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ASCH e-Learning Center Catalog
2016-001 - Innovations in Chronic Pain Management
Mark P. Jensen, PhD Recent research suggests that hypnotic treatments for chronic pain can be enhanced through the use of strategies and suggestions that alter patients’ automatic processing of thoughts related to their life goals. This session has been approved for 1.75 credits.
2016-006 - Power Tools for Self Regulation
Carolyn Daitch, PhD This 75-minute recording of a live webinar will feature lecture material, a demonstration and Q&A with the online audience.
2017-001 - Helping Young Clients Absorbed in Cyberspace
Tobi Goldfus, LCSW-C Wednesday, February 8 @ 8pm EST (archive access will also be available) The digital activities of an adolescent/young adult are a large part of today’s life. This webinar focuses on the essential need for therapists to invite this new reality into treatment. Developmental tasks, as well as ego states, are being mastered and practiced on social media sites multiple times daily. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits (This session does not provide ACCME credit).
ACO-2017-003 - Developments in Integrative Mind-Body Medicine and Hypnosis: Treating Chronic Pain and Addiction
Mark B. Weisberg, PhD, ABPP and Alfred Clavel, Jr., MD This webinar was recorded on October 3, 2017. Many clinicians are interested in treating chronic pain more effectively. More recently, the problem of opioid addiction and chronic pain has emerged as a major problem nationally. In this webinar, Dr. Weisberg will address elements necessary to intervene hypnotically with chronic pain. Additionally, there will be an emphasis on points of intervention with opioid addiction, and how hypnosis can be valuable towards this goal. (This course offers ASCH credit only)
ACO-2017-002 - Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT):Improving the Quality and Outcome of Behavioral Health Services One Person at a Time (Including Hypnosis)
Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. It’s not a pretty picture. Available evidence indicates that the effectiveness of psychotherapy has not improved in spite of 100 years of theorizing and research. What would help? Not learning a new model of therapy or the “latest” so-called “evidence-based” treatment approach. And no, not attending another CEU event or sorting through that stack of research journals by your desk. A simple, valid, and reliable alternative exists for maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment based on using ongoing feedback to empirically tailor services to the individual client needs and characteristics. Research from multiple randomized clinical trials documents that this simple, transtheoretical approach as much as doubles the effectiveness of treatment while simultaneously reducing costs, drop-out rates and deterioration. (This course offers ASCH credit only)
2011-0001 - Hypnosis Facilitated Psychotherapy - Mind Over Matter?
Eric Vermetten, MD, PhD We can harness the power of the mind with techniques and tools that can help us change the function of discrete brain functions that may contribute to pain reduction, and also symptom relief. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits. (Release Date: 2011; Last Review: 2015; Expires: 2017)
2011-0005 - Hypnotic Analgesia: Clinical Implications and Research Findings
Mark Jensen, PhD This presentation will guide the viewer on a compelling journey of how hypnosis impacts the experience of pain in direct and indirect ways, with overwhelmingly positive effects. In fact, imaging studies have shown that hypnosis influences all of the cortical areas and neurophysiological processes that underlie pain. Moreover, recent well-controlled clinical trials have demonstrated that hypnotic treatment for chronic pain has specific effects on pain intensity over and above any effects based on placebo (expectancy) alone. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits. (Release Date: 2011; Last Review: 2014; Expires: 2017)
2013-0001 - The Expansive Spirit of Hypnosis: Doing Hypnosis vs. Being Hypnotic
Michael Yapko, PhD When hypnosis has so much to offer clinicians and their clients in the domains of psychotherapy and behavioral medicine, why is hypnosis still so frequently treated as the unwelcome relative at a family gathering? This session has been approved for 1.50 credits. (Release Date: 2013; Last Review: 2015; Expires: 2017)
2014-0001 - Taming Terror: Trauma, Dissociation, and Hypnosis
David Spiegel, MD There is growing recognition of the relationship between trauma and dissociation, providing a strong rationale for the use of hypnosis as part of treatment for trauma-related disorders. Changes to the definitions of the Dissociative Disorders in DSM-5 and the rationales for them will be presented. This will include discussion of recent epidemiological data on dissociative symptoms associated with PTSD, and neuroimaging data on frontal-limbic interactions in relation to trauma-related material. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits. (Release Date: 12/31/14; Expires: 12/31/17)
2014-0002 - The Art and Science of Mindfulness
Shauna Shapiro, PhD The workshop offers scientific research and meditative practices for therapists interested in awakening the mind and opening the heart. Drawing on current research in psychology, medicine and cognitive neuroscience, we will investigate the effects of mindfulness meditation on decreasing pathology and increasing positive psychological and physiological states. Further, we will explore ways of integrating mindfulness and meditation into clinical practice as well as applying mindfulness personally cultivate greater health, well being and freedom. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits. (Release Date: 2014; Expires: 2017)
2015-0001 - Developing Hypnotic Minds: Investing in Psychophysiological Adaptability and Resilience
Laurence Sugarman, MD Clinical hypnosis needs empiric grounding and clear definition if it is to achieve its potential to transform heath and care. This presentation starts by redefining “hypnosis,” “trance” and “mind” in an effort to drive consensus. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits.
