This program was offered on October 28, 2011

Instructors: Jean Gearon, PhD, Karen Schachter, MSW, and Stephen R. Stein, PhD

Maximum enrollment: 12

Brief Summary: This short course will focus upon an operational definition and discussion of mind/body strategies such as hypnosis, guided imagery, mindfulness and meditation. The principles that provide the underlying foundation for the use of mind-body practice and the structural components that serve to deepen the trance experience and to create altered and heightened states of consciousness will be identified. The application of these therapeutic strategies to the clinical encounter will be discussed as well.

Learning Objectives   At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Provide operational definitions of mindfulness, hypnosis, guided imagery, and meditation.
  2. Identify and discuss some of the principle components that enhance the trance experience and create an altered state of consciousness.
  3. Describe and demonstrate clinical applications and/or techniques of a mind-body approach, especially for the reduction of stress.
  4. Discuss ethical considerations pertaining to one’s qualification and competency when using mind-body strategies.


Fill out the registration form and mail it with a check payable to ICP&P at 4601 Conn. Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008

Fees: ICP&P Member $60.00, Non Member $90.00

Continuing Education: 3.0 CE credits for full attendance

The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis (ICP&P) maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP&P is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP&P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP&P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credits hours awarded by ICP&P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC approval standards for nurses and the approved standards for marriage & family therapists. Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3.0 CE credits for attending the conference. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP&P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP&P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information, please call 202-686-9300 ext. 5 or email icpeastadmin@att.net

Neither ICP&P nor the presenters have any relevant financial relationship with any commercial interests.