Academic Programs in Hypnosis

The information provided reflects the responses given by college and university faculty who expressed interest in being listed in this directory.  All information provided is believed to be accurate at the time of the last update.  It is the responsibility of the student to contact the person or institution if he or she is interested in pursuing research and/or training in hypnosis.

Anyone wishing to be listed in this directory or to have their current entry modified or removed should contact John Mohl.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

1425 Madison Avenue Oncological Sciences, Box 1130 
New York, NY 10029

Faculty: Guy Montgomery, PhD & Julie Schnur, PhD Contact: 
Eligible Students: Master’s, Doctoral and Post-doctoral 
Type of research: Clinical 
Clinical Training? Yes 
Accepting new students? Yes 

Lund University (Sweden)

Faculty: Etzel Cardeña 
Eligible Students: Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral 
Type of research: Clinical, Neurocognitive, Phenomenological 
Clinical Training? Yes 
Accepting new students? Yes

Westchester Community College

Behavioral and Social Sciences Dept.
Classroom Building
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

Faculty: Sheldon Malev
Phone: (914) 606-6137; (914) 606-6137
Eligible Students: Undergraduate
Type of research: Theoretical Applied (other than clinical)
Clinical Training? No
Accepting new students? Yes 

Other important information: A course "Introduction to Hypnosis" is taught.  It is a 45 hour, 15 week, full semester, college level course, offered to undergraduates.  Offered during the Spring semester only. Has a good record of transferability to other colleges.  Content includes: history and theories of hypnosis, tests for hypnosis and tests of hypnosis, applications of hypnosis throughout history and in today's world.  Video and films of hypnosis, including surgery involving a Caesarean Section Operation, are utilized. It is the oldest, continuous, undergraduate college course of this kind in the U.S., having been first offered in 1980.

Hetero-hypnosis is not taught, though self-hypnosis is.

Northern Arizona University

Department of Psychology
NAU Box 15106
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Faculty: Larry Charles Stevens, PhD
Phone: (928) 523-6530; (928) 523-6530
Eligible Students: Undergraduate and Masters
Type of research: Clinical, Theoretical, EEG and Psychophysiological Studies of Trance and Suggestion
Clinical Training? Yes
Accepting new students? Yes
Other important information: Graduate Seminar (1/2 biofeedback and 1/2 hypnosis training) generally meets ASCH Basic Training criteria. Clinical Hypnosis Practicum: Both courses are required in our Master of Arts programs in Clinical Health Psychology and in Pre-Doctoral Health Psychology. Graduate students complete program with a strong foundation and applied training in Clinical Hypnosis.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

855 South New Street
Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383

Faculty: Edward F. Mackey, CRNA, MS, MSN, PhD
Phone: (610) 738-0543
Eligible Students: Undergraduate and Masters
Type of research: Clinical Applied
Clinical Training? Yes
Accepting new students? Yes 

Other important information: Students in the College of Health Sciences programs are eligible to work in research projects alongside faculty.

Argosy University – Schaumburg Campus

Argosy University -Schaumburg
999 Plaza Dr., Suite 111
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Faculty: Marc Oster, PsyD, ABPH
Eligible Students: Master's, Doctoral and post-grad healthcare
Type of research:
Clinical Clinical Training? No
Accepting new students? Yes

Other important information: Courses approved by ASCH at Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels

Washington State University

Laboratory of Hypnosis Research
Washington State University
PO Box 642136
Pullman, Washington 99164

Faculty: Arreed Barabasz, PhD, ABPP; Marianne Barabasz, EdD
Eligible Students: Masters & PhD students
Type of research: Clinical and Human Experimental
Clinical Training? Yes, PhD Program in Counseling Psychology- APA Accredited
Accepting new students? Yes

Other important information: Our Clinical Hypnosis Course (CoPsy 541) has been offered every year for 20 years, PhD students have the opportunity to be involved with the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, where Arreed Barabasz serves as editor.

Criswell College

4010 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246

Faculty: Richard Alan Streett, PhD (APA, Div 30 member)
Eligible Students: BA/MA
Type of research: Theoretical Applied (other than clinical)
Clinical Training? No
Accepting new students? Yes
Course title: "Reaching the Subconscious"

Other important information: This is a 3 credit, 15 week course taught at a regionally accredited college and involves reading of texts, testing of materials, journaling, and learning the basics of hypnosis, relaxation response, brainwave theory, altered states, etc. Can be taken as an audit. Also examines the spiritual interpretations of trance states. 

Offered in the fall of even numbered years. 

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee 

Department of Educational Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2400 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Faculty: Marty Sapp, EdD
Eligible Students: Master's and Doctoral
Type of research: Counseling Psychology and Experimental Research that explore various aspects of hypnosis
Clinical Training? Yes
Accepting new students? Yes

Other important information: Department of Educational Psychology -PhD Program in Counseling Psychology-APA Accredited

University of Tennessee

Psychology Department
307 Austin Peay Building
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-0900

Faculty: Michael Nash, PhD
Contact:(865) 974-3326 (work); (865-974-3330 (fax)
Eligible Students: Graduate students in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Sports Psychology and Experimental Psychology.
Type of research: Clinical and human experimental
Clinical Training? Yes
Accepting new students? Yes

Other important information: Psychology Department-Clinical Psychology Program