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2014 Introductory Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis

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6/5/2014 through 6/7/2014
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
Minneapolis, MN


Crowne Plaza Hotel Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN55441

Phone: (612) 246-3975

The Introductory and Intermediate/Advanced sections of Workshops in Clinical Hypnosis are held concurrently. You can attend only one section. The information below is for the Introductory section. Click here for the Intermediate/Advanced section.

This workshop offers responsive instruction in the theory and applications of hypnosis in a clinical setting. There is a mix of lectures, demonstrations, exercises and small group practice with supervision and feedback. Instructors systematically teach to the learning styles and needs of participants. Course content is organized in a spiral curriculum (conforming to the standards of training of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis) with topics presented several times. Succeeding iterations of a technique, such as hypnotic induction (initiation), are more complex, increasing participants' knowledge and skills. After the skill basics, application topics include therapeutic communication, treatment planning, self-hypnosis, and hypnosis with children. Participants will choose sessions on the practice of hypnosis in their own medical, mental health, or professional specialization. It is estimated to be 20-24 hours of instruction and expected to be approved in advance by the American Society of Hypnosis (ASCH) as meeting criteria for Certification in Hypnosis by ASCH.

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Program
Division of Academic General Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota

Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Andrew J. Barnes, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Acting Director, DBP Fellowship Program
University of Minnesota

Daniel P. Kohen, MD
Director of Education and Training, Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Medical Hypnosis & Self-Regulation
Partners-in-Healing of Minneapolis

Mark Fastner, MA, LP

Roni J. Ahern, MA, LP

This conference is ideal for persons holding a Doctoral Degree in Medicine, Dentistry, or Psychology; persons holding a Master's Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, or Clinical or Counseling Psychology who are licensed by the state/province in which they practice; a Registered Nurse with advanced subspecialty training and certification or a Master's Degree; or a student actively enrolled in a graduate program leading to a degree in any of the foregoing. Additionally, other Master's level, licensed health professionals (e.g., Occupational and Physical Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, et al.) are encouraged to attend.


Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • List the stages of hypnosis
  • Describe hypnosis as a process of therapeutic communication
  • Demonstrate three appropriate induction techniques
  • Describe methods for deepening (intensification) of and re-alerting from hypnosis
  • Outline applications for guided imagery
  • Describe the use of hypnosis for pain control and stress reduction
  • List applications and methods of hypnosis for children
  • 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 and the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis. The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA/PRA Credit Designation Statement
The University of Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.25 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, Workshops in Clinical Hypnosis - Introductory Section, with a beginning date of 06/05/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.25 Prescribed 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 43rd Annual Workshops in Clinical Hypnosis - Introductory Section for 20.25 credits toward ASCH membership and/or certification. The external approval for this program will expire June 30, 2015.

Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
The Workshops in Clinical Hypnosis - Introductory section scheduled for June 5-7, 2014 has been reviewed and approved for 20.25 continuing education hours for licensed professional counselors and license professional clinical counselors. The Board has assigned the following number to this activity: 2014.CE.036.

Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
The Workshops in Clinical Hypnosis - Introductory Section has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy (CE:2014-071) for 20.25 continuing education hours.

Minnesota Board of Psychology
The Workshops in Clinical Hypnosis - Introductory Level has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Psychology (Board Log # 201404.181) for 20.25 CEs.

Minnesota Board of Social Work
The Introductory Workshop has been approved by the State of Minnesota Board of Social Work for 20.25 continuing education hours.

Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals
Dentists, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, and other health care professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Participation 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 Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441
Telephone: 763-559-6600 or 800-227-6963
Map and Directions

A block of sleeping rooms is available at the discounted rate of $102.00 per night plus the current state and local taxes. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by the cut-off date of May 14, 2014, and request the U of M-Clinical Hypnosis block to receive the discounted rate. Reservations will be accepted based on space and rate availability.

Parking is complimentary and adjacent to the facility. Valet parking is available for $3.50 per day.

View registration rates.

Note: Participants are considered registered only when registrant information and payment have been received by our office.

A letter of confirmation, driving directions and parking information will be e-mailed to you once we receive your completed registration form. Fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Group Registration
A minimum of 3 registrants from the same organization are 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, or register members online by selecting the "Group Rate." Online group registrations must be received within two business days from each other. 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.

Registration fees include printed course materials and a CD containing the course presentations, hearty continental breakfast and refreshment breaks on Friday and Saturday.

NOTE: Lunch and dinner during the workshops are not included in the registration fee. You are encouraged to purchase the lunch buffet served at the conference facility in advance. Click here to purchase lunch one or both conference days. Dinner is on your own.

Special needs such as dietary restrictions, lactation room, etc. are required in advance. Requests cannot always be honored on-site.

Presentations will be available online approximately one week prior to the conference. An email will be sent to registered participants with directions needed to access them when they are available online. This will allow you to either view presentations on your computer while in the sessions or print your own hard copy.

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 the Regents of the University of Minnesota) with the registration form to: Clinical Hypnosis Introductory, Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of Minnesota, University Park Plaza, Suite 901, 2829 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

On-site registrants may pay by check or cash.

Wireless internet access (Wifi) will be available only in the general session room.

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 May 22, 2014. No refunds will be made after this date.

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


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