2021 Rosenthal with Delle Jacobs

Join Minnesota Society for Clinical Hypnosis (MSCH) for the 2021 Rosenthal Retreat, Saturday October 23rd, from 8:45 – 4 PM, where we are delighted to welcome Delle Jacobs to join us via Zoom and present on “Hypnosis in the Art and Science of Psychotherapy.” Register by noon (CST) on October 22nd.

This presentation will be recorded, and available for two weeks after the event to registered people.

DateOctober 23, 2021
Time8:45 AM – 4 PM CST
Member Cost$85
Non-Member Cost$120

MSCH 2021 Rosenthal Retreat

October 23, 2021

Hypnosis in the Art and Science of Psychotherapy

Delle M. Jacobs LICSW LMFT


Hypnosis in the Art and Science of Psychotherapy introduces the evolving scientific theory and research upon the art of psychotherapy over the last 50 years. Clinical hypnosis amplifies this integration of science and art, allowing it to become a more powerful tripartite model of Mind-Body-Brain psychotherapy.

Leaving behind the world of the DSM, insurance requirements, the prescription of behavioral health, and the narrow confines of CBT, we will explore the importance of the primary relationship in psychotherapy and divergent perspectives from which to orient to psychotherapy. Interdisciplinary theory and research, particularly, interpersonal neurobiology and the findings on brain laterality, shift the emphasis to right brain processes of the nonverbal, implicit and the unconscious has risen again as research recognizes the qualities of non-conscious material in the rapidly processing right brain.

A primary emphasis will be enhancing clinical skills of the practitioner and potentiating the “Self,” of the therapist as we enter realms of creativity, imagination, and novelty. Clinical hypnosis will be the featured star in the art of psychotherapy, offering mind-body-brain communication, empowering people to build skills and improve health and well-being. We will investigate specific applications of hypnosis in insight and exploratory techniques and in uses of self-hypnosis.

Hypnosis in the Art and Science of Psychotherapy is experiential, offering dynamic presentations interspersed with opportunities for interactive discussion, dyadic practice, demos, and group exercises. The workshop is designed for mental health professionals and is relevant to those interested in enhancing relationship skills, using self-hypnosis, and brief intervention methods. 

Agenda and Learning Objectives

Agenda Times are Central Standard Time


8:45 – 9 AM CSTIntroduction of Speaker
9 AM – 10:30 AM CSTPresentation

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the 2 brain hemispheres and their respective roles
  • Identify at least 2 characteristics of the therapist that build a positive therapeutic relationship
  • Describe 3 aspects of clinical hypnosis that contribute to working w/clients


10-30 – 10:45 AM CSTBreak
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM CSTPresentation

Learning Objectives

  • Identify at least 2 characteristics of the therapist that build a positive therapeutic relationship
  • Describe the importance of implicit processing and how hypnosis can be effective


12:15 – 12:45 PM CSTExtended Break
12:45 – 2:15 PM CSTPresentation

Learning Objectives

  • Name 3 criteria to consider when using insight and exploratory techniques in psychotherapy
  • Describe the “state change,” technique and give one example of its application in your practice or for personal use
  • Identify 2 contraindications for use of insight and exploratory techniques


2:15 – 2:30 PM CSTBreak
2:30 – 4:00 PM CSTPresentation and Wrap-Up

Learning Objectives

  • Describe 1 use of ideomotor signaling in self-hypnosis
  • Identify at least 3 steps in setting up ideodynamic hands
  • Identify 2 client/patient problems in your practice setting to apply the ideodynamic hand technique for therapeutic benefit


Delle Jacobs, LICSW, LMFT, has a psychotherapy and consulting practice in St. Paul, MN, focusing on mind-body applications of clinical hypnosis. The best part of her practice is when she is “being hypnotic.” On the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) Education and Training Committee (CHET), Delle teaches all levels of training. She was a former Moderator for the ASCH Board of Governors. She is an ASCH Approved Consultant and a Past President of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis (MSCH). In 2017, Delle received the Wark Outstanding Teacher Award from MSCH. In addition, ASCH has awarded her with an Award of Merit for her role in revising the standards of training for Level I clinical hypnosis training. In 2021, Delle received a Presidential Award for her work in designing a virtual format for Level I and II training, leading to a quality online learning platform with greater accessibility.