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Intermediate Course in Hypnosis
Friday, November 15, 2019, 8:00 AM to Sunday, November 17, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Outside Group Program

Intermediate Course in Hypnosis
Date of Program: November 15, 16, 17, 2019

Workshop Description:
A 3-day intermediate course for licensed health and mental health professionals to strengthen and expand their skills in the use of hypnotic language, principles and techniques to increase the efficacy of their work. Previous training in hypnosis is required.

Registration on-line only. Fees can be paid by credit card securely on-line or checks mailed to the Treasurer:
Philip Accaria, PhD
203 Bellevue Ave.
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Graduate from the Fundamentals Course $450.
Member registering before 11/2/2019 $575.
Member registering after 11/1/2019 $600.
Member registering for retake $350.
Non-Member registering before 11/2/2019 $625.
Non-member registering after 11/1/2019 $650.
Returning Graduate student $300.
Returning resident/intern $350.

This program will provide 20 hours of CE for psychologist and social workers.  This program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Psychological Association & CHSNJ. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 20 credit hours for psychologists are approved. NJPA does not endorse the presented material as the only approach to a given area of study or therapeutic approach.

Intended audience:
Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Graduate Students (with a letter from their supervisor), Marriage and Family Therapists. Physicians, Dentists, and Nurses practicing within the scope of their license.

Program sophistication: Intermediate Level. Previous coursework in hypnosis necessary.
For individuals wishing to pursue certification in hypnosis from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) this is the second step. Taught by members of the CHSNJ Faculty:
Philip L. Accaria, PhD, FASCH; Richard B. Dauber, PhD; Arline Duker, MSW, LCSW; Gary Goldberg,PhD; Robert D. Staffin, PsyD, ABPH and Nicole Wegweiser,MSW,LCSW.

Workshop Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be able to:
1. Construct 2 therapeutic metaphors as a type of hypnotic suggestion.
2. Describe the principles involved in constructing metaphors.
3. Explain the purpose of using stories in hypnosis, and be able to construct a story that contains 3 different characteristics that distinguish it from "ordinary" storytelling.
4. Identify 3 intermediate to advanced inductions and explain when they might be used .
5. Define the Law of Concentrated Attention.
6. Explain how to create a "yes set".
7. Define the terms susceptibility and suggestibility.
8. Define what is meant by ego strengthening methods and how they are used in practice.
9. Identify 3 different types of ego-strengthening techniques and 2 types of suggestions.
10. Explain how to acknowledge the negative constructively.
11. Identify and experience one of the most commonly used scales for hypnotic susceptibility.
12. Discuss whether one theory or single variable accounts for hypnotic responsiveness.
13. Name the behavioral and psychodynamic factors relating to anxiety disorders from research data.
14. Name 2 hypnotic techniques for treating anxiety disorders.
15. Describe 2 hypnotic techniques for treating phobias and the rationale for each.
16. Explain the importance of non-hypnotic methods of both medical and psychological evaluations for chronic pain patients.
17. Identify hypnotic strategies and name 6 hypnotic techniques for use in pain management.
18. Describe the precautions in using hypnosis for pain relief.
19. Identify 3 techniques for facilitating age regression and 5 contraindications.
20. Identify hypnotic processes which facilitate ego stability during trauma work.
21. Describe ways to modulate affect intensity during therapeutic abreaction.
22. Identify 4 different types of suggestions that may be used in the treatment of smoking or obesity.
23. Discuss how hypnosis may be used to treat other habit disorders.
24. Describe 3 exploratory hypnotic methods and ideo-motor signaling.
25. Discuss indications and contraindications for using an insight oriented hypnotic approach.
26. Explain the principle of utilization in Ericksonian hypnosis.
27. Describe an Ericksonian naturalistic induction and how it is used.
28. Compare and contrast an Ericksonian and traditional introduction to hypnosis.
29. Identify professional conduct and legal issues relevant to clinical hypnosis.
30. Describe the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis certification requirements

Philip L. Accaria, PhD, FASCH has taught hypnosis nationally for over 20 years for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) as well as the Clinical Hypnosis Society of New Jersey (CHSNJ). He is a psychologist licensed for private practice and specializes in Indigenous Energy Medicine and Ideo-motor signaling methodologies. He is a Past President of both ASCH and CHSNJ.

Richard B. Dauber, PhD is a founding partner of the Morris Psychological Group & Director of Child & Adolescent Services. He has over 25 yrs experience, published articles and lectures to many professional and non-professional groups on a variety of topics including hypnosis, pain management & sport psychology. He has taught hypnosis to psychologists in a program sponsored by NJPA. He has been twice President of the Morris County Psychological Association.

