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NPHTI Workshops

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our 2023 workshops a success!

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NPHTI Workshops

Our annual workshops are the premier pediatric clinical hypnosis training for healthcare professionals.

Registration for our 2024 annual workshops is open! 

Upcoming Workshops

Fundamentals of Pediatric Clinical Hypnosis

Utilization & Expanded Clinical Applications

Individualized Consultation

September 26-28, 2024

Minneapolis, MN

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Overview of Workshops

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Workshop Descriptions




Registration Rates

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Eligibility and Target Audience


2024 Teaching Faculty

Overview of Workshops
Eligibility and Target Audience
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2023 Faculty and Facilitators

Overview of Workshops

These intensive workshops feature a combined lecture-demonstration-experiential training format with a developmental perspective in the use of clinical hypnosis & its empirically supported applications to children and teens with various medical & mental health conditions and challenges. Both research-based and pragmatic hypnotic interventions are taught.

  • Cutting edge presentations (including videos of faculty cases) highlight therapeutic communication, goal setting and goal-driven suggestions and other hypnosis strategies.

  • Faculty: Our multi-disciplinary, seasoned pediatric clinician-educators have expertise in pediatric hypnosis and are considered the most renowned leaders-teachers-researchers-authors in this field.

  • Three levels of workshops: Fundamentals; Utilization & Expanded Clinical Applications; & Individualized Consultation.

  • Extensive experiential learning: Activities during presentations, and abundant supervised practice of hypnotic techniques within supportive small groups with a high faculty-to-trainee ratio (1:6).

  • Registration fees include: Workshop Presentations, Online Syllabus, Small Group Exercises, CME/CEU Credit(at no extra charge), Comprehensive Bibliography, Complimentary Reception, Generous Breakfast and Morning & Afternoon Refreshments. Special needs such as dietary restrictions, lactation room, etc. should be indicated in advance. Requests cannot always be honored on site.


NPHTI has a block of hotel rooms available to book at a reduced rate, but the block is only available until September 6. If you have not booked your hotel reservation, please do so as soon as possible. In order to get the reduced rate, reservations must be made directly with the hotel by September 15. You may reserve your room with these steps:

1. Copy/paste the link here to make online reservations:
2. Instructions:
- Copy/paste the link above into your browser.
- Enter arrival and departure dates
- The discounted rate of $139 will populate
- Select a room type and complete the reservation.

Or you can call the hotel and book directly at 763-559-6600 and request the NPHTI Room Block to receive the group rate.

Eligibility and Target Audience

An active clinical license AND one of the following is required for NPHTI workshop participation:

  • Doctoral Degree in Medicine, Psychology, Nursing or Dentistry

  • Masters Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical or Counseling Psychology

  • Masters Degree in Nursing or Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (i.e. APRN, CPNP, CNS)

  • Other advanced degree clinicians (e.g. Occupational & Physical Therapists, Speech & Language Pathologists)

  • Child Life Specialists holding a Doctoral, Masters, or Bachelors degree and hold CCLS certification

  • Music Therapists who hold MT-BC board certification

  • Registered Art Therapist (ATR) is the credential that ensures an art therapist meets established standards, with successful completion of advanced specific graduate-level education in art therapy and supervised post-graduate art therapy experience

  • Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) is the highest-level art therapy competency. These registered art therapists (ATR) carry board certification distinction when they pass the national examination, demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of the theories and clinical skills used in art therapy

  • Full-time Interns/Residents/Fellows or Graduate Students enrolled in an accredited program leading to these clinical degrees will be accepted when they provide a letter from their department on letterhead, attesting to their current full-time status, specifying timing of training (month and year).

  • Relevant clinical pediatric training and experience will also be considered for attendance on an individual basis. Please contact for more information.  Our goal is to be inclusive while providing the most up-to-date training in Pediatric Hypnosis so that it can be taught safely and effectively for the benefit of children and adolescents.


Fundamentals Workshop

This workshop is for clinicians who have NOT YET completed a pediatric-specific hypnosis training (20+ hours) and for clinicians wanting to refresh or solidify their confidence in fundamental pediatric hypnosis skills.

  • Foundational skill-building in hypnosis as therapeutic communication and adjunctive intervention for children/teens with various health and behavioral problems.

  • Clinical focus: hypnosis adjunctive management of pain, anxiety, fear, and sleep issues for children and teens at different developmental stages.

  • State-of-the-art presentations include instructional videos (faculty cases) and case vignettes.

