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Barbara S. Mc Cann
CONJ 554
Seattle Campus

Fundamentals of Hypnosis

Examines phenomena associated with hypnosis, as well as its safe use in clinical practice. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Barbara S. Mc Cann
Date: 03/18/2009