2015-0002 - Spirtual Elements in Mind-Body Healing
Dabney Ewin, MD Before the New Age movement, spirituality was generally considered synonymous with religion, but a 2005 poll indicated that 24% of Americans identified themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious.’ Spirituality, by its very nature, is purely subjective. It has come to be associated with our unselfish senses of kindness, compassion, altruism, forgiveness, and charitable love, which may or may not be based on religion. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits.
2015-0003 - Self-Regulation Training for Children and Adolescents with Chronic, Recurrent, or Constant Headache
Daniel Kohen, MD, ABMH Through lecture and discussion and video vignettes of children and youth discussing and demonstrating their self-hypnosis, this workshop will review the effective approach reflected in these studies. This session has been approved for 2.00 credits.
2016-003 - Prevention as the New Frontier: What Can Hypnosis Do to Prevent Depression?
Michael Yapko, PhD Have we learned enough yet about effective depression treatment to begin to shift our focus in the direction of prevention? Hypnosis has much to contribute to prevention strategies as will be explored in this plenary address. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits.
2016-004 - Brain Oscillations and Hypnosis: Implications for Enhancing Outcome Efficacy
Mark P. Jensen, PhD The human brain has roughly 100 billion neurons. Brain oscillations represent the combined electrical activity of groups of these neurons. Hypnosis has been most closely linked to activity in the theta band and changes in gamma activity. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits.
ASCH Shorts - Clinical Training Series
Max Shapiro, PhD Max Shapiro, PhD, presented “The NESCH Teaching Model” over the course of four ASCH Newsletter issues in 2010-11. Please take a look at the articles/videos at your leisure.
2014 ASCH Shorts - Naturalistic Induction and Deepening
George Glaser, MSW, DAHB Clinical Demonstration Video
2014 ASCH Shorts - Alert Hypnosis to Improve Performance and Learning
David Wark, PhD This exercise will get you get ready to do alert hypnosis.
2014 ASCH Shorts - Alert Hypnosis with Trauma
Bruce Eads, LCSW The Lever Induction
2014 ASCH Short - Demonstration of Ideomotor Signaling
Dabney Ewin, MD
2014 ASCH Shorts - Dental Hypnosis
Ashley Goodman, DDS Dental hypnosis demonstration.
2015 ASCH Shorts - Demonstration of Self-Image Thinking
Stephen Lankton, MSW The Self-Image Thinking protocol consists of two major phases: creating a central self-image and creating rehearsal scenarios.
2016 ASCH Shorts - Ideomotor Exploration of Asthma
Dabney Ewin, MD Clinical Demonstration Video
2016 ASCH Shorts - Hypnotic Preperation for Surgical Procedures
Dan Handel, MD Clinical Demonstration Video
S2017-001 - Cory Hammond Demonstration
Cory Hammond, PhD, ABPH; Lorna McKenzie-Pollock, LICW Dr. Hammond does a clinical demonstration of positive age regression.
S2017-002 - Interview with Amanda Barnier
Amanda Barnier, PhD; David M. Wark, PhD, ABPH David Wark, PhD, ABPH interviews 2017 Plenary Speaker Amanda Barnier, PhD.
S2018-001 - A Clinical Demonstration Using an Ericksonian Approach
Stephen R. Lankton, LCSW, DAHB Stephen R. Lankton, LCSW, DAHB performs a demonstration using an Ericksonian Approach.
2016-005 - Power of Words (No Credit)
Linda Thomson, MSN, CPNP; Holly Forester-Miller, PhD; Judith Thomas, DDS What you say, how you say it, and when you say it has powerful implications.