  • Experiential learning is a critical focus: Over half of total workshop time is spent in very small group practice (6:1 trainee:faculty ratio) and large group exercises focused on the structure and elements of clinical hypnosis with children/teens, using therapeutic language, explaining hypnosis to parents and children, delivering goal-directed hypnotic suggestions, and the use of self-hypnosis.


Utilization and Clinical Applications Workshop

NOTE: Participants must have completed a Fundamentals all pediatric-specific hypnosis training workshop (20+ hours), and are using clinical hypnosis with pediatric patients on a regular basis. We welcome any and all who are licensed health professionals, and have completed a Fundamentals all-pediatric-specific Hypnosis Training Workshop (20+ hours) with NPHTI, SDBP, or equivalent approved Pediatric Hypnosis Workshop. (Please submit other than NPHTI or SDBP Workshop curriculum for review and approval). Please indicate the year of your Fundamentals or Introductory/Basic Pediatric Hypnosis Workshop on your Registration.

  • Workshop emphasizes experiential learning and how to set personalized hypnosis goals and create goal-driven suggestions

  • Learn how to incorporate Ericksonian Utilization principles in your hypnosis approach.

  • Refine and expand existing hypnosis skills and develop individualized hypnotic treatment approaches for your patients.

  • Faculty videos and case vignettes are integral throughout the workshop.

  • Supervised exercises: augment your confidence and utilization skills (conversational invitations, pacing & leading, constructing goal-driven suggestions, talking in trance, self-regulation strategies, and other person-centered strategies) within thoughtfully clustered small groups (with high faculty to trainee ratios).

  • Select two “mini-intensive” (90 minutes each) clinical applications for Hypnosis Skill Development.


Individualized Consultation Workshop: Personalized and Peer Mentoring

  • Provides extensive, individualized mentor consultation to clinicians ready to enhance their knowledge and expertise in the use of pediatric hypnosis.

  • Fulfills partial requirements for attaining ASCH Certification in Clinical Hypnosis and/or an ASCH-Approved Consultant.

  • Unique format: Clinicians consult in a small group (max = 6) with rotating faculty facilitators (ASCH Approved Consultants).

In addition to thoughtfully-matched faculty consultation, this model expects participants to learn from one another and to have their own expertise affirmed and expanded. During the consultation sessions, the focus is on issues unique to each practitioner’s practice as reflected in their video submissions. Participants must present a video-recording of hypnotic work with a pediatric patient and a corresponding typed case vignette of the video. A firm deadline for video submission is July 1, 2024. A “how to” guide to help learners develop effective video recordings will be provided. An early-as-possible completed application and learning/needs assessment is requested and advised to facilitate planning before registering for the workshop. 


 Discounted registration available until July 31!





For any questions relating to registration, please contact


2024 Teaching Faculty


Clinical Professor in the department of Anesthesia at Stanford University Medical Center and works as a pediatric pain psychologist in an interdisciplinary clinic treating youth with chronic pain.


Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Fellowship Director for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, and Clinical Director for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Former physician member-at-large, MSCH; Approved Consultant, ASCH

Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Pediatrics; Co-Director IP3 Pain Management Clinic; Integrative Medicine and Behavioral Health Clinics at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. MA in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; ASCH member


Adjunct Faculty, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Health Psychologist in private practice, St. Paul MN; Pre-surgical Psychological Diagnostician: Allina Health; MN Behavioral Health Unit Medical Reserve Corps (MN BHMRC); Minneapolis Police Department's Child Development Policing Project Crisis Responder to 911 calls; Former Crisis Psychologist, United Hospital Emergency Room, St. Paul, MN; Former Child Psychologist, University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics Inpatient Units; Past President & Faculty, MSCH; Board Member and Faculty ASCH; MN Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (C-TTS), Nationally Certified Tobacco Treatment Practitioner (NCTTP); Approved Consultant, ASCH; Certified School Psychologist, MN Dept of Education; Licensed Early Childhood Teacher, MN Dept. of EducationF



Attended Columbia University and The New York University School of Medicine. He trained in Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego, and in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Children's Orthopedic Hospital, Seattle, and at Stanford University. Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Berberich was on the clinical faculty at Stanford and attended as staff physician in Hematology-Oncology at the Children's Hospital at Stanford. During the years 1989-1992, Dr. Berberich served as Chief of Pediatrics at Alta Bates Medical Center.


Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (retired), University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Private Practice, Pediatric
Hypnotherapy; Certified, ASCH

Registered Psychologist with expertise working with children and adults. He received his Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from Ball State University in Indiana in 2002. Since 2008, he has worked at the Alberta Children’s Hospital on the Pediatric Complex Pain Team and Burn Team helping kids and families with self-management approaches to pain with a special interest in biofeedback and hypnosis.

