ASCH Approved Level I (Fundamental) Training in Clinical Hypnosis (2024)

Arlington, VA US
April 26, 2024 to April 28, 2024

ISSTD-Sponsored ASCH Approved Level I Training in Clinical Hypnosis

This ASCH-approved Level 1 training in clinical hypnosis will provide trainees with a beginning understanding of the concepts, principles and clinical applications of hypnosis. Experienced, ASCH-certified and ASCH- approved consultant faculty will offer didactic presentations, demonstrations, experiential exercises, and faculty-led small group practices of no more than 6 participants to facilitate a fundamental understanding and experience of clinical hypnosis and its integration into clinical practice.

At the completion of the training, trainees will have been taught the knowledge and skills to begin the integration of clinical hypnosis strategies into their clinical practices. Specifically, trainees will be able to identify and demonstrate at least three ways to facilitate hypnotic trance and to competently re-orient a patient from a trance state, demonstrate at least three strategies for facilitating intensification of trance, and describe at least four clinical conditions in which hypnotic strategies can be successfully utilized. Trainees will have been introduced to clinical hypnosis as a neurophysiological phenomenon, a mental state of absorption implicated in neuroplasticity and change, as well as a creative clinical skill set of relationship development in the service of collaboratively facilitating mental and physical health. This training is especially geared towards therapists treating traumatized and dissociative persons.

What is special about this training?

The ISSTD sponsored training in clinical hypnosis is a trauma and dissociative disorders informed training in clinical hypnosis. Not only is the content geared towards clinicians treating people with trauma and dissociation, but so is the process of teaching and inviting participation in hypnotic experiences.
The number of participants in the Small Group Practices is capped at 6 participants to allow for group cohesion and collaborative learning in a predictable enough environment.
The faculty and facilitators are experienced clinicians and trainers in Clinical Hypnosis, and long-standing members of the Clinical Hypnosis community.

ASCH Criteria for Eligibility for Training in Clinical Hypnosis

  • Registrants must hold a Master’s degree or higher in a health care discipline deemed appropriate by the Society from a college or university accredited by its appropriate regional accrediting body. In addition, registrants must be licensed or certified in the state in which they practice.

  • Registered Nurses with a Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by its appropriate regional accrediting body who are licensed or certified in the state in which they practice are eligible to attend the Workshop Clinical Hypnosis.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time in a Master’s level or higher program. Students must have completed a minimum of one full semester of the program and must submit proof of full-time enrollment at an ACE-approved institution of higher education on school letterhead that clearly identifies the individual’s program of study, area of concentration (if applicable), level of degree pursued and date of intended graduation.
  • Full time residents or interns participating in a recognized residency or internship program may also register. Residents/interns need to submit correspondence from their supervisor on official letterhead explaining the nature of the residency/internship and date of intended completion of the program.
  • ASCH recognizes a variety of health care disciplines as eligible for ASCH and ASCH-approved training, certification, and membership including medicine (physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, dentistry, psychology, social work, licensed professional counseling, licensed marriage and family counseling, and other licensed health care professionals, as well as persons actively enrolled in accredited training programs in these health care disciplines.
  • Health care professionals with a Doctoral Degree in Medicine, Dentistry, or Psychology; persons holding a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, or Clinical or Counseling Psychology who are licensed by the state/province in which they practice; Registered Nurses with advanced sub-specialty training and certification or a Master’s Degree; or students actively enrolled in a graduate program leading to a degree in any of the foregoing or a four-year bachelor’s degree that ends in certification in such a field. Master’s level, licensed health professionals (e.g., Occupational and Physical Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, et. al.) are also welcome and encouraged to attend.

Additional Workshop Information

  • Detailed workshop schedules, faculty and other materials will be available to participants, online, two weeks before the start date.  Workshop materials will be available in electronic form only.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or notepad to access workshop material. Connection to WIFI will be available in the classroom. 

Target Audience

Beginning/Introductory

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.50 APA
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 12.50 ASWB ACE
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 12.50 continuing education credits.
Course opens: 
01/05/2023
Course expires: 
05/31/2024
Event starts: 
04/26/2024 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
04/28/2024 - 5:00pm EDT
ISSTD Member cost:
$649.00
Your Price:
$749.00
Rating: 
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Preliminary Training Schedule

Please note that this schedule is subject to change once final approval from ASCH is received for this training.

