James Madison University

Advanced Interventions in Clinical Hypnosis

Friday June 30
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
6 NBCC hours
Ice House, Room 117

Presenter:  Kent Massie, LPC, ASCH in Clinical Hypnosis

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (2015), anxiety disorders are among the most common mental disorders experienced by people in the U.S. Clinical hypnosis, as well as interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication, may be particularly helpful in soothing anxiety. This session will build on counselors’ existing skills and training to offer specific strategies for working with clients. Prerequisite – Completion of Hypnosis I: Introduction to Hypnosis and Relaxation Techniques (or its equivalent).

Learning Objectives:

As a result of engaging in this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate clients diagnosed with anxiety disorders to determine the usefulness of hypnosis in treatment;
  • Create hypnotic inductions appropriate for successful treatment;
  • Implement hypnosis-based treatment plans; and
  • Evaluate the efficacy of the treatment protocol.

Presenter Information:

Kent Massie, LPC, is an approved consultant in clinical hypnosis (ASCH) and member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis permanent teaching faculty. He has experience providing clinical hypnosis and counseling in health and private practice settings, more than 2000 hours of specialized training in clinical hypnosis, and multiple years of experience training counselors in the use of hypnosis for a range of client concerns.