Education & Networking Events

    • 04 Feb 2022
    • 8:15 AM
    • 06 Feb 2022
    • 3:30 PM
    • Serenity Lane 10920 SW Barbur Blvd. Portland OR
    • 21
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    The 59th Annual Training 

     OSCH Level 1: Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis

    Currently this is planned for in-person pending pandemic status. Participants may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or wear masks.  All OHA recommendations and requirements will be followed. 

    The 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. Registration includes the course and a post course optional follow-up practice session. 

    The course covers the principles and process of hypnosis for use in diverse clinical settings.  Participants will learn the principles and process of hypnotic elicitation, suggestions, and treatment.

    Participants will learn about:

    • What hypnosis is: definitions, steps and misperceptions
    • Hypnotic phenomena
    • Trance elicitation, intensifying, and reorienting techniques
    • Hypnotic communication: the language and suggestion
    • Handling resistance
    • Applying hypnosis in your practice 
    • Hypnosis with adults and children
    • Neurophysiology of hypnosis
    • Screening, determining client fit for use of hypnosis - contraindications
    • The ethical considerations in using hypnosis
    • Mentored practice groups for application and skill development

    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 and Saturday 8:15 am- 6 pm, Sunday 8:15 am -3:15 pm

    The practice session follow-up: Saturday March 12th from 9 am 11 am. This practice session will be held in an online virtual format. Details will be provided at the course and is optional. Cost to attend is included in your course registration fee. 

    Workshop Schedule Overview: ( 2022 coming soon) 

    Help us promote our course. Please download and distribute the Course Flyer

    Course Scholarship: BIPOC Scholarship

    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 consultation and skills practice groups are also available to OSCH members. 

    CE Credits:

    The OSCH Level 1 Course content is consistent with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) training guidelines.  The course is approved by ASCH and NASW OR for 22 CE hours and meets guidelines for the 20 hours of Level 1 training towards certification. NASW OR has identified 3 Ethics and 19 Clinical continuing education credits.    Both are accepted by most licensing boards; check with your clinical board if you have questions.  If your license requires specific information to get CE approval please contact the course director for assistance. 

    Course Registration:  

    Early Bird Pricing:  Until January 16, 2022: $400 OSCH members, $490 non-OSCH members, $220 OSCH Associate Members (Students/Interns) and Students/Intern non members $265. Late registration from January 17- 30, 2022: members $500, non-members $590 and Associate member 270, student non member $330.   Registration closes end of day January 30, 2022.  If you have missed the registration deadline please call the course director, Debbie Bensching, 503-957-1164 for possible late admission. 

    Member rates offered to: other ASCH component society members.

    GROUP RATES: $40 per person groups of 3-4, $50 discount per person groups of 5+. Groups must register together.  Contact course director for group registration. 

    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 debbie@debbiebensching.com

    Participants must be licensed health care professionals or mental health providers licensed for independent practice.  Residents, interns, and students enrolled in a graduate program may enroll for the course; proof of status will be required. 

    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 a component you may take the course as review at a discounted rate.  Please contact the course director for details. Verification of prior attendance is required.

    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. 

    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.


    • 26 Mar 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 2130 SW Jefferson, Suite 200 Portland, Oregon 97201
    • 3
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    This event will be both in-person and livestreamed. This page is to register for the in-person event. Click here to register as a livestream participant.

    OSCH is proud to present this event in conjunction with our  co-sponsor, the International Society for Hypnosis (ISH).


    Presented in-person in Portland, Oregon, this workshop will provide an overview of hypnotic strategies and suggestions for helping individuals better self-manage chronic pain conditions. It will begin with a discussion of the neurophysiology of pain and hypnotic analgesia, and how hypnotic strategies can be used to target the brain systems involved. A model for performing a complete evaluation of the outcome domains that hypnosis can benefit in persons with chronic pain will be presented, and methods for developing a pain treatment plan based on this evaluation will be discussed.

