The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) is the largest
organization in the United States for health care and mental health care professionals who use clinical hypnosis in their work.  Founded by Milton H. Erickson, MD in 1957, it promotes increased acceptance of hypnosis as a clinical option with broad applications.

  The Manhattan Society of Clinical Hypnosis (MANSCH) is the Manhattan component of ASCH.  It is committed to the same high standards, ethics and practices as the parent organization.  Members in this unique interdisciplinary group are all licensed professionals, and typically include psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, physicians, masters-level nurses, dentists and chiropractors.  At MANSCH, lectures, discussions, case studies, research papers and educational outreach are important parts of our activities and support our goals.  We learn constantly, from experts and from each other.













Presentations 2009-2015

Betty Alice Erickson, noted hypnotherapist and daughter of ASCH founder Milton H. Erickson, MD, gives a presentation, January 2009.

Schedule of Meetings for 2014-2015

April 14, 2015
Ann Wilkens presents:
Safety First – Hypnosis with Complex Trauma Survivors

March 17, 2015
Albina Tamalonis presents:
Less is More: Treating Chronic Illness, Injuries or Aging with Hypnosis

February 17, 2015
Carol Fitzsimons presents discussion on:

DVD on Stephen Gilligan and Smoking Cessation

January 20, 2015
Judith Kurzer, LCSW
Hypnotic Strategies for Enhancing Optimism and Happiness

October 28, 2014
Jane Parsons-Fein, LCSW
A Symbolic Act of Jimmy”: Excerpt of video recording from the series “In the Room with Milton E. Erickson, MD

September 16, 2014
General Meeting to Discuss Business and Future Scheduling of Events


May 3, 2014
Dabney Ewin, MD, FACS:
All Day Intensive Intermediate/Advanced Workshop

November 19, 2013
Rita Sherr, LCSW:
Alert Induction

November 19, 2013
Jane Parsons-Fein LCSW, BCD, DAHB:
The Resources Induction

October 15, 2013
Christine Silverstein, EdD, RN:
“Metamorphosis: Fertility Enhancement Coaching”

September 17, 2013
Jane Parsons-Fein LCSW, BCD, DAHB:
Excerpts on working with children through storytelling from the DVD Collection “In the Room with Milton H. Erickson, MD”

June 18 2013
Jane Parsons-Fein LCSW, BCD, DAHB:
"In the Room with Milton Erickson MD”: Conversing with the Unconscious"

May 21 2013
Carol Fitzimons, PhD:
"Self Relations Psychotherapy and Hypnosis: The Work of Stephen Gilligan, PhD"

April 16 2013
Helen Krackow LCSW, BCD, DPNAP:
"The Hallucinated Body Image"

March 26 2013
Carol McMahan RN, LCSW:
"Induction Technique for Children, Adolescents, and Adults: Use Your Fears to Shift Your Gears"

February 19 2013
Christine Silverstein:
"Case Study on Disordered Eating in Childhood"

January 15 2013
Susan Dowell LCSW, BCD:
"Part II: Footprintings: Nine Colors, Infinite PossibilitiesTreatment of IBS"

November 27 2012
Albina Tamalonis, PhD:
"A Multiprong Hypnotic Approach to the Treatment of IBS"

October 16, 2012
Linda Libby, LCSW:
"Part 2- "DBT and Hypnotherapy"

September 13, 2012
Betty Alice Erickson, M.S,L.P.C,M.F.T; daughter of Milton H. Erickson will be presenting:
"Erickson's Healing Hypnotic Legacy-Expansion for Effective Therapy and Life"


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Contact Information:

275 Central Park West, #4B
New York, N.Y. 10024

Telephone: (212) 560-2210.


The American Society of Clinical

Mansch events are held at the office of
Jane Parsons-Fein
275 Central Park West, Apt. #4B
(near corner of 88th Street)

Telephone: (212) 873-4557.

Meetings and presentations are free to Mansch members, and $20.00 for non-members. Membership is $75.00 per year.

"Milton H. Erickson, MD: Into the 21st Century" will be postponed. More information to follow shorty.


List of MANSCH members
(ASCH component section)
Excerpts from Previous Presentations

A MANSCH member volunteers as subject in an experimental induction exercise.



Fellows Articles

MANSCH Sept. 17th Kickoff Meeting
Summary by Jane Parsons-Fein LCSW, BCD, DAHB

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Hypnosis and Medical Issues
Presented by Judith Kurzer, LCSW

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The Resourceful Self in Hypnotic Ego State (Parts) Therapy: A Neo-Ericksonian Approach
Presented by Woltemade Hartman, Ph.D.

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Trance Logic in Wartime: Is American Winning the Battle Within?
Dr. Christine Silverstein
Director, The Summit Center for Ideal Performance
Presented at the ManSCH September 16th 2008 Meeting
Summary by Kathy Duncan, LCSW

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Talking Hypnosis with Couples
Presented by Jeanette Lofas, Ph.D., LCSW
Founder, The Stepfamily Foundation, Inc.
October 2008 Meeting of the Manhattan Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Summary by Kathy Duncan, LCSW

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