The OSCH Level 1 Clinical Hypnosis course provides a solid foundation to get started using clinical hypnosis. It is also a great course for anyone who has stepped away from hypnosis and is in need of a refresher.
The course covers the principles and process of hypnosis for use in diverse clinical settings. Participants will learn the principles and process of hypnotic inductions and elicitation, suggestions, and treatment.
Participants will learn about:
- The history of hypnosis
- Hypnotic phenomena and hypnotizability
- Trance Elicitation (Induction), intensifying, and reorienting techniques
- The use of metaphor and hypnotic language
- Handling resistance
- Applying hypnosis in your practice
- Hypnosis with children
- Memory and hypnosis
- Screening, determining client fit for use of hypnosis - contraindications
- The ethical considerations in using hypnosis
The course is a mix of didactic presentations, demonstrations, experiential exercises, and opportunity to practice in safe, faculty led small groups. Small group mentored practice is tailored to the learning needs and style of each participant.
At the end of the 3 day course participants will have been taught the basic skills needed to utilize clinical hypnosis and begin using it in a practice setting. Course hours: Friday check in and late registration 8 am - 8:30 am. Friday & Saturday 8:30am-5:30 pm, Sunday 8:00 am-3:15 pm. Lunch on your own. This course is held in Portland Oregon.
Workshop Schedule Overview: Level 1 Basic Schedule.pdf
Additionally, OSCH offers a mentor program for those who complete the course to have support and guidance in integrating course material into practice. Post course practice skills groups are also available to OSCH members.
The OSCH Level 1 Course content is consistent with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) training guidelines. The course meets guidelines for the ASCH certification program for clinical hypnosis. 21 hours of Continuing Education Credits pending by NASW OR, (3.5 Ethics, 17.5 clinical). ASCH CEU credit approval is pending. Both are accepted by most licensing boards; check with your clinical board if you have questions.
Early Bird Pricing: Until January 31, 2020: $400 OSCH members, $490 non-OSCH members, Associate Members (Students/Interns) $220 and Students/Intern non members $250. Late registration from February 1-7, 2020: members $500, non-members $590 and $250 Associate member, $290 student non member. Registration closes end of day 2/7/2020. If you have missed the registration deadline please call the course director, Debbie Bensching, 503-957-1164 for possible late admission.
GROUP RATES: $50 discount per person on above fees when 3 or more register together. Contact course director for group registration.
Course Flyer Level 1 2020a.pdf Link, please feel free to post and distribute.
Hypnosis: Clinical hypnosis is evidence based, client centered, cost effective, appropriate for all ages, diverse healthcare disciplines, and incorporates the science of neurobiology and brain plasticity. Hypnosis allows for more effective utilization of the client’s or patients innate resources and enhances a range of communication skills that facilitate reaching therapeutic goals. Suggestion is an inevitable part of any treatment. In learning hypnosis one is better able to understand current uses of language in treatment and how to increase and diversify the range of skills in suggesting therapeutic possibilities.
Questions?: Course Director Debbie Bensching, 503-944-5032 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants must be licensed health care providers or enrolled in a graduate program (social workers, counselors, nurses, psychologists, dentists, physicians, etc. with a masters or above). Residents, interns, and students are eligible if enrolled in a maters or doctoral program.
Course Review: If you have attended an OSCH Level 1 course in the past or are a current member of OSCH who has had Level 1 through ASCH or any component society and would like to take the course as review a discounted rate is available. Please contact the course director for details.
Event Cancellation Refund Policy:
Cancellation refund requests submitted in writing to email@example.com at least 21 days before the start of the workshop will receive an 100% refund of the amount paid less a $25 administrative charge. Cancellation refund requests received 20 -15 days before the start of the workshop will receive a 50% refund of the amount paid less a $25 administrative charge. No refund will be issued for requests made with 14 days notice or less.
OSCH reserves the right to provide a member or 'workshop registrant 'a full refund or credit toward a future workshop in special circumstances for compassionate relief at OSCH leadership board discretion.