General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Physician, Private Practice, Dübendorf, Switzerland; Member of Swiss Society of Pediatrics; Certified Physician, Swiss Academy of Psychosomatic and Psychosocial Medicine (SAPPM); Certificate of Competence of SMSH (Swiss Medical Society in Hypnosis), Member Swiss Medical Society of Hypnosis; ASCH, International Member

Professor, of Adolescent Medicine, at Columbia University Medical Center; Professor, in the Department of Population & Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health and Medical Director, School Based Health Centers at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Gold is the president and founder of Renaissance Research and Educational Consulting, Inc. (RRECI), a consulting firm offering health care professionals training, mentoring, and research consultation for various current life style and health-related issues.


Pediatric Psychologist working in chronic pain management and a special focus on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Sickle Cell Disease acute and chronic pain management.

Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine at the The Center for Clinical Hypnosis in Mount Kisco, NY and is Medical Director of the Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, CT.


General Pediatrician, Section Head, Community Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Wooster, OH; Medical Director, Longbrake Student Wellness Center, College of Wooster; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine


Co-Founder, National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute; Developmental- Behavioral Pediatrics, Medical Hypnosis & Self- Regulation, Kohen Therapy Associates, Golden Valley, MN (retired); Former Director: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota (retired); Former Director of Education and Training, Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis (MSCH); Past President, MSCH; Past President, American Board of Medical Hypnosis; Past Vice-President, Fellow, and Approved Consultant, ASCH; Fellow, SCEH

Integrative pediatrician, founder of Highlands Integrative Pediatrics in Denver and Clinical Instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He has been utilizing hypnosis and biofeedback in practice since 2009. After residency he compiled those writings and authored the book, A Rich Residence: The Poetic Education of a Pediatrician-In-Training. He is currently interested in reframing the problem of burnout in healthcare using the poetic lens and is offering the in-person or virtual workshop, From Burnout to Burning Bright-- a poetic journey.

Co-Director of Education, NPHTI; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, and British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada; Clinical Pediatric Pain Practice (retired). Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BC Division); International Society of Hypnosis (ISH); Scientific Planning Committee for ISH World Congress of Hypnosis, Montreal, 2018; Approved Consultant, ASCH


President, Board of Directors NPHTI; Clinical Psychologist - Private Practice Chicago IL; Former Research Assistant Professor at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine; Former Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology (Child and Adolescent Track) at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Past-President of the Chicago Society of Clinical Hypnosis; Former Clinical Section Head, Illinois Psychological Association; Approved Consultant, ASCH; Founder, Comfort Kits for Children (nonprofit)

Board certified in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Professor Emerita of Pediatrics, Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio; Inaugural President of the NPHTI Board of Directors (2016-2020), NPHTI Co-director of Education (2010-2021), and past president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the American Board of Hypnosis, the International Society of Hypnosis and the Society for Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics.


Treasurer, National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute (NPHTI); Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College of Georgia, at Augusta University; Director, Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Georgia, Augusta, GA; Aiken- Augusta Holistic Health, North Augusta, SC; Approved Consultant, ASCH

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota; Methodist Hospital Family Medicine Residency, CAQ Geriatrics


Board certified in Pediatrics and Clinical Hypnosis. She works at Centerpoint medicine in La Jolla, California.



Co-Director of the “Centro de Hipnosis Uruguay” and Co-Founder of Método Abrigo and Co-Founder of the Pain Committee at the Uruguayan Society of Pediatrics. She works in private practice with children, adolescents, and adults with a special focus on anxiety and pain.



Therapist in private practice in Oakland, California where she specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, chronic pain and illness in children, adolescents, and their families. After earning her graduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, Mindy spent over twenty years working with children with chronic and life threatening illness in Bay Area pediatric hospitals and clinics. Mindy developed an integrative program for treating pediatric functional GI conditions combining clinical hypnosis and CBT for Stanford Children's Health. In her current practice, she incorporates the tenets of process oriented hypnosis in every encounter with parents and children, planting seeds of hope and possibility.

Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice in Denver, Colorado; Former Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine; Former founding Clinical Director, Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program at Stanford Children’s Health; Member, ASCH

*denotes planning committee

Early Bird

Before or on July 31

Regular rate

After July 31

Fundamentals Workshop or Utilization and Expanded Clinical Applications Workshop

MSCH Members/UMN Faculty or Staff

Graduate Students/Residents/Fellows

Individualized Consultation Workshop (deadline July 15)








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