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Intermediate Workshop

  • Friday, December 07, 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • Sunday, December 09, 2018
  • 2:00 PM
  • APA Hotel Woodbridge 120 South Wood Ave., Iselin NJ 08830


  • Please send an email to detailing your previous hypnosis training to enable your registration for this course.
    Thank you
  • From Tuesday, November 20, 2018 (EST) through Friday, December 07, 2018 (EST)
    (at start of event)
  • Through Monday, November 19, 2018 (EST) (18 days before start of event)
  • Graduate student with a letter from the university.

First time registrants will be invoiced once their application is reviewed.
Registration is closed

Workshop Description:

A 3-day intermediate course for licensed health and mental health professionals to strengthen and expand their skills in the use of hypnotic language, principles and techniques to increase the efficacy of their work.

This program has been approved by NJPA, ASWB-NJ and ASCH to provide 20 hours of CE for psychologist and social workers.

Intended audience:Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Graduate Students (with a letter from their supervisor), Marriage and Family Therapists. Physicians, Dentists, and Nurses practicing within the scope of their license.

Program sophistication: Intermediate and Advanced Levels. Previous coursework in hypnosis necessary. 

For individuals wishing to pursue certification in hypnosis from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) this is the second step. Taught by members of the CHSNJ Faculty: 

Philip L. Accaria, PhD, FASCH; Pauline Carides, LCSW; Richard B. Dauber, PhD; Arline Duker, MSW, LCSW; and Robert D. Staffin, PsyD, ABPH. 

Faculty :

Philip L. Accaria, PhD, FASCH has taught hypnosis nationally for over 20 years for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) as well as the Clinical Hypnosis Society of New Jersey (CHSNJ). He is a psychologist licensed for private practice and specializes in Indigenous Energy Medicine and Ideo-motor signaling methodologies. He is a Past President of both ASCH and CHSNJ.

Pauline Carides, MSSW is in full time private practice since 2003 and enjoys utilizing hypnosis as well as EMDR and other trauma informed therapies in her work.  Having completed advanced training in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy with NYSEPH in 2009, she has continued her studies in hypnosis throughout the years and is an ASCH approved Consultant, and the former secretary of the CHSNJ.  She has supervised graduate students for their field placements, as well as supervising LSW professionals working towards their clinical hours for their LCSW.  Prior to private practice, she was an administrator in both the corporate and non-profit sectors, as well as a clinician in the public schools, and emergency services. 

Richard B. Dauber, PhD is a founding partner of the Morris Psychological Group & Director of Child & Adolescent Services. He has over 25 yrs experience, published articles and lectures to many professional and non-professional groups on a variety of topics including hypnosis, pain management & sport psychology. He has taught hypnosis to psychologists in a program sponsored by NJPA. He has been twice President of the Morris County Psychological Association.

Arline Duker, MSW has been in private practice for over 25 yrs. She was previously Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Work at NYU for over 10 yrs and presently teaches Pastoral Counseling at the Academy for Jewish Religion. She has 20 yrs experience teaching and supervising therapists in the area of hypnosis. She was also a Board Member of the Milton H. Erickson Society of NJ.

Robert Staffin, PsyD, ABPH is a clinical psychologist licensed in both NJ and NY, who has been practicing for over 25 yrs. In addition to being an Approved Consultant for ASCH, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis. He has taught regionally and nationally with ASCH, and has been a presenter at the Brief Therapy Conference and the International Ericksonian Congress. He is an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor for Yeshiva and Rutgers Universities and is the President of CHSNJ.

Workshop Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be able to:

A. Construct 2 therapeutic metaphors as a type of hypnotic suggestion.

B. Describe the principles involved in constructing metaphors. 

C. Explain the purpose of using stories in hypnosis, and be able to construct a story that contains 3 different characteristics that distinguish it from "ordinary" storytelling.

D. Identify 3 intermediate to advanced inductions and explain when they might be used .

E. Define what is meant by ego strengthening methods and how they are used in practice.

F. Identify 3 different types of ego-strengthening techniques and 2 types of suggestions.

G. Identify and experience one of the most commonly used scales for hypnotic susceptibility.

H. Discuss whether one theory or single variable accounts for hypnotic responsiveness.

I. Name the behavioral and psychodynamic factors relating to anxiety disorders from research data.

J. Name 2 hypnotic techniques for treating anxiety disorders.

K. Describe 2 hypnotic techniques for treating phobias and the rationale for each.

L. Explain the importance of non-hypnotic methods of both medical and psychological evaluations for chronic pain patients.

