Spring Brunch Series - Hypnosis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications

  • 10 Jun 2012
  • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Hosted by Maggie Baker in Wynnewood, PA. Location to be e-mailed to registrants.
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Hypnosis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications

NEW DATE! Sunday, June 10, 2012 hosted by Maggie Baker

Presenter - Eric Spiegel, PhD

This presentation will introduce, define and explain clinical hypnosis and related hypnotic phenomena; discuss the relationship between hypnosis and psychoanalysis; consider how hypnosis can be integrated into a psychodynamic theoretical orientation, particularly from a relational perspective; and present clinical applications of hypnosis, utilizing case material.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide a definition of clinical hypnosis and explain how it is applicable in practice
  2. Describe some of the evidence base for clinical hypnosis, as well as further research needed
  3. Understand how hypnosis and psychoanalysis are related, and explain how hypnosis can be integrated into a psychodynamic practice
  4. Describe where to receive further reliable information and training about clinical hypnosis 

Eric Spiegel, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr, PA.  He specializes in mind-body psychology, anxiety and mood disorders, relational concerns, and trauma.  In 2007, he was credentialed with a Certification in Clinical Hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), indicating that he had met the educational qualifications and required training in clinical hypnosis.  He is also the incoming Moderator-Elect for the Board of Governors of ASCH.  Eric has presented on clinical hypnosis to a variety of student and professional groups in the Philadelphia area.  He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland in 2005.

11:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.  Brunch

11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.    Presentation and Discussion


Many thanks to Phyllis Ditlow and John DesJardins for hosting this program in their East Falls home!

Registrants will receive an email confirmation containing directions to their home.


This program is intended for mental health professionals with an intermediate level of knowledge and experience. It is not limited to individuals practicing in a predominately psychoanalytic mode.

PSPP and Division 39 are committed to conducting all activities in strict conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. If you believe that a violation of ethics has occurred during these presentations, of if you have concerns about such issues as handicapped accessibility, distress with regard to program content or other complaints, please contact Dr. Patricia Rice at (267) 259-6816 or email ricepg@gmail.com. Participants with special needs will be accommodated if possible. For any questions or other concerns regarding access, confidentiality, privacy or other issues, please contact Jay Moses, Ph.D. at (267) 254-0791 or email mjaymoses@gmail.com.  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 conflict of interest. During the program, the presenter will discuss the validity/utility of the content/approach as well as the limitations of the approach and most common risk factors, if any.

Continuing Education

PSYCHOLOGISTS: This program is offered for 2 continuing education credits (2.0 CE). Participants must attend 100% of the program. Upon completion of a conference evaluation form, a certificate will be issued. This serves as documentation of attendance for all participants. Psychologists will have their participation registered through Division 39. Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists.  Division 39 maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

SOCIAL WORKERS:  Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors in Pennsylvania can receive continuing education from continuing education providers approved by the APA.  Since PSPP is approved by APA to sponsor continuing education, licensed social workers, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed professional counselors will be able to fulfill their continuing education requirement by attending PPA continuing education programs.

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