Ben Pomerantz, MSW

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 40 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 and in the Psychology Dept. at Mt. St. Mary's College. He has also been a guest lecturer in the Behavioral Medicine Clinic in the Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine at UCLA.

Brief List of Classes and Seminars Taught

  • UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Resident Training - “ Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis.” (2002 - 2005)
  • UCLA Medical School, Dept. of Psychiatry Resident Training - “Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis” (2017 - 2022)
  • Veteran’s Administration - WestwoodBasics of Clinical Hypnosis” (2000 - 2013) Yearly 6-hour seminars for Clinical Social Work staff on clinical hypnosis and its varied applications.
  • Cedars-Sinai Hospital – Grand Rounds – Dept. of Pediatrics – “Use of Hypnotherapy with Chronic Tics.” Co-presenter with Charles Niesen, MD.
  • Kaiser Sunset Hospital - Dept. Internal Medicine; Dept. Family Medicine - Clinical Instructor for Residents - “Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis
  • Kaiser Permanente West Covina– Dept. of Psychiatry
  • Kaiser Permanente West LA – Dept. of Internal Medicine, Dept. of Anesthesiology and Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Santa Monica Hospital - Family Practice Department
  • St. John’s Hospital - Ross Clinic Day Treatment & Inpatient staff
  • St. John’s Hospital – Dept. of Emergency Medicine and Dept. of Pediatrics
  • Children’s Hospital – Dept. of Neurology and Dept. of Adolescent Medicine
  • American Academy of Pediatrics – Section Meeting
  • University of Southern California – Dept. of Social Work – “Using Clinical Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents
  • Southern California Society for Clinical Hypnosis Faculty at dozens of Hypnosis workshops over the years
  • California Society for Clinical Social Work 25th Annual Conference, Monterey - “Uses of Hypnosis in Clinical Social Work
  • California Society for Clinical Social Work - Los Angeles and Claremont group sections - “Utilizing Everyday Hypnotic Phenomena Therapeutically.