ASCH Approved Level II (Intermediate) Training in Clinical Hypnosis (2024)

Arlington, VA US
October 25, 2024 to October 27, 2024

ISSTD-Sponsored ASCH Approved Level II Training in Clinical Hypnosis

Attending this ASCH-approved Level II training in Clinical Hypnosis is an important step towards proficiency and confidence in offering hypnotic interventions to diverse populations and symptom presentations.

Whether your Fundamental – Level I (Basic) training in Clinical Hypnosis was six months or six years ago, this training will meet you where you are and help you build on to your “how to” techniques from the Fundamental course, and refresh, solidify, broaden, and refine your hypnotic skills and strategies.

This training is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills in clinical hypnosis. Prior clinical hypnosis training is required such as an approved ASCH Level I course. Focus will be placed on advancing skills and confidence with elicitations, reorienting, and integrating hypnotic applications into practice, along with several supervised practice opportunities. Hypnotic applications include exploratory strategies such as ideomotor signaling, an introduction to ego state therapy, applications for children or child states, trauma, habit disorders, anxiety, and somatic concerns including pain management.

Similar to the Fundamental training, the Level II course will offer you learning through didactic presentations, demonstrations and small-group practices, so that new information can be integrated and become available to you in your clinical practice. Your instructors will be ASCH approved consultants with decades of clinical experience offering hypnosis.

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

Intermediate

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.00 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.
  • 14.00 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 14.00 continuing education credits.
Course opens: 
05/01/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Event starts: 
10/25/2024 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/27/2024 - 4:15pm EDT
ISSTD Member cost:
$649.00
Your Price:
$749.00
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Preliminary Schedule (Subject to Change)

DAY 1
October 25, 2024

TIMEBLOCKSESSIONINSTRUCTOR
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast & Registration 
9:00 AM – 9:30 AMBLOCK 0Welcome and Orientation to Level II
9:30 AM – 11:00 AMBLOCK 1Review and Practice of Formal Evocation Techniques RDM, WL
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break 
11:15 AM – 12.45 PMBLOCK 2Hypnotic Language: Creating Metaphors and Indirect Suggestions for Change RDM
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch (On Own) 
2:00 PM –3:30 PMBLOCK 3Ideomotor Signaling as an Exploratory TechniqueWL, RDM
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM Break 
3:45 PM – 5:45 PM BLOCK 4Hypnotic Strategies Based on Ego State Therapy-Principles for the Treatment of Trauma         WL

DAY 2
October 26, 2024

TIMEBLOCKSESSIONINSTRUCTOR
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast 
9:00 AM – 10:00 AMBLOCK 5Insight-Oriented and Exploratory Hypnotic Techniques Creativity, Playfulness and Safety for Self-Discovery
Demonstration of Elicitations for SGP 1
WL
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break 
10:15 AM – 12:15 PMBLOCK 6Small Group Practice 1                                                                    
                                       Eye Fixation/Eye Blink
                                       Evocation-Intensification
                                       Ideomotor Signaling
                                       Suggestions for Change
                                       Reorienting     
ALL
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch (On Own) 
1:30 PM – 3:00 PMBLOCK 7Hypnotic Strategies for Pain Management
Demonstration and Experience of Glove Analgesia/A Sensory Change
RDM
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Break 
3:15 PM – 5:15 PM BLOCK 8Small Group Practice 2                                                              
                                       Glove Anesthesia-Intensification-Suggestions for Pain Management
ALL
5:15 PM – 5:45 PM Processing the Day’s LearningsALL

DAY 3
October 27, 2024

TIMEBLOCKSESSIONINSTRUCTOR
8:30 - 9:00 AM Breakfast 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AMBLOCK 9Working With Children and the Child Within
Demonstration of Elicitation for SGP 3
RDM
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM BreakRDM, WL
10:45 AM – 12:15 PMBLOCK 10Small Group Practice 3                                                                    
                                       Arm Levitation/Drop
                                       Coin Drop Evocations 
                                       Intensification
                                       Utilization of an Exploratory Technique for Ego-Strengthening
                                       Reorienting     
RDM
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch (On Own)     
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM BLOCK 11Hypnotic Interventions for Anxiety and Habit DisordersWL
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Break 
2:30 PM – 4:00 PMBLOCK 12Ethical Integration of Hypnosis into Practice
Next Steps, Wrap-Up, Certificates
RDM, WL
Hilton Arlington
950 N Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22203
United States
+1 (703) 528-6000

ISSTD has secured a limited number of hotel rooms at reduced room rate of $169. This rate is available until the block is full or until the cutoff date of September 24, 2024, whichever comes first.

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

Training Staff

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, couples and families across the life span, consultation and training nationally and internationally. She is a certified ASCH approved consultant in clinical hypnosis, 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 an active member of ISSTD and has chaired the training 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 pending approval from the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis.

Available Credit

  • 14.00 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.
  • 14.00 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 14.00 continuing education credits.
 
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Important Registration Information

  • "Your Price" above reflects your final price based on your membership status and registration period.
  • Early bird registration for this training will end August 31, 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
  • All fees are listed in USD

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 September 30 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 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.