Expression of Interest
Éva I. Bányai, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at the Department of Experimental Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary. After earning her doctorate in psychology at ELTE in 1973, she spent a fellowship year with E. R. Hilgard at Stanford University where she developed active-alert hypnosis. Her main research interest is studying the psychophysiological, behavioural, phenomenological and social aspects of hypnosis from an interactional standpoint. She has been heavily engaged in teaching hypnosis research and hypnotherapeutical methods to researchers and clinicians both in Hungary and abroad. She is President of the International Society of Hypnosis. She is Founding Secretary, a Past President and Honorary President of the Hungarian Association of Hypnosis, is a Past President of the Hungarian Psychological Association and of the European Society of Hypnosis.
Arreed Franz Barabasz, EdD, PhD, ABPP is Professor and Director of the Attentional Processes/Hypnosis Laboratory at Washington State University. He is the Editor of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. His 1st doctorate is from the State University of New York at Albany, his PhD in Clinical Psychology is from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He was Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital prior to his present professorship.
Peter B. Bloom, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Past President of the International Society of Hypnosis (ISH), and the American Board of Medical Hypnosis (ABMH). He is Diplomate, American Boards of Psychiatry and Neurology (in Psychiatry) and ABMH. He is Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, and Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH), and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He has been honored with the Bernard Raginsky award from SCEH for "Leadership and Achievement" (1990), and the Pierre Janet award from ISH for Clinical Excellence (2001). He has lectured and published world-wide including his recent book co-edited with G.D. Burrows and R.O. Stanley (2001), "The International Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis", and he has been in full time private practice since 1971.
Graham Burrows is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Mental Health Clinical Service Unit at the Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.
John F. Kihlstrom received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975, where he worked with Martin Orne. He is Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, having previously held positions at Harvard, Wisconsin, Arizona and Yale. He has been engaged in hypnosis research since his undergraduate years at Colgate University, working with William Edmonston and is perhaps best known for his original research on posthypnotic amnesia. Kihlstrom's 1987 Science article on "The Cognitive Unconscious" is widely regarded as stimulating a revival of interest in unconscious mental life in psychology and neuroscience. His ongoing project on the Human Ecology of Memory seeks to use memory as a theme to link psychology with the other social sciences, humanities and arts. As a Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Healthcare Organizations & Transactions, he has studied the use of hypnosis in the treatment of pain and other medical problems, the placebo effect and psychosomatic interactions.
Dr Kwan Kah Yee is a General Practitioner and was the founder Medical Director of Ren Ci Hospital in 1994. In recent years he has been involved in palliative care and has provided his services to Hospice Care Association (since 1993 til now), Dover Park Hospice, Assist Home and Asia Pacific palliative Care Network. Dr Kwan began attending courses on Hypnosis in 1973 when he was studying in National University of Singapore. He started to practice Hypnotherapy in 1977 as a General Practitioner and became a member of the Singapore Society of Clinical Hypnosis (SSCH). He is the President and editor of the newsletter of SSCH (1998-2003). Dr Kwan became a member of ISH in 1982 and took part in many ISH congresses. He took part in conducting courses in hypnosis both locally as well as overseas, including Sweden. He co-founded the first Hypnotherapy Clinic in Singapore in 1989.
Born in Switzerland (1945), raised in France and the US and married in Israel. Trained in Clinical Psych at C.U.N.Y. PhD (1983). Has worked in clinical and school psychology with children and adults and private practice in psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. Active in the Israeli Society since 1986 (Jerusalem Chair, Secretary and President, Workshop Chair of the 12th International Congress). Lecturer in Tel Aviv University School of Medicine since 1992, (Hypnosis). Trainer of Hypnosis with emphasis upon applications in psychotherapy, non-verbal and imaginal techniques. Active in ISH (C.O.R. Chair) and ESH (President Elect).
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Rome. Currently President of the European Society of Hypnosis and President of the Italian Society of Hypnosis. Member of the ISH Council of Representatives since 1992 and member of ISH Board of Directors (1992-2000). Director, Italian School of Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and Member of the Board of Directors of the Milton Erickson Foundation, since 1998. Editorial Consultant of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. He has authored 18 books and over 200 papers. In 2001 has received the Milton H. Erickson Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to the field of psychotherapy.
Matthias Mende, PhD, clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and certified hypnotherapist, Member of the Board of the ISH, 1st Vice-President of the ESH. Practicing in Salzburg, Austria, he is covering clinical, research and educational issues in the field of hypnosis. He is part of the Training Faculty for Hypnosis-Therapy of the ÖGATAP, the Austrian Constituent of the ISH. In his clinical work he is using hypnotherapy as a comprehensive psychotherapeutic modality of its own, integrating psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and systemic approaches.