M. Identify hypnotic strategies and name 6 hypnotic techniques for use in pain management.

N. Describe the precautions in using hypnosis for pain relief.

O. Identify 3 techniques for facilitating age regression and 5 contraindications.

P. Identify hypnotic processes which facilitate ego stability during trauma work.

Q. Describe ways to modulate affect intensity during therapeutic abreaction.

R. Identify 4 different types of suggestions that may be used in the treatment of smoking or obesity.

S. Discuss how hypnosis may be used to treat other habit disorders.

T. Describe 3 exploratory hypnotic methods and ideo-motor signaling.

U. Discuss indications and contraindications for using an insight oriented hypnotic approach.

V. Explain the principle of utilization in Ericksonian hypnosis. 

W. Describe an Ericksonian naturalistic induction and how it is used.

X. Compare and contrast an Ericksonian and traditional introduction to hypnosis.

Y. Identify professional conduct and legal issues relevant to clinical hypnosis.

Z. Describe the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis certification requirements.

Workshop agenda:

Friday: December 7, 2018                                                 

7:30-8:30        Registration
8:30-9:00        Welcoming, Introductions and Overview      

9:00-10:00      Therapeutic Metaphors, Suggestions and Phenomena

10:00-10:15    BREAK

10:15-11:15    Advanced and Specialized Inductions               

11:15-12:00    Advanced Ego Strengthening Methods              

12:00-1:00      LUNCH

1:00-1:30        Small Group Practice (SGP) 1:

                       Use an Advanced Induction w/ an Ego Strengthening Suggestion, Re-Alert           

2:00-2:30        Susceptibility/Suggestibility                           

2:30-2:45        BREAK

2:45-3:30        Clinical Demonstration

3:30-4:30        Hypnosis and Pain Management    

4:30-5:30        Hypnotic Interventions for Anxiety and Phobias

5:30             Adjourn

Saturday: December 8, 2018                                             

8:30-9:30         Hypnosis and Trauma: Memory, Trauma and Treatment                                  

9:30-10:30      SGP 2: Induction and Suggestion for Addressing Pain or Anxiety Symptom

10:30-10:45    BREAK

10:45-12:00    Hypnosis and Habit Disorders                                          

12:00-1:00      LUNCH

1:00-2:00        Ericksonian/Utilization Hypnosis 1   

2:00-2:45        Practicum in Formulating Direct and Indirect Suggestions

2:45-3:00        BREAK

3:00-4:00         Ideo-motor Signaling and Exploratory Hypnotic Techniques

4:00-5:00        Medical Hypnotic Applications    

5:00-6:00        Case Consultation in Integrating Hypnosis into Clinical Practice

6:00                Adjourn

Sunday: December 9, 2018

8:30-9:30      Ericksonian/Utilization Hypnosis 2           

9:30-10:30    SGP 3: Indirect Induction, Suggestion and Elicitation of Ideo-Motor Signaling Response or Suggestions Based in Metaphors.

10:30-10:45   BREAK

10:45-12:00   Practicum in Constructing Therapeutic Metaphors

12:00-1:00      Ethics, Certification and ...                           

1:00-2:00      Integrating Hypnosis into Your Clinical Practice

2:00              ADJOURN


Full attendance at all 3 days is required. No partial credit will be given.

1.) This program has been submitted for approval for 20 hrs intermediate continuing education credits by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

2.) This program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Psychological Association & CHSNJ. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 20 credit hours for psychologists are approved.

3.) This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #95 course #1871 from 05/16/2018 to 05/16/2020. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credits: Clinical social work practice 20 hrs.

Following the completion of program evaluations, certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the program on the final day indicating ASCH and ASWB approval. NJPA certificates will be e-mailed to psychologists. 

Cancellation Policy:  A full tuition refund, less a $50 fee, will be made for cancellations up to 14 days prior to the workshop.   After that there is no reimbursement.

This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act. Please contact if special accommodation is required.

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