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Pediatric Clinical Hypnosis Growing Up: Finding Naturalistic Hypnotic Experiences Across Development

June 3, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT

Pediatric Clinical Hypnosis Growing Up: Finding Naturalistic Hypnotic Experiences Across Development 

Presented by Lisa Lombard, PhD

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

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, and 1.5 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs.


Workshop Description:

The goal of this webinar is to explore pediatric clinical hypnosis as an oftennaturalistic experience that takes different shapes and forms depending on the development of the individual child/youth. Naturally occurring examples will be presented. Applications of “finding the hypnosis” and utilizing this perspective to craft suggestions for the child and teen will be discussed.


This webinar is particularly relevant for health psychology, play therapy, psychotherapy, and school-based behavioral health.


Learning Objectives:

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

1) Distinguish between naturalistic and formal hypnosis in children and describe two examples typical of different developmental phases. 

2) Explain the process of crafting suggestions for children and teens. 


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 & 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.