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Hypnosis in Palliative Care

March 10, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CST

Hypnosis in Palliative Care

Presented by Daniel Radesca, MD


Friday, March 10, 2023

9:00AM-10:30AM PST / 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 or 1.5 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs.


Workshop Description:

When a patient’s condition has evolved to the point where there is no return, they may be struggling with symptoms that can be physically, psychologically, and spiritually burdensome. As therapists or physicians, we need tools for assessing these symptoms and providing supportive care tailored to specific patients. Hypnosis is an outstanding strategy, so we can help patients live more comfortably, despite their advanced illness. Discover the latest research in hypnosis and palliative care and learn the best evidence-based strategies for hypnotically approaching these patients.

By the end of the lecture Applications of Hypnosis in Palliative Care, you will have learned specific techniques for dealing with your first session and a 4-stage model to use in patients with life-threatening illnesses

Learning Objectives:

After attending this introductory-level presentation, participants will be able to:

Define what palliative and supportive care is.

Identify areas for using clinical hypnosis in advanced illness.

Build a first-session using a basic framework for palliative care patients. Utilize a 4-stage model for patients with life-threatening illnesses.

Program Standards and Goals:

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.3: Program content focuses on topics related to psychological practice, education, or research other than application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that are supported by contemporary scholarship grounded in established research procedures.

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 & Fees:

Community members: $65.00

SCEH Members/Faculty: $55.00

Students: $15.00

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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Target Audience: Psychologists, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCPCs, all mental health disciplines, graduate students welcome. Hypnosis practitioners. 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 [email protected]. 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.


March 10, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm CST
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