Fundamentals Workshops in Clinical Hypnosis

Note that the session begins on Thursday, June 7th at 6:25 p.m. with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are full day sessions.


Thursday, June 7, 2018 to Saturday, June 9, 2018


Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West

This workshop offers responsive instruction in the theory and applications of hypnosis in a clinical setting.  Participants will choose sessions on the practice of hypnosis in their own medical, mental health, or professional specialization.


This workshop offers responsive instruction in the theory and applications of hypnosis in a clinical setting. There is a mix of lectures, demonstrations, exercises and small group practice with supervision and feedback. Instructors systematically teach to the learning styles and needs of participants. Course content is organized in a spiral curriculum (conforming to the standards of training of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis) with topics presented several times. Succeeding iterations of a technique, such as hypnotic induction (initiation), are more complex, increasing participants’ knowledge and skills. After the skill basics, application topics include therapeutic communication, treatment planning, self-hypnosis, and hypnosis with children. Participants will choose sessions on the practice of hypnosis in their own medical, mental health, or professional specialization. It is estimated to be 20-24 hours of instruction and to be approved in advance by the American Society of Hypnosis (ASCH) as meeting criteria for Certification in Hypnosis by ASCH. View agenda.

Eligibility and Target Audience

This conference is ideal for persons holding a Doctoral Degree in Medicine, Dentistry, or Psychology; persons holding a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, or Clinical or Counseling Psychology who are licensed by the state/province in which they practice; a Registered Nurse with advanced sub-specialty training and certification or a Master’s Degree; or a student actively enrolled in a graduate program leading to a degree in any of the foregoing. Other Master’s level, licensed health professionals (e.g., Occupational and Physical Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, et. al.) are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Educational Objectives 

Following completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • List the stages of hypnosis.
  • Describe hypnosis as a process of therapeutic communication.
  • Describe three induction methods.

  • Demonstrate three appropriate induction techniques
  • Describe methods for deepening (intensification) of and re-alerting from hypnosis.
  • Describe the use of hypnosis for pain control and stress reduction
  • Outline a strategy for getting started using hypnosis in clinical practice.

The Fundamental and Advanced sections of Workshops in Clinical Hypnosis are held concurrently. You can attend only one section. The information below is for the Fundamental section. Click here for information regarding the Advanced section.


Alfred Clavel, MD
President, Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis (MSCH)

Cheryl Bemel, PhD, LP
President-Elect, Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis (MSCH)

Introductory Workshop Coordinator

Mark Gemmell, PsyD, LP

Introductory Small Group Coordinator

Roni J. Ahern, MA, LP

Provided by

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Program
Division of Academic General Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota

In Collaboration with

Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis (MSCH)


Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education and Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis. University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Determination of exact number of credits is pending.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

This activity is eligible for ANCC contact hours; the number of hours in pending.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Application has been made for additional categories of healthcare professions continuing education credit. Upon approval they will be posted here.



Standard Registration: $580*
MSCH Member: $470
U of MN/M Health Adjunct/Full-Time Faculty: $470
Resident/Fellow/Graduate Student: $325
Course Speaker/Faculty: $325

*Standard registration in the Fundamentals Section includes FREE 1 year MSCH Membership ($80 value).

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Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and light refreshment breaks on Friday and Saturday.

Printed course materials cannot be guaranteed for onsite/walk-in registrants. Access to online course materials is provided in advance of the activity for registered learners. To ensure you receive all course materials before the start of the activity, please register in advance.

Group Discount

At least 3 registrations from the same group must be submitted to receive a $20 discount per person. Register each person separately online and enter group discount code 3GRP16 into the discount box during checkout. Or email the completed group registration form to NO refunds will be issued if a person from a group has to cancel or does not show up at the conference. Normal refund policy applies for complete group cancellations.


Special needs such as dietary restrictions, lactation room, etc. should be indicated in advance; requests cannot always be honored onsite.

How to Register


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Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441