Workshop Faculty

Daniel Brown, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Integrative Psychotherapy, Newton MA; Associate Clinical Professor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School; taught hypnotherapy for 42 years. His 15 books include 3 books on hypnosis: a standard textbook on clinical hypnosis--Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis (with E. Fromm); a text on treatment protocols in behavioral medicine--Hypnosis and Behavioral Medicine; and Creative Mastery in Hypnosis and Hypnoanalysis on the permissive hypnotherapy style. Memory, Trauma Treatment and the Law, on  memory & trauma  (with A.W. Scheflin and D.C. Hammond), won the 1999 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award from the American Psychiatric Association as the “outstanding contribution to forensic psychiatry.” He has served as an expert witness in many court cases, including appellate decisions, involving  memory for trauma, how interviewing affects memory for trauma/abuse, and reliability of memory in children and adults. Other books are on developmental psychopathology– a book on affect development (Human Feelings) and  on self development from a cross-cultural perspective. He has a degree in the history and psychology of religions. He spent 40 years studying Buddhist  meditation, including 10 years translating Tibetan & Sanskrit meditation texts and also conducting outcomes research on meditators. He co-authored Transformations of Consciousness (K. Wilbur & J. Engler), on psychotherapy & meditation, contributed to 2 books of East-West dialogues in psychology with H.H. The Dalai Lama. His recent book is on Tibetan meditation– Pointing Out the Great Way: The Mahamudra Tradition of Tibetan Buddhist Meditation. His current research is on the contribution of early attachment to complex trauma in adults.

Eligibility to hypnotherapy training is limited to clinicians licensed for independent practice or students in graduate programs leading to licensure.

Continuing Education Credit Information: 6.5 for social workers through the Collaborative of  NASW. Courses marked * count toward CE credit (half or full) by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. We no longer offer CE credits for psychologists through American Psychological Association due to application process becoming to inconsistent and burdensome.