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2012 Introductory Pediatric Clinical Hypnosis Workshops

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9/20/2012 through 9/22/2012
Crowne Plaza Hotel Minneapolis West
Plymouth, MN


Crowne Plaza Hotel Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN55441

Phone: (612) 246-3975

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Clinical Hypnosis is a therapeutic intervention with empirical support for a variety of clinical conditions including: procedure-related and chronic pain, anxiety disorders, stress-related conditions, habit problems, sleep disturbance, and various medical conditions. This workshop provides training in the use of clinical hypnosis and its applications to children and teens with various conditions in pediatric settings. The workshop is offered at three levels (Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced) depending on the clinician's previous training in pediatric hypnosis. Strong emphasis is placed on experiential learning, with supervised practice of hypnotic techniques suitable for children/teens and of integrating a developmental perspective.


National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute


Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis
University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics


Pamela Kaiser, PhD, CPNP, CNS
Daniel P. Kohen, MD, ABMH, FAAP


This workshop teaches basic skill-building in hypnosis as a therapeutic intervention for children/teens experiencing a variety of clinical conditions. Particular focus is on management of pain, anxiety, and sleep, as well as examples of other pediatric conditions. Instructional videos and case vignettes are an integral component of presentations. Experiential learning is strongly emphasized (this workshop provides almost double the amount offered in most introductory hypnosis workshops), including group exercises and supervised small group practice focused on the structure and elements of clinical hypnosis with children/teens. This workshop is for those without prior pediatric-specific hypnosis training.


This workshop is open to persons holding a:

  • Doctoral Degree in Medicine, Psychology, or Dentistry
  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, or Clinical or Counseling Psychology
  • Master's Degree in Nursing or a Registered Nurse subspecialty training and certification
  • Other advanced degree health care providers, e.g., P.T., O.T.
  • Child Life Specialists holding a Bachelor's degree
  • Students, Interns, Residents and Fellows actively enrolled in programs leading to degrees or completion of training in any of the foregoing

Licensed professionals will be asked to provide their license type, state and number.


At the completion of the Introductory Workshop, participants will be better able to:

  • List the stages of hypnosis
  • Describe hypnosis as a process of therapeutic communication
  • Describe and demonstrate four pediatric hypnosis induction methods
  • Identify four developmental considerations influencing hypnotic techniques
  • Describe a hypnotic method for intensification, suggestions, utilization and talking in trance
  • Describe the processes of re-alerting and debriefing
  • List four applications for pediatric hypnosis
  • Describe for each situation, a hypnotherapeutic approach for children experiencing procedural pain, chronic and recurrent pain, clinical anxiety and sleep disturbance
  • Outline a strategy for getting started using hypnosis in clinical practice


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Minnesota, The National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute and the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis. The University of Minnesota is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the Introductory Workshop. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
This live activity, Pediatric Clinical Hypnosis Skill Development Workshops 2012, with a beginning date of September 20, 2012 has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 23.5 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)
The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Standards of Training Committee has approved the Introductory Workshop for 23.5 credits toward ASCH membership and/or certification. The external approval for this program will expire September 30, 2013.

Minnesota Board of Psychology
This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Psychology (Board Log #201203.177) for 23.5 continuing education hours for one calendar year from the date of this activity.

Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
The Introductory Workshop has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy (CE: 2012-061) for 23.5 continuing education hours.

Minnesota Board of Social Work
This activity has been approved by the State of Minnesota Board of Social Work for 23.5 continuing education hours for the Introductory Workshop.

Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals
Nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.


Crowne Plaza Hotel - Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Drive, Plymouth, MN 55441
Phone: 763-559-6600
Web site:

A block of hotel rooms is available at the discounted rate of $99.00 plus the current 7.275% tax. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by the cut-off date of August 29, 2012, and refer to the course by name to receive the discounted rate. Reservations will be accepted on space and rate availability.

Parking is complimentary and adjacent to the conference center.


Register by August 23, 2012 to receive the Early Registration Discount!


You may choose one of the following methods to register for this conference:

Register online with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. In order to protect your credit card information, the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) does not accept credit card payments by phone, fax, mail, in person, or on-site.

By Mail
Mail your check (payable to Regents of the University of Minnesota) with registration form to: Pediatric Clinical Hypnosis, Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of Minnesota, University Park Plaza, Suite 601, 2829 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

If you have any questions, please contact our office by telephone at 612-626-7600 or 1-800-776-8636, or by e-mail at

Registration Fees

  • Introductory Workshop
    - On or before August 23, 2012: $695
    - After August 23, 2012: $795
  • MSCH Member
    - On or before August 23, 2012: $610
    - After August 23, 2012: $690
  • Graduate Student/Intern/Resident/Fellow/Trainee
    - On or before August 23, 2012: $550
    - After August 23, 2012: $575

Registration fees include course materials, hearty breakfast and lunch buffets, and yummy morning and afternoon refreshments.

Special needs such as dietary restrictions should be indicated in advance; requests cannot always be honored on site.

Group Registration

A minimum of 3 registrants is required for a group discount of $20 per person to be deducted from the corresponding registration fee listed above. Submit all registrations together with one check payment. NO refunds will be issued if a person from a group has to cancel or does not show up at the conference. Normal refund policy applies for complete group cancellations.

Note: Participants are not considered registered until registrant information and payment have been received by our office.


A CD with a PDF of the course presentations will be available to attendees and distributed at the Workshop. A printed syllabus will NOT be distributed at the Workshop. Registered attendees will be emailed access instructions to view the presentations online prior to the Workshop; and download or print for their use at the conference. Please note: NO services for printing syllabi are available on site during the conference.


In the event you need to cancel your registration, the registration fee, less a $50 administrative fee, will be refunded if you notify us by 4:30 p.m. Central Time on September 6, 2012. No refunds will be made after this date.



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