    Strategies for integrating hypnosis with other approaches with proven efficacy (e.g. cognitive therapy and Motivational Interviewing) to enhance overall treatment benefits will also be covered. The emphasis of the workshop will be on applied clinical technique; demonstrations, brief exercises, and the opportunity for consultation will be included. After participating in the workshop, participants will have the resources and skills to evaluate a patient with chronic pain for hypnosis treatment, and design a treatment intervention that addresses the various problems identified.

    Schedule:
    The training runs from 9am to 5pm (OSCH Meeting & Social Time from 8:30 - 9am). Lunch is on your own from 12.30-1.30pm. Please note we will ask all attendees to vacate the space at lunch so we can run air filters; please plan accordingly.

    Agenda and Learning Objectives

    Event Flyer (printable)

    6 ASCH CEUs accepted by most licensing boards in Oregon. Check with your own licensing board on CEU guidelines if you have questions. We are additionally working on national CE approval through ASWB.

    Pandemic Precautions:
    In accordance with CDC/OHA guidelines, we are adopting a number of precautions in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, up to and including postponing the event. All in-person attendees must provide proof of vaccination, wear a mask throughout the training, and maintain 6' social distance at all times. We will ask participants to vacate the venue at lunchtime while we run air filters in the space.
    We may institute additional safety measures in accordance with official recommendations as they arise. Participants are invited to attend from home via livestream if they are not able to apply the above precautions.

    About the Presenter:

    Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D., is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. He has been studying chronic pain and helping individuals better manage chronic pain for over 40 years. He has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies to study the efficacy and mechanisms of various treatments for chronic pain, including hypnosis.

    He has published extensively (10 books and over 550 articles and book chapters) on the topics of pain assessment and treatment. His book on the use of hypnosis for chronic pain management (Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management: Therapist Guide, published by Oxford University Press) won the 2011 Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Arthur Shapiro Award for Best Book on Hypnosis.

    Oregon Society of Clinical Hypnosis Training Fees:
    $140 OSCH, ISH, ASCH, SCEH, & other Component Societies Member (late $165)
    $100 Associate Member (late $125)
    $170 Non-Member (late $195)
    $110 Non-Member Student/Intern/Resident (late $135).  

    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 Friday, March 17th, 2022
    Late Registration Deadline: End of day Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

    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 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.

    • 26 Mar 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Online Livestream from Portland, OR
    Register

    This event will be both in-person and livestreamed. This page is to register for livestream attendance. Click here to register for in-person attendance.

    OSCH is proud to present this event in conjunction with our  co-sponsor, the International Society for Hypnosis (ISH).


    Presented via livestream from Portland, Oregon, this workshop will provide an overview of hypnotic strategies and suggestions for helping individuals better self-manage chronic pain conditions. It will begin with a discussion of the neurophysiology of pain and hypnotic analgesia, and how hypnotic strategies can be used to target the brain systems involved. A model for performing a complete evaluation of the outcome domains that hypnosis can benefit in persons with chronic pain will be presented, and methods for developing a pain treatment plan based on this evaluation will be discussed.

    Strategies for integrating hypnosis with other approaches with proven efficacy (e.g. cognitive therapy and Motivational Interviewing) to enhance overall treatment benefits will also be covered. The emphasis of the workshop will be on applied clinical technique; demonstrations, brief exercises, and the opportunity for consultation will be included. After participating in the workshop, participants will have the resources and skills to evaluate a patient with chronic pain for hypnosis treatment, and design a treatment intervention that addresses the various problems identified.

    Schedule:
    The training runs from 9am to 5pm Pacific Time. Lunch is on your own from 12.30-1.30pm so please plan accordingly.

    Agenda and Learning Objectives

    Event Flyer (printable)

    6 ASCH CEUs accepted by most licensing boards in Oregon. Check with your own licensing board on CEU guidelines if you have questions. We are additionally working on national CE approval through ASWB.

