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IC19 Short Course 34 - Singles: Creating Brief, Focused Hypnosis Experiences and Recordings - Bob Bertolino, PhD

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Short Courses |  Hypnosis |  Brief Therapy |  Single-Session
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2019
Bob Bertolino, PhD
1 Hour 24 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2019
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There are many ways in which hypnosis can be used to assist clients in accessing and utilizing their internal resources in the service of change. One approach to hypnosis is to create “singles,” brief recordings of three to eight minutes in length, to provide clients with “fingertip resources” that can be accessed quickly and easily. Much like a song on the radio or track played on a phone, brief hypnotic experiences are invitations to clients for rapid absorption, which can facilitate shifts in emotion, cognition, and physiology. Further benefits are that well-constructed singles provide opportunities to evoke and utilize client capabilities and create new states and frames.

The purpose of this session is to learn how to structure brief hypnotic experiences, record such experiences, address common and potential audio issues, and manage consent and release of therapeutic material. At the end of the session, participants will have knowledge of how to create brief, focused recordings that serve as a resource to clients at virtually any place or time.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe a structure for creating brief, focused hypnotic experiences;
  2. List two methods for creating hypnosis recordings; and,
  3. Describe two ways to increase the benefit of hypnosis recordings.

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



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Bob Bertolino is a professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he's taught since 2001. He has taught in a variety of courses, primarily graduate, in counseling, health professions, and psychology. Bob is also the Sr. Clinical Advisor at Youth In Need (YIN), Inc., a community-based non-profit organization in eastern Missouri that serves children, youth, and families. He has also worked with YIN for 26 years and is part of the Executive Management Team. In his role he oversees clinical outcomes and provide training, consultation and clinical supervision. He's also a Sr. Associate for the International Center for Clinical Excellence (ICCE). He was part of a team, led by Dr. Scott D Miller, who helped to gain approval for Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) as an evidence-based practice (EBP) through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). FIT is listed as an EBP on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).