About Us

Founded in 1980, NYSEPH has had a mission to train clinicians in the healthcare field in the techniques, skills, and ideas created by Milton H. Erickson. Erickson’s work helped make hypnosis an important strategy and a highly-regarded clinical tool. It has been embraced by medical and therapeutic communities all over the world, garnering a great deal of research support. NYSEPH’s mission is to provide in-depth training in Ericksonian hypnotherapy, utilizing an ongoing, collaborative, supervisory and competency-based model to ensure individuals are equipped to fully integrate hypnosis into their clinical work. In contrast to many programs, the ongoing and longer-term nature of NYSEPH’s training offers ongoing support and a structure for deeper learning.

All the Board and Faculty Members have completed the NYSEPH Training Program and incorporate the techniques of Ericksonian Hypnosis into their work.


Brooke Donatone, LCSW, Ph.D.





A. Jordan Wright, PhD, ABAP

Director of Training




Ennio Ammendola, M.A.

Vice President




Robert Kupferman, LCSW








Rita Sherr, LCSW, BCD

Faculty Emeritus
Founding Director of Education of NYSEPH




Sidney Rosen, M.D

Faculty Emeritus
Founding President of NYSEPH