Pump up the Volume: Hypnosis to Augment PTSD Treatment

Presented by Janna A. Henning, J.D, PsyD., FT

Friday, August 2, 2024

9am-10:30am PT / 11am-12:30pm CT / 12pm-1:30pm ET

Event held online via Zoom. Zoom link will be available on course page in “My Courses” upon event registration. 

The PTSD diagnosis in the DSM-5-TR has 24 criteria, resulting in many possible symptom configurations, and different treatment needs in clients. Clinical and professional practice treatment guidelines for PTSD recommend manualized approaches based on efficacy evidence from randomized controlled trials, but “cookie cutter” treatments often target only certain symptoms, and can therefore be less effective with diverse, real-world patients, particularly those who have more severe symptoms, co-morbid conditions, or complex traumatic stress. To meet this challenge PTSD treatment research has increasingly begun to focus on evidence-based strategies organized into modular approaches to best address diverse and more severe symptom presentations. This movement away from monolithic, one-size-fits-all treatments offers an opportunity to revisit the use of hypnotic interventions to augment/enhance the specific ingredients of a customized, patient-focused approach. There is a pressing need to evaluate the potential contributions of hypnosis to PTSD treatments, but randomized, controlled trials are difficult to conduct with customized approaches. How can hypnosis researchers creatively meet this challenge?

This webinar will describe evidence-based, evidence-informed, and modular treatments for PTSD, and then explain the ways that hypnotic interventions have been used to enhance and augment evidence-based treatment strategies in clients with PTSD or complex traumatic stress.

Event held online via Zoom. Zoom link will be available on course page in “My Courses” upon event registration. 

This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 1.5 CEs for Psychologists, 1.5 IL CEUS for Counselors and Social Workers, or 1.5 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs