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Suggestive Therapeutics and Unconscious Intelligence, Dr. Dan Short

  • 28 Sep 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • 29 Sep 2024
  • 4:45 PM
  • Virtual livestream and The Hotel Lucia 400 SW Broadway, Portland OR
  • 184


  • ASCH, SCEH, Component Society Member
  • Late-running Workshop Registration for ASCH, SCEH, and other Component Society members
  • Workshop registration for graduate students, interns, or residents who are members of OSCH
  • Workshop registration for graduate students, interns, or residents who are not members of OSCH
  • Registration for licensed providers who are not members of OSCH or ASCH/component/SECH
  • Workshop Registration for licensed providers who are not members of OSCH or ASCH/Component/SECH
  • Workshop Registration for OSCH Associate Members
  • Late Registration Associate members
  • Workshop Registration for OSCH members (regular, lifetime, retired)
  • Late-running Workshop Registration for OSCH members (regular, lifetime, retired)


This workshop will be presented via both In Person and Livestream formats. There are 26 In Person spots available. During registration you will be prompted to chose whether you plan to attend in person or via livestream. Once the 26 in person spots are filled only the livestream option will be visible. 

Suggestive Therapeutics and Unconscious Intelligence, Dr. Dan Short 

Practicing as an Ericksonian therapist for over thirty years, Dr. Short has a great deal of experience working with the client’s unconscious resources as well as conscious resources. After seeing that some clients (and some therapists) are uncomfortable with hypnosis, Dr. Short began teaching others how to engage people’s unconscious intelligence in problem solving endeavors without requiring altered states of consciousness or formal trance induction. In this way, the experience of free choice is maintained as the therapist guides the therapeutic endeavor using an invisible hand.

The research-based methods Dr. Short teaches rely mostly on creative imagination, storytelling and symbolic imagery as well as strategic framing effects, which are collectively known as choice architecture. These techniques, which include: contrasting effects, implementation intentions, prediction, reimagining, and incubated cognition; are transtheoretical, meaning that they can be incorporated into any school of thought. The presentation will also address the use of choice architecture in psychotherapy—a topic that is gaining a lot of research attention in behavioral economics. While this presentation will be of special interest to Ericksonian therapists and traditional hypnotherapists, anyone practicing psychotherapy will find practical benefit from the techniques, which can be used with or without hypnosis.

After having published a research-based book on this subject, Making Psychotherapy More Effective with Unconscious Process Work, and with over thirty years of applied clinical work, and with over fifteen years supervising training as the training director for the Milton H. Erickson Institute of Phoenix (combined with teaching as invited faculty at hypnosis institutes around the world), it will become apparent that Dr. Short has a wealth of information on unconscious process work and its clinical applications. With these new skills, participants will learn how to empower their clients with unexpected possibilities. This seminar will be an impressive mix of history, live demonstrations, inspiring clinical examples, and opportunities for hands-on practice. It is a learning opportunity that will be highly interactive, with everyone encouraged to join in the discussion.

Click here for agenda. 

All attendees will be able to access the footage of the training for 45 days following the date of the event. CEs will only be awarded to those attending live (in person or virtually). 

Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29. The training runs from 9am to 4:45pm Pacific Time on both days. Lunch is on your own for 75 minutes so please plan accordingly. We encourage everyone to bring a lunch, or there are also several food options within walking distance if you prefer to dine out.  

Approved for 12 ASCH CE credits, accepted by most licensing boards in Oregon. Check with your own licensing board on CE guidelines if you have questions. 

Pending approval by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program for 12 clinical continuing education credits.  Suggestive Therapeutics and Unconscious Intelligence, #5883, is pending approval by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Oregon Clinical Hypnosis Society as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: xx/xx/2024 -xx/xx/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 12 clinical continuing education credits.

Oregon Society of Clinical Hypnosis Training Fees:

  • $300 OSCH Members (late $400)
  • $350 ASCH, SCEH, & other Component Societies Members (late $450)
  • $250 Associate Member (late $350)
  • $399 Non-Member (late $499)
  • $280 Non-Member Student/Intern/Resident (late $380).  

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

Please note: This is an advanced training. Attendees must have completed the prerequisite of an ASCH-certified Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis course, or the equivalent, in order to be eligible for this training.

Regular Event Registration Deadline: End of day 9/6/2024
Late Registration Deadline: End of day 9/21/2024

About the Venue: Hotel Lucia

We are excited to present this event at the beautiful Hotel Lucia in downtown Portland, OR. We have arranged for a block of discounted rooms to be available for any event participants that will be traveling from out of town to attend this workshop (or just want to turn your workshop weekend into a staycation!). Once that block is filled, you may call the hotel and request to be added to the block. Please inform the hotel staff when booking your room that you are with the OSCH Workshop. The block will only be available to book through 8/27/24, so book early!!

  • Booking Link

  • Booking Code: GROSCH

    • Guests can enter this code into the “Group Code” section when making a reservation online through our main website for the preselected dates: 9/27 - 9/29. Dates can be edited for earlier arrival or later check out and will retain the discounted rate.
  • Booking Name: OSCH 

    • Guests can call Central Reservations at (877) 628-4408 and request to be booked in the block. 

Hotel Lucia contact info: https://www.hotellucia.com/ 503-360-1028. The hotel will also provide valet parking at 50% discount for event attendees. 

Public Transportation from the Airport is fairly simple via the MAX light rail system. https://trimet.org/max/index.htm

To Request Special Accommodations: Email info@oregonhypnosis.org with your specific needs.

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 $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.

Course Completion Requirements: Sign in and out on time (per times indicated on agenda); complete the entire course; complete course evaluation.

Issuance of Completion Certificate:
Certificates will be issued via email within 10 days following completion of the online evaluation form.

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 board of directors' leadership discretion. Requests must be made in writing prior to the events conclusion. Should the event be postponed due to the pandemic escalating we will follow up with registrants regarding refunds and rescheduling; the option of a full refund will be offered.

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