Karen Olness is a Professor of Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and International Health at Case Western Reserve University. She is past President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the American Board of Medical Hypnosis and is President Elect of the International Society of Hypnosis. She is co author of the book "Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy with Children" with Daniel Kohen. She is a member of the Standing Committee of the International Pediatric Association and, in this capacity, organizes and teaches workshops on "Disaster Management: the special needs of children".
Teresa Robles is a psychotherapist and has a Masters degree in Social Anthropology with a PhD on Clinical Psychology and Training on Family Therapy. Since she was a college student, she worked in order to promote that field work and students' dissertations were utilised for helping Indian and isolated Mexican communities. She founded the first Milton H. Erickson Institute in México and second in Latin America in 1989 where she was Co-director. Afterwards she founded the Mexican Society of Hypnosis where she was President from 1997 to 1999. In 1999 she founded the Centro Ericksoniano de México that she currently directs and where she is still working. She gives therapy and is also occupied with clinical, research and educational issues. The Centro Ericksoniano de México has been approved by the Mexican Authorities for teaching this Masters degree on Ericksonian Psychotherapy in the world. Dr Robles founded Yo Soy Creciendo that is a non profit organization aimed at giving therapy to people who can not afford standard therapy. Yo Soy Creciendo's big project is an Ericksonian Psychiatric Hospital. Since publishing is also a fundamental part of Centro Ericksoniano de México's activities, Dr Robles founded Alom Editores in 1990, the first publishing house in Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy in Mexico. Dr Robles is in the Board of Directors of the International Society of Hypnosis and has taught in Latin America, US and Europe. She has published more than 10 books. Some of them have been translated into English, French and Portuguese. She speaks and teaches in Spanish, French, English, Portuguese, Italian and German.
Born 1948, dentist in private practice in Stuttgart, Germany. Studies of dentistry 1970 and teaching dentistry from 1975 to 1979 at the University of Tübingen, specialising in the treatment of craniomandibular disorders. Psychological education: Gestalttherapie, psychosomatics and hypnosis. Specialising in: gnathology, paradontology and rehabilitation of difficult cases. Teaching and lecturing hypnosis (more than 500 workshops on medical / dental hypnosis) and gnathology, (more than 100 waxing courses on occlusal anatomy). Combination of psychological and dental treatments.
Dr David Spiegel is the Jack, Lulu & Sam Willson Professor in the School of Medicine Professor, Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center on Stress and Health and Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he has been a member of the academic faculty since 1975. He is President-Elect of the American College of Psychiatrists, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is Past President of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. He has published eight books, 129 book chapters, 247 scientific journal articles hypnosis, psychosocial oncology, stress, trauma and psychotherapy. He is the first to scientifically demonstrate, in a randomized prospective trial, that group support results in significantly enhanced survival time for cancer patients and to show that hypnotic perceptual alteration of color perception results in brain changes associated with visual processing. His research is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Aging, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Fetzer Institute, the Dana Foundation, and the Nathan S. Cummings Foundation, among others. He is winner of 22 awards, including the 1995 Edward A. Strecker Award for significant contributions to clinical psychiatry in the United States, was Rothschild Visiting Professor at the Institut Curie in Paris in 1995 and was the Burroughs Wellcome Visiting Professor to the Royal Society of Medicine in the United Kingdom in 1997. He is recipient of the 2004 Marmor Award from the American Psychiatric Association for Biopsychosocial Research. His research on cancer patients has been featured in Bill Moyers' Emmy award-winning special PBS series, Healing and the Mind.
Per-Olof Wikström, DDS, is a retired dentist, Stockholm, Sweden. He is Past Editor of Hypnos, Journal Swedish Society of Clinical Hypnosis/Journal European Society of Hypnosis in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine. He was lecturer and instructor in various causes nationally and internationally 1969-2002. He is Founding President of the European Society of Hypnosis (1978), on the Board of Directors ISH 1982-1996), Diplomat of American Board of Dental Hypnosis (ABDH), Fellow ASCH. He holds many honorary memberships in hypnosis societies and received Irving Secter Award (ASCH), Franz Anton Mesmer Gold Medal (ESH), the Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal ISH) and Milton H. Erickson Award (M.E.G.) 1999. He is now Advisory Scientific Editor Hypnos.
- Dr Jorge Abia (Mexico)
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