June 17-18, 2022
ASCH Advanced Workshop: Use of Suggestions as a Clinical Tool in Managing Acute, Chronic, and Procedural Pain
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, VA
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Registration Details & Fees
Workshop Registration Fees:
Advanced level workshop participants are required to have completed Level 1 training and are encouraged to have completed Level 2 training. Skills mastered in these workshops ensure comprehension and applicability of the material.
Advanced Workshop capacity is set at 20 to ensure participants are given the opportunity for active participation and provided the required attention and oversight by faculty, especially in small group activities.
Typical Workshop Schedule:
In-Person: The June Advanced Workshop will begin at 8:00 am on Friday, June 17 and end on Saturday, June 18 at 6:00 pm (all times Eastern).
Online registration will take you to the new ASCH site and require a new account set-up (non-members) or Member login. If you are an ASCH member enter the email address associated with your ASCH Membership as our UserID; click Forgot Password to set a new password.
Payments can now be made in a secure online environment. The system DOES NOT save credit card information once the transaction has been completed and registration submitted.
Workshop Material. Approximately one week before the workshop, registered participants will receive a link to a private webpage that will include links to handouts and resource materials. This access will be good for seven days after the workshop has been completed. Note: workshop handouts can be approximately 100+ pages for Advanced. Participants are responsible for downloading and printing workshop materials.
Continuing Education Hours. On-time attendance, full engagement, and completion of the daily program evaluations are required for a Certificate of Completion. The workshop is approved for 16 hrs.
Changing Dates. ASCH will honor one registration transfer. Transfer requests must be made in writing, by emailing email@example.com, a minimum of fourteen (14) working days in advance of the workshop start date. Changes made after the fourteen windows will be treated as a cancellation.
Credit Card Payments. All registrations must be made online. Credit card payments must be completed a minimum of three weeks before the start date. The ASCH Registrar will send reminders of the due date will in advance. The registrant's seat will be relinquished if payment is not received by the stated due date.
Cancellations. Cancellations must be made in writing, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, a minimum of seven (7) working days in advance of the workshop start date. No cancellations will be taken by phone. The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be processed. No refund will be made after the seven work-day window.
- Registration does not include transportation, parking, hotel, or meals.
- Detailed workshop schedules, faculty (L1 & L2), and other materials will be available to participants, online, two weeks before the start date. Workshop materials will only be available in a digital format.
- Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or notepad to access workshop material — connection to WiFi and access to power strips will be available in the classroom.
- The event hotel is located nine (9) miles from Reagan-Washington National Airport.
Use of Suggestions as a Clinical Tool in Managing Acute, Chronic, and Procedural Pain
Hypnosis lends itself particularly well to chronic pain care as an adjunctive tool for the management of difficult symptoms, enhancing responses to intended interventions, promoting relaxation, and improved sleep. This session will focus on the brief and proven use of therapeutic suggestion deployed in a stepped approach within the context of the ‘medical visit’ to build responsivity and confidence over time. Video and live demonstrations of advanced hypnotic techniques will illustrate the principles of hypnotic analgesia, and small group practices will increase the skill-building of these techniques. This material will be presented in a case-based context, and issues regarding practicality, the utility for specific clinical problems, and modification of approach based on patient response. The use of scientific literature regarding this modality will be emphasized.
The participant will:
- be able to use tactical for acute and procedural pain management suggestions which are tailored to setting and patient characteristics.
- be able to tailor the hypnotic approach to chronic pain settings, while utilizing patient responses to maximize responsiveness to suggestions.
- Improve skillful and confident symptom management through the strategic deployment of hypnotic interventions in difficult clinical situations.
Dr. Handel retired in 2019 as founding Chief of Palliative Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center and professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. During Dan’s forty-year career in palliative and family medicine, he has incorporated hypnotic approaches to empower his patients’ self-management skills. He previously founded and directed the National Institutes of Health Palliative Medicine Fellowship training program in Bethesda, Maryland (2002-2013). He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota’s Family Practice residency, is board certified in Family Practice, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management.
Dr. Handel has served as medical director for nonprofit hospices and as founding Medical Director of a multidisciplinary, nonprofit medical institute for pain research and practice. He developed inpatient and outpatient pain and palliative care services within a large acute hospital system and developed clinical services for a Texas free-standing hospice hospital. He has served in volunteer leadership positions in the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, American Cancer Society, the NIH Palliative Care Medical Working Group, Texas Medical Association, Federation for State Medical Boards, and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Handel teaches nationally and internationally and has authored and co-authored more than thirty peer-reviewed journal articles, books, and book chapters on pain, palliative care, and medical hypnosis. Dr. Handel also serves on the editorial boards of two professional journals.
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, VA
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311
Clinical Workshop Eligibility
Registrants must hold a master's degree or higher in a health care discipline deemed appropriate by the Society from a college or university accredited by its appropriate regional accrediting body. In addition, registrants must be licensed or certified in the state in which they practice.
Registered Nurses with a bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by its appropriate regional accrediting body who are licensed or certified in the state in which they practice are eligible to attend the Level 1 Workshop on Clinical Hypnosis.
Students enrolled full-time in master's level or higher programs are eligible to attend at a reduced rate. Students must have completed a minimum of one full semester of the program and must submit proof of full-time enrollment at an ACE-approved institution of higher education on school letterhead that clearly identifies the individual’s program of study, area of concentration (if applicable), level of degree pursued and date of intended graduation.
Full-time residents or interns participating in a recognized residency or internship program may also register to attend at a reduced rate. Residents/interns need to submit correspondence from their supervisor on official letterhead explaining the nature of the residency/internship and the date of intended completion of the program.
Workshop CME & ASCH Continuing Education (CE) Credits
The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis-Education and Research Foundation (ASCH-ERF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis-Education and Research Foundation (ASCH-ERF) designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ASCH-ERF is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. ASCH-ERF maintains responsibility for the regional workshops. The ASCH Standards of Training Committee has approved all regional workshops as meeting the twenty hours required for membership and certification requirements.
Courses approved by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis are approved continuing education courses per Florida's AC-Rule 64B-4-6002 for Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists in the State of Florida.
The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Education & Research Foundation. Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 6/1/2022 to 5/31/2025. Provider ID#217022
California Board of Behavioral Sciences Accreditation
Please note that effective July 1, 2015, the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (CBBS) is no longer renewing existing CE provider numbers. ASCH-ERF’s accreditation through CBBS expired on December 31, 2015. BBS licensees now obtain their continuing education through the National Association of Social Workers and the American Psychological Association, among others, both through which ASCH-ERF maintains accreditation.