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.

President Faculty

Judith Armour Grosz, LCSW, BCD

Director of Training
Secretary Faculty

Ennio Ammendola, M.A.

Vice President & Treasurer

Craig LoPresti, LCSW

Web Developer

A. Jordan Wright, PhD, ABAP

Consultant Faculty

Rita Sherr, LCSW, BCD

Faculty Emeritus
Founding Director of Education of NYSEPH

Faculty Emeritus
Founding President of NYSEPH