New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Westchester Chapter Co-sponsored with the ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW Presents


1.5 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Course Number: 191      Location: Westchester

Susan Dowell, LCSW

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: Registration: 10:00am - 10:45am
  Presentation: 10:45am - 12:15pm


Mental Health Association
29 Sterling Avenue                                                                                 
White Plains, NY 10606

Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention. Clinical Hypnosis is utilized by trained and licensed health professionals for the treatment of both psychological and physical problems. In this workshop, we will look at some basic hypnotic concepts and discuss ways in which the non-hypnosis trained therapist can comfortably utilize, and effectively integrate hypnosis concepts and strategies into traditional psychotherapy treatment.

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

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

  1. Define State Dependent Memory and discuss how this understanding can be utilized to help patients resolve a variety of problems.
  2. Identify the meaning and potential use of Utilization Theory.
  3. Describe the concept of Pattern Interruption and explain how this approach can be used to alter long-standing habitual responses.

Susan Dowell, LCSW,
has been training clinicians in Clinical Hypnosis for nearly 25 years, both nationally and internationally. She is an Approved Consultant with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and was President and Co-Director of Center for Advancement of Training in Clinical Hypnosis (CATCH). Ms. Dowell is presently the Vice President Elect of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She is also the Founder and President of, an internationally recognized Three-Dimensional Treatment Model for Working with Ego States. Ms. Dowell has a private practice In Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnosis in New York City and in New Rochelle, New York.     

Maximum Capacity: 65

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

NYSED Approved for:
Licensed Psychoanalysts (LP)  #P-0017

Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors

  • Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
  • For questions regarding course content, please contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Director of Professional Development at

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #0056; Licensed Psychoanalysts #P-0017.
  ”Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of NYSSCSW, provider #1413, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/17/2017-7/17/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.  Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration

Registration & Networking:   

Presentation:  10:45am-12:15pm


                Members  $30
                Non-members $45
                Students with ID: $20
     On Site:
                Members  $40
                Non-members $55
                Students with ID: $20

RSVP is strongly encouraged.
You will receive an email confirming attendance and registration fee (to be paid on-site only).  If room capacity has been reached prior to your registration, you will be added to our waitlist.

Email Alison Abrams, LMSW at

Please include:

  • First and Last Name
  • Member/Non-Member Status
  • Mailing and Email address

You will receive an email confirming attendance and registration fee (to be paid on-site only).  If room capacity has been reached prior to your registration, you will be added to our waitlist.

Note: Payment is required and will be collected on-site only – check or money order only.

Check or money order are to be made payable to “NYSSCSW”.

Cancellation Policy:  
If you are pre-registered, please email Alison Abrams at, up to 48 hours prior to the presentation.  Your notification may open up space for someone on our waiting list.

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