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    • 9 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • CarePlus 610 Valley Health Plaza Paramus NJ

    Dear friends and colleagues,

    The Clinical Hypnosis Society of New Jersey invites you to join us as our faculty member, Richard Dauber, PhD, presents how he incorporates hypnosis in his therapeutic work with children.  Participants are invited to bring cases they would like to discuss in this relaxed and inviting format. 

    For those who have yet to have had the chance to join us for our clinical conversations, they are informal gatherings where we have the opportunity to share our experiences and expertise and, most importantly, get to connect with others who share our interests in hypnosis and cultivating ourselves as clinicians. 

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

    This event is free for members.  There is a $15 fee for non-members.

    We would appreciate your registering in advance so that we can plan accordingly.  Thank you for registering and we are looking forward to seeing you!

     Best regards,

    Clinical Hypnosis Society of New Jersey

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

    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 is presently Adjunct Associate Professor in Yonkers. 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.

    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. Outline the history of the development and use of hypnosis.
    C. Identify major myths and misconceptions regarding hypnosis.
    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. Define and be aware of research on phenomena associated with hypnosis.
    H. Provide suggestions for eliciting hypnotic phenomena.
    I. Illustrate applications of hypnotic phenomena in clinical cases and treatment planning.
    J. Identify steps in facilitating hypnotic induction.
    K. Discuss the importance of removing suggestions and re-alerting clients.
    L. Be able to verbalize at least one method for re-alerting.
    M. Describe at least 4 types of hypnotic suggestions.
    N. Define at least 6 principles of hypnotic induction and suggestion.
    O. Be able to identify how to facilitate at least 4 basic induction techniques.
    P. Be able to discuss whether hypnotic responsivity is modifiable.
    Q. Name at least 2 clinical populations associated with above average hypnotizability.
    R. Identify the traditional "stages of hypnosis".
    S. Describe 4 traditional methods for "deepening" hypnotic involvement.
    T. Define self-hypnosis and be capable of teaching it to clients.
    U. Indicate cases where hypnotic techniques may be indicated or relatively contraindicated.
    V. Identify 6 alternative techniques for bypassing or working through resistance to hypnosis.
    W. Explain the neurophysiology of the hypnotic experience.
    X. Identify the hypnotic strategies useful in pain management.
    Y. Describe the ethical-legal issues and standards for professional conduct in using hypnosis.
    Z. Describe the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis certification requirements

    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...


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

    1.) This program is pending 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 from 08/18/2016 to 08/18/2018. 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

    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 if special accommodation is required.

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