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    • Saturday, August 18, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • CarePlus 610 Valley Health Plaza Paramus NJ 07652
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    Please join us as our newly elected president,Robert Staffin, PsyD, ABPH, presents and discusses, Tips from a Master: Jeff Zeig's "5 minute therapy tips".  Dr. Zeig has been posting these pearls of clinical wisdom to the Milton H. Erickson Foundation's website.  Now it is your turn to see how they fit with your practice.

    We are looking forward to seeing you as Rob hosts a discussion using Jeff's videos as jumping off points.  

    Registration for CHSNJ members is free.  There is a $15 fee for nonmembers.

    Please plan to arrive early so that you can settle in with a bagel and coffee and we can begin promptly at 10.

     



    • Friday, September 28, 2018
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, September 30, 2018
    • 3:15 PM (EDT)
    • APA Hotel Woodbridge 120 South Wood Ave., Iselin NJ 08830
    Register

    Workshop Description:

    A 3-day introductory course for all levels of licensed health and mental health professionals to inform and train them in the use of hypnotic language, principles and techniques to increase the efficacy of their work. Program sophistication: Introductory

    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 the university), Marriage and Family Therapists. Physicians, Nurses, Dentists practicing within the scope of their license. For individuals wishing to pursue certification in hypnosis from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) this is the first step. Taught by members of the CHSNJ 

    Faculty: Philip L. Accaria, PhD, FASCH; Richard B. Dauber, PhD; Arline Duker, MSW, LCSW; Maria G. Masciandaro, PsyD; 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.

    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.

    Maria G Masciandaro, PsyD is the current Secretary of CHSNJ. She has been utilizing hypnosis since 1997. She has taught hypnosis with CHSNJ on both the beginning and intermediate levels. She has served on the ASCH Executive Committee. She is a Field Work Supervisor for the Graduate School Of Professional Psychology at Rutgers U.

    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 current President of CHSNJ.

    Fundamental Workshop Objectives:

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

    A. Provide a definition of hypnosis related to current scientific research.
    B. List 3 central figures in the history of hypnosis and their respective contributions to the field.
    C. List 3 common myths/misconceptions about hypnosis and provide example of how to dispel them.
    D. Speak to the clinical controversy and the possibility of creating pseudo-memories.
    E. Demonstrate an ability to form a rapport with their client, explaining hypnosis in a non-technical manner.
    F. Review the important elements in obtaining informed consent for utilizing hypnosis in therapy.
    G. List 3 hypnotic phenomena.
    H. Demonstrate the steps outlined above.
    I. Demonstrate the ability to provide suggestions for eliciting hypnotic phenomena.
    J. Illustrate applications of hypnotic phenomena in clinical cases and treatment planning.
    K. Identify steps in facilitating hypnotic induction.
    L. Discuss the importance of removing suggestions and re-alerting clients.
    M. Verbalize at least one method for re-alerting.
    N. Describe at least 4 types of hypnotic suggestions.
    O. Define at least 6 principles of hypnotic induction and suggestion.
    P. Identify how to facilitate at least 4 basic induction techniques.
    Q. Discuss whether hypnotic responsivity is modifiable.
    R. Name at least 2 clinical populations associated with above average hypnotizability.
    S. Identify the traditional "stages of hypnosis".
    T. Describe 4 traditional methods for "deepening" hypnotic involvement.
    U. Define self-hypnosis and be capable of teaching it to clients.
    V. Indicate cases where hypnotic techniques may be indicated or relatively contraindicated.
    W. Identify 6 alternative techniques for bypassing or working through resistance to hypnosis.
    X. Explain the neurophysiology of the hypnotic experience.
    Y. Define “pain” and “suffering” as they relate to hypnotic strategies useful in pain management.
    Z. Describe the ethical-legal issues and standards for professional conduct in using hypnosis.
    Z1. Articulate the certification requirements of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

    Workshop agenda:

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    8-8:30 Registration
    8:30-9 Introduction of faculty & program
    9-10 History, Definitions, Myths & Misperceptions
    10-10:15 Introduction to rapport, inductions, and re-alerting
    10:15-10:30 BREAK
    10:30-11:15 Rapport, etc. continued
    11:15-11:45 Group hypnotic experience
    11:45-Noon Presenting hypnosis to the patient & Informed consent
    12-1:30 LUNCH
    1:30-2:30 Presenting hypnosis, etc. continued
    2:30-2:45 Demo of Induction #1
    2:45-3 Intro to Small Group Practice (SGP)
    3-3:15 BREAK
    3:15-4:30 SGP: Conduct 1 induction and re-alert
    4:30-5:30 Fundamentals of hypnotic language&formulating suggestion
    5:30-6:15 Stages of hypnosis, intensification,deepening techniques,etc.

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    8:30-9 Theories, hypnotizability, hypnosis & memory
    9-9:45 Hypnotic Phenomena & Applications with demo
    9:45-10:15 Demo of Induction #2
    10:15-10:30 BREAK
    10:30-Noon SGP 2: Conduct Induction with deepening and re-alert
    12-1:30 LUNCH
    1:30-2:30 Managing Resistance
    2:30-3:15 Ego strengthening and suggestions ....
    3:15-3:30 Demo of induction #3
    3:30-5 SGP 3: Conduct Induction, deepen, offer ego-strengthening, then re-alert
    5-5:30 Self-hypnosis
    5:30-6 Neurophysiology

    Sunday, September 30, 2018

    8:30-8:45 Demo of induction #4
    8:45-10:15 SGP 4: Induction, deepening, elicit one hypnotic phenomenon, offer a suggestion then re-alert
    10:15-10:30 BREAK
    10:30-11:15 Hypnosis and pain management
    11:15-Noon Treatment planning strategies & Integrating skills
    12 - 1:30 LUNCH
    1:30-2:15 Now that I have learned this .... continuing on ...
    2:15-3:15 Ethics, Prof Conduct; ASCH; Certification etc...


    Registration:

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

    1.) This program has been approved for 20 hrs basic 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 #1870 from 05/16/2018 to 05/16/2020. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credits: Clinical social work practice 20.

    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.

    All grievances must be in writing to drmgmas@me.com.

    A reply will come within 5 business days.

    "New Jersey social workers not pleased with a grievance resolution provided by the Clinical Hypnosis Society of New Jersey may appeal to the approving entity or their jurisdictional board."

    This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans Disabilities Ace. Please contact drmgmas@me.com if special accommodation is required.

    • Friday, December 07, 2018
    • 8:00 AM (EST)
    • Sunday, December 09, 2018
    • 6:30 PM (EST)
    • APA Hotel Woodbridge 120 South Wood Ave., Iselin NJ 08830
    Register

    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; Richard B. Dauber, PhD; Arline Duker, MSW, LCSW; Maria G. Masciandaro, PsyD; 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.

    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.

    Maria G Masciandaro, PsyD is the current President of CHSNJ. She has been utilizing hypnosis since 1997. She has taught hypnosis with CHSNJ on both the beginning and intermediate levels. She has served on the ASCH Executive Committee. She is a Field Work Supervisor for the Graduate School Of Professional Psychology at Rutgers U.

    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 current VP 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

    Registration:

    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 drmgmas@me.com if special accommodation is required.


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