Brian is the current chair of the Australian Society of Hypnosis WA Branch, a Past President of the Australian Society of Hypnosis Ltd, the current Secretary of the Council of Representatives of the International Society Hypnosis and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Hypnosis. He has been the Director of Training for the WA branch since 1998
Brian has had 40 years of experience as a psychologist and clinical hypnotherapist working with both adults and children. He is a regular keynote speaker, presenter and trainer at national and international congresses. He has presented and trained in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, England and South Africa.
He is recognised for his expertise in the use of hypnosis in the treatment of addictions and the utilisation of hypnosis and dream work in therapy.
Rosemary Crake is a Clinical Psychologist with 30 years’ experience in a broad range of roles and settings, working with a wide variety of clinical issues and clientele. She obtained her Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis from ASH WA in 1993 and has provided both teaching and supervision into the WA training program. She also trained with Michael Yapko.
Rosemary has held lecturing and senior lecturer positions in a several Australian universities, teaching and providing clinical supervision in Master of Psychology programs. She was the inaugural Director of the Edith Cowan University Psychological Services Centre, which she established and developed. She has also provided clinical supervision for psychologists and multi-disciplinary teams.
Rosemary has a particular interest in trauma, having delivered and managed trauma response and consultancy services to numerous organisations, as well as providing individual treatment throughout her career. She has trained clinicians working in the area of sexual assault and has consulted to the Queensland Police Service. Having held a lead role in a public health persistent pain clinic, Rosemary introduced trauma informed care and used hypnosis to facilitate recovery. She is passionate about the many ways hypnosis can be used to enhance clinical effectiveness, whilst also making treatment as ’painless’ as possible for the client.
Dr Allan M Cyna
Allan is a Senior Consultant Anaesthetist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. He is the Director of Studies (DoS) for the South Australian Society of Hypnosis (SASH) since 2015 and has developed a special interest in communication and hypnosis as an adjunct to enhance anaesthesia care. He is a member of the Board of Education and President elect of the Australian Society of Hypnosis. His PhD in Medicine focussed on the clinical effects of hypnosis in childbirth. He is chief editor of the Handbook of communication in anaesthesia and critical care published in 2010 by Oxford University Press and is currently Chair of the Communication in Anaesthesia Special Interest Group for the College and Associations of Anaesthetists in Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Michael GOLDBLATT
Mike works half time as a staff specialist anaesthetist at Flinders Medical Centre and half time in private practice with Stace Anaesthetic Services. He has trained with some of the world’s leading hypnotherapists and has become a strong advocate for the use of clinical hypnosis both within and outside anaesthesia clinical practice. Mike has a thriving hypnotherapy private practice and has joined our faculty this year as an enthusiastic and accomplished presenter.
Callie is the president of the Australian Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. He is the director of the Erickson Institute of Sydney and a previous director of the Milton H Eri ckson Institute of South Africa and Cape Town. He has been a trainer in Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy since 2000 and has organised various congresses and trainings on clinical hypnosis, trauma and psychotherapy. He is a registered supervisor and trainer with Ego State Therapy International (EST I) and a registered Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) He has been a keynote speaker and faculty member at numerous international congresses
Dr Caitlin HURLEY
Caitlin is a Dentist and completed her Hypnosis training with The South Australian Society of Hypnosis (commuting from Tasmania to do so). She now resides in Western Australia and will be providing input to the course of the ways in which Hypnosis can be utilised in dental practice.
Dr Steven KIELY PhD MAPS
Steve is a psychologist and coach with a diverse range of experience consulting with public and private sector organisations, professional sport, the military and education.
He has consulted with the West Coast Eagles, West Coast Fever, Western Australian Institute of Sport, Western Australian Football Commission, and the Special Air Services Regiment.
His current work focuses on Educational leader well-being.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Psychology, Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis, a Doctor of Philosophy, and is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Marta NOWAK-KULPA Dipl. Psych. Gliwice, Poland
Marta is a Psychologist and Psychotherapist, who trained in the field of Hypnotherapy with The Polish Milton H. Erickson Institute.
Marta works in her own practice and in Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memory Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology – Gliwice Branch, Poland
In the Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic she works every day with patients admitted to surgery and as a member of the facial transplant team (that in 2013 year performed the first ever lifesaving face transplant in the world).
In addition to psychotherapy and writing articles she provides trainings and lectures. She is the co-author of the book “Transplantation of the upper limb and face”.
Philomena Rourke is the current ASH WA Branch Secretary she has been working as a psychologist for 35 years and has practised as a clinical hypnotherapist for 29 years. She has trained in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States of America and has had extensive experience in working with both adults and children with a wide variety of problems.