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2-Day Intensive Certificate Workshop: Clinical Hypnosis
2-Day Intensive Certificate Workshop: Clinical Hypnosis

Where:   DOWNERS GROVE, IL

When:  Monday, July 15, 2019 - Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Your client arrives preoccupied. You make a suggestion, but it is quickly discarded and they tune out again. There are so many thoughts swirling around inside their head that they may not hear you. Clinical hypnosis will help breakthrough in these situations. This intensive training will uncover the fundamental elements of clinical hypnosis that will transform the way you treat trauma, pain and addiction. The unconscious is a reservoir of potential, and hypnosis is the way to access that potential. By complementing your therapeutic techniques with clinical hypnosis, you can create an environment that is more favorable for your therapy work. Your clients will be able to relax and focus their attention, achieving progress in fewer sessions.

Join hypnosis expert, Jonathan Fast, Ph.D., MSW, for this certificate workshop and immediately apply hypnosis into your practice:
  • Demystify the concept of hypnosis
  • Effective strategies for inducing trance states
  • Identify when and how to use direct, indirect and post-hypnotic suggestions
  • Ensure Targeted approaches specific to: trauma, anxiety, addiction and chronic pain
If you are new to hypnosis, you will gain the skills you need to begin using it in your practice. And if you are an experienced hypnotherapist, you can add clarity, depth and innovation to your work. This workshop will inspire you to approach communication with your clients from a new perspective.
Objectives:
  1. Assess which clients will benefit most from clinical hypnosis, and which will not.
  2. Engage the client in pre-trance psychoeducation (“the pre-talk”) to dispel hypnosis “myths” and maximize treatment efficacy.
  3. Administer four different ways of inducing a trance to best utilize a client’s adaptive resources.
  4. Employ three different trance deepening techniques to activate those adaptive resources that appear unavailable in lighter trance.
  5. Understand the distinction between the Ericksonian conception of the unconscious and the Freudian, and how it facilitates change in clinical hypnosis cases.
  6. Construct clinical interventions by exploiting 12 classic hypnotic phenomena.
  7. Recognize and exploit an abreaction to discover unresolved issues in a client’s past.
  8. Use age regression to uncover unresolved issues from a client’s past.
  9. Use age progression to help the client identify his or her own treatment goals.
  10. Utilize proven techniques to help the client tolerate suffering from pain and/or achieve anesthesia.
  11. Maximize the efficacy of traditional cognitive behavioral therapy by regulating suggestability, visual imagery, and emotional association and dissociation during trance.
  12. Utilize ideodynamic “anchors” for the client so he or she can retrieve specific memories, feelings, or behaviors.
  13. Teach the client auto-hypnosis techniques for self-empowerment and ongoing self-treatment when advisable.
OUTLINE

Hypnosis – breaking the stereotype
  • Used to complement and facilitate therapeutic treatment
  • Hypnosis as “state” – who is in control
  • connections to widespread practices like meditation
The Neuroscience of Hypnosis for Today’s Clinician
  • Influences on Beta and Theta waves
  • Variances in capacity for hypnosis
  • Links to executive control and attention
Limitations and Potential Risks
  • Experimental vs. demonstrative
  • How to successfully guide your clients in session
The Fundamental Elements of a Hypnotic Session
  • Pre-talk for building rapport
    • Build a solid foundation for your work
    • How to clear up fears and misconceptions
  • Create relaxation
    • Strategies for addressing common concerns
    • Best practices for setting the atmosphere
  • Trance inductions for your therapeutic toolbox
    • Five inductions to produce trance with ease
    • Deepen trance state using feedback loops
  • Therapeutic suggestion
    • When to use direct vs indirect suggestion
    • Tips for formulating your suggestions
  • Peacefully waking from trance
  • Practice session

Techniques that will help expand your abilities as a hypnotherapist

Simple ways to Test for Suggestibility in Session
  • Coue’s hand-locking test
  • Postural sway test
  • Chevreul’s pendulum test
  • Arm levitation
  • Practice Session
The Classic Hypnotic Phenomena – The Building Blocks of Hypnotic Interventions
  • Age regression and progressions
  • Amnesia
  • Analgesia
  • Anesthesia
  • Catalepsy
  • Dissociation
  • Hallucinations (positive & negative)
  • Ideodynamic responses
  • Sensory alterations
  • Time distortion
Metaphors, Images & Story-Telling for Improved Visualizations
  • Conceptualization of the unconscious & conscious mind
  • Using metaphors & stories evoke age regression
  • Sample stores & metaphors
  • Practice Session
Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

JONATHAN D. FAST, PH.D., MSW

Jonathan Fast, PhD, MSW, is trained and certified in Ericksonian hypnosis. Dr. Fast has lectured and delivered keynotes at many conferences, and appeared on most of the major news outlets. He has been interviewed on several occasions by the BBC World News. He is the author of 12 books and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH).

Hypnosis is an integral part of his clinical practice. Over the years he has used it in a variety of settings with clients of all ages. Dr. Fast has been fascinated by hypnosis since he was a child.

He earned a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University, and a PhD from Yeshiva University, including post-doctoral training at NYSEPH (New York Society for Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis). For nearly 20 years, Dr. Fast was a professor of Social Work Research & Practice at Wurzweiler School of Social Work in New York City.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jonathan Fast is a tenured associate professor at Yeshiva University. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Jonathan Fast is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Illinois Addiction Counselors: This course has been approved by the IAODAPCA for 12.5 CEUS. Program number: 14734. Category: Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CVSS II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, CFPP II, NCRS II .


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Illinois Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 credits.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Psychologists
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This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Illinois Psychologists: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, 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. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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