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Applying the Science of Positive Psychology to Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy
May 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Presented by The Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies and The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Applying the Science of Positive Psychology to Ignite Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy for Well-Being
Friday, May 14, 2021
9:00AM-10:30AM PDT/ 11:00AM-12:30PM CST/12:00PM-1:30PM EST
Event held online via Zoom, link to access provided upon registration
This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 1.5 CEs for Psychologists, and 1.5 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs
At present, live participation is required for our webinars, with the exception of our special public service webinar, Coping with Covid-19. SCEH and the TCSPP are building a recorded library of our webinars, which when completed, will allow on demand viewing of webinars, 24/7. We hope to roll this out later in 2020. This webinar is part of a series of SCEH Webinars on clinical hypnosis. Learn more at: www.sceh.us/webinars
This experiential webinar will invite clinicians to approach hypnotic interventions from a positive psychology perspective. Unlike other psychological approaches which focus on reducing problems and weaknesses, positive psychology strives to identify character strengths and behaviors that encourage individuals to enhance their life with meaning and purpose. This approach is especially relevant during the ongoing pandemic. This training welcomes beginner, intermediate, and even advanced level clinicians that wish to deepen their repertoire of hypnotic suggestions for strengthening well-being.
Attendees will learn to approach the 10 principles of Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy from a positive psychology perspective. The fundamental theory, research, and applications of positive psychology interventions and Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy for Well-Being will be presented. Brief clinical vignettes and clinical anecdotes will be incorporated to ignite imagination and discussion. Most importantly, the 10 simple steps for self-hypnosis for well-being will be demonstrated to enrich experiential learning.
Workshop Learning Objectives:
After attending this intermediate level workshop, participants will be able to:
1) Describe the theory of Positive Psychology and identify three Positive Psychology interventions that are aimed at increasing well-being in clients.
2) Identify the 10 principles of Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy to ensure the intervention is successfully administered to increase well-being in clients.
3) Identify the 10 steps of self-hypnosis and describe the applicability for improving well-being for both the clinician’s and client’s well-being.
Professional Bio of Presenter Elizabeth Slonena, PsyD
Elizabeth Slonena, Psy.D.: Dr. Liz recently earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University under the mentorship of Dr. Gary Elkins. She also completed a research fellowship at the National Institute of Health (NIH) investigating novel treatments including ketamine for treatment-resistant depression. She is a co-author of 13 peer-review articles and is the co-creator of Brief Mindful Hypnosis, a novel treatment for stress reduction and inner resilience. Dr. Liz strives to cultivate community and celebrate diversity in the next generation of clinical hypnotherapists and holds leadership roles in the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Marketing Committee and Mentorship Program. She is also a Content Advisor for Thrive360, a virtual reality wellness app and maintains a thriving therapy practice in Asheville, North Carolina.
Program Standards and Goals
This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.1: Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.
This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 1: Program is relevant to psychological practice, education, and/or science.
Workshop Schedule (Shown in CST):
11:00 am – Event Begins
12:30 pm – Event Ends
Registration and Fees:
Community members: $65.00
SCEH Members/Faculty: $55.00
Refund Policy:100% of tuition is refundable up to 48 hours before the program.
Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.
Elkins, G. (2014). Hypnotic relaxation therapy: Principles and applications. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
( Elkins, G. R., Barabasz, A. F., Council, J. R., & Spiegel, D. (2015). Advancing research and practice: The revised APA Division 30 definition of hypnosis. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 57(4), 378-385.
Guse, T. (2012). Enhancing lives: A positive psychology agenda for hypnotherapy. South African Journal of Psychology, 42(2), 214-223.
Na, H. (2019). Hypnotic relaxation therapy to enhance subjective well-being among college students: A pilot study [Doctoral dissertation, Baylor University]. Baylor University Libraries. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/2104/10727
Target Audience: Healthcare and Mental healthcare professionals, hypnosis practitioners, University faculty and students. Members of SCEH and the TCSPP community.
Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Danielle Bohrer at 312-467-2364. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.
Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036
MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.
Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.
Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.
*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.