Day One - Friday, April 26, 2024

TIME
BLOCK
SESSION
8:30 - 9:00 AM
 
REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Block 1
Orientation to Hypnosis Trance-Alertness-Hypnosis Attunemen
11:00 - 11:15 AM
 
BREAK
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Block 2
Introducing Hypnosis to the Client
Informed Consent / Memory Fallibility
Group Hypnotic Experience
Anatomy of a Hypnotic Experience 
12:45 - 2:00 PM
 
LUNCH
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Block 3
Hypnotic Phenomena
Fundamentals of Hypnotic Suggestion
3:30 - 3:45 PM
 
BREAK
3:45 - 5:45 PM
Block 4
Hypnosis and the Autonomic Nervous System
(Neurophysiology)
Assessment of Client Readiness for Hypnosis                                                                  
TOTAL Credit Hours:  7  HOURS

 

Day Two - Saturday, April 27, 2024

TIMEBLOCKSESSION
8:30 - 9:00 AM BREAKFAST
9:00 - 10:00 AMBlock 5
Rapport, Elicitation, and Reorienting                              
Introduction to Small Group Practice                         
Demonstration of Inductions
Diaphragmatic Breathing                                       
 Magnetic Fingers, Magnetic Hands
10:00 - 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 AM - 12:15 PMBlock 6
Small Group Practice 1
Rapport, Elicitation, and Reorienting
(Diaphragmatic Breathing, Magnetic Fingers) 
12:15 - 1:30 PM LUNCH
1:30 - 2:30 PMBlock 7Intensification (Deepening) with Demonstration
Demonstration of Eye Fixation
2:30 - 2:45 PM BREAK
2:45 - 4:45 PMBlock 8
Small Group Practice 2
Eye Fixation, Rapport, Elicitation, Intensification,
Reorientating
4:45 - 5:00 PM BREAK
5:00 - 6:00 PMBlock 9Ego-Strengthening                                                                               
TOTAL Credit Hours: 7 HOURS

 

Day Three - Sunday, April 28, 2024

TIME
BLOCK
SESSION
8:00 - 8:30 AM
 
BREAKFAST 
9:00 - 9:45 AM
Block 10
Self-Hypnosis
Demonstration of Spiegel Eye Roll.                     
9:45 - 10:00 AM
 
BREAK
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Block 11
Small Group Practice 3
Spiegel Eye Roll
Rapport-Elicitation-Intensification-
Ego Strengthening Suggestions-Reorientation 
12:00 - 1:15 PM
 
LUNCH
1:15 - 2:00 PM
Block 12
Ethical Integration of Hypnosis into into Practice
Treatment Planning
Demonstration of Arm Levitation and Lowering
2:00 - 2:15 PM
 
BREAK
2:15 - 4:15 PM
Block 13
Small Group Practice 4
Arm Levitation/Lowering
Rapport-Elicitation-Intensification-
Future Growth as Therapist Suggestions-Reorientation                                  
4:15 - 4:30 PM BREAK
4:30 - 5:00 PM
Block 14
Membership, Certification, Future Training                                         
TOTAL Credit Hours: 6 Hours
GRAND TOTAL:       20 ASCH Credit Hours   

 

Hilton Arlington
950 N Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22203
United States

ISSTD has secured a limited number reduced room rate of $169. This rate is good through March 26, 2024. Rooms are limited so book early to ensure this rate.

Closest Metro Stops
Ballston-MU (Orange and Silver Lines)
This metro stop is connected to the hotel.

Parking
Hotel self-parking: $22/day

Trainers

Reinhild Draeger-Muenke, PsyD, LMFT,  is a licensed psychologist and licensed family therapist in Private Practice in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. She provides trauma informed psychotherapy to individuals across the life span, consultation and training nationally and internationally. She has published articles in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, and has contributed chapters to publications about clinical hypnosis She is a certified ASCH approved consultant in clinical hypnosis, ASCH Fellow, past ASCH Moderator, past co-chair and member of the ASCH Education Committee, and has served as chair and faculty of regional and annual ASCH conferences. She has been an active member of the Greater Philadelphia Society of Clinical Hypnosis and has served as their President. She is a Fellow of ISSTD and has chaired the ASCH-approved L1 and L2 trainings in clinical hypnosis at ISSTD since 2014.
 
Wendy Lemke, MS, LP is a licensed psychologist at Lemke Counseling & Consulting.  She also serves as adjunct faculty for St. Cloud Technical Community College in MN. She has expertise in the fields of clinical hypnosis, ego state therapy, and trauma related disorders. She is an American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) certified approved consultant, an active member and former Vice President of the ASCH. She is also an active member of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis (MSCH). She is a fellow and an active member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and is a certified therapist and trainer through Ego-State Therapy International (ESTI). She has published articles in the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation and the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. She also produced the documentary, You’re Not Crazy & You’re Not Alone: Inside the Inner World of Dissociative Identity Disorder, and has produced Self-hypnosis CD’s.

Small Group Facilitators

Tobi B. Goldfus, LCSW-C, BCD is a psychotherapist, author (“From Real Life to Cyberspace and Back Again:  Helping Our Young Clients Develop a Strong Inner Selfie”, 2017), and national/international speaker. She has over 30 years of clinical hypnosis training/teaching experience and is a certified Ego State Therapy therapist, consultant and trainer (EST North America and EST International). She is a member of, and frequent presenter/faculty for the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, ASCH (American Society of Clinical Hypnosis), ISH (International Society of Hypnosis), ESH (European Society of Hypnosis), MEISA (MHE Institute of South Africa), SCEH (Society of Experimental and Clinical Hypnosis), and faculty and key note speaker at NPHTI (National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute). She is a member of NASW and GWSCSW, and a Board-Certified Diplomat. Tobi is in private practice in Germantown, Maryland.
 
Akira Otani, EdD. is a Fellow and Approved Consultant of the ASCH. After spending 20-plus years at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland Counseling Center, he decided to teach, consult, and travel which he had always wanted to do. In 2016 he spent 6 months in Kobe, Japan, where he studied Theravada Buddhist meditation intensively. He has published 9 books (in Japanese) and more than 70 journal articles and book chapters (in English and Japanese) on hypnosis and meditation. He maintains a part-time psychology practice in Linthicum, Maryland.
This training is approved by ASCH for 20 ASCH credits towards ASCH certification. Full participation over the three days is required. No partial credit is given for partial attendance. Sign in and out on all three days is required.

Available Credit

  • 12.50 APA
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 12.50 ASWB ACE
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 12.50 continuing education credits.
 
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  • "Your Price" above reflects your final price based on your membership status and registration period.
  • Early bird registration for this training will end February 29, 2024 at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time. Prices will increase $100 after the early bird registration deadline. CE credits are available for an additional fee of $50.
  • Registration does not include transportation, parking, or hotel.
  • No payment plans are available for ASCH
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ISSTD Cancellation Policy
Cancellations prior to the training are subject to a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds are provided. The deadline for cancelations with a refund is March 15, 2024 at 5:00pm ET. After this deadline no refunds will be provided. 
 
Grievance Policy
ISSTD is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformation with the APA, EMDRIA, and ASWB grievance procedures.
 
During a course, instructors will address any concerns that arise. Every effort will be made to address the concerns during the course when possible. If the course instructor(s) are unable to address the participant’s concerns, the complaints and grievances shall be presented in writing to ISSTD Headquarters at professionaltraining@isst-d.org. These will be forwarded on for review by the ISSTD Executive Committee.
 
Social Workers: Should social workers have a specific grievance, these grievances will be addressed by D. Michael Coy, LICSW. In situations where the social worker would have a conflict of interest, then, Christine Forner, MSW will review the grievance.
 
ISSTD strives to resolve grievances in a manner that is in the best interest of the participant. All complaints and grievances are reviewed within five working days. Formal grievances are required to be written and emailed as directed above and will be responded to within 15 business days.