Webinar

In February, SCEH will present a two part webinar on Ethical Principles and Practice Standards, scheduled for February 7 and 14, 2020.   Part I will focus on the theoretical foundations of ethics, and Part 2 will emphasize models for decision making for ethical practice.  Attendees may attend one or both dates.  A separate registration must be completed for each session.  Attending both February 7 and 14 sessions will provide the 3 hours of APA CE credit required for many professional licensure renewals.   

About the Presenter: Dr. Joel Marcus is a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He has served as Chairperson for ASCH’s Standards of Training for over a decade. He has taught Ethics Workshops at the ASCH Annual Meeting regularly for multiple years. He has presented hypnosis workshops at all levels at national and international venues. Dr Marcus is a Fellow of the American Psycho Oncology Society (APOS) where he regularly encounters ethical issues surrounding truth telling, clinical trials, end-of-life issues and provision of services to specialized populations. He has presented papers, workshops and posters on a multitude of issues unique to this health challenged population. He has presented on the overlap of the use of hypnosis in the treatment of cancer and its treatment sequalae.   He is the primary author of APOS’s Ethical Standards.


Friday, February 7, 2020

Ethical Principles and Practice Standards in Hypnosis, Part I. Theoretical Underpinnings

Presenter:  Joel D. Marcus, PsyD, FAPOS, FASCH, Banner Health M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Phoenix, AZ

Overview:  This webinar will present to the learner an overview of ethical principles and practices for the use of clinical hypnosis. Multiple theoretical and historical underpinnings of the applications of ethics will be described. A review of ethical dilemmas that a clinician may encounter will be presented.  The ethical use of hypnosis with specific populations and clinical entities will be offered.

A review of the ethical standards of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the American Psychological Association and other providers will occur. The similarities and differences of the different disciplines will be highlighted. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the webinar where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.  A PowerPoint document will be shared.  A facilitator will moderate specific questions to reach outcome goals.


Friday, February 14, 2020

Ethical Principles and Practice Standards in Hypnosis, Part II. Models for Decision Making

Presenter:  Joel D. Marcus, PsyD, FAPOS, FASCH, Banner Health M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Phoenix, AZ


Overview:  This webinar will present to the learner an overview of ethical principles and practices for the use of clinical hypnosis. Multiple theoretical and historical underpinnings of the applications of ethics will be described. A review of ethical dilemmas that a clinician may encounter will be presented.  The ethical use of hypnosis with specific populations and clinical entities will be offered. A review of the ethical standards of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the American Psychological Association and other providers will occur. The similarities and differences of the different disciplines will be highlighted.

There will be a Q&A session at the end of the webinar where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.  A PowerPoint document will be shared.  A facilitator will moderate specific questions to reach outcome goals. 


2019 Series

  • Friday, July 19, 2019 -- 12:00–1:30 PM EST USA

    Cultural Sensitivity, Personal Boundaries, and Changing Interpersonal Expectations in Professional Conference Settings


    Presenter: Janna A. Henning, JD, PsyD, FT, Adler University, Chicago, IL

    (The July 19th live presentation of this webinar will be free for all SCEH members; future recorded viewings will be available for purchase.)

    About the Presenter:  Dr. Henning is a clinical psychologist, educator, and researcher who specializes in traumatic stress, dissociative disorders, chronic and life-threatening illness, death and dying, bereavement, and loss. She is a Professor in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at Adler University in Chicago, and the creator and coordinator of its Traumatic Stress Psychology Emphasis, one of the only programs of its kind in the U.S. She is the Co-Chair of the Education and Training Committee of Division 56 (Trauma) of the American Psychological Association, the President-Elect of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, a Fellow in Thanatology (Death, Dying and Bereavement) through the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and a member of the clinical faculty for the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. She has provided clinical services in a wide range of settings, including military centers, hospitals, prison aftercare facilities, and community-based agencies and practices. She currently provides individual therapy to traditionally underserved individuals who have experienced severe traumatic life events, chronic or life-threatening illness, bereavement, or loss, and training and clinical consultation for professionals and trainees who serve these populations.

 

  • Friday, September 13, 2019 -- 12:00–1:30 PM EST USA

    Integrating Hypnosis and Mindfulness-Based Strategies into a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program for Smoking Cessation

    Presenter: Joseph P. Green, PhD, Professor of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Lima, OH

    About the Presenter:
      Dr. Green has published over 70 journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries, and produced two volumes on applied clinical hypnosis.  The majority of his publications have centered around the topics of hypnosis, imagination, and suggestion-based approaches to psychotherapy.  Dr. Green has been elected president of Division 30 of the American Psychological Association (Society for Psychological Hypnosis) three times. He is a Fellow of APA Division 30 and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and is a member of honor of the Association for the Advance of Experimental and Applied Hypnosis (AAEAH; Spain).  He has received a number of awards for research, teaching, and mentoring of undergraduate students and early career researchers


  • Friday, November 15, 2019 -- 12:00–1:30 PM EST USA

    Mindful Hypnotherapy: Integrating Mindfulness into Hypnotherapy Practice

    Presenter: Gary Elkins, PhD, ABPP, ABPH, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and Professor,
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Baylor Univerty, Waco, TX

    About the Presenter:  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. He is a Past President of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis