Remembering Sal Minuchin

November 12, 2017

We at NYSEPH are saddened to hear about the death of Dr. Salvatore Minuchin, a pioneer of family therapy, and the father of our own colleague Dan Minuchin. Sal Minuchin has indelibly influenced our practice and thinking about psychotherapy. He was a generous, progressive and innovative practitioner. Sal was at the forefront of the development […]


What is hypnosis?

August 22, 2017

Overview of Hypnosis Joseph A. Hirsch, PhD, PsyD NYSEPH What hypnosis is There is no commonly agreed upon definition. Hypnosis is a neurophysiological process that affects attention, absorption, and suggestibility. It is not something done to someone but rather requires the involvement of both clinician and client. An ethical – and we emphasize ethical – […]


There’s​ ​a​ ​long​ ​list​ ​of​ ​movies​ ​that​ ​show​ ​the​ ​nefarious​ ​hypnotist​ ​causing​ ​unsuspecting​ ​people​ ​to​ ​do their​ ​bidding.​ ​There​ ​are​ ​many​ ​reasons​ ​for​ ​this, but I’ll only list a few. ​Unfortunately,​ ​hypnosis​ ​is​ ​a​ ​technique​ ​that​ ​is​ ​not regulated​ ​by​ ​an​ ​organizational​ ​body​ ​such​ ​as​ ​a​ ​licensing​ ​board.​ ​While​ ​NYSEPH​ ​only​ ​trains providers​ ​who​ ​are​ […]