Call for Papers - 2017 Conference

 

68th Annual Workshops & Scientific Program -- Hypnosis for the Ages

October 25-29, 2017

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North & The Chicago School for Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL 

 

 

Clinical hypnosis has relevance for each stage in the human life cycle. The "Hypnosis for the Ages" conference will feature keynotes, symposia, and workshops on Pediatric and Adolescent Applications of Hypnosis, Current Approaches to Hypnosis in Geriatrics and End of Life Care, and Highlights in the History of Hypnosis. The meeting will also include scientific presentations on the Evidence-Base of Medical Hypnosis.

We are excited about our 2017 conference format and our venue, The Chicago School for Professional Psychology. We plan to explore some new and varied topics from the leading minds of hypnosis, while providing attendees with an opportunity to earn CE/CME credits, network with colleagues and engage in vibrant debate on the leading issues of the day.

Deadline for proposals: March 1, 2017.
Please review this page in its entirety before submitting a proposal.  Thank you.  To submit a proposal, please use our online forms referenced below. 

Call for Advanced Proposals      Call for Skills Workshops     Call for Scientific Presentations & Posters

Call for Advanced Workshops

The Advanced Workshops will take place Wednesday, October 25 through Friday, October 27. SCEH's long-standing tradition for its workshops is that they are scientifically-based and of the highest teaching quality. We invite workshops on applications of hypnosis for each stage of life. We strongly encourage workshops that include demonstrations and/or practica or other experiential components. 

Pre-submission inquiries can be sent to the Advanced Workshop Chairs:  

  • Ciara Christensen, PhD
    christec@slhs.org
  • David Reid, PsyD
    dreid@drdavidreid.com

Ready to submit a proposal?

Please complete our online form to submit your proposal. 


Submit an Advanced Workshop Proposal


 

Call for “Skills Workshops”

The “Skills Workshops” will consist of half and full day workshops and take place Wednesday, October 25 through Friday, October 27.  They will feature a variety of hypnotic techniques, for induction, deepening, and therapeutic application. These skills workshops will be at the intermediate level, and will serve for persons seeking certification. They will also provide useful opportunities for advanced professionals to refine hypnotic technique. We strongly encourage workshops that include demonstrations and/or practica or other experiential components. 

Pre-submission inquiries can be sent to the Advanced Workshop Chairs: 

  • Scott Hoye, PsyD 
    scottalanhoye@gmail.com
  • John Mohl, PhD

    herrmohl@yahoo.com

Ready to submit a proposal?

Please complete our online form to submit your proposal. 

Submit a Skills Workshop Proposal 

 


 

Call for Scientific Presentations and Posters

The 68th Scientific Program will run throughout the conference with keynotes on October 25 to October 29, and panels and presentations from Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 29. 

We invite researchers and clinicians to submit proposals for research presentations, symposia or posters addressing empirical issues in the science of hypnosis and related topics, including hypnotizability; mechanisms of hypnosis; applications in medicine and psychotherapy; placebo effects; mindfulness and contemplative practices. We also invite scientific submissions on applications of hypnosis for each stage of life. Aside from empirical work, we also invite the submission of abstracts of rigorously conducted case studies, case series, and critical reviews.

The SCEH Scientific Session provides a unique venue for presenting and integrating rigorous data-based findings in an atmosphere conducive to constructive criticism and debate. 

Pre-submission inquiries can be sent to the Scientific chairs:  

  • Zoltan Kekecs, PhD
    Email: kekecs.zoltan@gmail.com
  • Shelagh Freedman, PhD candidate
    Email:  shelaghfreedman@gmail.com

Presentation Formats

The Scientific Session features presentations,symposia or posters that address empirical issues in hypnosis research and practice and related areas.

  • Research presentations shine the light on novel empirically-based findings, including experimental studies, case reports, clinical trials, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews.
  • Symposia bring together top notch researchers as they critically discuss empirical findings pertaining to a specific theme of relevance to the hypnosis community. Many symposia integrate research and practice or draw upon research in psychology, psychiatry, or neuroscience to highlight issues that improve our understanding of hypnosis.
  • Posters provide another glimpse into the latest research in the field.
Poster Submissions

We invite researchers and clinicians to submit posters addressing empirical issues in the science of hypnosis and related topics, including suggestibility, placebo effects, and contemplative practice. The SCEH meeting provides a unique venue for presenting and integrating rigorous data-based findings in an atmosphere conducive to constructive criticism and debate. 

Poster presentations allow authors to concisely present a case report or data that can be easily grasped in this format. Poster presentations often permit more discussion between presenters and attendees and may be especially advantageous for students, clinicians, and new investigators. Authors will be expected to stand by their poster and be prepared to answer questions about its content during the poster session. The submission should clearly specify that the submission is for a poster presentation.

Presenting a poster at the SCEH Scientific Session is an excellent opportunity to present fully completed research studies or clinical case studies, pilot studies as well as preliminary research.  It affords presenter the opportunity to gain valuable feedback from leading clinicians and researchers in the hypnosis field, both in group and one on one discussions.  It also gives presenters experience in the poster format and a forum to expand their professional relationships.

 

Submit a Scientific Presentation or Poster 

 


 

Registration and Presenter Fees

All presenters are eligible for the reduced presenter registration fee of $400.

We view the presentation of workshops and papers at SCEH as both a service and an honor. All presenters must pay the registration fee even if they attend no workshops other than their own.

Registration fees allow presenters to take additional workshops, attend the Scientific Sessions and receive continuing education credits in accordance with their professional board. The fees also help the society to cover necessary conference expenses.

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