SCEH 2022 Award Winners

SCEH Recognizes Achievements in the Hypnosis Community

On Friday, October 14, 2022, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis held an online awards event to shine a light upon and publicly recognize achievements within the hypnosis community. Hosted by SCEH Outgoing President, Ciara Christensen, PhD, the ceremony acknowledged the contributions of winners in the areas of clinical hypnosis education and training, hypnosis research and publication, and Society programs. It was scheduled as part of the SCEH 2022 Annual Conference, the group’s

Nominations were sourced via a member Call for Awards, then independently judged by the Society’s Awards and Fellowship Committee, chaired by Past President Donald Moss, PhD, with members including Past President Gary Elkins, PhD, ABPP, ABPH, David Reid, PsyD and Devin Terhune, PhD. The program also includes awards presented by SCEH President Christensen.

SCEH celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of this year’s winners.  The following awards were presented:

  • Henry Guze Award for Best Research Paper on Hypnosis to Gary Elkins; Julie Otte; Janet S. Carpenter; Lynae Roberts; Lea S. Jackson; Zoltan Kekecs; Vicki Patterson and Timothy Z. Keith in recognition of their paper “Hypnosis Intervention for Sleep Disturbance: Determination of Optimal Dose and Method of Delivery for Postmenopausal Women”.

  • Ernest R. & Josephine R. Hilgard Award for Best Theoretical Paper on Hypnosis to  Giuseppe De Benedittis, MD, PhD for “Neural Mechanisms of Hypnosis and Meditation-Induced Analgesia: A Narrative Review”.

  • Roy M. Dorcus Award for the best paper in clinical hypnosis to  Zoltan Kekecs; Donald Moss; Gary Elkins; Giuseppe De Benedittis; Olafur S. Palsson; Philip D. Shenefelt; Devin B. Terhune; Katalin Varga and Peter J. Whorwell for “Guidelines for the Assessment of Efficacy of Clinical Hypnosis Applications”.

  • Crasilneck Award for the best first paper presented by a graduate student or young scientist at a SCEH meeting  to Mikhail Reshetnikov, MA  for the paper authored by Mikhail Reshetnikov & Devin B. Terhune entitled “Taxometric Evidence for a Dimensional Latent Structure of Hypnotic Suggestibility” delivered at the SCEH Annual Conference last year (2021).

  • Reviewer of the Year Award for significant contribution to our peer-reviewed quarterly, the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis to Erik Woody, PhD.   

  • Stanley Krippner Award for efforts supporting the field of hypnosis by students or early career professionals to Cassondra Jackson, MA for service as editor of the SCEH Focus newsletter.

  • Shirley Schneck Award given to a physician who has made significant contributions to the development of medical hypnosis to Catherine McCall, MD.

  • Erika Fromm Award for Excellence in Teaching to Ian Wickramasekera, PsyD.

  • Bernard B. Raginski Award for leadership in the field of clinical hypnosis to Barbara McCann, PhD, for leading the Task Force for Standards of Training, for pursuit of CME credentials for SCEH meetings, and for recruitment of physicians as SCEH members and officers.

 

Presidential Awards

The Awards Program also includes awards chosen by the current SCEH President.  Singled out this year by President Christensen for a Presidential Citation were the following:

  • Anne Doherty Johnson, our SCEH Executive Director, for her incredible dedication to the Society and serving SCEH members. Through her efforts, SCEH has been able to adapt in the face of many challenges, and she has been instrumental in expanding hypnosis education and continuing education.

  • Zoltan Kekecs, PhD -- for his service as Treasurer, and poised and careful attention to detail. In serving as SCEH Treasurer, he has been watchful of our finances and thoughtfully helped our leadership understand where we sit financially.

  • Barbara McCann, PhD -- for service as Annual Conference Co-chair and for strong dedication to hypnosis education, and for her work to help SCEH deliver high caliber workshops, increase the reach of our training programs across the medical field and secure CME credits for our training programs. 

  • Catherine McCall, MD -- for service as Overall Conference Co-chair, and for her dedication to teaching, and for her efforts organizing and hosting our two most recent Annual Conferences, and mentoring new workshop co-chairs to help SCEH deliver high caliber workshops.

  • Janna Henning, JD, PsyD, FT -- for service as Constitution and Bylaws Committee and for her oversight and guidance on nonprofit governance and the necessary compliance issues of a not for profit organization, and for her efforts to update the SCEH Code of Ethics.

  • Donald Moss, PhD -- for service as Education Chair, and his relentless passion to SCEH, and for his work to ensure a high quality Webinar Series and Midyear Workshops, playing a pivotal role developing educational programs that are relevant and helpful in growing our understanding of hypnosis.

  • Gary Elkins, PhD, ABPP, ABPH -- for service as Editor-in-Chief of our International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, which continues to publish cutting edge research and now has have an active online presence, helping broaden the visibility of clinical and experimental hypnosis.

  • Flavio Epstein, PhD -- for service as SCEH Membership Chair, and for his dedication and work overseeing our membership approval process and annual member retention campaign.

  • David Reid, PsyD -- for service as Certification Committee Chair, ensuring SCEH certification requirements are in keeping with highest quality standards of training in hypnosis, and for continued dedication to teaching hypnosis in the Midyear Workshops.

  • Alexandra Chadderdon, PsyD -- for her continued service for the past few years as Intermediate/Skills Workshop Co-chair for the Annual Conference, in recognition of her enthusiasm and hard work in organizing and hosting workshops, and her dedication to hypnosis education.

  • Deanna Denman, PhD -- for her continued service for the past few years as Intermediate/Skills Workshop Co-chair for the Annual Conference, in recognition of her enthusiasm and hard work in organizing and hosting workshops, and her dedication to hypnosis education.

  • Nina Mayr, MD -- for service as this year’s Advanced Workshop Co-chair, for the Annual Conference, selecting topics and speakers, organizing the agenda and hosting advanced level sessions that help grow our understanding of hypnosis.

  • Liz Slonena, PsyD -- for service as this year’s Advanced Workshop Co-chair, for the Annual Conference, selecting topics and speakers, organizing the agenda and hosting advanced level sessions that help grow our understanding of hypnosis.

  • Afik Faerman, PhD -- for service as this year’s Scientific Program Co-chair, securing keynote speakers, organizing the agenda and selecting high caliber scientific presentations that help grow our understanding of hypnosis.

  • Madeline Stein, MA -- for service as this year’s Scientific Program Co-chair, securing keynote speakers, organizing the agenda and selecting high caliber scientific presentations that help grow our understanding of hypnosis.

 

Living Treasure Awards

SCEH President Christensen singled out the following individuals for the Living Treasure Award, for their significant contributions to SCEH and the field of clinical hypnosis.

  • Eleanor Laser, PhD

  • Steven Kahn, PhD

  • Richard Kluft, MD

  • David Spiegel, MD

  • Karen Olness, MD

  • Arreed Barabasz, EdD, PhD, ABPP

The Society congratulates all nominees and winners, and expresses its thanks to the Awards and Fellowship Committee. 

 

The Call for Nominations for each year’s Awards Program is be issued early in the year.  More information on the SCEH Awards Program can be found at www.sceh.us/awards or by contacting us at [email protected]

 

 

 

 

73rd Annual Workshops & Scientific Program

Next Steps and Future Directions for Hypnosis Research and Practice

Oct. 12-16, 2022     Online   

https://www.sceh.us/2022-conference-details  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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