Preconference: March 28-29, 2019   Conference: March 30-April 1, 2019   Sheraton New York Times Square, NYC 

ASCH Basic Training

Brought to you by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)

The ASCH Hypnosis Training is not included in a main conference package and must be purchased separately.

ASCH Registration Categories Through 31 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2018 – 28 Feb 2019 1 March – 27 March 2019
Rates
Member

$439

$539

$589

Non-Member

$489

$589

$639

The three day training in the FUNDAMENTALS/BASIC of Clinical Hypnosis, approved by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), is again being offered as a Pre-Conference workshop at the 36th ISSTD Annual Conference in NYC. It will run from Wednesday, 27 March to Friday, 29 March 2019.

Presenters: Reinhild Draeger-Muenke, PsyD, LMFT, Wendy Lemke, MS, Licensed Psychologist, Gina Manlove, ACSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW

Course Content

Block 1 – 90 min – What is Hypnosis? (Hypnosis – Trance – Alertness)

Content

  • Didactic and experiential
  • Operational definitions of hypnosis, trance, and alertness
  • Examples of human capacity for trance and its spontaneous constructive/destructive occurrence
  • Exploration of hypnosis as focused imagination to create a desired change/explore meaning
  • Experience how to enter, utilize, and exit a light trance state via hypnotic invitations

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Name three aspects of clinical hypnosis
  2. Identify at least two spontaneous trance states
  3. Name three ways to identify level of alertness
  4. Describe three hypnotic suggestions to enter, utilize, and exit a light trance state

Block 2 – 90 min – Hypnosis across Time: Theoretical Understanding and Utilization of Hypnosis in Religious/Spiritual Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology. Relevant Ans-, Brain-, and Memory Research

Content

  • Didactic presentation

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Name three major ways hypnosis has been used over time
  2. Identify three major theories of hypnosis
  3. Discuss hypnotizability and its formal and informal assessment
  4. Describe two research findings utilizing functional MRI scans in assessing hypnotic activation of the brain

Block 3 – 90 min – From Apprehension to Therapeutic Collaboration and Informed Consent

Content

  • Didactic, demonstration, experiential
  • Identifying common misconceptions of hypnosis
  • Considerations about how to introduce hypnosis to different patients, in different practice settings
  • Contraindications for using hypnosis
  • Establishing initial and ongoing informed consent

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain three common misconceptions about hypnosis
  2. Describe three key points about hypnosis in a non-technical manner
  3. Give an example of the importance of informed consent in the treatment of traumatized patients
  4. Identify two kinds of patients for whom hypnosis is contraindicated

Block 4 – 90 min – Hypnosis – the Ongoing Practice of Attunement

Content

  • Didactic and experiential
  • Dissection of the interpersonal process of attunement in general/ in the hypnotic dyad
  • Introduction of criteria of following/pacing and leading in the general patient population/ with traumatized patients
  • Demonstration of basic attunement process in hypnosis
  • Practice of basic attunement process in dyads and small groups

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Name three essential criteria for attunement in general
  2. Identify two criteria of attunement in the hypnotic context
  3. Observe demonstration of hypnotic attunement
  4. Experience and practice hypnotic attunement

Block 5 – 90 min – The Art of Applying Hypnotic Phenomena Therapeutically 

Content

  • Didactic, experiential
  • Explanation, demonstration, experience of hypnotic phenomena
  • Principles of formulating therapeutic suggestions – and removing them
  • Basic selection criteria to address specific treatment goals

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify two ways to facilitate ideomotor and ideosensory hypnotic phenomena
  2. Describe principles of forumulating suggestions to facilitate hypnotic phenomena
  3. Name basic selection criteria for specific hypnotic phenomena in treatment situations

Block 6 – 120 min – Small Group Practice 1 – Inviting Trance (Induction), Reorienting

Content

  • Pracatice in dyads with faculty and peer observers: Presenting hypnosis, brief induction/facilitation, a moment of attunement, realerting/reorienting
  • Give and receive feedback

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Practice inviting hypnosis and reorienting
  2. Experience being the recipient of hypnotic facilitation and realerting
  3. Offer salient feedback about the work of the observed hypnotic dyads

