Recent Classes

(Being updated...Fall 2017)

2010USC Graduate School of Social Work  “Social Work with Individuals and Groups.”

Southern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Presenter at Intermediate  Workshop

Mt. St. Mary’s Weekend College – “Introductory Course in Clinical Hypnosis.”


2009 USC Graduate School of Social Work “Social Work with Individuals and Groups.”


2008     USC Graduate School of Social Work – “Social Work with Individuals; Social Work with Groups.”

Southern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis – “Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents.”

Veteran’s Administration, Westwood – Social Work Department – 6-hour class – “Buoyant Transitions – Floating Beyond Stuck States of Mind and Behavior.”


2007    USC Graduate School of Social Work - Teaching a practice class on group work. 

Veteran’s Administration, Westwood – Social Work Department – 6-hour class – “ Tired of Compassion Fatigue?”

USC Graduate School of Social Work– “Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents.”

Children’s Hospital - Adolescent Unit - “Clinical Hypnosis with Adolescents.”


2006     National Kidney Foundation – Chicago, Ill. – “Clinical Hypnosis and Kidney Disease – An Introductory Workshop”

National Kidney Foundation – Chicago, Ill. -  “Pediatric Applications of Clinical Hypnosis with Children with Kidney Disease.”

Veteran’s Administration, Westwood – Social Work Department – 6-hour class – “ From Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Fitness.”

Mt. St. Mary’s College – “ Paying Attention To Attention - Attention Skills for Adults.”

Southern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis –Saturday Workshop – Co-Presenter – “Using Clinical Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents.”

USC School of Social Work Graduate School – “Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents.”


2005Martin Luther King – Drew Hospital – Psychiatry Department – Psychiatry Residents – “The Basics of Clinical Hypnosis.”

Veteran’s Administration, Westwood – Social Work Department – 6-hour class in “The Clinical Uses of Hypnotic Euphoria.”

Council of Nephrology, Social Workers Greater Los Angeles Area, Southern California – “The Basics of Clinical Hypnosis.”

Southern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Saturday Workshop – “Utilizing Trance Euphoria.”

45th Annual Scientific Symposium on Kidney Disease  - “From Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Fitness.” 

Mt. St. Mary’s College – Introductory Course in Clinical Hypnosis

Southern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Annual Workshop – “Basic Components of Trance Experience.”

Society for Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics – co-presenter with Marty Young, PhD – “Using Clinical Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents with Tic Disorder.”


 
Ben Pomerantz, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Ben is the past President of the Southern California Society for Clinical Hypnosis and is certified in clinical hypnotherapy by the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis.  He is also President of Healing Strategies, a consulting firm offering wellness workshops to medical, educational and business organizations. He also teaches hypnotherapeutic techniques to psychotherapists, physicians, dentists, and nurses. 

     Ben has worked in the Los Angeles therapeutic community for over 43 years both as a psychotherapist in private practice and as a teacher.  As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker he has worked with children, families and adults in a variety of clinical settings, including medical, psychiatric and social service institutions. He is on the adjunct faculty at the USC Graduate School of Social Work.  He is currently co-teaching a class in clinical hypnosis to 3rd and 4th year psychiatric residents at the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA medical school. 

Southern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Annual Workshop – Presenter –

“Basics concepts in Clinical Hypnosis.” 

Southern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Dinner Meeting – “Hypnosis and Meditation.” 

Southern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Saturday Workshop – “Hypnosis with Children.” 

UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine – Clinical Instructor – “Basics of Hypnosis.”


2003Southern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Annual Workshop – Presenter – “The Elements of Clinical Hypnosis.”

Southern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Saturday Workshop – “Using Clinical Hypnosis with Cognitive Behavioral Approaches.”

Veteran’s Administration, Westwood – Social Work Department – 6-hour class in “Clinical Hypnosis with People in Emotional Pain”

UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine – Clinical Instructor – “Basics of Clinical Hypnosis.” 

California Society for Clinical Social Work – Pasadena – “Clinical Hypnosis and Social Work Practice.”

California Society for Clinical Social Work – Santa Monica – “Clinical Hypnosis and Social Work Practice.”

2004UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine – co-presenter with David Gordon, PhD and Charles Niesen, MD – “Effective Management of Tics and Tourette’s with Clinical Hypnosis.”

Veteran’s Administration, Westwood – Social Work Department – 6-hour class in “The Clinical Utility of Self-Hypnosis.”