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The Call for Advanced Workshop proposals has closed.  Thank you to all of you who submitted a proposal.  The committee chairs will take the next few weeks to review the submissions.  They should come to a decision by mid-August. 


For many years, clinical hypnosis has received significant attention and empirical support for the treatment of numerous physical and mental health challenges. One aspect of hypnosis that has yet to be featured at an annual meeting is the hypnotic relationship that clinical hypnosis occurs within.  Hypnosis, as a treatment process, is inherently relational. It is applied in an individualized manner since each patient, and each patient-clinician pairing, is unique.  The tone, pacing, and content of hypnotic suggestions all derive from the uniquely intersubjective qualities of the treatment relationship. At this annual meeting, we will explore the bidirectional association between hypnosis and the treatment relationship. How does the treatment relationship influence the unfolding of the hypnotic process? How does the process of hypnosis influence the treatment relationship that holds it? 

Finally, we would like to highlight the importance of studying hypnotic qualities of communication and suggestion in their existence outside of a formal trance state in the treatment process. Given this, we encourage submissions from the broader health and mental health community on hypnotically-derived communication within the treatment relationship and its association with treatment outcomes.


This Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South at 4955 Kyngs Heath Road in Kissimmee, FL. 

At this all suites facility, each suite features a private bedroom, separate living area with a sofa bed, microwave, refrigerator, two flat-screen televisions and in-room safe. Start the day with a free made-to-order breakfast, then unwind with snacks and beverages at the complimentary evening reception in the atrium.

At Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South, you’re less than 10 minutes from the entrance of the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. Cool off at Aquatica Water Park and get close to the dolphins and stingrays at SeaWorld® Orlando. Be at the heart of the action at Universal Studios Florida® and Universal Islands of Adventure®, and enjoy the Harry Potter attraction and thrill ride.

Tee off at some of Florida’s finest fairways within minutes of this hotel in Kissimmee, FL. Greg Norman’s Champions Gate has the highest course rating in the state at 76.3. Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill is legendary. Steve Smyer’s Southern Dunes Golf Club is one of the most unique in central Florida, with elevation changes of over 100 ft. providing tantalizing risk/reward balances. Rees Jones’ Falcon’s Fire course is a classic Jones design, harnessing the natural landscape to provide a stiff golf challenge for all skill levels.

ASCH has contracted a limited number of rooms at a discounted room rate of $169 per room per night, plus applicable taxes. Reservations will be taken on a first-come first-serve basis until the contracted block is full. Any unbooked rooms will be released to the general public on February 20, 2018. So book early to receive the group rate. Make your reservations online or call  the hotel directly at 407-597-4000 to make reservations for this event.