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Fundamentals of Hypnosis
Friday, September 20, 2019, 8:00 AM to Sunday, September 22, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Outside Group Program

Fundamentals of Hypnosis

Workshop Description:  A 3-day introductory course for all levels of licensed health and mental health professionals to inform and train them in the use of hypnotic language, principles and techniques to increase the efficacy of their work.

Program sophistication: Introductory. No previous hypnosis training required.

This program has been approved by NJPA, ASWB-NJ and ASCH to provide 20 hours of CEs for psychologists and social workers.  New Jersey Psychology Association (NJPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

Intended Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Graduate Students (with a letter from their university), Marriage and Family Therapists, Physicians, Nurses and Dentists practicing within the scope of their license. For individuals wishing to pursue certification in hypnosis from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) this is the first 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.


At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be able to:

1. Provide a definition of hypnosis related to current scientific research.
2. List 3 central figures in the history of hypnosis and their respective contributions to the field.
3. List 3 common myths/misconceptions about hypnosis and provide example of how to dispel them.
4. Speak to the clinical controversy and the possibility of creating pseudo-memories.
5. Demonstrate an ability to form a rapport with their client, explaining hypnosis in a non-technical manner.
6. Review the important elements in obtaining informed consent for utilizing hypnosis in therapy.
7. Articulate how to determine the best fit for the client for an induction.
8. List 3 hypnotic phenomena.
9. Name 2 theories of hypnosis.
10. Demonstrate the ability to provide suggestions for eliciting hypnotic phenomena.
11. Illustrate applications of hypnotic phenomena in clinical cases and treatment planning.
12. Identify steps in facilitating hypnotic induction.
13. Demonstrate the ability match the method of induction to re-alerting.
14. Discuss the importance of removing suggestions and re-alerting clients.
15. Verbalize at least one method for re-alerting.
16. Describe at least 4 types of hypnotic suggestions.
17. Define at least 6 principles of hypnotic induction and suggestion.
18. Identify how to facilitate at least 4 basic induction techniques.
19. Discuss whether hypnotic responsivity is modifiable.
20. Name at least 2 clinical populations associated with above average hypnotizability.
21. Identify the traditional "stages of hypnosis".
22. Describe 4 traditional methods for "deepening" hypnotic involvement.
23. Define self-hypnosis and be capable of teaching it to clients.
24. Indicate cases where hypnotic techniques may be indicated or relatively contraindicated.
25. Name 1 therapist & 1 client variable that could influence resistance.
26. Identify 6 alternative techniques for bypassing or working through resistance to hypnosis.
27. Explain the neurophysiology of the hypnotic experience.
28. Define “pain” and “suffering” as they relate to hypnotic strategies useful in pain management.
29. Describe the ethical-legal issues and standards for professional conduct in using hypnosis.
30. Articulate the certification requirements of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. 

8-8:30 Registration
8:30-9 Introduction of faculty & program
9-10 History, Definitions, Myths & Misperceptions
10-10:15 Introduction to rapport, inductions, and re-alerting
10:15-10:30 BREAK
10:30-11:15 Rapport, etc. continued
11:15-11:45 Group hypnotic experience
11:45-Noon Presenting hypnosis to the patient & Informed consent
12-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-2:30 Presenting hypnosis, etc. continued
2:30-2:45 Demo of Induction #1
2:45-3 Intro to Small Group Practice (SGP)
3-3:15 BREAK
3:15-4:30 SGP: Conduct 1 induction and re-alert
4:30-5:30 Fundamentals of hypnotic language&formulating suggestion
5:30-6:15 Stages of hypnosis, intensification, deepening techniques, etc.

8:30-9 Theories, hypnotizability, hypnosis & memory
9-9:45 Hypnotic Phenomena & Applications with demo
9:45-10:15 Demo of Induction #2
10:15-10:30 BREAK
10:30-Noon SGP 2: Conduct Induction with deepening and re-alert
12-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-2:30 Managing Resistance
2:30-3:15 Ego strengthening and suggestions ....
3:15-3:30 Demo of induction #3
3:30-5 SGP 3: Conduct Induction, deepen, offer ego-strengthening, then re-alert
5-5:30 Self-hypnosis
5:30-6 Neurophysiology

8:30-8:45 Demo of induction #4
8:45-10:15 SGP 4: Induction, deepening, elicit one hypnotic phenomenon, offer a suggestion then re-alert
10:15-10:30 BREAK
10:30-11:15 Hypnosis and pain management
11:15-Noon Treatment planning strategies & Integrating skills
12 - 1:30 LUNCH
1:30-2:15 Now that I have learned this .... continuing on ...
2:15-3:15 Ethics, Prof Conduct; ASCH; Certification etc... 

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

1.) This program has been approved for 20 hrs basic continuing education credits by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

2.) 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.

3.) This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #95 Course #1870 from 05/16/2018 to 05/16/2020. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credits: Clinical social work practice 20.

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.

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.

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."

This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans Disabilities Ace. Please contact [email protected] if special accommodation is required.

There is no commercial support or conflict of interest for any program offered by CHSNJ.