Come learn about the power of using hypnotic principles to accomplish your therapeutic goals.
Clinical Hypnosis Society of New Jersey
A component section of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Fundamentals of Hypnosis
Workshop Description:
A 3-day introductory course for licensed health and mental health professionals to inform and train them in the use of hypnotic language, principles and techniques to increase the efficacy of their work. This course is appropriate for all levels of experience of licensed individuals. For individuals wishing to pursue certification in hypnosis from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) this is the first step. Taught by members of the CHSNJ Faculty: 
Philip L. Accaria, PhD, FASCH; Richard B. Dauber, PhD; Arline Duker, MSW, LCSW; Maria G. Masciandaro, PsyD; and Robert D. Staffin, PsyD, ABPH. (See below for faculty bios.)

Workshop Objectives:
At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be able to:
A. Provide a definition of hypnosis related to current scientific research.
B. Outline the history of the development and use of hypnosis.
C. Identify major myths and misconceptions regarding hypnosis.
D. Speak to the clinical controversy and the possibility of creating pseudo-memories.
E. Demonstrate an ability to form a rapport with their client, explaining hypnosis in a non-technical manner.
F. Review the important elements in obtaining informed consent for utilizing hypnosis in therapy.
G. Define and be aware of research on phenomena associated with hypnosis.
H. Provide suggestions for eliciting hypnotic phenomena.
I. Illustrate applications of hypnotic phenomena in clinical cases and treatment planning.
J. Identify steps in facilitating hypnotic induction.
K. Discuss the importance of removing suggestions and re-alerting clients.
L. Be able to verbalize at least one method for re-alerting.
M. Describe at least 4 types of hypnotic suggestions.
N. Define at least 6 principles of hypnotic induction and suggestion.
O. Be able to identify how to facilitate at least 4 basic induction techniques.
P. Be able to discuss whether hypnotic responsivity is modifiable.
Q. Name at least 2 clinical populations associated with above average hypnotizability.
R. Identify the traditional "stages of hypnosis".
S. Describe 4 traditional methods for "deepening" hypnotic involvement.
T. Define self-hypnosis and be capable of teaching it to clients.
U. Indicate cases where hypnotic techniques may be indicated or relatively contraindicated.
V. Identify 6 alternative techniques for bypassing or working through resistance to hypnosis.
W. Explain the neurophysiology of the hypnotic experience.
X. Identify the hypnotic strategies useful in pain management.
Y. Describe the ethical-legal issues and standards for professional conduct in using hypnosis.
Z. Name the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis certification requirements

This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act. Please contact if special accommodation is required.

Where and When?
APA Woodbridge Hotel
120 S. Wood Avenue
Iselin, NJ 08830

September 23, 24, 25, 2016
Workshop agenda :
Friday, September 23, 2016
8-8:30            Registration
8:30-9            Introduction of faculty & program
9-10               History, Definitions, Myths & Misperceptions
10-10:15        Introduction to rapport, inductions, and re-alerting
10:15-10:30   BREAK
10:30-11:15   Rapport, etc. continued
11:15-11:45   Group hypnotic experience
11:45-Noon    Presenting hypnosis to the patient & Informed consent
12-1:30          LUNCH
1:30-2:30       Presenting hypnosis, etc. continued
2:30-2:45       Demo of Induction #1
2:45-3            Intro to Small Group Practice (SGP)
3-3:15            BREAK
3:15-4:30       SGP: Conduct 1 induction and re-alert
4:30-5:30       Fundamentals of hypnotic language&formulating suggestion
5:30-6:15       Stages of hypnosis, intensification,deepening techniques,etc.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
8:30-9            Theories, hypnotizability, hypnosis & memory
9-9:45            Hypnotic Phenomena & Applications with demo
9:45-10:15     Demo of Induction #2
10:15-10:30   BREAK
10:30-Noon    SGP 2: Conduct Induction with deepening and re-alert
12-1:30          LUNCH
1:30-2:30       Managing Resistance
2:30-3:15       Ego strengthening and suggestions ....
3:15-3:30       Demo of induction #3
3:30-5            SGP 3: Conduct Induction, deepen, offer ego-strengthening, then re-alert
5-5:30            Self-hypnosis
5:30-6            Neurophysiology
Sunday, September 25, 2016
8:30-8:45       Demo of induction #4
8:45-10:15     SGP 4: Induction, deepening, elicit one hypnotic phenomenon, offer a                                 suggestion then re-alert
10:15-10:30    BREAK
10:30-11:15    Hypnosis and pain management
11:15-Noon     Treatment planning strategies & Integrating skills
12 - 1:30         LUNCH
1:30-2:15        Now that I have learned this .... continuing on ...
2:15-3:15         Ethics, Prof Conduct; ASCH; Certification etc...

Faculty :
Philip L. Accaria, PhD has taught hypnosis nationally for over 20 years for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) as well as the Clinical Hypnosis Society of New Jersey (CHSNJ). He is a psychologist licensed for private practice and specializes in Indigenous Energy Medicine and Ideo-motor signaling methodologies. He is a Past President of both ASCH and CHSNJ.
Richard B. Dauber, PhD is a founding partner of the Morris Psychological Group & Director of Child & Adolescent Services. He has over 25 yrs experience, published articles and lectures to many professional and non-professional groups on a variety of topics including hypnosis, pain management & sport psychology. He has taught hypnosis to psychologists in a program sponsored by NJPA. He has been twice President of the Morris County Psychological Association.
Arline Duker, MSW has been in private practice for over 25 yrs. She was previously Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Work at NYU for over 10 yrs and is presently Adjunct Associate Professor in Yonkers. She has 20 yrs experience teaching and supervising therapists in the area of hypnosis. She was also a Board Member of the Milton H. Erickson Society of NJ.
Maria G Masciandaro, PsyD is the current President of CHSNJ. She has been utilizing hypnosis since 1997. She has taught hypnosis with CHSNJ on both the beginning and intermediate levels. She has served on the ASCH Executive Committee. She is a Field Work Supervisor for the Graduate School Of Professional Psychology at Rutgers U.
Robert Staffin, PsyD is a Diplomate of the American Board  of Psychological Hypnosis. He is an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor for Yeshiva and Rutgers Universities. He teaches at the Regional and Annual ASCH Conferences and is currently the VP of CHSNJ.

Full attendance at all 3 days is required. No partial credit will be given.
1.) This program has been approved for 20 hrs basic continuing education credits by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
2.) This program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Psychological Association & CHSNJ. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 20 credit hours for psychologists are approved.
3.) This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #xx from XX/XX/XXXX to XX/XX/XXXX. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credits: Ethics 1 hr, Clinical social work 19 hrs.

Certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the program on the final day indicating ASCH and ASWB approval. NJPA certificates will be e-mailed to psychologists. 

Cancellation Policy:   A full tuition refund, less a $50 fee, will be made for cancellations up to 14 days prior to the workshop.    After that there is no reimbursement.
Clinical Hypnosis Society of New Jersey -
Maria G. Masciandaro, PsyD | 908-351-2892| 908-351-1646 | |

All grievances must be in writing to They will be replied to within 5 business days. 
"New Jersey social workers not pleased with a grievance resolution provided by the Clinical Hypnosis Society of New Jersey may appeal to the approving entity or their jurisdictional board."