Workshop: Cognitive Developmental Hypnotherapy with Professor E. Thomas Dowd

Cognitive Developmental Hypnotherapy:

A Therapeutic Odyssey

with Professor E. Thomas Dowd

12th & 13th November 2016, The Danubius Hotel, London NW8 7JTcognitive-hypnotherapy-book-dowd

This workshop will describe the conceptual basis and treatment techniques of the cognitive developmental hypnotherapy approach.
This approach particularly focuses on way in which our brain automatically processes and organises information about the world and presents it to us – through “schema” or “cognitive structures”. These schema operate unconsciously, develop at an early age and can be “maladaptive”.

The model is based in the tripartite organization of human cognition; cognitive contents (what people say to themselves), cognitive processes (how people say things to themselves) and cognitive structures or schemas (the underlying networks of associated tacit knowledge structures organized around themes). The model combines concepts and techniques drawn from the work of Aaron T. Beck and Milton H. Erickson along with concepts from the literature on tacit/implicit knowledge. Participants will learn the model and be provided with demonstrations and practice in constructing hypnotic routines.

“Tom Dowd has taken the theory and practice of Cognitive Therapy one step further. He has integrated it with hypnosis and and hypnotherapy and has produced the first-ever book on the topic…. I recommend this book highly for anyone interested in another important extension of the Cognitive Therapy model.”
– Aaron T Beck (in the forward to this book)


Learning objectives for the workshop

  1. Participants will learn the basic cognitive developmental hypnotherapy model
  2. Participants will learn the role of early developmental information processing in creating tacit knowledge structures of personal meaning.
  3. Participants will learn the basics of tacit knowledge structures, in particular the role of early maladaptive schemas in human cognition.
  4. Participants will learn the basics of the hypnotherapeutic treatment techniques of Milton H. Erickson, MD (1901 – 1980).
  5. Participants will learn the role of cognitive resistance/reactance plays in therapeutic change.
  6. Participants will learn cognitive hypnotherapeutic treatment routines for a variety of psychological difficulties and will be provided with practice opportunities.

Materials: Participants will be provided with PowerPoint slides and relevant articles about the model.

About E. Thomas Dowd, PhD

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Thomas Dowd is Professor Emeritus of psychology at Kent State University (Ohio) and previously taught at Florida State University and the University of Nebraska. On May 1, 2014 he joined Rainier Associates in Tacoma, Washington as a senior staff psychologist.

He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Division 52 (International Psychology) and Division 30 (Psychological Hypnosis). He holds board certification from the American Board of Professional Psychology in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology and is currently board president. His areas of interest include Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, hypnosis, memory processes and tacit knowledge structures (including tacit cultural assumptions) in psychological functioning and malfunctioning.

Dr. Dowd has been active for years in professional governance circles. At Kent State University, he served as department chair of psychology and chair of the university faculty senate.

Dr Dowd, Mark Davis (Principal of the UK College) and Dr Alladdin were invited to the 9th Annual Chinese Psychology Conference last year due to their expertise in “Cognitive Hypnotherapy” and efforts to have East meets West in the domain of psychotherapy.

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Normal Rate: £365 (after October 12th 2016)

Date:  12th & 13th November 2016
Time: 10am to 6pm
Location: The Danubius Hotel, St Johns Wood, London NW8 7JT

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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Course Cancellations:
All cancellations must be received in writing.
Deposits (or deposit equivalent fees) are non-refundable. Payment in full includes a deposit equivalent fee of £175 for single courses and £390 for the diploma.

The following cancellation fees apply to course cancellation, received in writing:
– Less than seven days before the course starts: full payment of the course is due. No refund is given for fees paid.
– Seven to 14 days before the course starts: 50% of the course fees will be due.
– More than 14 days before the course starts: full refund (less the non-refundable deposit) will be made.

Workshop fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

If the course is cancelled by the College, we will refund all fees paid but will not be liable for any additional or related costs incurred by students.

Non-attendance of a course or workshop is considered as a cancellation with no notice and hence full course fees are due and no refund given.

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Course Transfer Fees:
Once your deposit is made you are registered with your chosen dates for each stage. Each course date can be transferred to a future date with a fee of £175 per course with notice more than 14 days before the course commends and a fee of £300 per course with less than 14 days notice.

Our Course Satisfaction Guarantee:
If you decide at any point during the first 48 hours that the course is not suitable for you, then we will refund the full amount paid for the course less £200 (£175 deposit plus a small administrative fee).

Student responsibility:
Students are responsible for notifying us of any mental or physical health problems that might affect their ability to participate on the course. This course may not be suitable for people with a history of psychotic disorders or other psychiatric conditions.