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Autoimmune Disorders, Psychoneuroimmunology, and Hypnosis
August 6, 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
Autoimmune Disorders, Psychoneuroimmunology, and Hypnosis
Friday, August 6, 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
For many years western medicine has considered the immune system to
be separate and independent from the central nervous system. However, significant scientific
research discoveries during the past 50 years have presented new data leading to the evolution of
psychoneuroimmunology as a new field showing that the immune system does interact with the
central nervous system in a bidirectional way.
This webinar provides a review of the research literature establishing data on the connection
between the brain and the immune system with relevance to our understanding and treatment of
autoimmune disorders. In addition, this webinar will provide a foundation and structure for using
hypnosis in the treatment of patients with autoimmune disorders. Clinical case examples will
provide practical relevant illustration on effective utilization of hypnosis in treating patients with
Workshop Learning Objectives:
After attending this intermediate level workshop, participants will be able to:
1. List at least 3 Autoimmune Disorders.
2.design a therapy session utilizing hypnosis in
the treatment of patients with autoimmune disorders.
Professional Bio of Presenter Moshe S.Torem MD, Professor of Psychiatry, at Northeast Ohio Medical University.
Moshe S. Torem MD is a psychiatrist with specialised fellowship training in psychosomatic medicine at the University of Rochester. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Dr. Torem is a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Life Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and Life Fellow of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Dr. Torem served as president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISST&D), and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Currently, Dr. Torem serves as Professor of Psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University. In addition, Dr. Torem has published numerous articles and book chapters in the field of psychiatry, hypnosis and integrative mind-body medicine and health. He has provided lectures and workshops to professionals in the U.S. and other countries.
Dr. Torem has also been in clinical practice providing guidance and treatment for people with a variety of conditions such as; anxiety, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, habit disorders, smoking control, weight control, autoimmune disorders, & preparing people for medical procedures and surgery. Moreover, Dr. Torem has also provided guidance and help to students & workers in passing examinations, tests and preparing for important interviews. Dr. Torem is known for his practical approaches utilizing age progression procedures with and without formal hypnosis as an important and unique contribution to the field of hypnosis and therapeutic imagery.
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.
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Moraes, L. J., Miranda, M. B., Loures, L. F., Mainieri A. G., & Mármora, C. H. C. (2018), A systematic review of psychoneuroimmunology-based interventions, Psychology, Health, & Medicine, 23(6), 635-652. doi:10.1080/13548506.2017.1417607
Slavich, G. M. (2019), Psychoneuroimmunology of stress and mental health. In K. Harlness & E. P. Hayden (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of stress and mental health. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190681777.013.24
Theofilopoulos, A. N., Kono, D. H., & Baccala, R. ( 2017). The multiple pathways to autoimmunity. Nature Immunology, 18(7), 716–724. DOI: 10.1038/ni.3731
Torem, M. S. (2017). Autoimmune disorders (pp. 169-177). In G. R. Elkins (Ed.), Handbook of medical and psychological hypnosis. Springer Publishing Company.
Torem, M. S. (2017). Future focused therapeutic strategies for integrative health. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 65(3), 353-378. doi:10.1080/00207144.2017.1314745
Torem, M.S. (2019), Age progression as a therapeutic modality (pp. 11-28). In M. Jensen (E.), Handbook of hypnotic techniques. Denny Creek Press.
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.
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.