Block 7 – 60 min – Intensifying Trance (Deepening)

Content

  • Describe the state of intensification or deepending
  • Identify physiological signs of the intensification stage
  • Examine issues with trauma as they relate to intensification
  • Identify intensification/deepening techniques
  • Discuss observation of a patient’s trance experience and how to utilize their responsiveness, hypnotic pheomena
  • Demonstrate an induction and an intensification

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify three intensification techniques
  2. Identify three hypnotic phenomena that may be seen in intensification
  3. Describe three methods to lighten a trance if need be

Block 8 – 120 min – Small Group Practice 2

Content

  • Practice in dyads with faculty and peer observers:
  • A brief (not yet practiced) induction/facilitation, intensification, a moment of rest, communicating during trance work, realerting/reorienting
  • Give and receive feedback

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Practice inviting and intensifying hypnosis, and reorienting
  2. Practice communicating non/verbally during hypnotic experience
  3. Experience being the recipient of hypnotic facilitation, intensification, communication during trance work, and realerting
  4. Offer salient feedback about the work of the observed hypnotic dyads

Block 9 – 90 min – Utilizing the Invited Trance: How to formulate effective hypnotic suggestions for medical/psychotherapeutic practice

Content

  • Conceptualization of common clinical presentations in medical and psychotherapeutic practice through a hypnotic lens
  • Presenting Problem – underlying dynamics – in/direct hypnotic suggestions for constructive change
  • Special attention to trauma and dissociation

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Name at least two openings for offering hypnosis in general/trauma treatment
  2. Identify two selection criteria for a problem-specific hypnotic intervention
  3. Offer tailored hypnotic approaches to at least three different clinical situations

Block 10 – 120 min – Small Group Practice 3

Content

  • Practice in dyads with faculty and peer observers
  • A (not yet practiced) induction/facilitation, intensification, jointly agreed upon ego-strengthening utilization, communication during trance work, realerting/reorienting
  • Give and receive feedback

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Practice inviting, intensifying and utilizing hypnosis for ego-strengthening and reorienting
  2. Practice communicating non/verbally during hypnotic experience
  3. Experience being the recipient of hypnotic facilitation, intensification, utilization, communication during trance, and realerting
  4. Offer salient feedback about the work of the observed hypnotic dyads

Block 11 – 60 min – Self-Hypnosis for mind-body (and pain) regulation

Content

  • Difference between self-hypnosis and hetero-hypnosis
  • Brief self-hypnosis strategies for mind-body regulation
  • Introduction of self-hypnosis application of developing “Mindsets”, interventions aimed at shifting “states”.
  • Presentation of a self-hypnosis protocol for use with multiple problems such as pain, anxiety, general symptom management

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Define self-hypnosis
  2. Explain the difference between self-hypnosis and hetero-hypnosis
  3. Describe at least three therapeutic applications of self-hypnosis in clinical practice
  4. Describe the process of teaching self-hypnosis to patients

Block 12 – 120 min – Small Group Practice 4 – Putting it All Together

Content

  • Dyads will choose an induction/facilitation, method of intensification, tailored utilization to enhance learning and overall comfort with facilitating hypnosis, communication during trance work, posthypnotic suggestion, realerting/reorienting.
  • The “patient” will pose a mild challenge to the “therapist” in order to practice hypnotic decision making

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Practice inviting, intensifying and utilizing hypnosis in a tailored fashion to enhance learning and overall comfort with facilitating hypnosis
  2. Practice communicating non/verbally during hypnotic experience
  3. Practice formulation of tailored post-hypnotic suggestion
  4. Experience being the recipient of hypnotic facilitation, intensification, utilization, communication during trance, and realerting
  5. Offer salient feedback about the work of the observed hypnotic dyads

Block 13 – 60 min – Ethics, Professional Conduct, Next Steps in Training, Professional Organizations

Content

  • ASCH code of ethics
  • Power and responsibility
  • Case examples
  • Practical applications
  • Further pursuit of hypnosis training
  • Major training organizations

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe ethical-legal standards for professional conduct in using clinical hypnosis
  2. Define certification requirements and different levels of certification
  3. Name the major training institutions of clinical hypnosis
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