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IC11 Workshop 13 - Skeletons in the Closet: The Dark Side of Hypnosis - Alan W. Scheflin, Edward Frischolz, and Steve Frankel

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Hypnosis |  Workshops |  Aging and Mortality
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2011
A. Steven Frankel, PhD, JD, ABPP |  Alan Scheflin, JD |  Edward Frischholz, PhD
59 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 07, 2011
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This workshop will examine some of the most serious allegations raised against hypnosis, and some of the most controversial questions about it. In particular, we will discuss the following five topics:

  1. Hypnosis and Death.
  2. Hypnosis and Seduction.
  3. Hypnosis and the Commission of Antisocial Acts.
  4. Hypnosis and the Implantation of False Memories.
  5. Should Hypnosis Be Used to Interrogate or "Brainwash" Terrorists?

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*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



A. Steven Frankel, PhD, JD, ABPP's Profile

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A. Steven Frankel PhD, JD, ABPP, is a clinical psychologist and an Attorney at Law licensed in California, and The District of Columbia. He is a Diplomate in both Clinical and Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. He earned his PhD at Indiana University, and interned at the Psychiatric Institute of Columbia University. 

After leaving full-time university service, Dr. Frankel entered clinical practice, with both in- and outpatient responsibilities. Beginning in 1980, his psychology practice focused increasingly on the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic and dissociative disorders. He began consulting relationships with trauma treatment programs of private psychiatric hospitals in 1990. In 1993, he joined with Walter and Linda Young in the opening of a unit for the treatment of traumatic and dissociative disorders at Del Amo Hospital in Torrance, CA and remained a consultant to the program until July of 2000. An ISSD member since 1990 and Fellow since 1998, he was elected President of the ISSD for 2001-02.

Alan Scheflin, JD's Profile

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Alan Scheflin, JD, is Professor of Law at Santa Clara University, School of Law. The current Chair of the Law and Mental Disability Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Recipient of 12 awards from professional associations, including the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the International Society for the Study of Dissociation, and the American Family Foundation. He is the author of six books and 70 articles.