Barbara S. Mc Cann
Examines phenomena associated with hypnosis, as well as its safe use in clinical practice. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.
The application of hypnosis to medical and psychiatric conditions.
Student learning goals
Know the history and development of hypnosis as a therapeutic tool.
Understand the phenomena associated with hypnosis and trance.
Be able to identify the indications for, and contraindications to, the use of hypnosis in clinical practice.
Be able to perform a basic hypnosis session including hypnotic induction, deepening, post-hypnotic suggestion, and re-alerting.
General method of instruction
The course will consist of ten weekly two-hour sessions. All sessions will consist of a didactic component with experiential demonstrations. Several sessions will include small groups working under the instruction and supervision of experienced faculty. In addition to attending the weekly sessions students will be expected to turn in a two page reflection on the experience and how they might apply hypnosis in their future practice.
This course is only open to students currently enrolled in clinical programs.
Class assignments and grading
In addition to attending the weekly sessions students will be expected to turn in a two page reflection on the experience and how they might apply hypnosis in their future practice.
This is a credit/no credit course.