Advanced Psychotherapies

Bruce Hersey, LCSW


Bruce will be offering a 12 ceu Clinical Hypnosis course
for mental health professionals in the very near future.
Application will be made for Pennsylvania LCSW, LPC, LMFT ceus
as well as the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH).

This will be a basic course focusing on the Mind/Body aspect
of hypnosis and introducing ideodynamic communication. 
There will be practice opportunities and an emphasis on application
of basic hypnosis knowledge and skills to enhance delivery
of other modalities such as IFS and EMDR.

Initial plans for this workshop have been postponed due to plans to relocate soon.


Clinical Hypnosis

Clinical hypnosis is hypnotherapy performed by a licensed mental health professional
who is also trained in hypnosis.  Hypnosis is only used to treat problems and issues
which the therapist is qualified to treat by other methods as well and is generally a
part of a more comprehensive and individualized plan of treatment.

Hypnosis is not mysterious mystical mind control, entertainment, or a way to recover
lost memories.  It is the skillful guidance of a person¬ís mental focus toward the
utilization of their whole mind and body to access resources and abilities they already
possess or are capable of - in order to solve problems or increase skills.

The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) is recognized by the American
Medical Association, the American Psychological Association and the National
Association of Social Workers as a leading authority in credentialing in clinical hypnosis. 
To be certified requires 40 hours of workshop training and 20 additional hours of
consultation with an Approved Consultant.  It also requires that you are already
credentialed in an approved profession.

I am an Approved Consultant and Certified in Clinical Hypnosis by ASCH, and use
this modality in the context of psychotherapy in combination with other methods to
treat various stress-related conditions, psychological issues, and pain and habit control.

For more information on clinical hypnosis and ASCH click this link to