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Fundamentals of Hypnosis

July 1, 2017 @ 8:30 am - July 2, 2017 @ 3:45 pm PDT

Workshop Description:
This two-day workshop “Fundamentals of Hypnosis” is part of a special learning hybrid model that provides participants with a basic skill-set to conduct simple hypnotic interventions, along with knowledge about hypnotic concepts and approaches, and a familiarity with research-based applications of hypnosis to common medical and behavioral disorders. This workshop provides participants with an introductory level of understanding helpful for engaging in hypnosis-based clinical practice and hypnosis-oriented research in integrative health. This workshop will introduce simple trance induction protocols, trance deepening techniques, the use of post-hypnotic suggestion, and techniques to re-alert the subject and close the trance phase. In addition, the course will provide an overview of current scientific approaches to explaining hypnotic phenomena, will introduce the measurement and significance of hypnotic ability, and will discuss several of the widely used and effective approaches for utilizing hypnosis in psychotherapy, medical interventions, and personal transformation.

The course is designed to follow the Standards of Training in Clinical Hypnosis as presented by D. Corydon Hammond and Gary R. Elkins for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis-Education and Research Foundation (2005).

This presentation will give attendees the opportunity to apply the skills taught throughout the presentation by utilizing lecture, role play, demonstration, and small group practice.

Professional Bio of Sean Sterling, Ph.D.; Department Chair of Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Sean Sterling, Ph.D. earned his Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Berkeley/Alameda (an APA accredited program) in 1996. While enrolled at CSPP, Dr. Sterling completed an APA accredited internship program in clinical psychology at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. He also completed a training rotation at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Sterling began teaching as an adjunct assistant professor for the State University of New York in 1996. Since 1999, Dr. Sterling has been a psychology professor at a variety of learning institutions including Argosy, Alliant International University, the University of California at Irvine, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. For the past ten years, Dr. Sterling has largely worked in an administrative capacity as Program Director, Executive Director, or Department Chair. Prior to beginning his education and training in Psychology, Dr. Sterling taught English in Japan, and spent years traveling around the world. In addition to twenty years of teaching, Dr. Sterling is an accomplished clinician, and board certified as a clinical psychologist. Dr. Sterling also conducts forensic psychological evaluations.

Program Standards and Goals
This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.1: Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 3:   Program will allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.



July 1, 2017 @ 8:30 am
July 2, 2017 @ 3:45 pm
Event Category:


Institute for Professional & Continuing Studies


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles Campus
617 W 7th St #800
Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States
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