ACO-2014-003 - Change It Any Way You Want: Rescripting Trauma Nightmares with Imagery Rehearsal
Anne Germain, PhD This presentation aims to review the evidence that highlights the clinical relevance of nightmares and empirical findings regarding the efficacy and limitations of imagery rehearsal therapy. The practical application of imagery rehearsal therapy will also be demonstrated. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2014-005 - The Potential of Mindfulness-Based Interventions in the Care of Veterans with Trauma
David Kearney, MD The VA leadership has identified as its number one strategic priority to provide personalized, proactive, patient-driven health care to our Veterans. The VA recognizes that the current medical model is not optimally designed to achieve this, and that to succeed we must be willing to rethink the fundamental construct of “health care.” Until we employ a personalized strategy that considers the Veterans’ unique conditions, needs and circumstances, addressing the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences, we will not optimally help our Veterans to minimize disease and regain and optimize their health. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2014-004 - Current Approaches to the Treatment of Trauma
John Briere, PhD In this plenary presentation, Dr. Briere will outline the various short- and long-term effects of exposure to trauma, and describes the central principles of modern trauma therapy. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2012-001 - An Integrated Approach to Irritable Bowel Syndrome 
Douglas Drossman, MD Our understanding of the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has changed considerably, and the pathophysiology is no longer understood in terms of any single etiology. Rather, IBS adheres to a biopsychosocial framework where the integrated effects of dysmotility, visceral hypersensitivity, inflammation with altered mucosal immunity and abnormalities in braingut regulation contribute to symptom generation. These effects may be mediated through neurotransmitters, including serotonin (5-HT) and cytokines (e.g., IL1-β, IL-10) or altered bacterial flora of which both may affect motility and sensation producing the bowel dysmotility and abdominal discomfort or pain of IBS. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2012-002 - Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Clinical Guideline and Updates
Steven Smith, PhD Participants will learn evidence-based behavioral and medication approaches to treating tobacco use and dependence. Participants also will learn how to assess tobacco use/dependence and ascertain patient motivation for quitting tobacco use; and, for patients motivated to quit, how to provide appropriate interventions. In addition, the evidence for hypnosis as a treatment for smoking cessation will be reviewed along with new developments in cessation treatment. Approaches for intervening with patients not motivated to quit using tobacco will also be discussed. Lastly, recommendations for intervening with special populations such as tobacco users with psychiatric comorbidities will be discussed. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2012-003 - Tranceformation: Hypnosis in Brain and Body
David Spiegel, MD David Spiegel is a leader in the field of psychosomatic research, treatment, and development with particular interest in the field of psychoneuroendocrinology/oncology. Since beginning research on the effects of support groups for women with metastatic breast cancer in 1976, Spiegel has published numerous studies showing that group psychotherapeutic interventions have positive effects on mood disturbance, coping, and pain among these patients. He is the author of a landmark study, Effect of Psychosocial Treatment on Survival of Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer (Lancet; Oct. 14, 1989; p. 888-891) which studied the effects of psychotherapeutic intervention in women with metastatic breast cancer. This study demonstrated that the use of supportive-expressive group therapy in women with terminal disease not only improved quality of life, it also significantly enhanced survival time. This research spawned a new line of research on the health effects of psychosocial support. This work was the subject of a segment on the Bill Moyers’ Emmy Award-winning special Healing and the Mind. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2012-004 - From Nociception to Zen Meditation: Experiential Neurophenomenology of Pain Regulation
Pierre Rainville, PhD This 70-minute video is likely to be useful for all health professionals interested in understanding and modifying the experience of pain. It is filled with data-rich descriptions of neurological functioning observed during pain and its regulation. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2011-002 - RealAge and You: The Cleveland Clinic Experience on Controlling Your Genes and What it Means for You
Michael Roizen, MD  This 69-minute video is a fast-paced and powerful presentation by Dr. Michael F. Roizen, who serves as Chief Wellness Officer for the Cleveland Clinic, and Chair of its Wellness Institute. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2011-003 - Analgesic Effects of Hypnosis and Virtual Reality Distraction
David Patterson, PhD & Hunter Hoffman, PhD This 45-minute video contains lectures by David Patterson, Ph.D., and Hunter Hoffman, Ph.D., about their work with pain patients at the University of Washington in Seattle. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2011-004 - Principles and Practice of Stress Management: Hypnosis, Autogenic Training, and Biofeedback 
Paul Lehrer, PhD In this 60 minute video, Paul Lehrer, PhD develops the theme that disease is characterized by rigidity in biological rhythms, and that increasing variability, especially in heart rate, is helpful. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-DL-001 - A Conversation About Dissociation
Richard Kluft, MD; Julie Linden, PhD ASCH and the Distance Learning Task Force is pleased to present an interview with Richard Kluft, MD, one of the most renowned experts on the condition of Dissociative Identity Disorders, or DID. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-DL-002 - Integrative Medicine and Hypnosis: Putting Them Into Practice
Marc Oster, PsyD, Mark Weisberg, PhD and Sheryll Daniel, PhD ASCH and the Distance Learning Task Force are proud to present this highly acclaimed 1-hour program featuring Marc Oster, PsyD, Mark Weisberg, PhD and Sheryll Daniel. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-DL-003 - Mindfulness and Hypnosis Podcast
Michael Yapko, PhD, Pam Kaiser, PhD, David Alter, PhD ASCH and the Distance Learning Task Force invite you to listen to this podcast with Michael Yapko, PhD, regarding his latest book, Mindfulness and Hypnosis: The Power of Suggestion to Transform Experience. It will provide you with important parallels and distinctions between guided mindfulness methods and clinical hypnosis, and provide a framework for thinking about how to use these skills clinically. You will have a strong basis for appreciating the core aspects of hypnotic practice so central to promoting the process of change. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.