Annual Scientific Meeting & Workshops (ASMW) 2023

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Theme

Making the Connection: Hypnosis and Its Interplay with the Brain, Body, and Awareness

Description

Neuroscience and research on hypnosis have advanced our understanding of brain activity changes associated with hypnosis. Evidence shows the effectiveness of clinical hypnosis in treating mental, emotional, interpersonal, and physical disorders.

The 2023 ASCH Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the science and empirical research that subserves the effective practice of hypnosis and informs our clinical applications. Specific clinical content areas will include military-specific methods of serving our Veterans, trauma, pain management, dental and medical applications, integration of hypnosis and psychotherapy, altered states of consciousness, metaphysical phenomena, and spirituality.

Two Advanced Pre-Conference workshops, daily Plenary sessions, 30+ Advanced Workshops, and Symposium presentations are planned for ASMW 2023.

Registration Details

Registration for ASMW 2023 will open the Week of October 31, 2022.

Pre-conference Workshop Fee: $125 Members; $150 Non-Members
ASMW Fee (Excludes Pre-Conf): $650 Members; $845 Non-Members

Track Definitions: Abstract & Symposium Presentations

Topics are welcome in any of these areas: 

Trauma

Abstracts submitted for this track should focus on clinically defined traumatized or post-traumatized patients and how hypnosis can aid in their recovery.

Veteran-Related

Abstracts submitted for this track should focus on hypnotic techniques that have been found to be helpful for this special population.

Pain Management

Abstracts submitted for this track should highlight how hypnosis can be used to mitigate the most common types of pain: acute, chronic, or neuropathic.   

Dental, Medical, & Habit Application

Abstracts submitted for this track should focus on how hypnosis can put patients in a relaxed state to make them comfortable for routine medical and dental procedures as well as relief from behaviors related to anxiety that prompt unhealthy habits.

Integration of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

Abstracts submitted for this track should focus on using hypnotherapy, which is a modern and holistic approach to combining classical therapy with modern hypnosis.

Metaphysical & Spirituality

Abstracts submitted for this track should focus on constructs that address non-ordinary experiences that are of the metaphysical and spiritual world.

 

Advanced Workshop Abstract Submissions Now Open

Open Date: Monday, July 25, 2022
Close Date: Monday, September 12, 2022

Link to Online Advanced Workshop Abstract Submission Form:   Click Here 

NOTE: This link takes you to a third-party site.  A UserID and password will need to be created if you did not submit an abstract for ASMW 2022. 

Advanced workshop sessions will be scheduled in 90 minutes or 3-hour time slots.  There will be four concurrent sessions scheduled for each time slot.

Faculty Eligibility

As part of the Abstract Submission process, submitters will be required to attest to provide evidence of their eligibility to present at ASMW.  Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • Be a Full ASCH Member in good standing OR
  • Hold a graduate degree in a medical, dental, or mental health care field from a regionally accredited university AND
  • Licensed or certified to practice as a medical, dental, or mental health care professional in the state in which you practice

Symposium Abstract Submissions Now Open

Open Date: Monday, July 25, 2022
Close Date: Monday, September 12, 2022

Link to Online Symposium Submission Form:   Click Here

NOTE:  This link takes you to a third-party site.  A UserID and password will need to be created if you did not submit an abstract for ASMW 2022

About Symposium Presentations

ASCH will showcase four (4) symposiums to ASMW providing clinicians the opportunity to share ideas, ways of working, research, and philosophical approaches.  Topics submitted for consideration should be in keeping with the ASMW theme and fit into one of the six content tracks.

No more than four papers will be selected for a symposium session; presentations will be limited to 18 minutes with a few minutes allowed for questions.  Acceptance to present at ASMW is an opportunity to build your Curriculum Vitae or have a presentation used as a start for an article.

Submission requirements and directions:

  • Complete the online Symposium application by Monday, September 12, 2022.
  • Abstracts should be no more than 250 words.
  • The topic must fit into one of the six content tracks.
  • Submissions are required to include evidence of three-four publication or citation references within the last ten years.

An ASCH member can organize a symposium and submit four abstracts together.

The ASMW Planning Committee will group together accepted papers by topic/track in making their final determination of acceptance and placement.

Presenter Eligibility

Individuals submitting abstracts for symposium consideration must meet the following criteria:

Be an ASCH member at the Full, Associate, or Resident/Intern level or meet the criteria for ASCH membership in these two categories:

  • Degree
    • Hold a graduate degree in a medical, dental, or mental health care field from a regionally accredited university OR
    • Be Full-time residents or interns participating in a recognized residency or internship program in a medical or mental health care field.
  • License
    • Be licensed or certified to practice as a medical, dental, or mental health care professional in the state in which you practice OR
    • are practicing under a licensed professional's supervision for hours towards licensure.