    About the Presenter:

    Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D., is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. He has been studying chronic pain and helping individuals better manage chronic pain for over 40 years. He has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies to study the efficacy and mechanisms of various treatments for chronic pain, including hypnosis.

    He has published extensively (10 books and over 550 articles and book chapters) on the topics of pain assessment and treatment. His book on the use of hypnosis for chronic pain management (Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management: Therapist Guide, published by Oxford University Press) won the 2011 Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Arthur Shapiro Award for Best Book on Hypnosis.

    Oregon Society of Clinical Hypnosis Training Fees:
    $140 OSCH, ISH, ASCH, SCEH, & other Component Societies Member (late $165)
    $100 Associate Member (late $125)
    $170 Non-Member (late $195)
    $110 Non-Member Student/Intern/Resident (late $135).  

    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 Friday, March 17th, 2022
    Late Registration Deadline: End of day Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

    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 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; a full refund will be offered.

Past events

23 Sep 2021 Advanced Training: Application of the 49 Words Technique
09 Apr 2021 Level II Course in Clinical Hypnosis: Refining Skills, and Treatment Applications
05 Feb 2021 Level 1 Course: Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis Workshop
01 Jan 2021 OSCH Educational Partners: Virtual Hypnosis Training Events Start
17 Oct 2020 Eric Spiegel, Ph.D. - Healing the Wounds of Development
26 Jun 2020 Level 2 Course in Clinical Hypnosis: Refining Skills, and Treatment Applications
21 Feb 2020 Level 1 Course: Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis Workshop
05 Apr 2019 Refining Skills, Strategies and Treatment Applications in Clinical Hypnosis
30 Jan 2019 Webinar_Hypnosis for Behavioral Change in Chronic Pain Management
15 Sep 2018 Integrating Hypnosis into Dynamic Psychotherapy
19 May 2018 Utililization and Beyond: What does the concept look like in clinical practice?
20 Apr 2018 Refining Skills, Strategies and Treatment Applications in Clinical Hypnosis
20 Apr 2018 Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis: The Basic Course
03 Nov 2017 Hypnosis Skills Enrichment III with Introduction to Pain Managment
23 May 2017 CLINICAL HYPNOSIS DAY May 23rd
20 May 2017 Hypnosis Skills Enrichment II
21 Apr 2017 Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis: The Basic Course
21 Apr 2017 Refining Skills, Strategies and Treatment Applications in Clinical Hypnosis
18 Feb 2017 Emotional Regulation Using Signals of Self
22 Oct 2016 Hypnosis Skills Enrichment
24 Sep 2016 Integrating Hypnosis into the Treatment of Functional Illness
16 Apr 2016 Trials and Tribulations of Habit Formation & Habit Change: The Role of Self-Regulation, Self-Awareness Training, Hypnosis, and Pattern Interruption in the Clinical Encounter
15 Apr 2016 A Marriage Made in Heaven: Habit and Curiosity in the Pursuit of Positive Change
15 Apr 2016 Small Group Consultation with Dr. Alter
26 Feb 2016 Avoiding Memory Pitfalls in Hypnotic Work: The Nature of Memory and How this Informs Our Approach to Clients.
26 Feb 2016 Basic Course in Clinical Hypnosis: Fundamentals in Hypnosis
26 Feb 2016 Intermediate Course in Clinical Hypnosis: Refining Skills and Treatment Applications
24 Oct 2015 Blending hypnosis with Gottman couples counseling
26 Sep 2015 How to Employ Abreactive Techniques and Scripts
26 Sep 2015 Hypnotherapy: Hypnotic Induction Techniques (afternoon) + AM Session on Abreactive Techniques.
25 Sep 2015 PTSD Treatment: Evidence based single session abreactive hypnosis
25 Apr 2015 Utilizing hypnosis and ego-state therapy: Applications for anxiety, sexual, somatic complaints and trauma related disorders, Wendy Lemke, MS, LP

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