Arline Duker, MSW has been in private practice for over 25 yrs. She was previously Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Work at NYU for over 10 yrs and is presently Adjunct Associate Professor in Yonkers. She has 20 yrs experience teaching and supervising therapists in the area of hypnosis. She was also a Board Member of the Milton H. Erickson Society of NJ.

Gary Goldberg, PhD is a psychologist with a wide breadth of experience in school, clinical and health psychology settings. Currently having hospital privileges at St. Barnabas Medical Center his utilization of hypnosis for a wide range of acute and chronic health issues and sport psychology is a focus of his practice. He has taught at Seton Hall U, and held the position of Associate Clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UMDNJ. He is currently the Vice President of CHSNJ.

Robert Staffin, PsyD, ABPH is a clinical psychologist licensed in both NJ and NY, who has been practicing for over 25 yrs. In addition to being an Approved Consultant for ASCH, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis. He has taught regionally and nationally with ASCH, and has been a presenter at the Brief Therapy Conference and the International Ericksonian Congress. He is an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor for Yeshiva and Rutgers Universities and is the current President of CHSNJ.

Nicole Wegweiser, MSW, LCSW has a private practice in Morganville, NJ where she sees primarily adolescents and adults. Nicole began her training in hypnosis in September 2017 and is currently working towards her ASCH certification. Nicole is presently serving as Member at Large on the Clinical Hypnosis Society of New Jersey and is serving a three year term on the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Components Committee. Nicole is grateful and honored to be a part of this community of esteemed and knowledgeable colleagues.
Each presenter has disclosed the presence or absence of commercial support or conflict of interest for presenting each module of the workshop. There are none.

Workshop agenda:
Friday: November 15, 2019
7:30-8:30 Registration 8:30-9:00 Welcoming, Introductions and Overview
9:00-10:00 Therapeutic Metaphors, Suggestions and Phenomena
10:00-10:15 BREAK
10:15-11:15 Advanced and Specialized Inductions
11:15-12:00 Advanced Ego Strengthening Methods
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-1:30 Small Group Practice (SGP) 1:
Use an Advanced Induction w/ an Ego Strengthening Suggestion, Re-Alert
2:00-2:30 Susceptibility/Suggestibility
2:30-2:45 BREAK
2:45-3:30 Clinical Demonstration
3:30-4:30 Hypnosis and Pain Management
4:30-5:30 Hypnotic Interventions for Anxiety and Phobias
5:30 Adjourn
Saturday: November 16, 2019
8:30-9:30 Hypnosis and Trauma: Memory, Trauma and Treatment
9:30-10:30 SGP 2: Induction and Suggestion for Addressing Pain or Anxiety Symptom
10:30-10:45 BREAK
10:45-12:00 Hypnosis and Habit Disorders
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-2:00 Ericksonian/Utilization Hypnosis 1
2:00-2:45 Practicum in Formulating Direct and Indirect Suggestions
2:45-3:00 BREAK
3:00-4:00 Ideo-motor Signaling and Exploratory Hypnotic Techniques
4:00-5:00 Medical Hypnotic Applications
5:00-6:00 Case Consultation in Integrating Hypnosis into Clinical Practice
6:00 Adjourn
Sunday: November 17, 2019
8:30-9:30 Ericksonian/Utilization Hypnosis 2
9:30-10:30 SGP 3: Indirect Induction, Suggestion and Elicitation of Ideo-Motor Signaling Response or Suggestions Based in Metaphors.
10:30-10:45 BREAK
10:45-12:00 Practicum in Constructing Therapeutic Metaphors
12:00-1:00 Ethics and Certification
1:00-2:00 Integrating Hypnosis into Your Clinical Practice

Full attendance at all 3 days is required. No partial credit will be given.

This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #95 from 05/16/2018 to 05/16/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credits: Clinical social work practice 20 hrs.

Following the completion of program evaluations, certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the program on the final day indicating ASCH and ASWB approval. NJPA certificates will be e-mailed to psychologists.

This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act. Please contact [email protected] if special accommodation is required.
All grievances must be in writing to [email protected]. A reply will come within 5 business days.
"New Jersey social workers not pleased with a grievance resolution provided by the Clinical Hypnosis Society of New Jersey may appeal to the approving entity or their jurisdictional board."

Cancellation Policy: A full tuition refund, less a $50 fee, will be made for cancellations up to 14 days prior to the workshop. After that there is no reimbursement.