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Eric Spiegel, Ph.D. - Healing the Wounds of Development

  • 17 Oct 2020
  • 18 Oct 2020
  • 2 sessions
  • 17 Oct 2020, 8:30 AM 3:30 PM (PDT)
  • 18 Oct 2020, 8:30 AM 3:30 PM (PDT)
  • Live Online Distance Learning Format


  • Workshop Registration for OSCH Associate Members: Graduate Students, Interns, and Residents
  • Workshop Registration for OSCH Members: Regular, Lifetime, Retired, as well as ASCH, SECH, and other Component Society members
  • Workshop Registration for licensed medical professionals who are not members of OSCH

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OSCH Presents: Eric B. Spiegel, Ph.D. 

October 17th & 18th, 2020

8:30-3:30 Pacific Time (PT), 9:30-4:30 MT, 10:30-5:30 CT, 11:30-6:30 ET

An online distance learning Advanced Clinical Hypnosis Workshop


Healing the Wounds of Development: Attachment Theory & Hypnosis, An Integrated Approach to Psychotherapeutic Treatment

In this workshop, we will consider the role that hypnosis can play in a relationally attuned therapeutic relationship towards facilitating attachment repair in patients with developmental arrests (e.g. affect dysregulation, lack of identity formation, boundary difficulties, etc.).  The relational and psychological functions of attunement, representation, and mentalization are essential components of a secure attachment experience.  The presenter will review the literature and describe how hypnosis can be applied in working with each of these areas of attachment.  In its’ utilization of shared attention, tone of voice, pacing, language, and imagery, clinical hypnosis as a state, relationship, and technique offers psychotherapists a way of introducing a healthy attachment experience and renewing appropriate developmental functioning in these patients.  Through a mixture of didactic and experiential (demonstration, role play and small group training) approaches, participants will develop increased competency in (1) understanding how the therapeutic relationship in general, and clinical hypnosis from an attachment frame in particular, can be utilized to re-build developmental structure and re-engage reflective functioning and (2) utilizing specific applications of clinical hypnosis towards this aim.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be capable of:

  • Conceptualizing and describing how a hypnotherapeutic attachment approach could be utilized for the purposes of developmental repair.
  • Integrating attachment and hypnosis into the psychotherapeutic treatment of borderline and narcissistic spectrum developmental arrests.
  • Articulating how the hypnotic elements of attunement, representation, mentalization can be used to facilitate developmental repair.
  • Formulating and delivering 3 hypnotic suggestions which advance the attachment goals of enhancing attunement in the hypnotherapeutic relationship, developing mental representation of a secure attachment figure or ego state, and increasing the capacity for reflective awareness about mental states in developmentally arrested patients.

11 ASCH CEUs accepted by most licensing boards.  Check with your own licensing board on CEU guidelines if you have questions.  

Eric Spiegel, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Philadelphia, PA, United States. He is certified as an Approved Consultant in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Dr. Spiegel is also a Past-President (2018-2019) of ASCH. He is an ASCH Fellow, and was honored by ASCH with the Early Career Achievement Award in 2012. Dr. Spiegel is co-author of the book Attachment in Group Psychotherapy, published by the American Psychological Association in 2013. He has also published on attachment and hypnosis in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (IJCEH) and American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis (AJCH). Dr. Spiegel specializes in working with anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. He has taught undergraduate and graduate psychology courses at Drexel University, James Madison University, Lafayette College and the University of Maryland, and enjoys teaching internationally on a wide range of subjects, including attachment and hypnotherapy.

Workshop Flyer: Eric Spiegel Workshop Flyer

Oregon Society of Clinical Hypnosis Training Fees

$150 OSCH, ASCH, SECH, and other Component Societies Member (late $200), $110 Associate Member (late $160),  $210 Non-Member (late $260),  $120 Non-Member Student/Intern/Resident (late $170).  

Participants must be licensed health care providers (social workers, counselors, nurses, psychologists, dentists, physicians, etc. with a masters or doctorate).  Residents, interns, and students are eligible if enrolled in a masters or doctoral program and have prior training to hypnosis.  For exceptions to prior training please email info@oregonhypnosis.org. 

Regular Event Registration Deadline: End of day Saturday, October 10th

Late Registration Deadline: End  of day Friday, October 16th

At the door registration fees please add $25 to the late registration cost and make your check payable to Oregon Society of Clinical Hypnosis. 

Event Cancellation Refund Policy: 

Cancellation refund requests submitted in writing to info@oregonhypnosis.org at least 21 days before the start of the workshop will receive an 100% refund of the amount paid less a $20 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 $20 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 BOD leadership discretion. Requests must be made in writing prior to the events conclusion. 

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