Fundamentals of Hypnosis
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:45 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Saybrook University
Fundamentals of Hypnosis
Saturday, 1/28/17 – 8:30am-6:00pm
Sunday, 1/29/17 – 8:30am-3:45pm
Registration Opens at 8:15am (both days)
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Irvine Campus
4199 Campus Drive - Suite E
Irvine, CA 92612
This two-day workshop “Fundamentals of Hypnosis” is part of a special learning hybrid model that provides participants with a basic skill-set to conduct simple hypnotic interventions, along with knowledge about hypnotic concepts and approaches, and a familiarity with research-based applications of hypnosis to common medical and behavioral disorders. This workshop provides participants with an introductory level of understanding helpful for engaging in hypnosis-based clinical practice and hypnosis-oriented research in integrative health. This workshop will introduce simple trance induction protocols, trance deepening techniques, the use of post-hypnotic suggestion, and techniques to re-alert the subject and close the trance phase. In addition, the course will provide an overview of current scientific approaches to explaining hypnotic phenomena, will introduce the measurement and significance of hypnotic ability, and will discuss several of the widely used and effective approaches for utilizing hypnosis in psychotherapy, medical interventions, and personal transformation.
The course is designed to follow the Standards of Training in Clinical Hypnosis as presented by D. Corydon Hammond and Gary R. Elkins for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis-Education and Research Foundation (2005).
This presentation will give attendees the opportunity to apply the skills taught throughout the presentation by utilizing lecture, role play, demonstration, and small group practice.
After attending introductory-level workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) Discuss hypnosis in a non-technical manner with a client or patient.
(2) Provide illustrative suggestions for eliciting hypnotic phenomena.
(3) Illustrate applications of hypnotic phenomena in clinical cases and treatment planning.
(4) Identify steps in facilitating hypnotic induction.
(5) Discuss the importance of removing suggestions and re-alerting patients, and be able to verbalize at least one method for re-alerting from hypnosis.
(6) Identify and define at least 6 principles of hypnotic induction and suggestion.
(7) Describe at least 4 types of hypnotic suggestions.
(8) Identify and facilitate at least 4 basic induction techniques.
(9) Identify at least 5 of the phenomena associated with hypnosis.
(10) Demonstrate the ability to facilitate 3 different hypnotic induction techniques, and to suggest some hypnotic phenomena.
(11) Name at least two clinical populations associated with above average hypnotizability.
(12) Identify the traditional “stages of hypnosis" and demonstrate at least 4 traditional methods for “deepening” hypnotic involvement.
(13) Define self-hypnosis.
(14) Demonstrate understanding of the different types of strategies or therapeutic goals to which hypnotic techniques may be applied.
(15) Demonstrate awareness of therapist, patient, and environmental variables that may contribute to resistance.
(16) Identify at least 6 alternative techniques for bypassing or working through resistance to hypnosis.
(17) Identify the most commonly used hypnotic susceptibility scales.
(18) Describe ethical-legal issues and standards for professional conduct in using hypnosis clinically.
Professional Bio of Eric Willmarth, Ph.D.; Director of Training for the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences at Saybrook University
Eric K. Willmarth, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with an almost 40 history of clinical experience, the majority of which includes working with patients with chronic medical disorders and chronic pain. He began teaching at Saybrook University in 2008. He is currently the Director of Training for the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences where he also serves as the Director of Integrative Mental Health. Dr. Willmarth also serves as a Co-Chair for the University Faculty Senate. He is certified in Pain Management, Biofeedback, and Clinical Hypnosis and has been active in local, State, National, and International organizations related to these areas. He is the past president of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and past-president of the APA’s Division 30, the Society for Psychological Hypnosis. He is currently the president-elect of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He presents extensively on the integration of hypnosis in biofeedback in the medical setting. Please visit Dr. Willmarth's websites at www.michiganbehavioral.com and www.hypnosiscentral.com
Professional Bio of Paul Larson, Ph.D.; Psychologist, Full Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Paul Larson, Ph.D. obtained a Ph.D. in 1977 from the University of Utah and a J.D. from DePaul University in 1993. He came to The Chicago School as an associate professor in1997 and became a full professor in 2004. He is coordinator of the Health Psychology concentration in the Clinical Psy.D. program. Dr. Larson has worked with in-patient and out-patients, primarily with severe and chronic medical conditions and disabilities. He did his internship at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and worked for 10 years following completion of his doctorate at the VA Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio. He then served for 6 years as Director of Psychology at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital in Chicago. He has chaired numerous dissertations on health psychology, mindfulness and other aspects of spirituality, as well as veterans and military affairs. Dr. Larson works within humanistic-existential and systems models. A major research and teaching interest in historical and philosophical psychology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. In addition, Dr. Larson is a member of numerous divisions within the APA.
Professional Bio of Sean Sterling, Ph.D.; Department Chair of Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Sean Sterling, Ph.D. earned his Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Berkeley/Alameda (an APA accredited program) in 1996. While enrolled at CSPP, Dr. Sterling completed an APA accredited internship program in clinical psychology at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. He also completed a training rotation at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Sterling began teaching as an adjunct assistant professor for the State University of New York in 1996. Since 1999, Dr. Sterling has been a psychology professor at a variety of learning institutions including Argosy, Alliant International University, the University of California at Irvine, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. For the past ten years, Dr. Sterling has largely worked in an administrative capacity as Program Director, Executive Director, or Department Chair. Prior to beginning his education and training in Psychology, Dr. Sterling taught English in Japan, and spent years traveling around the world. In addition to twenty years of teaching, Dr. Sterling is an accomplished clinician, and board certified as a clinical psychologist. Dr. Sterling also conducts forensic psychological evaluations.
Program Standards and Goals
This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.1: Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.
This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 3: Program will allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.
8:15am: Registration Opens
8:30am: Workshop Begins
10:15am: 15-Minute Break
10:30am: Break Ends/Workshop Resumes
12:15pm: 1-hour Lunch Break
1:15pm: Break Ends/Workshop Resumes
3:00pm: 15-Minute Break
3:15pm: Break Ends/Workshop Resumes
6:00pm: Workshop Ends
8:15am: Registration Opens
8:30am: Workshop Begins
10:30am: 15-Minute Break
10:45am: Break Ends/Workshop Resumes
12:45pm: 1-hour Lunch Break
1:45pm: Break Ends/Workshop Resumes
3:45pm: Workshop Ends
Registration and Fees:
General Admission ($30 per CE credit): $420 total
TCSPP/Saybrook Faculty, Staff, & Students ($15 per CE credit): $210 total
TCSPP/Saybrook Alumni ($15 per CE credit): $210 total
TCSPP/Saybrook Current Site Supervisors ($15 per CE credit): $210 total
Non-TCSPP/Saybrook Students ($20 per CE credit): $280
100% of tuition if refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.
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Target Audience: All mental health professionals, health care providers, and students.
Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 14 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Moira Jackson at 312-467-2364. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.
MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 14 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.
*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.
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